Labriola Video List

1,000 Years of Song: The Apache

Labriola 20 minutes VIDEO
Authentically costumed Apache Indians perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music.
1998.

1840 Cherokee Trial of Archilla Smith

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Presents a re-enactment of the trial of Archilla Smith, an accused murderer, taken directly from trial transcripts.
1995.

4wheelwarpony

Labriola 5 minutes
Multi-screen experimental film juxtaposing historic archive photos and modern reenactments of 19th century White Mountain Apache scouts with 21st century skateboarding Apache youth.
2008.

500 Nations

Labriola 372 minutes
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact. Hosted and produced by Kevin Costner.
2004.

5th World

Labriola 75 minutes
Two young Navajos fall in love as they hitchhike across the Navajo Nation only to find tradition plays a large role in the outcome of their developing relationship.
2007.

A Good Day to Die

Labriola 90 minutes
Chronicles the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, providing an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. Includes public performance rights.

A Seat at that Table: Struggling for American Indian Religious Freedom

Labriola 90 minutes
Explores the problems faced by Native Americans in practicing their religious ceremonies and beliefs. Includes public performance rights.
2005.

A Thousand Roads

Labriola 40 minutes
The lives of four Native American takes a significant turn as they confront the crises that arise in a single day.
2005.

A Tribe of One

Labriola 39 minutes
Chronicles the life and family history of Rhonda Larrabee, who grows up thinking she is a Chinese and French descent, but then discovers she is half-native. She is part of a forgotten First Nation in New Westminster, B.C. -the Qayqayt First Nation - and she helps re-establish the band and becomes its Chief. Includes public performance rights.
2007.

Aboriginal Architecture, Living Architecture

Labriola 93 minutes
Aboriginal architecture living architecture offers an in-depth look into the diversity of North American Native architecture. Featuring expert commentary and imagery, this program provides a virtual tour of seven aboriginal communities- Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuite, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish, and Haida- revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms for contemporary purposes.
2005.

Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
Chronicles the history and condition of Hawaiians from their creation to the present, focusing on the overthrow of the Hawaiian government in 1893. Commentators Haunani-Kay Trask, Lilikal¯a Kame‘eleihiwa, Jon Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Kekuni Blaisdell give a Hawaiian perspective to events which led to Hawaii's annexation to the United States.
1993.

Alcatraz is Not an Island

Labriola 58 minutes
"Alcatraz Is Not and Island" examines the experiences of those involved in the occupation of Alcatraz Island for 19 months starting in November of 1969. It also explores the impact of the occupation on Native Americans nationwide. Out of Alcatraz came the "Red Power" movement of the 1970s, which has been called the lost chapter of the Civil Rights era, and more than 70 other Indian occupations of Federal facilities.
2002.

Allan Houser Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master

Labriola 54 minutes
An introduction to the work of artist, Allan Houser, a sculptor known for Apache themes.
2005.

Aloha Quest

Labriola 120 minutes VIDEO
v. 1. Kumulipo -- History of health -- The Hawaiian Kingdom -- What is a Hawaiian subject? -- Attempted overthrow of 1893 -- Tears of a nation -- Anti-annexation petitions -- The annexation that never was -- August 12, 1998 Centennial -- Early 1900's newsreel of Lili'uokalani -- Internal laws of the U.S. -- Supreme Court and International Courts -- v. 2. Senate debate on Apology resolution, October 1993 -- United Church of Christ Apology, 1993 -- Aloha March on Washington -- Kanu o ka'A¯ini Hawaiian Academy -- Aha Pu¯nana Leo animations -- Mauna Kea -- Ola Na¯Iwi (repatriation of ancestral remains).
2000.

American Experience: In the White Man's Image

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Explains how Richard Pratt's experiment on the assimilation of American Indians led to boarding schools, a form of cultural genocide.
1989.

American Indian Homelands

Labriola 78 minutes
"The film powerfully highlights efforts to redness more than a century's worth of legal and political moves undermining Indian land ownership and sovereignty, going back to the 1887 General Allotment Act: the national fight to recover lost lands is being led by the Twin Cities-based Indian Tenure Land Foundation."
2005.

American Indians : Yesterday and Today

Labriola 19 minutes VIDEO
A young Shoshone-Paiute man from CA, an elderly northern Cheyenne man from Montana, and a young Seneca woman from NY State, tell about the history and modern life-styles of their tribes.
1990.

American Native

Labriola 89 minutes
Thirty miles from New York City, tucked away in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey, lives a group of indigenous people shrouded in mystery and discrimination, fighting for acceptance as Native Americans...The Ramapough Lenape Indians. American Native exposes this group's fight for respect as Native Americans, examining their efforts to gain recognition from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the private interests that may have colluded behind the scenes to prevent them from doing so. Through expert interviews and unbridled access to the community, the film provides an in-depth look at the group's complex past, volatile present and endangered future.
2015

American Outrage

Labriola 56 minutes
A young Shoshane-Paiute mand from CA, an elderly northern Cheyenne man from NY State, tell about the history and modern life-styles of their tribes.
2008.

America's Indians : The Bison Hunters

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
Describes painter George Catlin's enchantment with the life of the Plains Indians in the mid-19th century.
1986.

America's Indians : The Death of the Bison

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
Depicts the westward expansion of the white settlers and the effect this had on the Indians who lost their land and the great buffalo herds.
1986.

America's Indians : The Indians Were There First

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
A brief survey of the first Indians to cross the landbridge to the North American continent from Asia. Describes tribes that settled in regions of the continent.
1986.

America's Indians : The Warpath

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
As settlers pushed the Indians further west, war broke out as the Indians tried to retain the lands they inhabited.
1986.

America's Indians : When the White Man Came

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
A brief survey of the predominant North American Indian tribes, their geographical locations and customs.
1986.

America's Indians: The Trail of Tears

Labriola 13 minutes VIDEO
Describes the westward expansion of the U.S. which led to the seizure of Indian lands and the destruction of Indian culture.
1986.

Ancient Spirit, Living Word; The Oral Tradition

Labriola 57 minutes; 35 seconds VIDEO
Presents different opinions of oral tradition in the past and where oral tradition is heading in the future.
1984-1996.

Apache 8

Labriola 57mins DVD
Documentary about an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
2011.

Apache Mountain Spirits

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
A young Apache man, growing up in the White Mountains of Arizona, learns from Apache stories and makes decisions about his life.
1985.

Arts of the Eskimo: An Arctic Adventure

Labriola 23 minutes VIDEO
The Inupiaq, Inuit and Aleut arts and crafts present a wide range of materials from ivory, wood and bone to fur, feather, baleen and stone. We see both practical and ceremonial objects as well as work by contemporary artists.
1995.

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Labriola 172 minutes
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik region, focusing on two brothers: Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq.
2000.

Backbone of the World

Labriola 57 minutes
Burdeau explores issues of environmental, historical, and cultural preservation as they relate to the Blackfeet community. Set amidst the splendor of the northern Rockies, known to the Blackfeet as "the backbone of the world," this program juxtaposes the ancient legend of Scarface with contemporary stories from the Native American experience.
1998.

Bambi

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Animated film about a deer and how the phases of its life parallel the cycle of seasons in the forest. Arapaho language version.
1989.

Barking Water

Labriola 78 minutes DVD
A film about a dying Native American's final journey with a loving companion by his side.
2010.

Before Columbus: #04 - Teaching Indians to be White

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Native children find it nearly impossible to balance the white view they are taught with the language and values they learn at home, representing a major problem for native children.
1993.

Bilingualism: Right or Priviledge in America

Labriola 20 minutes
LAB FILM M-8
16mm sound film dealing with the benefits of bilingual education.
1978.

Black Indians: An American Story

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Explores what brought Native Americans and African Americans together, what drove them apart, and the challenges that they face today.
2000.

Bones of Contention: Native American Archaeology

Labriola 49 minutes VIDEO
The bones of more than 10,000 Native Americans unearthed at archaeological sites across the U.S. have become the central issue in a war of ideas that pits scientists, historians, and museum curators against many Native American groups.
1998.

By Design: A New Direction

Labriola 39 minutes VIDEO
Two separate works giving an overview of the Sinte Gleska College located in Rosebud, South Dakota which serves the Rosebud Indian Reservation community. Shows the impact the college has had on the surrounding community.
1980.

By This Song I Walk

Labriola 25 minutes VIDEO
No part of Navajo life remains untouched by song. Andrew Natonabah sings as he travels through Canyon de Chelly where the Navajo believe the songs were originally created, and he discusses the songs and their origin with his children and with the audience. Includes video guide.
1980.

California's "Lost" Tribes

Labriola 56 minutes
Explores the impact of casino gaming on Indian identity and tribal sovereignty in California.
2005.

