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Native American/ Indigenous People Heritage: Media


Streaming Movies/Shows: 
Here are some ideas of shows and movies that depict Native American stories and actors that have been curated by the Cedar Crest Center of Diversity & Inclusion. This is not a comprehensive list :) 

  1. Basketball or Nothing
    This is a Netflix docuseries which follows the Chinle High School’s boys' basketball team as they attempt to take their first state title. 
  2. Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen
    Merata Mita (Maori) is a documentary filmmaker and focused on Indiginous communities. 
  3. Indian Horse
    Based upon Richard Wagamese’s (Ojibwe) novel of the same name, this film tells the story of a First Nations’ Native boarding school resident-turned-hockey phenome, Saul Indian Horse. 
  4. N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear
    In 1969, writer N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) changed American letters forever when A House Made of Dawn became the first Native-written novel to win the Pulitzer Prize. 
  5. See
    Jason Momoa (Hawaiian) stars in this series about a dystopian future where a virus has caused the human race to lose its sight.