White Wash, a documentary that looks into the history of Black surfers throughout the Western Hemisphere.
It still amazes me that White people have tried to own the beach and block people of color from using them.
Like, it’s a fucking beach……. how you gone block me… from the entire coast and vast ocean? Of all the things about segregation, I find that to be one of the most absurd things.
This documentary was so good. I have to reblog it again. Please watch it. I learned a lot about how Europe/America colonized Hawaii and about how we got to the point presently where Black people in America are more likely to drown and least likely to have swimming skills (70% of Black children cannot swim).
Whites would drown runaway slaves as a scare tactic to the other slaves so that they would be afraid to flee by water. They blocked us from the beaches. Racially segregated the coastline through racist real estate practices and property taxes. Like seriously, do alllllllllllll this stuff to ensure that someone won’t know how to swim.
But then turn around and tell me that the main reason why Black women don’t swim is ‘cause they don’t wanna mess up their hair. -____-
Get out of my face with that.
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. “When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator… As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn’t get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it’s one of those dreams that bothers you night and day.”
Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. “We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
Native American Teens: Who We AreIn the Mix is the Emmy award winning PBS documentary series for teens.What’s it like to be a young Native American today? Teens from throughout the United States share their stories in this In the Mix special co-hosted by rap star and film actor Litefoot. Shot around the country, the program features a champion lacrosse player from western New York, a Grammy-nominated flute player from rural Idaho, and short films made by teens in Alaska and Washington State. A group of young leaders from cities and reservations also weigh in on the issues that affect them every day—common misconceptions and stereotypes about Native Americans, how they balance traditional culture with contemporary concerns, and their hopes for the future.
Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change had its world premiere October 23, 2010, at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. The complete film also streamed online simultaneously watched by more than 1500 viewers around the world. Following the film, a Q&A with filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Dr. Ian Mauro included live call-in by Skype from viewers from Pond Inlet, New York, Sydney, Australia and other locations.
Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.
Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture. Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.
Community-based screenings of the film are now being organized across Canada. Stay tuned for more information, new blog posts and videos added to this channel regularly.
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There are 6 parts but I’ve only found 5 on YT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss-YCkijoOE The Business of Being Born (p1/6) | Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJ-180gsVU&NR=1 The Business of Being Born (p2/6) | Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zscyj6pvbg&feature=related The Business of Being Born (p3/6) | Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txNQ3Vl0Xj0&feature=related The Business of Being Born (p4/6) | Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbnIQ3Nsw_U&feature=related The Business of Being Born (p6/6) | Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YpcN7oKIM Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes – Part 1 of 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ew73scgots&feature=related Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes – Part 2 of 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGol7fha8uk&feature=related Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes – Part 3 of 6
I think it’s just podcasts which are on the site.
Alcatraz is not an Island (by czarwright)
In November 1969 a small group of Native American students and urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, they reclaimed ‘Indian land’ for the first time since the 1880s, forever changing the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights. For Native Americans all across the United States, the infamous Alcatraz is not an island… It is an inspiration. After generations of oppression, assimilation, and near-genocide, a small group of Native American students and “Urban Indians” began the 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island in November 1969. They were eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, retaking “Indian land” for the first time since the 1880s. This remarkable documentary interweaves archival footage and contemporary commentary to examine how this historic event altered U.S. Government Indian policy and programs, and how it forever changed the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture, and their sovereign rights. The story of the occupation of Alcatraz is as complex and rich as the history of Native Americans. In the 1950s, after decades of failed policies and programs, the Eisenhower administration implemented the “Relocation and Termination” programs as official Federal Indian policies. These programs were designed to lure Indian people off the reservations and into major cities, such as San Francisco, in `order` to complete their assimilation and acculturation into “mainstream” America. By the mid-1960s, the San Francisco Bay Area’s urban Indian community was one of the largest and best organized in the country. Rather than dissolving into the urban “melting pot,” Bay Area Indians clung tenaciously to their cultures, formed social and political organizations, and began to mobilize. Echoing the Free Speech, Civil Rights, and anti-war movements and other Sixties’ struggles for social justice, Bay Area Indians began their own protests of Indian treaty and civil rights abuses, protests that eventually led to the occupation of Alcatraz. “Alcatraz Is Not an Island” examines the personal sacrifices and individual tragedies experienced by those involved in the occupation, focusing on the dramatic story of occupation leader Richard Oakes. It also explores the impact of the occupation on Native Americans nationwide. Out of Alcatraz came the “Red Power” movement of the 1970s, which has been called the lost chapter of the Civil Rights era, and more than 70 other Indian occupations of Federal facilities. But the occupation was more than a political event: it is now widely regarded as the turning point in a renaissance for Indian culture, traditions, identity, and spirituality. More than 30 years after the takeover of Alcatraz, “Alcatraz Is Not an Island” provides the first in-depth look at the history, politics, personalities, and cultural reawakening behind this historic event. This gripping film is essential viewing in any course in Native American studies, and it will inspire reflection and discussion in a wide variety of courses in American history and studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, political science, and ethnic studies. It was produced by Jon Plutte and directed by James Fortier (Metis-Ojibway) in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED Television. Noted actor Benjamin Bratt (Quechua) delivers the eloquent narration.
The Demarest Factor: US Military Mapping of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico
This film is part of an ongoing investigation which has exposed US military mapping of communally owned indigenous land in the Southern Sierra in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. The mapping took place under the auspices of the department of geography from Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas in collaboration with the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, in Leavenworth, Kansas. The FMSO senior analyst Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey B. Demarest declares in several essays and texts that communal ownership of property, leads to crime and insurgency. The film irrefutably exposes an ongoing military strategy to criminalize indigenous land tenure and identity in order to secure political and economic interests in the region.