Carvers of the Pacific Northwest 

Labriola 20 minutes VIDEO
Kwakiutl artist Richard Hunt carves a ceremonial frog bowl while telling students about his people's traditions.
1993.

Ch'eghutsen' Athabascan Parenting

Labriola 45 minutes
Presents child rearing tips for Athabascan families.
2004

Cherokee Culture 1500-1820

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people.
1992.

Cherokee Odyssey 1825-1850

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with events leading up to and including the Trail of Tears.
1994.

Children of Wind River

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Traces the history of Shoshone and Arapaho family life and shows how the introduction of boarding schools disrupted the continuity of traditional child rearing and resulted in a generation that did not fit in at school or at home.
1989.

Christmas in the Clouds

Labriola 94 minutes
Mistaken identity and romance occur during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation.
2006.

Clay Beings

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Seven Pueblo, Navajo, and Hopi clay artists join in a making "Moon Coming at Evening," a large clay storyteller sculpture.
2003.

Club Native

Labriola 78 minutes
"In Club Native, filmmaker Tracey Deer uses Kahnawake, her hometown, as a lens to probe deeply into the history and contemporary reality of Aboriginal identity. Following the stories of four women, she reveals the exclusionary attitudes that divide the community and many others like it across Canada. Deer traces the roots of the problem, from the advent of the highly discriminatory Indian Act through the controversy of Bill C31, up to the present day, where membership on the reserve is determined by a council of Mohawk elders, whose rulings often appear inconsistent. And with her own home as a poignant case study, she raises a difficult question faced by people of many ethnicities across the world: What roles do bloodline and culture play in determining identity?". Includes public performance rights.
2008.

Columbus Didn't Discover Us

Labriola 24 minutes VIDEO
Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people.
1992.

Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians

Labriola 86 minutes VIDEO
Tells the dramatic story of Curtis' life, his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. The film also gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis' images.
2000.

Common Destiny, A: Hopi Prophecy

Labriola 23 minutes VIDEO
A Hopi spokesman for the Hopi high religious leaders interprets a Hopi prophesy. He reflects the Hopi position that man is living out of balance with nature and a return to spiritual connection with nature is needed for man's survival.
1990.

Conversation with Vine Deloria, Jr.

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
The writer discusses the gulf between Indian and non-Indian culture and the "schizophrenia" of white expectations for the Indian. Includes video guide.
1980.

Conversation with Roxanne Swentzell

Labriola 12 minutes VIDEO
Interview with Native American artist Roxanne Swentzell.

Conversion

Labriola 9 minutes
In the remote corner of the Navajo Nation, circa 1950, a visit by Christian missionaries has catastrophic consequences for a family.
2006.

Cowboys and Indian: The J.J. Harper Story

Labriola 90 minutes
This drama tells the story behind the shooting of Manitoba Native leader John Harper by a Winnipeg policeman, and the struggle to uncover the truth about his killing. Harper, whose life was dedicated to defending Native rights, has become a touchstone for relations between Natives and non-Natives in Canada.
2003.

Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers

Labriola 57 minutes
Can a multicultural alliance of determined activists stop a dam supported by the biggest development interests in the Southwest? This film highlights the rich compleities of American politics and Anglo-Indian relations through a rural community's battle over money, power, and water. Includes public performance rights.
2005.

Cowtipping: The Militant Indian Waiter

Labriola 10 minutes
Presents a humorous narrative ont he ethnic identity and treatment of Native Americans. Includes public perfornmance rights.
1992.

Creek Folktales

Labriola minutes
The three brothers and the spotted horse -- The hunter and his dogs -- Tug-of-war between tie-snakes -- The hunters' wives -- The stork father -- Rabbit steals fire -- Turtle is beaten by three mothers -- Rabbit rides wolf -- Turtle races wolf -- The young man who turned into a snake -- Man defeats a giant lizard -- Man races a snake -- Rabbit traps lion on the other side of the ocean -- Rabbit seeks wisdom from God -- Two boys become thunder -- Tiger helps man defeat a giant lizard -- Rabbit tries to straighten riverbeds -- Twisted horn steals man's heart -- Old dog saves master from long claws -- Doe killed by hunter, becomes his wife -- Buzzard doctors rabbit -- Cow wants a knife -- Hunter captured by eagle -- Whistling man helps hunters -- Hunter taken to the deer cave -- Man races a lizard -- Turtle tries to look up women's dresses -- Wolf wants to become spotted -- Girl abducted by lion. Note: The tales are read in Creek, with English translation on screen.
2004.

Crude

Labriola 104 minutes DVD
Documentary on the legal case between the 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil company Chevron.
2009

Dakota Conflict

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Recounts the war (sometimes called "the Great Sioux Uprising") that began the thirty year struggle for the Great Plains, a struggle that continued at the Little Big Horn and ended at Wounded Knee.
1993.

Dakota Exile

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Originally produced for television in 1995. This documentary, sequel to the Dakota Conflict, traces the paths of Dakota prisoners and refugees. Through the words of Daokta elders and tribal historians it tells of the stuggle to remain Dakota in the face of government efforts to destroy their language and culture.
1996.

Damiana Kryygi

Labriola 95 minutes DVD
Paraguay, 1896. A 3 year-old Ache girl is captured after the massacre of a group of indigenous people in the jungle. 100 years later her remains are found in Argentina and Germany and returned to the Aché in 2012. The film tries to restore a history and a name to the small captive who died of tuberculosis at the age of 14, in a mental institution.
2015

Dancing With Photons

Labriola 27 minutes
Tells the story of nuclear phyicist Fred Begay, a modern man who also carries on the wisdom of his Navajo and Ute ancestors. Dr. Begay credits his success in the world of theoretical physics to the skills in abstract reasoning he learned from his parents, who taught him the Navajo world order.
2005.

Desert People, The - Part 1

Labriola` 31 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the history and social life and customs of the (Papago) Tohono O'Odham Indians.
1978.

Desert People, The - Part 2

Labriola 31 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the history and social life and customs of the (Papago) Tohono O'Odham Indians.
1978.

Distant Voices, Thunder Words

Labriola 59 minutes; 23 seconds VIDEO
Storytellers demonstrate their art and discuss the nature of storytelling and its place in Native life.
1990.

Dr. Emil Haury Visits Safford, Arizona

Labriola 150 minutes VIDEO
In February 1992, the Coronado Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invited Dr. Emil Haury to address the Socity about "Gila Valley Archaeology." The brief talk expanded to a thorough history of archaeology in the Safford area and the entire state of Arizona.
2000.

Dreamkeeper

Labriola 174 minutes
An elderly Lakota storyteller asks his grandson to drive him from his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to a powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along the way, he regales the troubled teenager with Native American folklore drawn from many different tribes.
2007.

Earth and the American Dream

Labriola 77 minutes
Presents a chronicle of the destruction of the environment in our efforts to attain the American Dream. Featured cast: Ed Asner, Alec Baldwin, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, James, Caan, Peter Coyote, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Lee Grant, Gene Hackman, Dustin hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Irons, Michael Keaton, Jack Lemmon, Karl Malden, E.G. Marshall, Bette Midler, Christopher Reeve, Mary Steenburgen, Rod Steiger, David Ogden Stiers, Sam Waterston, Dennis Weaver.
2006.

Edward S. Curtis Portfolios

Labriola 2 hours; 4 minutes VIDEO
Includes 722 photogravures taken from The North American Indian, an original 20 volume set of books published in 1907, which capture the essence of Curtis' work. Includes musical background by Coyote Oldman Music, Norman, Oklahoma.
1989.

Elegant Visions

Labriola 34 minutes VIDEO
Presents authentic Native American tribal dresses.
1993.

Empty Promises, Empty Nets : Chinook Trilogy - 2

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Details landmark legal decisions confirming the treaty-bound fishing rights of Columbia River Indians.
1994.

Even if a Hundred Ogres

Labriola 56 minutes VIDEO
Sami people of the arctic region north of Europe enact their ancient traditions using drama, music, and dance. Narration in English ; drama in Sami language with English subtitles.
1996.

Everything Has a Spirit

Labriola 34 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the historical roots of Native American religious persecution & issues such as access & protection of sacred sites, 1st amendment protection & the use of peyote in the Native Am Church.
1992.

Federal Indian Law

Labriola 19 minutes
LAB FILM M-5
Topics include the Iroquois Confederacy, wampum belts, treaties and water rights.
1980

Federal Indian Trust Relationship, The

Labriola 7 minutes VIDEO
Discusses the trust responsibility the U.S. government has to the American Indians. The U.S. government has the responsibility to protect Indian nations and to carry out its agreements with them.
1997.

Finally We are Growing Our Own

Labriola 72 minutes
Peterson Zah, former leader of the Navajo Nation, discusses the history of Native American education, Navajo education and his involvment in recruiting Native American students to attend college.
2010.

