Indians are lousy television? Your Gift on Thanksgiving By Lara/Trace Don’t feel bad about knowing little to nothing about American Indians or First Nations in North America. I have a special treat for you on this day of Thanksgiving and our ways of giving thanks.  It’s a half-hour talk by a Native scholar K. Tsianina Lomawaima.  Give yourself this gift. Just remember […]

Blog Bonus: An App Tells Overlooked History of the Largest Slave Port | A Night at the Garden | WTH?

The Museum of Yesterday is an augmented reality app that excavates the secret histories of Rio de Janeiro, including its major role in the transatlantic slave trade. SEE: An App Tells the Overlooked History of the Largest Slave Port in the Americas When 20,000 American Nazis Descended Upon New York City Oct 10, 2017 […]

SOLD: Human Trafficking (videos)   BBC VIDEO published on Aug 1, 2015 Human trafficking is a global problem, with the UN saying victims come from as many as 152 countries, and that a third of those trafficked are children.  BBC News focused on three countries, talking to people who have been trafficked and also to the traffickers themselves.   […]

Changing the Way We See Native Americans – 500 NATIONS Changing the Way We See Native Americans – 500 NATIONS | 500 NATIONS.   By Lara/Trace This talk was given at a TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In 2013 Matika Wilbur (story/project link) took on a project of massive scope: to photograph members of each Federally recognized tribe in the […]

Once Hidden In Shame, 2 Mothers ‘Don’t Have To Lie Anymore’

by NPR Staff (2014) Susan Mello Souza (left) and Mary Moran Murphy met as teenagers at a home for unwed mothers in Massachusetts. Decades later, the women are still friends. StoryCorps In 1968, Susan Mello Souza and Mary Moran Murphy were teenagers — and both were pregnant. To keep that a secret, their families sent […]

First Look Media exciting news times ahead 10 Feb 2014 at 10:15 am Think of how many roads that money could have built. Schools, upgraded power grids, hydro electric power plants, medical care. Hell – shoes. America’s War Machine has a strangle hold on the US economy and the future of all Americans. We must […]

VIDEO: Birchbark Canoe

WISCONSIN LIFE Birchbark Canoe Aired: 01/10/2014 03:20 Rating: TV-G As a young boy, Wayne Valliere’s grandmother said to him, “Your grandfathers are written throughout history. I challenge you and your brothers to think, what will your grandchildren say about you someday?” That inspired Valliere to pass on his Native American culture to young people in […]

intuitive tracking film   What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you? Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals. Anna can feel the scars hidden […]

The Truth about Emanuel

Watch ‘The Truth About Emanuel’ Trailer Starring Jessica Biel and Kaya Scodelario The Editors  Never underestimate the power of a mother’s love. Check out the official trailer for this atmospheric genre piece from writer/director Francesca Gregorini. The trailer for The Truth About Emanuel, the film that mesmerized audiences at the Sundance Festival, has finally arrived! […]

Young Lakota airs tomorrow

“Young Lakota” Documentary to Premiere on PBS Independent Lens Nov. 25 Trailer here. Website here. “Young Lakota” Official Trailer from marionlipschutz/roserosenblatt on Vimeo. Young Lakota will air at 10 p.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 25, on PBS’s Independent Lens. The film chronicles Tribal President Cecelia Fire Thunder’s challenge to a proposed abortion ban in South Dakota, and the political awakening she […]

State Sanctioned Kidnapping: Actor-Adoptee Eric Schweig

A speech was given by actor-adoptee Eric Schweig on February 19, 1999 at the Vancouver Inner City Foster Care Conference. Invited to the conference to share his own experiences and perspectives, Eric was pleased to have the opportunity to speak on a topic close to his heart. The ramifications and issues surrounding interracial/cultural adoption are, […]

The Cherokee Word for Water

The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature length motion picture that tells the story of the work in the Bell Community that lead Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This film is dedicated to the memory of Wilma Mankiller, Johnson Soap, the Bell Community and the contributions […]