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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 Public Television. 

Watch Online: Documentaries

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

 | Medicine Woman (Watch Online  | Check Local Listings

 | LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (Watch Online  | Check Local Listings)

 | Navajo Math Circles (Watch Online | Check Local Listings)

 | Across the Creek (Watch Online  | Check Local Listings)  

 | Smokin' Fish (Watch Online | Check Local Listings

 | Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears (Visit Site  | Check Local Listings

 

world_logo_yellow-blk_bg-scale-600x600_web.jpg And more than 35 films are coming to WORLD Channel through your local PBS Station this November. Take a look.

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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
American Experience

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. 
 
Below are several digital original features from Vision Maker Media - enjoy!
Rising Voices
Vision Maker Media

Rising Voices

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

Sixty-Four Flood
Vision Maker Media

Sixty-Four Flood

This mobile documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation.

Digital Project:  Injunuity
Vision Maker Media

Digital Project: Injunuity

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

Watch Online: Short Films

Resources

FNX
First Nations Experience

FNX

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

World Channel
World Channel

World Channel

More than 35 films are coming to WORLD Channel through your local PBS Station this November. Take a look.

For Educators
PBS Learning Media

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.

learn. dream. grow. with SDPB
SDPB Documentaries
Based on the acclaimed book by Renee Sansom Flood.
SDPB Documentaries
The story of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples, also known as the Sioux.

South Dakota Stories

First Peoples Fund Gathering

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Discussion and Live Webcast at SDPB Black Hills Studio August 1, 8:00 a.m.

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SD Hall of Fame Black Elk Symposium at Black Hills Studio

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Black Elk: Native American Evolutionist & 2018 SD Hall of Fame Inductee

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Landmarks: The Snake Butte Turtle Effigy

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A memorial to bravery on the Missouri.

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Three Stones: An Arikara Legend, Told to Lewis and Clark, Lingers in Campbell County

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Looking back at the legend of Stone Idol Creek.

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Finding Your South Dakota Roots

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Understanding today by researching yesterday.

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Animal Mementos of a Missouri River Atlantis

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In downtown Chamberlain, six animal sculptures created by WPA artists are reminders of a submerged island Shangri-la.

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Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

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The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner-Bell on Breaking Barriers

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Pickner-Bell talked to SDPB about integrating a formerly all-male art form & an upcoming movie about her life.

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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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