Videos about Indigenous Issues
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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...
Satish Kumar on "What Is a Sacred Place?"
Satish Kumar brings a Hindu, Buddhist and Jain perspective to the definition of "sacred place." We found his explanation so compelling that we edited a three-minute piece...
Honey At The Top
Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation. Filmmaker Dean...
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land (2013)
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in...
The Walls of Bethlehem
The Walls of Bethlehem documents clashes between Palestinians in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and invading Israeli soldiers after the Israeli army’s killing of 20-year-old...
Racism Is Real
The Baltimore Uprising is a symptom of a much larger problem! SIGN THE PLEDGE TO FIGHT RACISM Something is wrong when thousands of resumes are mailed to employers with...
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Eyes Wide Open writer Eduardo Galeano take us on a journey through today’s Latin America. After 500 years of exploitation and repression, Latin America is at a turning point in...
We Love Being Lakota
"We Love Being Lakota" is the first in a series of videos and texts from our documentary project "The Native and the Refugee", connecting the struggles taking place on Indian...
Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many...
Immigrants For Sale (2011)
Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the...
Yaigojé Apaporis - Traditional Knowledge at the Heart of Protecting the Colombian Amazon
Yaigojé Apaporis is the local name for a one million hectare stretch of Amazon forest, and the traditional territory of the Makuna, Tanimuka, Tuyuca, Cabiyari and Letuama who...
In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports (1997)
This groundbreaking 1997 PBS documentary launched the movement against American Indian mascots to a new level, getting reviewed in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated...
Israeli Activists: Reject Mandatory Military Service | Interview with Amit Gilutz
Abby Martin interviews Israeli activist, Amit Gilutz, about why he is urging young Israelis to reject mandatory enlistment in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Great Canadian Migrations: The Tar Sands Pipeline
Join the intrepid naturalist as he follows the greatest of all Canadian migrations: the journey of the tar sands. Say no to the Energy East pipeline proposal here.
Defenders of the Spirit Forest (2014)
Defenders of the Spirit Forest is a film set in the rainforests of Cambodia. The Cardamom mountains are a remaining jewel of biodiversity in a country where forests are...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and...
Protecting the Source, Inspiring the Future: The Story of Pachamama Alliance
The Pachamama Alliance is a non-profit organization working to create a just, thriving and sustainable world for all. Our work started in the Amazon rainforest with a call from...
Border Splurge: 6 Ways Corporations Bring The Battlefield Home
In 2013, the Government spent $18 BILLION on Border and Immigration enforcement, more than the budget of every other Federal agency, combined. SUBSCRIBE:  WATCH MORE:  ABOUT...
The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance (2014)
The Brazilian government is planning to build a vast number of big dams on the rivers around the Amazon Rainforest, destroying biodiversity and disrupting the way of life of...
The Messenger: Stories From The Fight Against Big Oil In Ecuador
In 2011, Tony Cruz, Co-Founder of Do-Gooder and Amnesty International Shareholder Activist traveled to Ecuador to view the devastation left behind by oil companies.
How To Stop An Oil And Gas Pipeline: The Unist'ot'en Camp Resistance
Over the past four years, the Unist'ot'en clan of the Wet'suwet'en nation have literally built a strategy to keep three proposed oil and gas pipelines from crossing their land...
Living The Sacred Teachings of Aloha
The ancestral knowledge of the Hawaiian people was handed from generation to generation through an oral tradition. Students were chosen and placed into a school of learning...
Locomotive Time Bomb
This week, we look at the fierce militant protest against Columbus Day by the indigenous Mapuche nation in so called Chile. Also the uncompromising resistance of Normalista...
Clean Up Or Cover Up - The Aftermath of the Worst Mining Disaster in Canadian History
When a tailings pond holding toxic waste from Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine breached on August 4th 2014 it released 10 million cubic metres of water and 4.5 million cubic...
PandaLeaks: Exposing WWF's Green Empire
This video for the release of the book Pandaleaks: The Dark Side of the WWF gives a taster of some of the abuses the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is complicit in, including...
