Path Waves: An Indigenous Showcase

This collection of stories about families and friendships offers a dynamic insight into First Nations culture, history, and identity from a youth perspective. Co-presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian & Longhouse Media.

Injunuity:The Great Law

When settlers arrived in the New World, one of the first cultures they encountered was the Haudenosaunee, a confederation of tribes that had already been practicing representative democracy for hundreds of years. How much influence did that existing democracy have on our Founding Fathers and on documents such as the U.S. Constitution? More than you know.

length: 
9min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

Injunuity:Two Spirit

Two Spirit: A person of First Nations or Native American descent possessing both a male and female spirit. An umbrella term used to describe the fluidity of First Nations/Native American gender identity and sexuality with respect to traditional tribal roles.

length: 
7min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

How Agate Pass Came to Be

The creation story of Agate Pass is a powerful reminder of tribal relationships to water.

length: 
2min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

SIGO: A Hunter’s Story

Sigo tells the story of a Ty Purser's family tradition: hunting.

length: 
5min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

People of the Water

Suquamish teen, Ty Purser, harvests seafood as part of his daily life. Join him from sunrise to sunset on this cultural adventure.

length: 
5min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

Shhhhh!

A Native American elder is interrupted as he addresses the tribe

length: 
1min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

Beboon & Zigwaan

Beboon & Zigwaan is a creative interpretation of the traditional story of Winter & Spring as told by Adure Jenkins 3rd grade students.

length: 
4min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

They Grow Together

'Skatne Ronatehiarontie: They Grow Together' is an animated re-telling of a traditional Mohawk story, told in the Mohawk language. It is the story of a grandfather explaining the traditional ways of farming to his grandson. In the grandfather's tale, Corn, Squash, and Beans, staples foods of the Mohawk people, are personified in their  spirit forms. Corn takes the form of a man in search of a wife, with Squash and Beans as his potential brides.

 

English subtitles.

screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

The Joy of Living

Directo Jeremy Vassilou delivers a message of hope by talking about the things that have changed his outlook on life in this heartwarming, life-affirming profile.

In French with English subtitles.

length: 
5min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

Indian Taxi

A creative journey through the city... 

length: 
1min
screens: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00

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