Finding My Talk

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Follows the journal of Cree filmmaker Paul M. Richard as he searches for his own language roots. He visits Carcross in the Yukon where the Tlingit language is one of the most endangered. He also travels to Kahnawake, Quebec to visit a Mohawk language program and Iqaluit where Inuktitut is the official language of the Nunavut.
2000.

Flags of Our Fathers

Labriola 132 minutes DVD
The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war.
2007.

For The Next 7 Generations: 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Weaving a World that Works

Labriola 85 minutes
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
2009.

Four Sheets to the Wind

Labriola 81 minutes
After his father's suicide. Cufe, embarks on a journey outside of his reservation to find a more fulfilling life.
2007.

G

Labriola 59 minutes
Examines the effects of crystal methamphetamine use on the Navajo Nation through personal interviews.
2007.

Gambling: Does it Benefit Society?

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
This video weighs the financial benefits derived by host communities against the casino's detrimental effects on local business. Living conditions among those in communities with casinos are compared with other similar communities. Experts include a casino manager, a professor of economics, and an anti-gambling activist.
1997.

Grandfather Sky

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Charlie Lone Wolf, a juvenile delinquent from Denver, discovers his heritage and his own identity when he is immersed in traditional Dineh life during a stay with his uncle on the Navajo reservation.
1993.

Grandma Thomas Walk-a-Thon

Labriola 7 minutes
Follows Navajo elder, Grandma Thomas, as she walks from Chinle, Arizona to the Navajo Nations fairgrounds in Window Rock, Arizona in support of Navajo youth in the Central Navajo Nation in 2004.
2005.

Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times

Labriola minutes VIDEO
Interviews with American Indian tribal leaders. 1.Preview 2. Edward T. Begay 3. John Echohawk 4. Jayne Fawcett 5. Billy Frank, Jr. 6. LaDonna Harris 7. Kathryn Harrison 8. Gay Kingman 9. Oren Lyons 10. Wilma Mankiller 11. Roy Sampsel 12. Mel Tonasket 13. Eddie Tullis 14. Tim Wapato 15. Mike Williams 16. Ron Allen 17. Anthony Pico 18. Sue Shaffer 19. Peterson Zah.
2004.

Harold of Orange

Labriola 33 minutes
A satirical comedy that explores the interaction of American Indians and philanthropic organizations. Draws on trickster myths common to many Indian tribes to dispel Hollywood stereotypes of the "wild Indian" and the "noble savage".
1984.

Havasu 'Baaja: People of the Blue Green Water

Labriola 30 minutes DVD
Video Documentary of Ancient Havasupai songs and stories of the Grand Canyon.
2004

Headed for the Future: The Story of the St. Labre Indian School

Labriola 18 minutes VIDEO
History of the St. Labre Indian School and Mission, a self-sustaining school and social services network servicing the Crow and Cheyenne population in Montana.
1986.

Healing Properties of Navajo Ceremonies

Labriola 70 minutes DVD
Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord discusses how traditional Navajo healing can combine with conventional Western medicine to treat the whole patient.
2015

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

Labriola 89 minutes
Profiles Native American activists who are involved in protecting their lands from environmental threats such as toxic waste, strip mining, oil drilling and nuclear contamination.
2005.

Honored by the Moon

Labriola 15 minutes VIDEO
Gay Native Americans tell of their historical and spiritual role, and of the sacredness associated with being lesbian or gay and having the power to bridge the worlds of male and female.
1990.

Honoring Our Voices

Labriola 33 minutes VIDEO
Native American women in the Canadian province of Alberta tell of their experiences of being victims of domestic (primarily spousal) abuse and how each one resolved her particular situation.
1993.

Honoring the Maple Sugar

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
A joyful tribute to the maple trees and to the Elders who passed this cultural tradition on to future generations.
1998.

Hopi: corn is life

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
The sights and sounds of a vital, thousand-year-old Native American culture in northern Arizona, rarely seen by outsiders. Intimate scenes of family life, work, and colorful seasonal rituals show how the Hopis pass on the communal values and survival skills that have kept their culture alive for centuries.
1997.

Hopi Kachina Dolls

Labriola 33 minutes VIDEO
Tells what Kachinas are, how & why they developed, and who makes Kachina dolls. The Hopi carvers show and explain their work themselves.
1992.

Hopi Quilts

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Explores Hopi quilt making including a brief history and interviews with Hopi quilt makers.
1997.

How to Trace Your Native American Heritage: Find Your Place in the Circle of Life

Labriola 31 minutes, 20 seconds VIDEO
Helps viewers determine their Native American heritage and helps genealogical researchers.
1998.

How the West was Lost

Labriola 441 minutes VIDEO
Documents the effects of westward expansion on native American nations including the Navajo, Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Seminole, Apache, Iroquois, and Lakota, through the recollection of their descendants, archival photographs, and historical documents.

Huchoosedah: Traditions of the Heart

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
Shows how a community of Lushootseed people in Washington State strives to preserve its culture through language, ritual, and folk tales. Focuses on the work of Vi Hilbert, an Upper Skagit elder, who has spent the bulk of her adult life researching, documenting and translating the ways and words of Lushootseed, and disseminating the culture and language of Puget Sound's indigenous peoples.
2001.

I Will Fight No More Forever

Labriola 80 minutes
LAB FILM M-7
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
1975

Iisaw: Hopi Coyote Stories with Helen Sekaquaptewa

Labriola 18 minutes VIDEO
Stories told by Helen Sekaquaptewa New Oraibi, Arizona. These singing tales reinforce the Hopi ethic by describing what happens to those who shirk hard work. The story teller herself was born in Old Oraibi, considered the oldest continuously occupied village in North America. Includes video guide, with transcript.
1980.

Images of Indians : #01 - The Great Movie Massacre

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Explores the beginning of the "savage Indian" myth in popular American literature, which was later used in early films.
1979.

Images of Indians : #02 - How Hollywood Wins the West

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Tells of the "savage Indian" myth from the early publications to the "savage Indian" in Hollywood.
1979.

Images of Indians : #03 - Warpaint and Wigs

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
This segment examines how Indian genocide and the noble savage are commonplace in Hollywood movies, yet non-Indians are the actors in these films.
1979.

Images of Indians : #04 - Heathen Injuns and the Hollywood Gospel

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
This volume looks at the misrepresentation of culture of American Indians in movies.
1979.

Images of Indians : #05 - The Movie Reel Indians

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
In this, the 5th vol., Dennis Banks and Vine Deloria talk of the movie industry's "intentional viciousness against Indians."
1979.

Imagining Indians

Labriola 60 minutes
Using an eclectic mix of interviews, staged scenes, and graphic imagery, this film represents a Native American's view of the disparity between self-perception and the white culture's principally Hollywood-inspired interpretations of American Indians. Includes public performance rights.
2005.

In Beauty I Walk: The Navajo Way to Harmony

Labriola 29 minutes
Navajo medicineman, Johnson Dennison, Navajo philosopher, Harry Walters and American anthropologist, Peter Gold come together amid the stunning environs of Arizona's sacred Canyon de Chelly, for an intelligent, lively and warmhearted exploration of Navajo ways of spiritual balance and harmony in daily living. Their words of wisdom are mirrored in Navajo art and in the stunning landscape of the Colorado Plateau: homeland of the Navajo people.
2002.

In the Footsteps on the Inuit: The History of Nunavik

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
This video traces the history of the Inuit people, from the arrival of their ancestors through the 20th century. The program examines the development of Inuit culture, the first contacts with European settlers, the impact of the Hudson Bay Company and much more.
1996.

In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America's Sacred Lands

Labriola 73 minutes VIDEO
This film presents three indigenous communities who are trying to protect their sacred sites from rock climbers, tourists, stripmining and development and New Age religious practitioners.
2001.

In Whose Honor?

Labriola 46 minutes VIDEO
Discussion of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot, and the effect the mascot has on Native American peoples. Interviewees include members of the Board of Regents, students, alumni, current and former "Chiefs" and members of the community.
1997.

Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story

Labriola 90 minutes VIDEO
Twelve years ago, Robert Redford visited Leonard Peltier in prison. Today, after years of struggle with the FBI and the prison system, he and director Michael Apted are able to present INCIDENT AT OGLALA - a riveting examination of the case and the real story of what may be one of the most outrageous abuses of justice in American history.
1992.

Indian Casinos, What's Next?

Labriola 57 minutes
A panel of experts and an audience of Native American journalists debate the future of Indian casinos in America.
2005.

Indian Country Diaries

Labriola 172 minutes
Explores the urban and social challenges facing Native Americans.
2006.

Indian Dancers Perform at Rest Home

Labriola 49 minutes VIDEO
Presents Native American dancers of the Gila River/Cocopah East Reservations performing for the elderly at a rest home. Includes music, basket making, and beadwork.
1980.

