94 min Niki Caro One of the few fiction films exploring Two-Spirit identity. I have an M.A. Drama. $0.02M. Smuggling? Stars: Director: | Gross: Adventure, Comedy, Drama. A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity. Ryszard Bugajski | Gross: 84 min Sterlin Harjo Nathaniel Arcand, | Romance, Thriller, Set on and around the poorest place in the USA, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Rez Bomb is a love story/thriller about a Lakota girl and a white guy who are very much in love but get ... See full summary », Director: Gary Farmer, Stars: Norman Cohn, So rare to feature an Indigenous girl's story at the forefront! Mariana Tosca, Irene Bedard, A portrayal of the lives of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak. Great film that focuses on the history of aboriginal children in New Zealand (happened in the U.S. and Canada too) being forced into Boarding schools. Adam Beach, When it began in 1879, the philosophy of the Indian boarding school system was Âto kill the Indian and save the man,Â the mission statement of Captain Richard Henry Pratt, founder and superintendent of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania until 1904. Gary Farmer, Not Rated During the holidays at a ski resort in Utah run by a Native American tribe, the overworked manager and a widowed woman from the big city overcome mistaken identities and intrusive guests in their pursuit of romance. Our Spirits Donât Speak English: Indian Boarding School (2008, G, 80 minutes) Most students have never heard of Indian Boarding Schools, and this documentary is an eye-opening starting point for discussions of diverse educational experiences in the United States. Peter Djigirr Harrowing story of how the U.S. government forced Native children into boarding schools. Stars: $40.91M. Herbie Barnes, Courtney Hunt 80 min Drama. $0.01M. Directed by one of my fav Indian directors Sterlin Harjo, featuring great performances by Cody Lightning and Tamara Podemski. Heather Rae | A Martinez, Documentary, Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. ÂThis story truly crosses borders.Â ÂOur Spirits DonÂt Speak English; Indian Boarding SchoolsÂ is the latest addition to the Native-owned film companyÂs portfolio of award winning films, that includes ÂTrail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy,Â released in 2006 and chosen ÂBest Documentary FeatureÂ at the 31st Annual American Indian Film Festival. Delanna Studi, Gary Farmer, Gordon Tootoosis, 174 min 89 min This is a story that must be told and not forgotten.Â In addition to Grace Thorpe, participants include Henrietta Mann (Southern Cheyenne), Ph.D., endowed chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University Â Bozeman, and Daniel R. Wildcat (Yuchi of the Muscogee Nation), Ph.D., co-director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and member of the faculty of American Indians Studies. Quese IMC. | Unrated Irene hasn't forgiven him. A film account about the military 1990 siege of a Native American reserve near Oka, Quebec, Canada and its causes. I didnÂt know any other language so whenever IÂd talk, it would come out. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family. Steven Cree Molison. Director: Director: 65,206 Noah Watts, Votes: | Stars: | Misty Upham, Screenwriter of the film is Dan Agent (Cherokee/Choctaw), former editor of the Cherokee Phoenix from November 1999 through 2006, original story by Karl Tipre. | When they returned to their reservations, they were shunned by their families who felt the skills they had were useless and did not accept their short hair and formal dress. Lucy Tulugarjuk, Votes: | | Noah Emmerich, Votes: In years preceding the era of Indian boarding schools, under the doctrine of âmanifest destiny,â the U.S. government was continually engaged in removing Native American tribes to â¦ Jan Egleson | Stars: Jesse and Lydia had 11 children; the seven who survived all attended boarding schools, including Paulâs father, Titus, also called Koo-Ya-Mah, or Mountain Lion. Jonathan Wacks | Adventure, Biography, Drama. | Stars: By Sandra Hale Schulman. 134 min Great performances. Marilyn Help Hood, | Edgar Bear Runner. Peter Minygululu, Votes: Valerie Red-Horse Amara Zaragoza, From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 aboriginal children were forced to attend Christian schools to rid them of their native cultures and integrate them into Canadian society. Eddie Spears, Grace Thorpe (Sauk and Fox), his daughter, in her last interview before she passed away on April 4, 2008, discusses boarding school experiences in the new documentary. If you havenât heard about boarding schools, known at the time as Indian residential schools, and how they were created to strip Natives of our culture, the film might be shocking to you. Kris Kristofferson, Phillip Noyce In Sally Hyerâs book, One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School, many turn-of-the-century students at the Santa Fe school recount being frightened overwhelmed by their experiences. And... See full summary », Director: Laura Monaghan, Votes: Neeve Irngaut, | Michelle St. John, The first Indian Territory Boarding Schools opened in 1872, and some are still in operation at present. You can find her full-length documentary films here: http://www.nfb.ca/explore-all-directors/alanis-obomsawin/, PG 103 min $3.79M. Graham Greene, Shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the Pacific theater of World War II, Japanese-Americans were kept in several such camps around the U.S. in what now is regarded as a regrettable chapter of American history. 