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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. 

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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
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Rising Voices

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

Sixty-Four Flood
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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.

#NativeInspired Recipes from PBS Food

Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Experience Karlos Baca's family recipe that tells a tale of the foodscapes in his homeland

Tradition of Squash Pie

Tradition of Squash Pie

Using wild and locally sourced ingredients, Tashia recreates the balance of flavors

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

IMAGES OF THE PAST A Century of South Dakota State Parks

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SDPB's new documentary visits the state park system.

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Bullhead Remembers the Doughboy

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"The Spirit of the American Doughboy" was the most widely proliferated of the post-WWI "Doughboy" monuments. Bullhead still honors theirs a century after Armistice.

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Lakota Star Knowledge: Fallen Stars and Devil's Tower

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Craig Howe is the Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. The story of a Lakota hero begins with a pregnant woman who had fallen to Earth from the star.

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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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