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Film
Cocoon

Students share their perspectives during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Maris Curran
Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger
Webinar Community Conversation Series: Discussion with Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
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
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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Virtual Reality
The Atomic Tree

This story is a journey into the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai tree that witnessed and survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.

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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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Film
The Lindworm: A Story Told by Martin Shaw

Mythologist and storyteller Martin Shaw tells an old Norwegian tale about a mythical creature that is part human and part snake.

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Photo Essay
We Are Still Here

These photographs present portraits of contemporary Native Americans.

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Reclaiming Rivers
Article
Rivers and Stories

Learn more about the cultural history and health of rivers around the world.

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