Movies Plus PBS and Netflix Documentaries

MOVIES





Wind River (2017)

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.





Smoke Signals (1998)

Arnold rescued Thomas from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family.





Skins (2002)

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.




Pow Wow Highway (1989)

Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride





Warrior Women (2018)

A documentary which details the life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women's rights has now spanned over 50 years.



DOCUMENTARIES

All on Netflix


We Still Live Here As Nutayunean

The revival of language by a Wampanoag social worker


American Experience: We Shall Remain (2009)

300 years of history in 3 parts



500 Nations

Number and diversity of tribal people in North and Central America

8 parts



Reel Injun

Portrayals, often inaccurate and damaging, of Indigenous people in films



A Good Day to Die

Dennis Banks and the American Indian Movement


American Outreach (2009)

Two Shoshone sisters take on the federal government in a battle for their land rights


Broken Rainbow (2013)

Historical and recent efforts to force Navajo and other Indigenous people off their land


Holy Man: The US vs Douglas White (2017)

A gross miscarriage of justice leads to the conviction and 17-year imprisonment of Douglas White


Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart

As European settler-colonialists expand west, Sitting Bull works to protect his people and culture.



On PBS.org


A Place to Remember: Indigenous Stories from the Everglades

Seminole and Miccosukee traditions



Water Warriors

Indigenous and white families unite to protect their water from an energy company


Indie Alaska

A series about indigenous life in Alaska


The Dig

Accohanock tribal elder goes on the water to tell his story and teach about his tribal history


Return of Indian Island

In northern California the Wiyot tribe lost its remaining land in the 1860s, but in 2018 the city of Eureka voted to return the site of their spiritual universe to them


N. Scott Momaday: words from a Bear

Pulitzer-Prize winning author and poet Scott Momaday talks about his life and drive to create



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