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Native American Heritage Month: Films & Videos

Moorpark College celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Selected Films on Kanopy

Selected Videos from Films on Demand - Log in to MyVCCCD when prompted

The Native Americans: "This program explores the many similarities among tribal nations, including a profound respect for nature, myth, and tradition; matriarchal governance; a communal lifestyle; a belief in an afterlife; and the use of pictographs, symbols, and patterns rather than an alphabet-based language."

Native Americans: Celebrating Traditions: By presenting the experiences of Native Americans from a wide array of fields including artisans, performers, and teachers, this program shows how many tribes are returning to the traditions and spirituality of their ancestors.

The First Face of America - PBS

Native Land: Nomads of the Dawn: "In Native Land: Nomads of the Dawn, author Jamake Highwater uses a tapestry of ritual dance, drama, and storytelling to trace the path of the nomads who discovered the Americas and created the complex civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas, and other South American peoples."

Native Americans Welcome The Railroad To Their Territory

Famous Americans: Native Americans:  Over 25,000 years ago, the first people began to arrive in what is now known as North America. This program examines the early civilizations of the Inuits, Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans, and the impact of the Europeans beginning with Christopher Columbus’s fateful voyage in 1492. Also covered are the Native American tribes of North America and their cultures; western expansion in the United States; life on the reservations, and much more. Explore the traditions of a proud people with a rich past and an uncertain future—the Native Americans.

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