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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With Films Featuring Indigenous Voices

What to Watch November 2020 to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November 1, 2020

By Beatrice Alvarez

Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

All month long you can explore stories that show the diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the United States. Celebrate the history, culture, and continuing traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in this special collection of films. You can stream these films and more on or on the PBS Video App.

Streaming Now

American Masters

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

The Warrior Tradition

The Warrior Tradition


POV Shorts: Water Warriors

Sound Field

What Does Electric Pow Wow Sound Like?


The Silence

If Cities Could Dance

Native American Hoop Dancing and Hip-Hop in Minneapolis

Return to Rainy Mountain

American Masters

Bunky Echo-Hawk: The Resistance

Indie Alaska

Preserving Traditional Alaskan Native Materials with Jewelry

Independent Lens

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World

The First American Indian Doctor
American Masters

The First American Indian Doctor

Coming This Month

Without a Whisper - Tune in or Stream Nov. 2

Without A Whisper - Konnón:kwe

Dawnland | Independent Lens - Streaming Begins Nov. 6

Dawnland - Trailer

Blood Memory | America ReFramed - Streaming Begins Nov. 17

Blood Memory | Trailer

Mankiller - Streaming Begins Nov. 3


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