NOVEMBER Premiere

“Older Than The Crown” premieres on 11/5. Check your local PBS listings for availability. Programming may not be available in all areas.

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NEW RELEASES

A Qayaq To Carry Us

A Qayaq To Carry Us

A QAYAQ TO CARRY US explores the issues of merging traditional knowledge, and modern science to help highlight the human ingenuity that is embodied within traditional practices — and place that knowledge in a dynamic, living context with the young people of Kodiak Island.
Almost An Island

Almost An Island

ALMOST AN ISLAND is a cinematic portrait of the Goodwins, an Inupiat family living above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska.
And Now We Rise

And Now We Rise

A portrait of Samuel Johns, a young Athabaskan hip hop artist, founder of the Forget Me Not Facebook Group.
Apache 8

Apache 8

This is the story of the courageous all-female Apache 8 firefighting unit which has protected their reservation and responded to wildfires around the nation for 30 years.
ATTLA

ATTLA

ATTLA tells the gripping but virtually unknown story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer.
Badger Creek

Badger Creek

Badger Creek is a half-hour documentary portrait of a Blackfeet (Pikuni) family, the Mombergs, who live on the lower Blackfeet Reservation in Montana near the banks of Badger Creek. 
Blood Memory

Blood Memory

The untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era - a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide.
Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home

Three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country.
Chasing Voices

Chasing Voices

John Peabody Harrington's quest to document Native languages and how it strengthens the Native language revival movement today.
Choctaw Code Talkers

Choctaw Code Talkers

In 1918, not considered citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the U.S. American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America's original Code Talkers.
Clans

Clans

Clans explores relationships among the Na-Dene, the largest Indigenous linguistic family in North America, through the origin and migration stories of the Dene in the Canadian Subarctic and the Diné (Navajo) in the American Southwest. 
Crying Earth Rise Up

Crying Earth Rise Up

Follows the search for why there are high levels of radiation in drinking water.
Daughter of a Lost Bird

Daughter of a Lost Bird

What does blood have to do with identity? Kendra Mylnechuk, an adult Native adoptee, born in 1980 at the cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act, is on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and discover her Lummi heritage.
DAWNLAND

DAWNLAND

The first official “truth and reconciliation commission” of Native child adoption in the United States.
For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska tells the story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unforeseen hero in the fight for civil rights.
Groundworks

Groundworks

GROUNDWORKS profiles four of the California Native co-creators of the “Groundworks” project - a collaborative performance on Alcatraz Island on San Francisco’s first official Indigenous People’s Day in Oct ’18.
Growing Native Alaska: People of the North

Growing Native Alaska: People of the North

Alaska Native cultures have depended on the abundant natural resources. Now these resources are growing scarce, and the people have to find new ways to adapt. 
Growing Native Great Lakes: Turtle Island

Growing Native Great Lakes: Turtle Island

Meet the Ojibwe and a tribe that was relocated to this region—the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin who care for these lands.
Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish

Growing Native Northwest: Coast Salish

Host Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) discovers the resilience of the Coast Salish Tribes of the Pacific Northwest.
Growing Native Oklahoma: Red People

Growing Native Oklahoma: Red People

Host Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota) guides this episode of Growing Native on a journey through Oklahoma’s past and present.
Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Explores the controversial history of Indian boarding schools.
Indigeneity Learning Media

Indigeneity Learning Media

The ‘Indigeneity’ webisode series presents an accurate portrait of the Native American Experience by tackling stereotypes, exploring contemporary issues, and celebrating Indigenous contributions to America. The ‘Indigeneity’ series brings virtual “Native American Studies” lessons to all learners with access to the internet. Hosted by Native American media personalities, the series brings a virtual classroom to the world, combining truth, traditional knowledge, humor, animation, and personality to present important educational themes in Indigenous Studies. 
Ishi’s Return

Ishi’s Return

A short film about Ishi, billed in 1911 as the “last wild Indian" and who became a national sensation.
Keep Talking

Keep Talking

Four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, a critically endangered language.
Kinaalda: Navajo Rite of Passage

Kinaalda: Navajo Rite of Passage

A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on herself and her family as she documents the Kinaalda, or coming of age ceremony.
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and her influences in Native and mainstream American history.
Lake of Betrayal

Lake of Betrayal

The history of Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and its impact on the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Mankiller

Mankiller

MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to become one of the most influential leaders in the United States.
MANZANAR, DIVERTED