Indian Self Rule: A Problem of History

Labriola 58 minutes
After centuries of struggle, the Indians of North America own less than 2% of the land first settled by their ancestors. Indian Self Rule traces the history of white-Indian relations from nineteenth century treaties through the present, as tribal leaders, historians, teachers, and other Indians gather at a 1983 conference organized to reevaluate the significance of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.The experiences of the Flathead Nation of Montana, the Navajo Nation of the Southwest, and the Quinault people of the Olympic Peninsula illustrate some of the ways Indians have dealt with shifting demands imposed upon them, from allotment to reorganization to termination and relocation. Particularly eloquent areIndian reflections upon the difficulties of maintaining cultural identities in a changing world and within a larger society that views Indians with ambivalence.
2005.

Indian Time: Lecture and Film

Labriola 36 minutes
Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr., discusses the Indigenous concepts of time using a special technology to create a film to be viewed communally in a dome such as a planetarium. His lecture examines notions of time, the Mayan calendar, the Hopi calendar, and the imposition of the Western calendar on Hopi life.
2015

Indian Tribal Government

Labriola 17 minutes
LAB FILM M-4
How tribal governments work, using the Gila River Reservation tribal government as an example.
1980.

Indians of North America : #01 - Apache

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Apache Indians. Includes a discussion on their crafts.
1993.

Indians of North America : #02 -Aztec

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Aztec Indians.
1993.

Indians of North America : #03 - Cherokee

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Tells of the history and examines current issues of the Cherokee.
1993.

Indians of North America : #04 - Cheyenne

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Cheyenne Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #05 - Comanche

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Comanche Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #06 - Iroquois

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Iroquois Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #07 - Maya

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Maya Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #08 - Navajo

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Navajo Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #09 - Seminole

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Seminole Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : #10 - Yankton Sioux

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Yankton SIoux Indians.
1993

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #01 - Chinook

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Chinook Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #02 - Creek

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Creek Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #03 - Crow

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Crow Indians.
1994

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #04 - Huron

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Huron Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #05 - Lenape

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Lenape Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #06 - Menominee

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Menominee Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #07 - Narragansett

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Narragansett Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #08 - Potawatomi

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Potawatomi Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #09 - Pueblo

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of the Pueblo Indians.
1994.

Indians of North America : Video Collection II - #10 - A History of Native Americans

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Examines the history, culture and modern problems and solutions of Native American Indians.
1994.

Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
A profile of historian Angie Debo. Focuses on her research in the 1930s uncovering a statewide conspiracy that deprived the Oklahoma Indians of their oil-rich lands.
1989.

Interviews with Indian Elders

Labriola 61 minutes VIDEO
Interview of three Cocopah Indian tribe members and one Maricopa Indian. 2nd interview is with an elder of the Maricopa Indians and discusses how life was along the Gila River for the Pima, Maricopa, Mojave and Yuman Indians. 2 tapes
1978.

Itam Hakim, Hopiit

Labriola 58 minutes
The videotape celebrates the Hopi Tricentennial. Ross Macaya tells the story of his childhood, sings Hopi songs, tells tales of Hopi history and his clan, and the Hopi tale of the end of the world.
2005.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Labriola 120 minutes
Explores the 1990 confrontation between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian government at Mercier Bridge.
1994.

Ki-Hi-Ka Ste': Life of Chief George Tall Chief

Labriola 63 minutes DVD
Biographical portrait of Chief George Tall Chief, Osage Nation.
2010

Kinaalda

Labriola 57 minutes
This film explores Kinaalda, which is an intricate, four-day ceremony for Navajo Indian girls of 11 to 14 years of age. The ceremony represents the transition from childhood to womanhood. Lena Carr examines her own childhood by chronicling her 13-year old niece's initiation into womanhood.
2000.

Kitaskinaw i pi kiskinohamakoya (The Land Gives Us Our Knowledge)

Labriola 48 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the Michif-speaking Métis community of Ile-a-la-Crosse located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. English and Michif with English subtitles.
2002.

Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

Labriola 26 minutes VIDEO
Discusses the history of the game of Lacrosse as played by Native Americans from the time of first discovery by European explorers to recent times.
1994.

Lady Warriors

Labriola 57 minutes
Documentary about seven Native American girls of the Tuba City High School cross-country running team and their attempt to win a fourth state championship.
2002.

Land is Ours, The

Labriola 57 minutes VIDEO
Tells the history of Alaska through the eyes of the Tlingit and Haida Indians. Discusses the efforts of the native people to obtain local authority through the establishment of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
1996.

Lee Marmon Gallery

Labriola 35 minutes VIDEO
A narrated collection of photographs created by photographer Lee Marmon.
1998.

Legacy: America's Indian Elders

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
Elders from several tribes speak about the Federal Government's string of broken promises and the devastating effects on Indian communities.
1994.

Lighting the 7th Fire

Labriola 48 minutes
Examines how the Chippewa Indians of northern Wisconsin who struggled to restore the tradition of spear fishing in the waters outside their reservation. Illustrates the political and racial opposition they encountered. Relates the re-emergence of traditional fishing rights to the Chippewa prophecy that speaks of seven fires representing seven periods of time, the seventh being a time when lost traditions would be renewed.
1999.

Living Quechua

Labriola 18 minutes DVD
Although her first language is Quechua, Elva Ambía Rebatta prioritized speaking Spanish and English after leaving Peru for the US. Now in her seventies, Elva decides to help cultivate a Quechua-speaking community in New York City. Living Quechua follows Elva through the challenges and successes of trying to keep Quechua alive.
2015

Looking Toward Home

Labriola 60 minutes
Explores issues facing Native Americans living in urban environments, illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education, and the strong sense of community and cultural identity needed to thrive in big cities.
2003.

Loving Rebel

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
Profiles Helen Hunt Jackson, 19th century author and advocate of Native American rights.
1987.

March Point

Labriola 54 minutes
Three troubled teenagers from the Swinomish Tribe are offered a community service project: make a documentary about the impact of two oil refineries on their community. A collaborative coming of age story, March Point follows the ambivalent and once-troubled teens as they come to understand themselves and the threat their people face.
2008.

Marks of the Ancestors: Ancient Indian Rock Art of Arizona

Labriola 40 minutes VIDEO
Explores ancient petroglyphs in six different regions of Arizona with archaeologists and Native Americans.
1994.

Maryland American Indians

Labriola 18 minutes, 50 seconds VIDEO
Talks about the history and tradition of the different tribes of Maryland Indians such as the Shawnees, Susquehannocks, Nanticokes, and Pocomokes.
1989.

Matter of Respect: Modern Alaska Natives Balancing the Past and Present

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
A look at the life and values of the Tlingit Indians of Sitka, Alaska

Matter of Trust : Chinook Trilogy

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO

Looks at the treaties the Columbia River Indian tribes signed with the United States government in 1855 regarding how long their rights to fish freely for salmon would be assured.
1995.

Mile Post 398

Labriola 110 minutes
A Navajo man attempts to salvage what is left of his life amidst alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and dysfunctional friends.
2007.

Minorities in Agriculture: The Winnebago

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Shows the social life and customs of the Winnebago Indians. Narrator, Ralph Swain.
1984.

Miss Navajo

Labriola 57 minutes, 1 second
Redefines "pageant" as an opportunity for young women to honor and strengthen Navajo culture through the eyes of a 21-year-old Miss Navajo contestant.
2007.

Mistress Madeleine

Labriola 57 minutes,1 second VIDEO
A mixed-blood Métis woman appears to be quite happy and content in her common-law marriage to a Hudson's Bay Company clerk in the fur trade era until he deserts her because her background is getting in the way of his advancement.
1997.

Mohawk Girls

Labriola 53 minutes VIDEO
Documentary explores the lives and reveals the challenges facing three teenaged girls of Mokawk heritage living on the Kahnawake Native Reserve in Quebec and includes home video footage of the director as she experienced similar conflicts of emotions.
2005

Montezuma Castle

Labriola 53 minutes VIDEO
Explores Montezuma Castle National Monument and the Tuzigoot National Monument located in Arizona. Also gives insight into the way of life of the Sinagua peoples who inhabited these sites in prehistoric times.
1994

Monument Valley: Land of the Long Shadows

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
The buttes and spires, monoliths and buttresses rise from the sandy floor of Monument Valley in a magical combination of barrenness and elegance. An artistic Mother Nature created this austerely beautiful landscape over the ages, sculpting the stone with sand, water, wind, heat, and cold, forming the fantastic shapes that today fill this place of mystical beauty.
1993.

More Than Bows and Arrows

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Tells of the profound impact American Indians had on the development of both the United States and Canada.
1994

More Than Words

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
Documentary portrait of a small Native American tribe struggling to retain what is left of its culture. Focuses on 77-year-old Chief Marie Smith, the last of Alaska's Eyak Indians to speak the language of her people and her journey to her childhood home on the coast of Prince William Sound to revive potlach and pass on her Native Language.
1995. 

