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Community
Navajo/Diné Community, Hopi Community, Intertribal/Mixed Community
Category
Documentary
Summary
Documentary about the history of the forced relocation of thousands of Navajo people from Black Mesa in Arizona after the 1974 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.
Community
Hopi Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
A summary of Hopi pottery and Piki bread making, and agricultural and livestock-keeping practices in the Keams Canyon and First Mesa areas of the Hopi reservation. Story follows John Ovayama through various scenarios reflecting Hopi life and customs..
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Navajo activities include: silversmithing jewelry and bow guard; grinding corn meal and baking bread; eating a meal; ploughing and planting; children and elders; wrapping a baby into a cradleboard. Views of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.
Community
Pueblo/Puebloan Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Pottery making is highlighted, with a sequence on Maria Martinez at Pueblo de San Ildefonso, NM.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Scenes of Navajo life include: sheepherding and animal husbandry; rug weaving; moccasin making; preparing food; visiting the trading post; farming; a marriage, silversmithing; conducting a sweat; performing a men’s Shooting Way Chant and sandpainting.
Community
Akimel O'odham/Pima Community & Tohono O'odham/Papago Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
This film follows the plight of Akimel O'odham farmers and how local irrigation efforts, San Carlos Irrigation Project, and the Coolidge Dam factor into their modern practices. Also covers food preservation practices and basket weaving.
Community
Akimel O'odham/Pima Community & Tohono O'odham/Papago Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
An A/O grandfather tells his grandson about wedding customs and other things depicted in petroglyphs; also what may be a mock wedding ceremony. Narration incl. the roles of family members (esp. wives) using saguaro and cholla cacti as illustrations.
Community
Hopi Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Overview of Hopi Kachina doll/Katsina making (feat. master craftsman Jimmy Kewanwytewa) and how they are used to teach traditional ways and cultural history to the children. Also includes a Butterfly Dance performance.
Community
Havasupai/Supai Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
An overview of life in a Havasupai village in Havasu Canyon: including rodeo, agriculture, school life, the post office, and recreation.
Community
Apache/Ndee Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
An overview of daily Apache (White Mountain) life collecting water, cattle grazing, clothing styles and baskets, as well as the performance of a Sunrise Cermony.
Community
Apache/Ndee Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
A brief summary of Apache/Nde/Ndee everyday activities (particularly women's roles) and ceremonies including the Sunrise Ceremony/Girls’ Puberty Ceremony.
Community
Akimel O'odham/Pima Community & Tohono O'odham/Papago Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
TV program visits the Santa Rosa Ranch School and Tohono O'odham village of Sil Nakya. The host interviews and performs for local school children, and also a prominent family in the village and women cooking, and features a ceremonial wine dance.