MANZANAR, DIVERTED

At the foot of the majestic snow-capped Sierras, Manzanar, the WWII concentration camp, becomes the confluence for memories of Payahuunadü, the now-parched “land of flowing water.”
Medicine Woman

Medicine Woman

Interweaves the lives of Native healers of today with that of the first Native American doctor.
Metal Road

Metal Road

Explores the dynamics of livelihood, family, and the railroads through the lens of a Navajo trackman.
Moroni for President

Moroni for President

Wilma Mankiller was the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, elected at a time when women faced considerable opposition.
My Louisiana Love

My Louisiana Love

A young Native American woman as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family.
Navajo Math Circles

Navajo Math Circles

Navajo Math Circles follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. Using a model called math circles, the students stay late after school and assemble over the summer at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, to study mathematics.
Ohero:kon Under the Husk

Ohero:kon Under the Husk

“Ohero:kon - Under the Husk” is a 26-min documentary following the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their passage rites to become women in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory located in upstate NY.
Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

Kate Beane, a young Dakota woman, examines the extraordinary life of her celebrated relative, Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa).
Older Than The Crown

Older Than The Crown

Older Than The Crown documents the landmark trial of Sinixt Ceremonial Hunter Rick Desautel, who in 2010 was charged with illegal hunting on ancestral lands.
On A Knife Edge

On A Knife Edge

A coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teenager growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Osage Murders

Osage Murders

Osage Murders tells the story of how the Osage became known as the wealthiest people in the world during an oil boom on their reservation and the practices used to rob them.
Racing the Rez

Racing the Rez

Follows Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools.
Red Power Energy

Red Power Energy

The American Indian perspective reframing today's complex energy debate.
Rematriation Series: Joanne Shenandoah

Rematriation Series: Joanne Shenandoah

"Rematriation Series: Joanne Shenandoah," the newest installment of Rematriation Magazine’s film series on dismantling social injustice through a spiritually grounded lens.
Return to Rainy Mountain

Return to Rainy Mountain

The story of famous poet N. Scott Momaday from his own voice, and in the voice of his daughter.
RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit

RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health & Spirit

The food-sovereignty movement occurring across the country through the stories of women.
Rising Voices

Rising Voices

A feature film about the imminent peril to the Lakota language.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.
Searching for Sequoyah

Searching for Sequoyah

The first documentary feature to chronicle the legendary accomplishments and mysterious life of the famed Cherokee Renaissance man, Sequoyah.
Sisters Rising

Sisters Rising

Six Native women fight to heal a society crippled for far too long by violence against indigenous women in the United States.
Skindigenous Season 1

Skindigenous Season 1

A 13-part series exploring the art of tattooing as practiced by Indigenous peoples around the world.
Skindigenous Season 2

Skindigenous Season 2

Second season of a 13-part series exploring the art of tattooing as practiced by Indigenous peoples around the world.
Skindigenous Season 3

Skindigenous Season 3

SKINDIGENOUS returns for its third season with 13 new episodes profiling some of the most talented Indigenous tattoo artists in the world.
Sousa on the Rez

Sousa on the Rez

An unexpected and engaging picture of the little-known Native American marching band scene.
Standing Bear’s Footsteps

Standing Bear’s Footsteps

An Indian chief who went to court and redefined what it means to be an American.
The Blackfeet Flood

The Blackfeet Flood

Two Blackfeet families struggle to come to terms with the 1964 Montana flood.
The Medicine Game

The Medicine Game

Two brothers from the Onondaga Nation pursue their dreams of playing lacrosse.
The People’s Protectors

The People’s Protectors

Four Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the divisive Vietnam War.
The Seven Generation River

The Seven Generation River

Cultural preservation and environmental restoration efforts made by the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians.
The Twelve Days of Native Christmas

The Twelve Days of Native Christmas

The Twelve Days of Native Christmas is an animated short film written and directed by Gary Robinson with illustrations by Jesse T. Hummingbird.
Time Has Many Voices

Time Has Many Voices

In the Bay area of San Francisco is an ancient village site where native peoples long ago lived and prospered.
Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice

The little-known, underreported efforts of tribal courts to create alternative systems of justice.
WARRIOR WOMEN

WARRIOR WOMEN

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember”
What Was Ours

What Was Ours

Award winning Independent Lens documentary by Mat Hames about Native American tribes seeking to reclaim their artifacts with a dream of their own museum.
Without a Whisper

Without a Whisper

Explore the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality.
Words from a Bear

Words from a Bear

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose.

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.