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Celebrate Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2021 with OETA
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November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The celebration of Indigenous cultures began 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 cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of Native American and Alaska Native communities.

Learn more about the diverse experiences and artistry of Native Americans and Alaska Natives with this collection of films. You can stream these films and more on OETA or on the PBS Video app.

Battle Over Bear Ears | Available November 1

Battle Over Bears Ears

Can Utah’s diverse voices & interests in this extraordinary landscape find common ground?

Home From School: The Children of Carlisle | November 23

Trailer | Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Native Americans recover the remains of children who died at an Indian boarding school.

Also streaming this month...

The Warrior Tradition

The largely-untold story of Native Americans who served in the United States military.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Did you know Native Americans have influenced blues, jazz, folk, rock, rap and more?

Without a Whisper

The untold untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists.

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

Delve into the enigmatic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday

Zitkála-Šá: Trailblazing American Indian Composer and Writer

Zitkála-Šá co-composed and wrote the libretto for the first American Indian opera.

What Does Electric Pow Wow Sound Like?

A Tribe Called Red combine Native American drum circle sounds with electronic music.