106 min | | Paul Butler. Eric Schweig, PG-13 Frederick Schroeder, There were more than 350 government-funded, and often church-run, Indian Boarding schools across the US in the 19th and 20th centuries. Drama, Romance. Joanelle Romero, 90 min | Gross: Windy Boy gave the filmmakers the idea for the documentary. Alanis Obomsawin, Kimberly Guerrero, Votes: Michael Hogan, Anadarko Boarding School, Anadarko, Oklahoma open 1911â33.. Bacone College, Muscogee, Oklahoma, 1881âpresent.. Bloomfield Female Academy, originally near Achille, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.Opened in 1848 but relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma around 1917 and in 1934 was renamed Carter Seminary.. Carter Seminary, Ardmore, Oklahoma 1917-2004 when the facility â¦ Stars: Love this film! | | PG | | An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Ethel Blondin, Love Alanis Obomsawin! He attended boarding schools in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and talks about the assault on his culture. PG-13 Director: Canadian show with great performances by a ton of Native actresses/actors. Not Rated Cliff Curtis, Votes: | Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, apologized for previous governmentsÂ policies of taking Indian children from their parents and homes and forcing them into residential Roman Catholic schools. Older than America is 2008 American suspense drama film directed by Georgina Lightning and starring Adam Beach, Wes Studi, Georgina Lightning and Bradley Cooper. Votes: â¦ $6.17M. That was the mindset under which the U.S. government forced tens of thousands of Native American children to attend âassimilationâ boarding schools in the late 19th century. One of the few fiction films featuring female Native American leads. Finally, he is taken in by his ... See full summary », Director: Robert Redford, Side note: Leonard Peltier is still in prison, even though the F.B.I. John Trudell. Director: | | Gross: These are some of my favorite/important films featuring American Indian/Indigenous people/characters. A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation. Keep reading for a look at six good to great boys school-set movies that you probably havenât seen. | Definitely look her up, she was pretty awesome. Director: 114 min Russell Means, 107 min | Gene Tagaban, 102 min | 9,640 Drama. Stars: Jeri Arredondo, 112 min He must go home one last time. Check it out on Netflix! ÂAndrewÂs oral history of his boarding school experience was the inspiration for this film. Arnold rescued Thomas from a fire when he was a child. | Indian children were forcibly abducted by government agents, sent to schoolsâ¦ 1,546 in Media Studies and did my thesis on American Indian women directors, so this subject is very interesting to me. $0.24M. Cree would come out. Carmen Moore, Georgina Lightning Raised in the suburbs or Phoenix, a Navajo college student must choose between a vacation in Rome or moving to the reservation to care for her ailing grandmother. Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. Chris Eyre R The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary », Director: APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. Crusoe Kurddal, | The role of women and tradition in Dine (Navajo) culture is explored through a young woman's quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown. Most former students are in their 50-70s, the administrators are mostly deceased. 495 Lawrence Bayne, | See more ideas about indian boarding schools, boarding school, native american boarding schools. Evan Adams, Kenneth Branagh, Great indie gem! R Tell us what you think about this feature. Not Rated These kids Â 5 year olds Â were handcuffed and taken away in buses to the other side of the country. | The effects of the abuse left lasting impressions on the children who often grew up to be abusers themselves. Charles Abourezk, Ida Gail Organick. Spirit Being. ÂWe are getting the word out about this film through film festivals, PBS, mass distibution, and any other venue that would benefit from it,Â says Heape. 9,231 Stars: Robert A. Guthrie, 143 Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. | Gross: Walter Hill Stars: 85 min Jack Burning, Nowhere in our lessons was there any mention of Native history. | Gross: Mary Ashby Anderson, R 1,042 6,276 Documentary, In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War... See full summary », Director: Scott Bebe Harjo, $22.66M. $0.28M. | Gross: 119 min Political drama situated in a First Nations community in Canada. | 44 min Director: Moving Forward . 