Videos about Indigenous Issues
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Native American Protesters Drive Dakota Access Pipeline Bulldozers and Security off Land
On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If...
Stunning Summary of US Imperialism and Native Resistance... on MSNBC!
On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.
Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita (If Not Us Then Who) 2016
Cultural diversity gives us strength and resilience! Indonesia has 726 languages making it the second most diverse in the world. Based on Dadang Pohon Tua's song, "Siapa Lagi...
Welcome to the Halluci Nation - A Tribe Called Red and Yasiin Bey Drop Dope New Track
First Nations electronic DJ trio A Tribe Called Red's new album, We Are the Halluci Nation is led by the track “R.E.D.,” which features Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Canadian-Iraqi...
"This land belongs to our ancestors"
Take 60 seconds to learn about one Māori tribe's struggle to reclaim their ancestral land from the government. In New Zealand, division of land between #Māori and European...
Was America Ever Great?
There's an old cliche that says "history is written by the victor." Unfortunately, that's probably true. Well here's some American History 101 from a less biased perspective.
Celebrating Indigenous Pride With A Tribe Called Red
"Stadium Pow Wow" is A Tribe Called Red's first summer single of 2016. The energetic anthem continues to showcase Tribe's unique style of music to the world. Featuring Black...
United Natures: a United Nations of all Species (2013)
United Natures explores the Rights of Mother Earth, Environmental Philosophy, Wisdom, Spirituality and the potential for a Neo-indigenous future for humanity. Directed and...
Re-Learning the Land: a Story of Red Crow College (2015)
RE-LEARNING THE LAND is the story of a Blackfoot community in southern Alberta, Canada, and how they have re-taken control of their education system within Red Crow Community...
The Heart Of The World Is In You and Needs You
Our ancestors have named this place the #HeartOfTheWorld A sacred place for protection of humanity, the animals, trees and water. The Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta is a sacred...
A New Story for Humanity (2016)
Inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation: a sold-out multicultural, multigenerational inquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and...
In Defence of Life (2016)
In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania...
The United Nations of the Spirit - Naciones Unidas Del Espíritu
In 2015 leaders and members of diverse indigenous communities throughout America founded the United Nations of the Spirit. Durante el mes de diciembre del 2015 en la Eco...
Rites of Passage: Mentoring the Future
If we do not initiate the young they will burn down the village to feel the heat. - African Proverb The villages are burning.  Worldwide. An estimated $500 billion is spent...
Mother of All Rivers
In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people and waged a grassroots campaign that...
Warrior - The Life of Leonard Peltier (1992)
This is the definitive feature documentary about American Indian activist, Leonard Peltier. His story is told within the context of the American Indian Movement, the US federal...
How to De-Arrest a Comrade
A group of Secwpemc women shut down a treaty vote being held by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NStQ) in Williams Lake, i so called British Columbia, "Canada". One person...
The Song of Grandmother Cricket
When nature is exploited it's time for the people to come together. When an old woman comes around, she brings with her a song and the rain that follows.  At first the...
The Empire's War on the Border (2016)
Join Abby Martin as she investigates why there are thousands of bodies on the US Mexico border--and uncovers a hidden war--in this full-length documentary, originally aired as...
The 'Super Bowl' Ad We Should Have Seen
Watch the #BigGame commercial the NFL would never air. Get involved by contacting the Washington Professional Football Team, the NFL and the Washington Post:  DC...
For Native Americans in Minnesota, Food is a Sign of Oppression
After hundreds of years of isolation, here’s how the indigenous heroes are fighting to reclaim their cultural identity — and their health.
Profound Wisdom: "In Our Language, We Don't Have a Word for Rights. We Have Words for Responsibility."
A short film featuring Toghestiy and Mel Bazil. Filmed on stolen Gixtsan and Wet'suwet'en territories. Learn more about their project at unistotencamp.com
Australian Dream is a Nightmare for Indigenous People, It's Time to Wake Up
Is Australia really a multicultural safe haven of equal opportunity? Or is racism more prevalent than ever before? Stan Grant took to the stage for the last IQ2 debate of 2015...
Aboriginal People Respond to "Australia Day"
Celebrate Australia as a whole.