More Than a Word

Labriola 70 minutes DVD

More Than a Word offers a look inside the growing movement by Native Americans to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team.

My Strength is From the Fish : Chinook Trilogy - 1

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Tells of the importance of salmon to the culture and survival of the Indians of the Columbia River.
1994.

Mystery of Chaco Canyon, The

Labriola 56 minutes VIDEO
Between 850 and 1150 AD, the Chacoan people constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region. Aerial and time lapse footage and computer modeling show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented and located these buildings in relationship to the sun and moon. Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Chacoan people, also speak of the significnce of Chaco to the Pueblo world today.
1999.

Nation Within a Nation…at War

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with events up to and including the Civil War.
1992.

Native American Architecture

Labriola 23 minutes VIDEO
This program looks at how each tribe adapted their dwellings to their climate and their way of life.
1996.

Native American Artists

Labriola 30 minutes
This classic six part series which aired on PBS during the nation's bicentenial examines the careers of some of the most talented Native American artists of the Southwest as they were unfolding at the time. The many examples of their work, combined with the intimate glimpses of Indian cultures, make each program a valuable time capsule of an era when Native American art first began to attract the attention of the mainstram modern art community both in the U.S. and around the world. Titles in the Native American Artists series include: Grace Medicine Flower and Joseph Lone Wolf, Santa Clara potters. Fritz Scholder, California mission painter Allan Houser, Apache Sculptor R.C. Gorman, Navajo Painter Helen Hardin, Santa Clara painter Charles Loloma, Hopi jeweler.
2003.

Native American Cultures in the U.S.A. : Part One - #07 - (GSU-107)

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
This video presents a discussion about the difference between being "politically correct" and historically correct.
1993.

Native American Cultures in the U.S.A. : Part Two - #08 - (GSU-108)

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
This video contains a detailed discussion of the closing of burial mounds as a form of repatriation.
1993.

Native American Novelists: #01 - N. Scott Momaday

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Momaday discusses what it means to a Native American to be an American citizen, and reveals the artist, thinker, and imaginative creator behind his impressive and important body of work.
1995.

Native American Novelists: #02 - James Welch

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Welch discusses his background, his sources, his vision, and his personal way of particularizing the universal.
1995

Native American Novelists: #03 - Leslie M. Silko

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Silko discusses her own background and the interrelationship between her smaller, immediate Indian world and the larger, brutal surrounding world.
1995.

Native American Novelists: #04 - Gerald Vizenor

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Vizenor has constructed an impressive oeuvre that marks him as among the most prolific and most intellectually challenging writers of the Native American renaissance.
1995.

Native Americans : #01 - The Northeast

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A history of the Iroquois Confederacy and other tribes of the Northeast, including Mohawk, Seneca, Penobscot, Oneida, and Wampanoag.
1994.

Native Americans : #02 - The Far West

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A history of the northwestern tribes, including the Lummi, Salish, Chumash, Colville, and Yakima.
1994.

Native Americans : #03 - The Southeast

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A history of the southeastern tribes, including the Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw, Creek, and Cherokee.
1994.

Native Americans : #04 - The Southwest

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A history of the Pueblo Peoples, including the Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Isleta, and Apache.
1994.

Native Americans : #05 - The Plains (Part One)

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A history of the "Buffalo People," including the Crow, Comanche, Sioux, Kiowa, and Arapaho tribes.
1994.

Native Americans : #06 - The Plains (Part Two)

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
A continuation of the history of the Great Plains tribes, including the Crow, Comanche, Sioux, Kiowa, and Arapaho.
1994.

Native Women: Politics

Labriola 25 minutes VIDEO
Through firsthand testimony from some of Canada's most prominent Native women, we discover how the laws of the Canadian government and changing traditions have affected women's roles in their communities. Past, present and future are explored.
1994.

Natwaniwa: A Hopi Philosophical Statement

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
George Nasoftie recorded this statement in his fields. His statements are a rich linguistic expression of a profound philosophical system in which all things are related. These interrelationships pervade this videotape, especially the Hopi agriculture and religious cycles. Includes video guide, with transcript.
1980.

Navajo

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Navajos tell their own story of survival in the harsh yet beautiful land of Northern Arizona. Includes information on daily family life, rituals, and the role of women in religious, social and cultural life. Published by the Museum of Northern Arizona.
1997.

Navajo

Labriola 28 minutes,30 seconds VIDEO
Peter MacDonald, Tribal Chairman of the Navajo Nation, explains the traditions represented in Navajo lifestyles.
1980.

Navajo Code Talkers

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
Describes the story of the Navajo code talkers, who during World War II, transmitted secret messages for the Americans in the Pacific using the Navajo language as code.
1990.

Navajo Code Talking

Labriola 43 minutes VIDEO
Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.
1998.

Navajo Identity through Global Projects

Labriola 66 minutes

Manuelito Wheeler discusses how Navajo identity can be maintained through global projects such as the dubbing of major motion pictures into the Navajo language and collaborating with international artist on art installations.

Navajo Medicine

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
Examines the lack of health care on the Navajo reservation and the struggles of Navajo health care workers.
1993.

Navajo Nation Presidential Debate

Labriola 29 minutes
Covers the moderated debate between the two Navajo Nation presidential candidates for 2006, Joe Shirley, Jr. and Lynda Lovejoy.
2006.

Navajo Sandpainting

Labriola 33 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the origins of Navajo sandpaintings, their significance in the Navajo religion and how they are created.
1990.

Navajo Talking Picture

Labriola 40 minutes VIDEO
Arlene Bowman's film on her grandmother turns into a film on the differences of traditional and urban Navajo people.
1986.

Navajo Warriors: The Great Secret

Labriola 52 minutes
Navajo Indian Marine Corp veterans from World War II relate their stories as they recall the indecipherable code they created for military intelligence, based on their native language.
2003.

Navajo, The: Legend of the Glittering World

Labriola 24 minutes VIDEO
The Navajo Indians live on the high desert lands of northern Arizona, New Mexico and southern Utah, known as the Colorado Plateau. In their own tongue they are called Dine, The People. Numbering 170,000 they are the largest trbie in North America, occupying lands roughly the size of West Virginia. Photographed amoung the rugged red rock monoliths of Monument Valley and the canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the viewer will appreciate why the Navajo calls this land sacred.
1980.

Navajo: Master Rug Weavers

Labriola 38 minutes VIDEO
Shows how Navajo weavers produce rugs.
1990.

Navajos and Their College, The

Labriola 25 minutes
LAB FILM M-15
Navajo Community College

New Pequot, The: A Tribal Portrait

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Profiles the troubled past of the Pequot nation and the work that has brought about their resurgence.
1988.

Nez Perce: Portrait of a People

Labriola 23 minutes VIDEO
Documents the history of the Nez Perce people.
1992.

Nihizazi keed adidlee n te n = Our Elders All Knew How to Farm

Labriola 57 minutes
Through interviews with Navajo Indians and archival film footage this documentary takes an historical look at Navajo farming in Ganado, Arizona including irrigation methods.
2005.

Nokomis: Voices of Anishinabe Grandmothers

Labriola 55 minutes
Documents Ojibwe women's attempts to restore and preserve their Native American culture and heritage. They recall painful memories of growing up trying to conform to a white man's view of the world, a view that saw Indian ways as bad. They discuss the negative influence of the mission schools, the desecration of Indian sacred and ceremonial artifacts and grounds, and the movement by Indians to reassert their treaty rights.
1994.

Ojibwe Wild Rice Harvest - Part 1

Labriola 27 minutes 55 seconds
The beautiful rhythms of the seasonal wild rice harvest through personal interviews with Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Elders.
1997.

Ojibwe Wild Rice Harvest - Part 2

Labriola 28 minutes 27 seconds
Through intimate Elder's stories, archeologist's insights, visits to tribal wild rice research stations and children's language classes at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe school, the cultural continuum of the wild rice harvest is beautifully portrayed.
1997.

Origin of the Crown Dance: An Apache Narrative and Ba'ts'oosee an Apache Trickster Cycle

Labriola 40 minutes VIDEO
After sundown on a winter night, the traditional time for a western Apache storytelling session, Rudolph Kane tells the story of a boy who became a gaan, a supernatural being with curative powers. It is followed by a cycle of eight "trickster" stories including the theft of fire and a tar baby story. Includes video guide, with transcript.
1980.

Our Children, Our Future

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
A Minnesota museum introduces Indian children to the wonders of science by exploring the natural world through interaction with Native elders, and a Dakota tribe teaches traditional values as part of a Native curriculum that introduces Dakota language and culture to their children in preschool. The program also shows how Alaska is continuing the tradition of Native awareness.
1995.

