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Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories and resources from PBS. 

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What's On?  Check out these programs coming to your local PBS Station this November. See your local listings for air times. 

 

 | Across the Creek (Visit Site  |  Check Local Listings)  

 | Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge (Visit Site  | Check Local Listings)

 | Kind Hearted Woman 1 & 2 (Watch Online  | Check Local Listings

 | Indian Relay (Watch Online  | Check Local Listings

 | LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (Visit Site  | Check Local Listings)

 | Up "Heartbreak Hill" (Visit Site  | Check Local Listings)

 | Smokin' Fish (Visit Site  | Check Local Listings

We Shall Remain

Premiering in 2009 form American Experience, We Shall Remain is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning three hundred years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. 

We Shall Remain: Shirley K. Sneve
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We Shall Remain: Shirley K. Sneve

Sneve discusses the importance of the phrase "we shall remain."

We Shall Remain: Photo Gallery
American Experience

We Shall Remain: Photo Gallery

Go Behind the Scenes of all 5 episodes of the We Shall Remain mini-series with American Experience.

We Shall Remain: Watch on itunes
American Experience

We Shall Remain: Watch on itunes

We Shall Remain establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Watch on demand with iTunes.

Vision Maker Media

Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives in partnership with public television and public radio. Watch dozens of Native films online for free at visionmakermedia.org/watch.  And check your local listings for new programs airing this Fall. 
Rising Voices
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Rising Voices

Watch this moving portrait culture and efforts to save the Lakota language.

The Road to Andersonville
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The Road to Andersonville

Watch the first film documenting Michigan's Native Americans in the Civil War.

Digital Project:  Injunuity
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Digital Project: Injunuity

Enjoy a collage of reflections - animation, music and real thoughts - on the Native American world.

Finding Refuge
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Finding Refuge

Join the efforts of one dying woman on a journey to preserve her Native culture.

SOL
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SOL

Explore the issue of suicide in Aboriginal communities in Canada through the story of a young Inuk man.

Swift Water Place
Vision Maker Media

Swift Water Place

Go on a journey to examine the cultural history of the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.

Watch Online: Short Films

Resources

First Nations Experience (FNX)
First Nations Experience

First Nations Experience (FNX)

FNX is a TV network featuring Native American & Indigenous programming. Created by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians & KVCR.

For Educators
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For Educators

Take a look at Native American art, history, and culture as told through the historians, artists, students, and scientists in this featured resource collection.

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Rising Voices

Revitalizing the Lakota Language

Airing Monday, Nov. 16 at 8:00pm CT, 7:00pm MT on SDPB-TV. Learn More.

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Based on the acclaimed book by Renee Sansom Flood.
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The story of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples, also known as the Sioux.

South Dakota Stories

See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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In His Own Words: Dale Lamphere on "Dignity"

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South Dakota state artist laureate Dale Lamphere sat down with us a few months ago to talk about his work, including his new statue, Dignity.

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Northern Plains Indian Art Market Returns to Sioux Falls

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The 29th annual NPIAM brings world-class American Indian art to Sioux Falls Sept. 15-18.

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Rising Voices / Hótȟaŋiŋpi Premieres November 16 on SDPB TV

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The new documentary tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people, including members of the Lakota community and linguists from outside who are working together to save the language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota — and American — culture.

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Interview: Frank Waln, Part II

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The second part of our interview with the Rosebud Reservation-raised rapper and star of MTV's Rebel Music: Native America.

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Interview: Frank Waln

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SDPB recently talked with the rapper from the Rosebud Reservation as he prepared to headline the Black Hills Unity Concert.

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Photo Album: The Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi

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This weekend, people from the Dakotas and Great Plains to the West Coast and Canada have converged on Fort Thompson to celebrate the 153rd annual Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi.

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Master Dakota Flute Maker Bryan Akipa Never Stops Exploring His Art Form

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Since a serendipitous moment spent with Oscar Howe, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate artist has played a key role in the revival of Native flute making and music. 

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Star Quilting Came Naturally For These Sisters

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Through honoring a departed dad, these Agency Village sisters (and a cousin) found a calling.

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Keeping the Art of Porcupine Quill Bead Work Alive

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A Sisseton artist employs both ancient and modern methods to keep a traditional art form going strong. 

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