A Look at Native Narrative Change Through Film

Too often, the media inaccurately portrays the culture and history of Native Americans, which has negatively contributed to the marginalization of a strong, resilient group of people. To help change this narrative, check out one (or all!) of the films below:

100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
“100 Years” is the David vs. Goliath story of Elouise Cobell, a petite, Native American Warrior who filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the United States Government and won a $3.4 billion settlement for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral-rich lands were mismanaged by the Department of the Interior. (Run time: 1h 16min)

Blood Memory: A Story of Removal and Return
Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era – a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide.  As public scrutiny over Indian child welfare increases, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony. (Run time: 1h 47min)

Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. (Run time: 1h 14min)

Neither Wolf nor Dog
Released in 2016, Neither Wolf nor Dog is about a white writer on a road trip who meets a Lakota elder and ends up learning about contemporary NatA white author is sucked into a road trip through the heart of Native American Country by a Lakota elder and his best friend forcing the author into a deep understanding of contemporary native life. Adapted by the Minnesota award-winning book of the same name, starring much loved Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle. (Run time: 1h 50min)

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