Our Nationhood

Labriola 96 minutes
Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Includes public performance rights.
2006.

Our Songs Will Never Die

Labriola 35 minutes VIDEO
Yurok, Karuk and Tolowa cultural summer camps are established for the purpose of reconstructing early village dance sites. As young work together with tribal elders, they also experience: surf-fishing, fish drying, sand-breadmaking, Indian card games, songs, stick-games, net making and history of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers.
1980.

Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School

Labriola 80 minutes
Explores the history and effects of United States government policy toward Indian boarding schools.
2003.

Paha Sapa : The Struggle for the Black Hills

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Examines the relationship of American Indians to the Black Hills as a sacred place. Explores the history of the Black Hills both before & during white settlement, & govt. relations with Am. In. since.
1994.

Path of Our Elders

Labriola 20 minutes VIDEO
Profiles the Pomo Indians of California; tells how their culture, traditions, and language are being preserved and handed down throughout the generations.
1980.

Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest

Labriola 22 minutes VIDEO
Explores the origins, history and life today of ten diverse cultural groups: Hopi, Navajo, Apache, Seri, Yaqui, O'Odham, Tarahumara, Yumans, Pai, Southern Paiute.
1997.

Peyote Road : Ancient Religion in Contemporary Crisis

Labriola 59 minutes VIDEO
Presents a documentary on the religious use of peyote by Native Americans and of efforts to establish protective legislation for practicing peyotism.
1994.

Pine Ridge, USA: The Frontier of the Forgotten

Labriola 26 minutes
Documentary on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Lakota. Includes public performance rights.
2003.

Pocahontas: Her True Story

Labriola 50 minutes VIDEO
Interviews with Pocahontas' descendants provide a new perspective on the life and times of this revered Native American heroine.
1998.

Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 1

Labriola 87 minutes
Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 1. The people, the baskets.
1994.

Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 2

Labriola 87 minutes
Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 2. A history of change, a continuing tradition.
1994.

Pomo Basketweavers: A Tribute to Three Elders, Volume 3

Labriola 87 minutes
Portrays current and past ways of life of the Pomo Indians and demonstrates the skill of Pomo basketmaking, featuring three well-known elders. Pt. 3. The people, the plants, the rules.
1994.

Pow Wow!

Labriola 16 minutes VIDEO
Introduces ceremonies, songs, dances and other rituals as seen at an intertribal gathering of North American Indians. Includes interviews with the participants who express their resolve to pass along this heritage to their children.
1980.

Power Paths

Labriola 53 minutes DVD
This documentary follows the Navajo, Hopi and Lakota Sioux tribes, as they find ways to introduce renewable energy projects into their communites through a grassroots movement that the filmmakers have tracked over the past two years.
2009.

Pride and the Power to Win

Labriola 28 minutes 12 seconds VIDEO
Describes a community project to improve the quality of education at the Baboquivari High School on the Tohono O'Odham reservation near Sells, Arizona.
1990.

Primal Mind

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
Incorporates scenic views, still photographs, vintage footage in examining the contrasts between traditional native American concepts and European-based American cultures.
1996.

Qallunaat: Why White People are Funny

Labriola 47 minutes
A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property.
2006.

Quechua: The Fading Inca Language

Labriola 19 minutes
While there have been numerous studies undertaken on indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Andes, little has been done on the role of Quechua in the lives of people living in remote villages. The purpose of this short documentary is to gain an understanding of Quechua language use in Huallanca, a mining town located in the Andes at an altitude of 3600m. There has been a slow decline in the use of Quechua due not only to government policies, but also to the attitudes of people within the town and the prestige associated with all things modern and Spanish.

Question of Indian Sovereignty

Labriola 7 minutes VIDEO
Defines Indian sovereignty and encourages Indian people to understand and use their sovereign powers.
1977.

Racing the Rez

Labriola 57 minutes DVD
Documentary about the competition between Navajo and Hopi high school cross-country runners in Northern Arizona.
2012.

Reclaiming Our Children: A Story of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Labriola 29 minutes
Prior to 1978, Indian children were being placed in foster care at a nationwide rate 10-20 times higher than non-Native children. These children often lost all connections with their families, extended families, tribes, and cultural heritage. Public Law 95-608, the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 was passed to remedy the problem of disproportionately large numbers of Indian children being placed in foster care. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) requires that Indian children be placed in Indian homes for foster care or adoption and gives the children's tribe certain rights to participate in the placement procedure. This documentary is an examination of the Child Welfare System, the Indian Child Welfare Act and the laws that work against it.
2007.

Recollections of Charles Chibitty: The Last Comanche Code Talker

Labriola 42 minutes VIDEO
Interview with Charles Chibitty, a Comanche codetalker in Europe during World War II.
2000.

Reconstruction - A New Life Begins

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
One of several CHIEF (Cherokee Heritage Indian Educational Foundation) Productions programs on the Cherokee people. Deals with Cherokee history after the Civil War.
1994.

Red Road : Toward the Techno-Tribal

Labriola 27 minutes 16 seconds VIDEO
Different people give their views on how all people need to become more harmonious with the environment, like the American Indian traditions.
1984.

Red Road to Sobriety, The

Labriola 90 minutes VIDEO
Places the alcohol problems of Native Americans within the context of the historical destruction of indigenous peoples and culture and the stereotype of the drunken Indian. Documents a growing social movement which combines ancient spiritual traditions with modern medical approaches in substance abuse recovery.
1995.

Red Road: The Barry Hambly Story

Labriola 47 minutes VIDEO
Follows Barry Hambly, an adopted Canadian Lakota, on his spiritual path in search of his origins to Saskatchewan to meet his birth mother.
2004.

Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew

Labriola 55 minutes VIDEO
Native American comedians discuss Native American humor.
2000.

Reel Injun

Labriola 88 minutes
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
2010.

Remarks of Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior at the 175th Anniversary, BIA

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Presents a speech by Kevin Gover marking the 175th anniversary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs held on September 8, 2000.
2000.

Rez Bomb

Labriola 90 minutes
Set on and around Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Rez Bomb is a love story/thriller about a Lakota girl and a white guy who are very much in love but get themselves into trouble with a brutal money lender and its against the clock for them to bail themselves out.
2009.

Ride to Wounded Knee, The

Labriola 86 minutes VIDEO
Follows a group of Lakota Indians on horseback in December, 1990 across South Dakota as they retrace the route that led to the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee.
1992.

River of Renewal-United by Water-Divided by People

Labriola 55 minutes
Follows Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian, on a journey of self-discovery in the land of his ancestors. Jack learns about the traditions of his people and their struggles to defend tribal rights and restore the wild salmon of the Klamath River Basin. River of Renewal documents eight years of protest and acts of civil disobedience as Indian tribes, farmers, and commercial fisherman defend their ways of life. The film witnesses a remarkable turnaround. Politically polarized stakeholders and government agencies overcome bitter divisions in reaching a consensus about the future -- a future that could bring the largest dam removal/river restoration project in history.
2009.

Rocks with Wings

Labriola 113 minutes
The story of the Shiprock Lady Chieftains basketball team, largely Navaho, whose new coach (Jerry Richardson) led them from a group of girls who expected to lose to the position of state champions, meanwhile learning to overcome the differences in race, gender and cultural heritage that divided them to achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment for themselves, their team and their community.
2002.

Running on the Edge of the Rainbow: Laguna Stories and Poems

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Silko reflects on the nature of Laguna storytelling, its functions, and the problems she has faced as an Indian poet. Though some of the contemporary stories appear to fall into the category of idle gossip, Silko discusses how these stories are in fact current versions of traditional tales. Includes video guide.
1980.

Sacred Ground: Indian Origin, Legend, and Spirit

Labriola 50 minutes
LAB FILM M-6
The story of North American Indians and their relation to the land.

Scenic Sedona

Labriola 45 minutes VIDEO
Explores Sedona, Arizona, as well as some of the surrounding areas.
1992.

Science or Sacrilege: Native Americans, Archaeology and the Law

Labriola 57 minutes VIDEO
Discusses the issue of the controversy between Indians and scientists on the excavations and study of Indian burial grounds and remains. Examines the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990, its underlying moral and political issues, its practical consequences, and the prospects for science in the post-NAGPRA world.
1996.

Season of Grandmothers

Labriola 28 minutes 16 seconds VIDEO
Grandmothers from the Spokane, Couer d'Alene, and Nez Perce tribes recall and demonstrate some of the roles of grandmothers, including culture carrier, teacher, child disciplinarian and historian.
1990.

Seasons of the Navajo

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
This documentary follows a Navajo family for one year and shows its many activities in the traditional kinship lifestyle.
1990.

