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The Hunt

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

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Cultural Heritage: Recording a Native Language Dictionary
Lesson Plan Middle School
Grade Level: 6-8
The Importance of Indigenous Language Revitalization
Lesson Plan Elementary School
Grade Level: 3-5
Indigenous Language Revitalization in California
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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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El Silbo

Residents of La Gomera, an island off of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, keep their traditional whistling language alive.

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The Medicine Man

A traditional curandero, or medicine man, in Northern Peru uses his extensive knowledge of native plants to treat various maladies.

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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.

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Awana
Meet Quechua women weavers in the remote town of Patacancha in the south of Peru.
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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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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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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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Lost World

This short film documents the impact of sand dredging on Cambodia's mangrove forests and the lives of the people who depend on them for survival.

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Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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