Native American Heritage Collection
Film
The Island Is a Canoe

Hawaiian farmers are revitalizing traditional Hawaiian agroforests that are more resilient to the changing climate and provide food security for the island.

Film
The Trees Will Last Forever

As unsustainable logging continues to ravage landscapes around the world, the Menominee Tribe of Northern Wisconsin is leading the way in regenerative forest management.

Film
They Take Care Of Us

The Blackfeet Nation of Northern Montana is reintroducing the buffalo back to their landscape after 125 years of their absence.

Film
Fire Is Our Relation

As California battles massive wildfires that are increasing in size, scale, and severity, several tribes are working to revive traditional Native American land management practices.

Film
The Seeds Are Our Children

Hopi farmer, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, has embarked on a life-long journey to gain recognition for traditional farming techniques by bringing together modern science and Indigenous ways of knowing.

Film
Counter Mapping

A traditional Zuni elder in New Mexico works with artists to create maps based on ceremony, song, and connection to the land.

Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Today's Native America
Film
Marie's Dictionary

Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni and created a dictionary to keep her language alive.

Film
I Am Yup'ik

A 16-year-old Alaskan Native leaves his tiny village to compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across frozen tundra.

Film
Yukon Kings

Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska, who lives on the Alaskan Yukon Delta, teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run.

Essay
Lessons in the Old Language
Linguist Matthew C. Bronson examines how language can shape our relationship to people, places and things.
Essay
Speaking of Nature

This essay explores and affirms our kinship with the natural world.

Film
Water Flows Together

Colleen Cooley, a Navajo river guide, reflects on the importance of acknowledging Indigenous land in outdoor recreation.

Film
Recording Kawaiisu

In this film, meet two of the last fluent speakers of Kawaiisu, a Native language of the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in California.

Film
Karuk

Meet three Karuk tribal members in California, dedicated to speaking Karuk to stay connected to their people, their language, and the Klamath river.

Film
Tolowa Dee-ni'

The sole fluent speaker of Tolowa Dee-ni’ in California works with his family to overcome generations of trauma and to preserve their language and traditions.

Film
Wukchumni

Five years after filming Marie’s Dictionary, Marie and her family share how they continue to teach Wukchumni classes to members of their community.

Film
The Canoe Maker

Master carver Joe Martin, one of the few traditional craftsmen left, makes dugout canoes used by his people, the Pacific Northwest Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.

Film
The Hunt

A Native chef works with Indigenous foodways to promote processes of healing and recovery from historical trauma.

Photo Essay
Melting Away

Images document the majesty and beauty of icebergs and the fragile environment of the polar regions.

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