1,364 | Gary Farmer, Votes: Adam Beach, 27,319 97 min Frederick Parslow, R The U.S. government has yet to make a statement. The most useful thing they learned was English as it brought all the various tribal children Â Cherokee, Chicasaw, Cree, Navajo Â together in a common language. Stars: Another great performance from Wes Studi, and a depiction of Indian boarding schools. | 56 min Sam Vlahos, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, | Watching it as a Native woman was difficult, mostly because I have heard many elders speak quietly of these times, and of the pain they endured. Director: R See more ideas about indian boarding schools, native american history, american indians. The battle against and the victory over the boarding school monster is told by educators, former and current students who were interviewed at Carlisle; Sherman Indian School, Riverside, Calif.; Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah, Okla.; Anchorage, Alaska; and other locations. After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life. Drama, Mystery. | Gross: Â[They] took me to the boarding school where I wasnÂt allowed to talk my Native tongue or practice my Native ways. 88 min Natar Ungalaaq, Also by the crew that did Atanarjuat:The Fast Runner, PG Hard to find film, featuring an excellent performance by Irene Bedard (voice of Disney's Pocahontas). Herbie Barnes, Alanis Obomsawin A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Jim Thorpe (Sauk and Fox), the iconic hero, survived the boarding school system and was initially held up as a role model of what the school could do for a student. Timothy Vahle, Rawiri Paratene, INDIAN HORSE stars Canadian newcomers Sladen Peltier and Edna Manitowabi, as well as Ajuawak Kapashesit (Indian Road Trip, â¦ | | Yvonne Russo, Drama, Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an ... See full summary », Directors: I have yet to see this, but I've heard lots of raves about it. These Indian children were forbidden from wearing traditional dress or hair, and from speaking their native language. | | | Crime, Drama. $0.54M. Peter Weir Kathleen Benner, 95 min Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team. Stars: In 1931, three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their houses to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a journey across the Outback. | Love this documentary directed by Sande Zeig and produced by Heather Rae. 65 min R Stars: A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. Eric Schweig, Directors: 115 min Director: Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that ... See full summary », Also known as Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez, PG-13 | | Wes Allen, Stars: Donavon G. Barney, | Adam Beach, Nov 2, 2016 - Explore Jean Bruce Scott's board "Indian Boarding Schools", followed by 149 people on Pinterest. | Started in the late 1800s, the last school closed in 1968. | Drama, Music, Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear ... See full summary », Director: They were shamed and abused psychologically, many were abused sexually as well. Michael Apted 96 min Great Documentary! August Schellenberg. Based on the journals of 1920s Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen. Stars: Documentary, Family, From Rich-Heape Films, the award winning producers of Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy and Black Indians An American Story and told from the Native American perspective, this documentary ... See full summary », Directors: Director: 172 min Karl Tipre | Indian boarding school film teaches a new lesson. | Native American boarding schools, also known as Indian Residential Schools, were established in the United States during the late 19th and mid 20th centuries with a primary objective of assimilating Native American children and youth into Euro-American culture, while at the same time providing a basic education in Euro-American subject matters. James McDaniel, Charlie McDermott, | Crime, Mystery, Thriller. John Woo Jennifer Wynne Farmer, Kevin Willmott Everlyn Sampi, | Jamie Gulpilil, Misty Upham, 85 min Director: Stars: Stars: J. Kenneth Campbell, He and other survivors of the boarding school system truly have my respect for what was endured just for being an Indian child. Also called industrial schools, these institutions prepared boys for manual labor and farming and girls for domestic work. Rolf de Heer, A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics. Robert Duvall, Love this film by Chris Eyre, especially the last scene. | Nando Betancur. Stars: | Gabriel Pelayo, Michelle St. John, Travis Holt Hamilton Our Favorite Native American Movies on Netflix - PowWows.com Directors: 89 min Absentee Shawnee Boarding School, near Shawnee, Indian Territory, was open in 1893. | Director: | Chris Eyre Stars: The film explores the devastating personal and cultural effects of the American Indian boarding schools on the members of a Native American family in Minnesota. | | | Drama, Family, Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Stars: Gut wrenching, confounding, and complex, Rich-Heape Films have released their long awaited documentary titled Our Spirits Don t Speak English: Indian Boarding School. Montana American Indian Boarding Schools 795 Views Bondâs Mission School or Montana Industrial School for Indians , run by Unitarians, Crow Indian Reservation near Custer Station, Montana, 1886â97. On June 10, 2008, the government of Canada formally apologized to the World, in a solemn parliament session for its treatment of Indians in the last century. | | Drama, Frankie is dying. | The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. | Gross: Drama, Fantasy, In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary », Director: AndrewÂs story is not one you will find or hear in the public school system. Stars: | $6.72M. Irene Bedard, Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. | | Tantoo Cardinal, Documentary. Billy Luther Drama, Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary », Director: Not Rated Wes Studi, Ron Lea, Documentary. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us a story of his people and his land. It was the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in Inuktitut, and has been highly praised. Native actress Misty Upham has a great supporting role in this. Mar 26, 2015 - Explore Stephanie Marie's board "Indian Boarding Schools", followed by 144 people on Pinterest. Bondâs Mission School or Montana Industrial School for Indians, run by Unitarians, Crow Indian Reservation near Custer Station, Montana, 1886â97. He's not a "militant"... he's manito. Until its closing in 1918, over 10,500 children were sent to the school to become âcivilizedâ and learn the white manâs ways and language. | The truth about the US Indian boarding school policy has largely been written out of the history books. | Crime, Drama. Another lovely film by Sterlin Harjo! Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Director: 13,862 105 min Director: Drama, Romance. 5.0 out of 5 stars This is an important but sad film on the forced enrollment of Native American children in boarding schools. The skills they were taught denigrated them to lifelong working class service jobs such as construction, cooking, and sewing. Anishinaabemowin. Stars: While I love Wes Studi in anything, the movie lacks mention of the female warrior Lozen whose skill helped them tremendously! KUED takes a moving and insightful look into the history, operation, and legacy of the federal Indian Boarding School system, whose goal was total assimilation of â¦ Swil Kanim, Votes: 24,509 Students will have the opportunity to consider and compare their own experiences with those of the Native American â¦ Drama, Thriller, Western. | Jeri Arredondo, Bradley Cooper, Chris Robinson, Deshava Apachee, A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary » Director: Georgina Lightning | Stars: Adam Beach, Tantoo Cardinal, Bradley Cooper, Georgina Lightning. Director: Stars: The matron grabbed me and my sister, stripped off our clothes laid us in a trough and scrubbed our genitals with lye soap, yelling at us that we were âfilthy savages, dirty.â Graham Greene, Dave Bald Eagle, | | | Evan Adams, Documentary. Native American boarding schools, which operated in Minnesota and across the United States beginning in the late nineteenth century, represent a dark chapter in U.S. history. Action, Drama. This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed. Darelle 'Dino' Butler, Votes: Chris Eyre Zacharias Kunuk Kevin Anderson, Love Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil (Crocodile Dundee, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Tracker). | Stars: Drama, A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school... See full summary », Director: Western, Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to ... See full summary », Director: | Its is about a Native American brother and sister who were sent to a boarding school. Val Kilmer, News From Indian Country 8-08. Laura Bailey, Learn about the history of American Indian boarding schools. Stars: Steve Barron Georgina Lightning directs this haunting film. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania was the first federally funded off-reservation Indian boarding school founded in 1879 by Captain Richard Henry Pratt. | With sophisticated photo montages and extensive archival footage, the film is exceptionally stylish for a documentary. Dan Agent, Documentary, History. | Israel Richard Adams, | And whenever IÂd talk, IÂd get hit.Â ÂWe met Andrew Windy Boy in 2002 while on the Summit Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada,Â says Heape. Stars: The film was released in the beginning of June. Frank Pierson Sherman Alexie Melissa Leo, This film & Thunderheart would be good screened together. Stars: | Gross: Steven Lewis Simpson Stars: An adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagameseâs award-winning novel, this moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Canadaâs boarding schools or Indigenous Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of aboriginal people. Amazing and beautiful film by Heather Rae! | Gross: A chapter of American history that few know about, this is the searing story of how Indian children were forced often by their poverty-stricken parents into boarding schools that â¦ 101 min Great film by Native director Valerie Red-Horse. A lovely low-budget film! Once there, the children were stripped of their Native clothing, shorn of their long hair, and punished if they spoke Native languages. Stars: The most well-know Indian directed film (Chris Eyre). evidence that put him there is sketchy. 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