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Native American News Online

Here are a few of the Native-run news sites that you can read online.

Lakota Country Times
Navajo Times
Navajo-Hopi Observer
Indian Country Today
Buffalo Post Blog
NAPT AIROS Radio


American Indian Reservations

Here a few of the reservations where NRC works.

Navajo (aka Dine')
Hopi
White Mountain Apache
San Carlos Apache
Zuni Pueblo
Acoma Pueblo
Rosebud Sioux
Oglala Sioux (Pine Ridge)
Northern Cheyenne
Crow
Blackfeet
Salish & Kootenai


Please note: The films and books that follow are not being sold or marketed by National Relief Charities, although we do provide links that make it easy for you to order the products from vendors who carry them.



American Indian History: Films

We Shall Remain
PBS Series about the 300 years after the Mayflower, Tecumseh's Vision, the Trail of Tears, Geronimo, and Wounded Knee.
Watch "We Shall Remain" Online
Order "We Shall Remain" (Inquire with PBS)

How the West Was Lost
Discovery Channel series on the westward expansion and effect on ancestral homelands, from the Native American perspective.
Order "How the West Was Lost"

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
An HBO Films Movie Event about Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, Charles Eastman, and Henry Dawes. Begins at the battle of Little Big Horn and ends with the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Order "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"

True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
PBS Series about the young Navajo men recruited from Indian boarding schools into the Marines during World War II.
Order "True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers"

The Long Walk: Tears of the Navajo
KUED TV Series about one of the most important stories of the American West, a story of heartbreak and triumph through enormous adversity. The boarding school aftermath would shake their identity.
Order "The Long Walk: Tears of the Navajo"

In a White Man's Image
PBS Series about the removal of Indian children and the boarding school experience that still haunts Native Americans today.
Out of print. (Inquire with PBS)

The Journey of Sacagawea
PBS Series on the life of Sacagawea, from the rich oral history of the Augadika Shoshoni, Mandan Hidatsa and Nez Perce tribes, and historical accounts taken from the journals of the Corps of Discovery.
Order "The Journey of Sacagawea"


American Indian Greatness & Hope: Films

Two Rivers
Greanleaf Street Productions documents the effect that a small group is having on relations with Native Americans in a northwest community. Offers hope for any community in America.
Order "Two Rivers"

A History of American Indian Achievement
PBS tale of 3 stories about Native American contributions to architecture, technology, and art; survival and avoiding extermination by the dominant culture; and notable achievement.
Order "A History of American Indian Achievement"

500 Nations
Kevin Costner exploration of eyewitness accounts about the magnificent Indian civilizations prior to contact with the west and eventual subjugation of the Plains Indians.
Order "500 Nations"

Great Native American Nations
Six-part classroom series on the words of Lakota Sioux, Navajo, Cheyenne, and others served by National Relief Charities, woven together to help students experience Native life and the effects of westward expansion by European and American settlers.
Order "Great Native American Nations"


American Indian History: Books

Black Elk Speaks
This is the life story of Nicholas Black Elk, a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. Author John G. Neihardt (et al) reveal the life and visions of the Lakota healer and the tragic history of his Sioux people.
Order "Black Elk Speaks"

The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History
Joseph M. Marshall, III goes beyond legend to reveal Crazy Horse as the man, leader, father, human and brave that he was.
Order "The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History"

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy
Kent Nerburn (et al) shed new light on why Chief Joseph's life and surrender of the Nez Perce forever altered America. Chief Joseph is best known for the speech surrendering his tribe to the U.S. government in 1877 after one of the most remarkable military retreats in American history.
Order "Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy"

North American Indians
Edward S. Curtis traveled throughout the United States, making a vivid record of Native American peoples that would eventually comprise 20 volumes. Many of the most significant photographs have been selected for this classic, with images from 1896 to 1930.
Order "North American Indians"

Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
Native American activist, author, and lawyer Vine Deloria released this book to help draw attention to the Native American struggle, around the time that the American Indian Movement was gaining momentum. Focused on the Native American goal of sovereignty without political and social assimilation, it stood as a good natured, scholarly hallmark of Native American Self-Determination at the time.
Order "Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto"

Finding Helen: A Navajo Miracle
Rose Tsosie, a Navajo storyteller, tells the common story of a 13-year old who goes to the hospital to deliver twins and unknowingly signs her babies away by marking an "x" and a thumbprint on a piece of paper written in English, which she cannot read. Take a journey through time as destiny draws mother and babies together again.
Order "Finding Helen: A Navajo Miracle"


Native American Life: Books

Last Standing Woman
Winona LaDuke is an American Indian activist who traces 7 generations of Ojibwe/Chippewa and a reservation's struggle to restore its culture. These living heroes breathed hope and vision while battling alcoholism and abuse and fighting to retain their land.
Order "Last Standing Woman"

Living in Two Worlds: The American Indian Experience
Charles Eastman's vivid account of the American Indian experience, as seen through his eyes (Ohiyesa). Explains the notion of "living in two worlds" that is faced by every American Indian alive.
Order "Living in Two Worlds: The American Indian Experience"

Lakota Woman
Mary Crow Dog chronicles growing up in a one-room cabin without running water or electricity on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, she rebelled against alcohol, missionary school, and hopelessness. In this national best seller is a story of death, cruelties against American Indians, and the Native American struggle for rights against all odds.
Order "Lakota Woman"

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie chronicles the modern-day adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live on the reservation, as well as challenges he faces when returning home to
visit.
Order "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"

Toughest Indian in the World
Sherman Alexie collection of stories presenting the kind of Native American rarely seen in literature — one portrayed as simply human and without stereotypes — who pays his bills, holds down jobs, and falls in and out of love.
Order "Toughest Indian in the World"

What Does Died Mean?
Dr. Marjorie Thomas (aka Grandma Thomas) weaves the Navajo language and teachings into this children's book about a young girl who loses her grandfather and wonders... is he still at the trading post, where has he gone, will he ever come back... and learns about diabetes and death.
Order "What Does Died Mean?"

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