RUNNING AGAINST PIPELINES
On December 4th 2015, Enbridge's began pumping tar sands crude on its 40 year old line 9 pipeline. On the same day, 22 year old Rachel Thevenard, began an 800 km run, through...
What Do You See?
There are many different ways of living on this planet, who's to say their way is best? 
Seeds of Justice - In The Hands of Farmers (2015)
Seeds of Justice follows Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede’s inspirational work to re-valorise farmers’ knowledge and protect their position as guardians of seed...
The Living Forest: the Amazonian Tribespeople Who Sailed Down the Seine
The Kichwa tribe in the Sarayaku region of the Amazon in Ecuador believe in the 'living forest', where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. They are fighting oil...
Ecological Learning Through Direct Experience (2015)
This is a documentary about getting out into the natural world and learning from the wisdom of land and people - focusing on how rewilding our perception might be the catalyst...
The Meaning of Mahu
Mahu is the Hawaiian term for people who embody both male and female spirit - or what Westerners call transgender.  This animated scene from the PBS/Independent Lens film "KUMU...
Kumu Hina (2014)
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawaii. Trailer for...
When We Were Hela: ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare (2014)
There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil's $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea—funded in part by a U.S. government loan. A...
The True Story of Native Peoples' Plight - From Genocide to Reeducation
Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day's portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism...
Native American Responses to Thanksgiving
We invited Native Americans to respond to the word "Thanksgiving." These are their responses.
The Unist'ot'en Are Holding Their Ground Against Oil & Gas Pipelines
Since 2009, the Unist'ot'en clan and its supporters have occupied a camp that is blocking proposed oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, Canada. In the summer of...
Marie's Dictionary - Great Grandmother's Efforts to Keep Her Native Language Alive
In the United States more than 130 Native American languages are endangered. Several are on the verge of extinction with only a handful of fluent speakers. This short...
Crudo (Crude) 2009
Crude is a 2009 American documentary film directed and produced by Joe Berlinger.[1] It follows a two-year portion of an ongoing class action lawsuit against the
Donald Trump Hosting Saturday Night LIVE?
Dear Lorne Michaels and Saturday Night Live,   We urge you to dump Trump as the November 7th host of Saturday Night Live!  NBC did the right thing in June when they severed...
Kahnawake Mohawks Block Train Tracks to Stop Sewage Dump
Kahnawake Mohawks made good on their promise to escalate actions, by blocking train traffic for over an hour, since Montreal’s mayor hasn’t canceled the scheduled 8 billion...
How to Stop a Pipeline: Canadian First Nations' Legal Battle for Their Territories
A decade-long battle over a proposed pipeline is helping shape the Canadian national election even as a historic legal case may make or break the development. First Nations are...
Pounding Hooves
A short documentary exploring the issue of rewilding and coexistance with Nature, through the eyes of indigenous people and scientists in North America and Europe.  A film by...
Changing Tides (2015)
Changing Tides follows the organization Warm Current, a surf non-profit that works with underserved youth on the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States. By bringing kids...
Land of Corn (2015)
Land of corn is a documentary film about four environmental and land rights defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras who work in an extremely dangerous...
Corridors of Resistance: Stopping Oil and Gas Pipelines (2015)
The Unist’ot’en camp in North-Western British Colombia, Canada, is front and centre in a global battle for climate and energy justice. Since 2011 they have been maintaining a...
Here and Now (2015)
Here and Now weaves together social justice, land conservation, human history, and scientific knowledge into a cohesive and moving story about what’s possible by working...
Gustafsen Lake Standoff In 5 Minutes
Twenty years ago, brave indigenous land defenders in so called British Columbia, squared off with the Royal Colonial Mounted Police, in the Secwepemc territory of Ts'Peten...
Beneath the Canopy: Achuar Fight Against Big Oil and Climate Change
The Peruvian Amazon, which encompasses some 300,000 square miles, is an extremely biodiverse landscape larger than the state of Texas. For its size, it is very sparsely...
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (2014)
LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that...
Nature Needs You
People across Australia are standing their ground for nature. There's a lot at stake, but we're ready to face the challenge together. It's not just our iconic landscapes and...
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)
A feature-length, multi-award winning documentary by Alanis Obomsawin set in the thick of the armed confrontation between Mohawks and Canadian government forces during the 1990...