Video Gallery

Video education from around the web, as well as our own original series of Stop The Hate informational videos.

Chumash Heritage

The Northern Chumash people have been protecting and caring for California’s Central Coast since before the United States became a country. Now, they’re asking the federal government to protect California’s Central Coast as a marine heritage sanctuary. Hear from the chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe and a public interest attorney about how the proposed sanctuary would benefit marine life, the environment, the local economy, and the Chumash people.

Broken Rainbow

On December 1974 Congress passed Public Law 93-531 "The Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act".  It authorized the partitioning of the Joint Use Area (JUA) and established the Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Commission (NHIRC) which moved Navajo people from the reservation lands. Countless of the most traditionally and culturally intact Dineh (Navajo) people were forced to re-locate to cities like Shiprock and Tuba City.This 1985 documentary traces the history of both tribes and the events that led to this devastating land grab by Peabody Coal and Bechtel Corporations, assisted by our own government(major players included Barry Goldwater,Morris Udall,John McCain, and President Ford).  The goal: access to coal and uranium resources.Narrators include Martin Sheen, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Burgess Meredith.This documentary won the 1986 Best Documentary Academy Award, but you'd be hard pressed to find it in video stores or on-line.

The Big Green Lie

At the next Convention on Biological Diversity summit, world leaders are likely to agree a plan to turn 30% of the Earth into “Protected Areas” by 2030.Big conservation NGOs say this will mitigate climate change, reduce wildlife loss, enhance biodiversity and so save our environment. They are wrong.Protected Areas will not save our planet. On the contrary, they will increase human suffering and so accelerate the destruction of the spaces they claim to protect because local opposition to them will grow. They have no effect on climate change at all, and have been shown to be generally poor at preventing wildlife loss.It is vital that real solutions are put forward to address these urgent problems and that the real cause – exploitation of natural resources for profit and growing overconsumption, driven by the Global North – is properly acknowledged and discussed. But this is unlikely to happen because there are too many vested interests that depend on existing consumption patterns continuing.Who will suffer if 30% of Earth is “protected”? It won’t be those who have overwhelmingly caused the climate crisis, but rather indigenous and other local people in the Global South who play little or no part in the environment’s destruction. Kicking them off their land to create Protected Areas won’t help the climate: Indigenous peoples are the best guardians of the natural world and an essential part of human diversity that is a key to protecting biodiversity.We must stop the push for 30%.

How the US poisoned Navajo Nation

The biggest radioactive spill in US history.As World War Two was ending, the growing nuclear arms race put the US in need of uranium. It turned to Navajo Nation, where the uranium mining industry thrived for four decades --  but left disease, pollution and the biggest radioactive spill in US history. That spill in Church Rock, New Mexico upended the lives of nearby residents, who had to grapple with toxic water, livestock and a lifetime of illnesses. Now, they are still waiting for it to be cleaned up.


A 38-MINUTE FRONTLINE DOCUMENTARY ON THE EFFORT TO STOP FOSSIL FUEL EXPANSION AND ENCOURAGE REAL ENERGY SECURITY.Predatory industry hijacked the US regulatory system in 2019, placing ancient food systems and a fifth of the world’s freshwater in imminent danger. LN3 features indigenous firebrands Winona Laduke, Tara Houska, and poet-hip hop artist ThomasX, as they lead an alliance to take on Big Oil and their enablers at the institutional level, and on the frontlines. This is the battle for Earth.Directed by Suez Taylor (USA)LN3 FILM NOMINATED:
Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2020 February 20-23 2020Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, May, 2020Los Angeles International Film Festival - Indie Short FestClick here for the Study Guide

One World (Taboo)

We can find unity in our diversity ✊🏼 I am proud to partner IllumiNative and Mag 7 for the release of “We Are One,” a collaboration to show the richness, diversity, and beauty of Indian Country.Today on Indigenous Peoples' Day and every day we are here to say that We Are Still Here. Research has shown that the lack of representation of Native peoples in mainstream society creates a void that limits the understanding and knowledge that Americans have of Native communities. We are here to fight the invisibility that Natives face by amplifying contemporary, authentic Native voices, and supporting Native peoples tell their story.We as humans all live in this one world where we have to work and live together. Our goal is for Native peoples to be normalized in a current today and show accurate and positive representations of our people.About IllumiNative and Mag 7:IllumiNative is an initiative, created and led by Natives, to challenge the negative narrative that surrounds Native communities and ensure accurate and authentic portrayals of Native communities are present in pop culture and media.Mag 7 is a collective of seven MCs and songwriters from different tribes, who came together for hope and optimism. The members of Mag 7 are Drezus (Plains Cree tribe), Supaman (Crow tribe), PJ Vegas (Shoshone / Yaqui tribes), Kahara Hodges (Navajo tribe), Doc Native (Seminole tribe), Spencer Battiest (Seminole tribe), and Emcee One (Osage/Potawatomi tribes).