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Essay Painting of United States Flag on wall
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy

Parker Palmer presents qualities of citizenship that are essential for sustaining democracy in troubled times.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Cultural Heritage: Recording a Native Language Dictionary
Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Indigenous Language Revitalization
Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
Indigenous Language Revitalization in California
Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Adam Loften
Film Indigenous man holding instrument
The Offering

Quechua dancers perform a pre-celebration ritual associated with Peru's unique Quechua Danza de Tijeras, or “Scissor Dance."

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Film
The Man is the Music

Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley finds healing in the transformative power of art. 
 

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Film
While I Yet Live

Five African American women quilters and freedom-fighters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, share their cultural and family heritage of quilting. 

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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.

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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.

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Film Julian teaching Maymi Karuk
Karuk

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

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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.

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We Became Fragments

This story documents a Syrian teenager who comes of age in Canada after losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured.

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High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Today's Native America
Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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