Secrets of the Little Bighorn

Labriola 23 minutes VIDEO
Archaeologists have been able to generate a computer simulation of the final, fatal moments of the Battle of Little Bighorn. The reconstruction shows a Native American triumph rather than Custer's defeat, representing a dramatic reversal from the way the battle has traditionally been portrayed.
1993.

Seyewailo: The Flower World Yaqui Deer Songs

Labriola 51 minutes VIDEO
The "enchanted talk" of Yaqui deer songs as they are sung and danced to at a fiesta, the pahko, which lasts from dusk to dawn. Yaqui deer songs are religious expressions of the flower world. Includes video guide.
1980.

Share Our Pride

Labriola 20 minutes VIDEO
A Video guide to the Native Heritage Center. The Native Heritage Center is a center dedicated to the Cowichan people and the Nations of the Northwest Coast.
1994.

Skins

Labriola 87 minutes
An aboriginal police officer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation becomes frustrated with the alcoholism in his community.
2003.

Smoke Signals

Labriola 89 minutes
Two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, find friendship and self-discovery when they leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
2001.

Snowbowl Effect, The

Labriola 56 minutes
This film explores the controversy surrounding the recently proposed ski resort expansion and snowmaking with wastewater on the San Francisco Peaks as Native American tribal officials and spiritual leaders, Forest Service officials, and concerned citizens discuss the issues: sacred lands protection, public health concerns associated with groundbreaking studies on wastewater, economic misconceptions, threats to the environment, global warming and a small community caught in the conflict.
2005.

Some Truths, but Lots of Lies: Indigenous Peoples in Children's Literature

Labriola 50 minutes

Debbie Reese gives a lecture on how indigenous peoples are portrayed in children's literature.

Song to Sing, A

Labriola 15 minutes VIDEO
A biography of Native American opera singer Bonnie Jo Hunt. Donated by the Center for Indian Education.
1982.

Songs in Minto Life

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
This documentary of Interior Alaska music was shot on location in Minto Flats, and features the lifestyle of hunting people, animals, and the development of a song in the oral tradition of the Minto.
1985.

Songs of My Hunter Heart: Laguna Songs and Poems

Labriola 34 minutes VIDEO
The discovery of uranium deposits and the development of extensive mining have made inroads upon traditional Laguna Pueblo life while providing material benefits for the Indians who are disrupted. Harold Littlebird incorporates contemporary themes into his work, retaining the Pueblo reverence for the spoken work. Includes video guide.
1980.

Soop on Wheels

Labriola 50 minutes
Everett Soop, a Blackfoot with muscular dystrophy, is an outspoken journalist and political cartoonist - a crusader for Native rights and a man of acerbic wit. Includes public performance rights.
1998.

Southwest Indian Art: Baskets

Labriola 31 minutes VIDEO
This tape visits nine different weavers and shows in detail the making of the traditional coil baskets. Filmed entirely on the Pima, Papago, and Hopi reservations.
1992.

Southwest Indian Foundation

Labriola 16 minutes
Presents information on the Southwest Indian Foundation mission to lessen the poverty and unemployment among the Native Americans of the Southwest, specifically members of the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Laguna, Acoma, and Apache tribes.
2008.

Southwest Indian Jewelry: Silver Jewelry, Southwest Indian Art

Labriola 34 minutes VIDEO
Video visits Navajo, Zuni and Hopi silversmiths who make most of the Southwest Indian silver jewelry.
1992.

Southwest Indian Pottery

Labriola 48 minutes VIDEO
Visits four potters from the Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Zia pueblos; identifies pottery from different Indian tribes.
1992.

Spirit in the Rocks

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Combines an acted re-creation of the creation of a rock painting site in the Canadian Shield boreal forest area of northern Saskatchewan with a documentary-style explanation of what we know about the origins, meanings, and age of these ancient rock paintains (pictographs).
2005

Spirit of Crazy Horse, The

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
A history of the century long effort by the Lakota Sioux to reclaim their land and culture. 2 copies.
1990.

Spirit of the Dawn

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
This documentary traces the history of Indian education in the U.S. and the experience of the Crow Indians in Montana in particular. Includes archival footage.
1994.

Spirits for Sale

Labriola 58 minutes
Documentary on the appropriation of Native American religious traditions by non-Natives.
2007.

Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Tells the story of Squanto and the events that lead to the First Thanksgiving.
1993.

Standing Silent Nation

Labriola 53 minutes
Presents the historical background, economic conditions, and legal arguments surrounding Alex White Plume and his family after they began successfully -- and legally, according to the Oglala Sioux Tribe's ordinance -- farming industrial hemp on the tribe's South Dakota Badlands reservation.
2007.

Stolen Waters: The Battle Over the Water in Waiahole Ditch

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
In 1913, the Oáhu Sugar Company built a tunnel and pipe system totalling 27 miles from the Koólau mountains to the Éwa plain for irrigation during the height of the sugar industry boom. The water diversion severely affected subsistence farming and marine life on the Windward side of the island. This film tells the story of the effort to restore streams and the communities which depend on them.
1996.

Sun Dagger

Labriola 58 minutes 28 seconds VIDEO
Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Tells of the workings of the Calendar.
1982.

Sunrise Dance

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
This unique documentary shows an ancient, sacred Apache ceremony that has never before been filmed. The Sunrise Ceremony marks the passage from adolescence to adulthood for young Apache women. This documentary focuses on 13 year old Maureen Nachu, who lives on the Fort Apache Reservation, in Whiteriver, Arizona.
1994.

Sweating Indian Style

Labriola 57 minutes VIDEO
Tells about the controversies of New Age people performing the ceremony sweating.
1994.

Tattoo on my Heart, A: Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973

Labriola 59 minutes
The story of the 71-day occupation at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota as told through the perspectives of its participants.
2004.

Teachings of the Tree People

Labriola 58 minutes
National Heritage Fellow Gerald Bruce Sùbiyay Miller, Skokomish Tribal Twana Indian leader, gathers and weaves a cedar bark mat and shares his life story and the teachings of the Tree People.
2006.

The Border Crossed Us

Labriola 26 minutes
Explores immigration laws which deny citizenship to the Tohono O'odham, a tribal nation living on both sides of USA-Mexico border.
2007.

The Canary Effect

Labriola 63 minutes
Follows abuses instilled upon the indigenous people of North America and details the genocidal practices of the U.S. government and its continuing present day effects.
2007.

The Colonial Encounter: Views of Non-Western Art and Culture

Labriola 24 minutes
this program presents archival photos, film, clips, and posters from the 1900 World's Fair with commentary from art historians to understand Western prejudices concerning the culture of colonized countries.
2009.

The Creek Runs Red

Labriola 57 minutes DVD
Tells the story of a small town in Oklahoma. Divided by those who want to save the community from environmental threats; and those who want to be relocated away from the environmental disaster which was the result of the zinc and lead mining earlier in the 20th century. Includes public performance rights.
2007.

The Devil's Miner

Labriola 82 minutes DVD
The story of 14 year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year-old brother Bernardino as they work in the sixteenth century Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico (Potosí). Cerro Rico miners believe that Satan, as represented by hundreds of statues constructed in the mines, determines whether they live or die there.
2005.

The Exiles

Labriola 181 minutes
[C]hronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles -- transplants from Southwest reservations -- as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance.
2009.

The Land Has Eyes

Labriola 87 minutes DVD
A captivating saga of one girl's mustering up the heroic spirit of her heritage to confront the modern world. Set on the remote island of Rotuma in the South Pacific, it's a visually entracing work, capturing the pristine beauty of those luscious climes and cluingus in to a culture that has been defiled in many ways by European colonisation. At once an illuminationg ethnography of a remarkable people, The Land Has Eyes is most satisfyingly a tale of triumph and assertion. It focuses on Viki (Sapeta Taito), an industrious Rotuman teen who aspires to someday win a scholarship to Fiji. Strong-minded, which is not considered a virtue by the women in her family as well as her peers, Viki takes in upon herself to do what her more traditional parents cannot accomplish. In essence, she crosses cultural boundaries when she stands up to her father's good name, and she trascends female exceptions when she strives to achieve her highly personal goals.
2005.

The Last of His Tribe

Labriola 90 minutes DVD
A dramatization of the biography of Ishi, a lone survivor of California's Yahi tribe of Native-Americans. The story begins with Ishi's capture by ranchers, his early encounters with the academics who wish to study him, and the slow unveiling of his past to Dr. Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist who is intent on knowing all of Ishi's secrets.
2004.

The Long Walk: Tear of the Navajo

Labriola 57 minutes
In 1864, thousands of Navajos were marched to a barren reservation in New Mexico near the Texas border called Bosque Redondo. During this long walk, many died along the way. After their relocation, the boarding school aftermath would shake the identity of the Navajo Indians.
2008.

The Oneida Speak

Labriola 56 minutes
Through journals written in the 1930s, Oneida elders recall historical personal accounts.
2008.

