Veterans Day Film Screenings
Two Documentary Films to Honor and Recognize Native American Military Service Men and Women in Observance of Veterans Day
Honoring our veterans
For Veterans Days on November 11, Vision Maker Media and WORLD Channel present two feature-length documentary films, The People’s Protectors and Choctaw Code Talkers, about Native Americans and Alaska Natives who have served in the U.S. military in honor and recognition of the many Native American and Alaska Native veterans.
The People’s Protectors and Choctaw Code Talkers, feature stories from Native American veterans retelling their experiences in the military units they served. Both of these feature-length documentaries aim to educate audiences further about Native American and Alaska Native involvements, specifically during WWI and the Vietnam War. Both films also reflect on two themes of “commUNITY” and “home” that warmly illustrate the contributions and impact that Native American and Alaska Native veterans have had in two U.S war histories.
To this day, Native Americans and Alaska Natives continue to serve in the armed forces at a higher rate than any other demographic. According to the Department of Defense, out of 1.2 million men and women on active duty in the US military today, more than 23,000 of them are Native American and Alaska Native1. Ironically, Native Americans and Alaska Natives are one of the most consistent demographics that risk their lives for a government that tried to eradicate our way of life.
1 Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2020/09/29/national-vfw-day/#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20Department%20of,them%20and%20all%20Native%20veterans, September 29, 2020