The Northern Arapaho People of the Wind River Indian Reservation of Wyoming are story tellers. In an effort to pass their culture to the next generation the Elders tell the children four traditional stories, using clay animation, shadow puppets, paintings, drawings and performance, the children make the stories come to life.
Michael R.L Begay is from the Santo Domingo Pueblo and Navajo Nation tribes, currently attending the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe New Mexico working on a BFA in Cinematic Arts & Technology emphasizing in Directing, Editing, and Director of Photography. He graduated with an AA in both Culinary Arts from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Media Communications from Haskell Indian Nations University. Michael is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, cinematographer, screenwriter, photographer, chef, silversmith, and traditional artist.
In 2009, a 500-year-old artifact was discovered on the beach outside of Quinhagak, Alaska, opening the door to the most productive archaeological dig in Arctic history with 60,000 artifacts recovered so far. In 2009, the site was 50 feet from the ocean. Today it is ten.
A Native American priestess searches for purpose on her coming-of-age spirit quest. Along her journey, she discovers the ruins of human civilization - and what lives inside.
In the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico a group of young Navajo leaders work to bring hope and change into their once thriving community.
Cherokee waters and todays issues with pollution.
A short film on the environment and how the fossil fuel industry is affecting climate change. It’s a black and white hand drawn film dedicated to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Territory. The main theme is about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The intention of the film is to create social awareness regarding contamination of natural resources.
Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting over 115,000 attendees each year. It culminates with its Haute Couture Fashion Show. The show highlights Indigenous fashion designers who look to their cultural past to create clothing, jewelry and accessories that embody the essence of ancestral memory while creating innovative designs representing the now. Through interviews with the show's creator, designers, models, and attendees, "Walk With Pride" challenges notions of what's considered "traditional" and "authentic" and through the lens of the show, offers a contemporary view of evolving Native American and First Nation's identities.