The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz

Labriola 54 minutes
After anthropologist Spencer MacCallum bought pottery at Bob's Swap Shop in Deming, New Mexico, in 1976, he set out to find the artist. Upon meeting Juan Quezada in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, MacCallum ecourages Quezada to continue and refine his work. The nearly defuct Mexican town began to thrive when hundreds of other in the community became proficient as potters under the tutelage of Juan Quezada, including the artist Diego Valles. Including commentary by MacCallum, Quezada, Valles and Walter Parks, author of the book, "Miracle of Mata Ortiz." Includes public performance rights.

The Return of Navajo Boy

Labriola 57 minutes
The resurfacing of a decades-old film reunites a man and his family and explores radioactivity problems on the Navajo reservation. The original film, Navaho boy: the Monument Valley story, produced by Robert J. Kennedy, chronicled the Cly and Begay families. The new film, Return of Navajo boy, juxtaposes the families' lives now and then. The current film also explores the effects of uranium exposure from the mines on the Navajo Nation on the health of the Navajo people. It documents the return/reunion of John Wayne Cly, a Navaho boy, taken as a child by missionaries around 1960 from his Navajo family. Includes public performance rights.
2001.

The Snow Walker

Labriola 105 minutes DVD
When a plane carrying Charlie Halliday and a sick, Inuit woman, Kanaalay, crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature's worst. While search parties try to locate the place, Charlie decides to trek overland promising the woman he will return with help. Despite her sickness, she follows Charlie. Kanaalay teaches him the skills he will need in order to survive and he comes to respect her wisdon and her spirit.
2005.

The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy

Labriola 115 minutes
Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.
2006.

The Village of Thirty Centuries

Labriola 48 minutes VIDEO
A Story of a river, a people--and time: The story of Metepenagiag: A celebration of Mi'kmaq heritage. Originally produced as a documentary in 1996.
2007.

Those Who Came Before

Labriola 60 minutes VIDEO
Illustrates what life was like six centuries ago in the Southwest. It transports you to some of the most spectacular archeological sites in the American Southwest, where the compelling cultural legacy of pre-Columbian Puebloan peoples has been unearthed and preserved.
1996.

Those Who Have Gone Before: The Legacy of America's First Farmers

Labriola 28 minutes VIDEO
Documentary on the Hohokam culture of the prehistoric Southwest.
1994.

Thunderbird Woman: Winona Laduke

Labriola 60 minutes
Portrait Native American activist, Winona LaDuke.
2003.

To Protect Mother Earth: Broken Treaty II

Labriola 59 minutes VIDEO
Relates the legal battle between two Western Shoshone Indians and the U.S. government over land they claim is theirs according to the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. The Shoshone way of life is portrayed.
1989.

Traditional Ojibwe Ice Fishing

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Ben Chosa demonstrates the amazing traditional technique of ice fishing at the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin.
1998.

Transitions: Destruction of a Mother Tongue

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
This film by Blackfeet producers explores the relationship between language, thought, and culture, and examines the impact of language loss in Native American communities.
1991.

Tribal Sovereignty: The Right to Self-Rule

Labriola 14 minutes
Presents an overview of tribal sovereignty.
2007.

Two Worlds Colliding

Labriola 49 minutes
Story about two police officers in Saskatoon dumping aboriginals in a barren field on the city outskirts at below freezing temperatures. One of the victims comes forward with his story and sets into motion a major RCMP investigation into several suspicious deaths, conviction of the two constables who abandoned him, and the reopening of an old case, leading to a judicial inquiry. Includes public performance rights.
2006.

Unnatural and Accidental

Labriola 90 minutes
Rebecca returns to Vancouver to visit her dying father and finds herself drawn into a nightmarish odyssey when she pursues his wish to track down her long-lost mother.
2007.

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?

Labriola 236 minutes
Introduction -- In sickness and in wealth (56 min.) -- When the bough breaks (29 min.) -- Becoming American (29 min.) -- Bad sugar (29 min.) -- Place matters (29 min.) -- Collateral damage (29 min.) -- Not just a paycheck (30 min.).
2008.

Up Heartbreak Hill

Labriola 82 minutes DVD
Chronicles the senior year of three Navajo high-school students in New Mexico. Thomas, an elite runner; Tamara, an academic superstar; and Gabby, an aspiring photographer, as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. A PBS POV (Point Of View) documentary.
2012.

Violence Over the Land: Lessons from the Early American West

Labriola 70 minutes
Professor Ned Blackhawk of the University of Wisconson, Madison discusses the history of American Indians of the Great Basin in the early American West.
2008.

Voices from the Talking Stick

Labriola 27 minutes VIDEO
A story of the past, present and future told by the Haida people. The Haida offer a vantage of a people literally threatened with extinction that is a poignant parable and allegorical inspiration to the rest of the world.
1990.

Wabanaki

Labriola 25 minutes VIDEO
Discusses the Wabanaki peoples' (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac) efforts at cultural renewal.
1996.

Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

Labriola 85 minutes VIDEO
The story of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian imprisoned at Leavenworth Penitentiary for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975 at the Pine Ridge Reservation. Looks back at the violent confrontations at Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge in the 70's, today's Indian reservations, as well as Peltier's odyssey through the American justice system.
1991.

Water Flowing Together: Jock Soto of the New York City Ballet

Labriola 57 minutes
Portrait of Jock Soto, who retired from the New York City Ballet at age forty, after a twenty-four-year career. Inlcudes public performance rights.
2007.

Waterbuster

Labriola 57 minutes
Old memories surface when Hidatsa/Mandan filmmaker, J. Carlos Peindo, revisits the Upper Missouri River basin in North Dakota where his ancestors once lived. There he investigates the impact of the massive Garrison Dam project, constructed in the 1950's by the Army Corps of Engineers, which laid waste to a self-sufficient American Indian community, submerging fertile land and displacing his family and the people of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
2006.

Way of Learning

Labriola 40 minutes VIDEO
Discusses Native American students' educational and living experiences at Dartmouth College.
1988.

Way of the Warrior

Labriola 57 minutes
Discusses the experiences of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
2007.

We Pray with Tobacco

Labriola 59 minutes VIDEO
This video describes traditional Indian uses and meaning of tobacco, often comparing this with current cigarette use.
1998.

We Shall Remain

Labriola 395 minutes
Mini-series and 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. Disc 1 : After the Mayflower (77 min.) -- Bonus features ; Disc 2 : Tecumseh's vision (86 min.) -- Trail of Tears (75 min.) ; Disc 3 : Geronimo (77 min.) -- Wounded Knee (79 min.).
2009.

We Still Live Here: Âs nutayuneân

Labriola 56 minutes DVD
The Wampanoag are celebrated at Thanksgiving as the Indians who saved the Pilgrims from starvation, but their linguistic heritage remained largely forgotten until Jessie Little Doe Baird discovered hundreds of documents written in their ancient language. Her efforts, which led to the reclamation of the Wampanoag language and culture, are explored in this documentary film.
2010

When Your Hands are Tied

Labriola 56 minutes
An educational film that explores the unique ways in which young Native Americans are finding to express themselves in a contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional values.
2006.

White Man's Way

Labriola 30 minutes VIDEO
Depicts every-day life of Plains Indians children at U.S. government Indian schools. Begun in the 1880's, school philosophy was to educate these children to the white man's way- a method which attempted to create their cultural annihilation. Shows children's separation from their homes and traditions and their sense of alienation even from their own culture
1986-1993.

White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Labriola 25 minutes 30 seconds VIDEO
A documentary exploring the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions.
1995.

Who Owns the Past?

Labriola 56 minutes
This documentary explores the conflict between anthropologists and Indian people over the control of human remains found on ancestral Indian land. Includes public performance rights.
2001.

Wilma P. Mankiller : Chief of Cherokee Nation - Woman of Power

Labriola 29 minutes VIDEO
Profiles Wilma Mankiller in her role as leader of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.
1992.

Winds of Time : the Story of the Anasazi Culture

Labriola 58 minutes VIDEO
Robert Urich narrates the story of the ancient Anasazi people.
1995.

Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations

Labriola 57 minutes VIDEO
The Lakota Nation mourned the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre for 100 years. Then a group of Lakota decided to bring their people out of mourning through a traditional ceremony known as Washigila; "Wiping the Tears." The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony.
1992.

Yellow Fever: the Navajo Uranium Legacy

Labriola 57 minutes DVD
Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region. She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.
2014

Your Humble Serpent: The Wisdom of Reuben Snake

Labriola 70 minutes VIDEO
Presents a portrait of Reuben Snake, a contemporary Native American leader and role model who speaks out on ecology, sacredness, intuitive thinking, and the "rebrowning of America." Combines Mr. Snake's storytelling with interviews of friends and relatives.
1996.