Black Hole: Transforming a Forest into a Coalmine
One Mining Company, a protest camp running for over 700 days, 280 voluntary arrests and counting, a State Forest home to 396 Species of native fauna and flora, 34 of which are...
Operation Great Bear - In Defence of the Sacred
Operation Great Bear: We have spent the last month in the field, defending wildlife from the annual, senseless slaughter known as the British Columbia trophy hunt. The Wildlife...
A Hidden America: Children of the Plains, Lakota, Pine Ridge (2011)
This poignant full doc. with Diane Sawyer takes an in-depth look at the young Lakota dreamers and survivors of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota fighting...
Saving Papua by Not Cycling There
Actually I wanted to cycle from Berlin to West Papua, Indonesia, in order to bring awareness to an ongoing environmental and geopolitical conflict - a fight for independence of...
WWF Complicit In Tribal People's Abuse
Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has uncovered serious abuses of Baka “Pygmies” in southeast Cameroon, at the hands of anti-poaching...
Marlon Brando Speaks Truth on The Treatment of American Indians (1973)
Legendary Marlon Brando was interviewed on The Dick Cavett Show 6/12/1973 after he refused to accept the Oscar at 45th Academy Awards, 1973 to protest the treatment of American...
Elder Explains the Origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings
Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings. The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit...
The Invisible Peak: Hidden in Plain Sight
Mt. Tamalpais, sentinel peak of the San Francisco Bay Area, is considered sacred by many... native and non-native alike. In 1950, the military bulldozed the highest peak of the...
Indigenous Peoples Connect The Dots At Climate March in New York
Indigenous leaders at the Peoples Climate March in New York speak to the urgency of Climate Change and the need for all of us to be #IdleNoMore. From the Amazon to the Arctic...
KUMBARIKIRA MUSIC PROJECT
A music project with youth from the town Nauta in the middle of the peruvian Amazon jungle. They sing about the loss of their native language Kukama.
Our Survival Depends On Keeping The Oil In The Ground
Humanity's survival depends on not burning two-thirds of our global oil reserves, so we must act now by limiting fossil fuel extraction. The highly biodiverse Amazon basin is a...
Our Generation (2010)
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in...
The Oldest Tree Huggers | Valhalla-India
It's something often done these days -- but have you ever wondered who were first to start this non-violent style of protest? Check out the blog for more info and photos...
Thousands of Canadians Stand for Love and Unity - Powerful Indy Media Journalism
Between August 21st and 24th,  thousands of Canadians gathered in Ottawa to take part in the countries first Peoples' Social Forum - an event of workshops, education, network...
Mesmerizing: The Song of Niyamagiri
As in the American civil rights movement, both music and adult education for action are central to the Dongria Kondh people's resistance struggle. Niyamgiri is the mountain...
Greg Sarris: From "We" Societies to "Us/Them" Societies and Back Again
Greg Sarris describes how his people (descendants of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo) are using their understanding that they have always been a part of the natural world to...
Today I Lost A Friend And Slam Poet...Rest In Power Zaccheus Jackson
Today I lost a good friend.  Zaccheus Jackson and I connected over our mutual love for the art of spoken word poetry a few years back, and our paths often crossed when I would...
Can a Tipi Stop a Pipeline? - Oyate Wahacanka
Can a Tipi Stop a Pipeline? Keystone Tar Sands / XL Pipeline. Nearly everyone is familiar with these words and most have at least some opinion about what they represent...
The Road to Home (trailer) - documentary about West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda
Documentary about Benny Wenda, the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papuan independence leader, in his ongoing struggle to free his people from Indonesian colonial rule.
Vanishing World
VANISHING WORLD explores how the population of the remote Alaskan village of Newtok are directly affected by climate change. Told in the natives storytelling technique of...
The Action Camp
The Unist'ot'en, a clan of the Wet'suet'en Nation have built a protection camp to block the Pacific Trails Pipeline or PTP, in so called British Columbia in Canada. The PTP...
The Struggle for Survival of the Roma People
Roma people, also known as gypsies, are Europe's largest ethnic minority and have long endured bigotry and abuse. This year, after EU travel and work restrictions for people...