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Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Survey of modern conveniences and amenities to be found on the reservation, including Navajo/Diné-owned businesses, boarding schools, soldiers and Boy Scouts, art classes, public ceremonies, and the newly opened General Dynamics Navajo Facility.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
A medicine man and assistants conduct a sandpainting ceremony to cure an ill man. Story includes the family coming to him for help, the creation of the painting, and the healing ceremony.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Home Movies
Summary
Home movie footage of a Navajo woman weaving under a sun shade as a toddler girl learns/plays alongside, exterior of Monument Valley Tour jeep and driver, Navajos and tourists entering a hogan, talking to a woman, a group lining up for a photo, horses...
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Film showcases three ceremonial dances performed at night: Great Feathered Arrow Dance, Feather Dance, and Fire Dance. Also features the arrivals of families to the event, making fry breads, and more.
Community
Hopi Community
Category
Educational Film Strip
Summary
Educational film strip for children about a young widower, Talayesva, from Oraibi (Third Mesa) who follows his recently deceased wife, Moki, to the land of the afterlife: Moska.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community, Hopi Community, Intertribal/Mixed Community
Category
Documentary
Summary
Documentary about the history of the forced relocation of thousands of Navajo people from Black Mesa in Arizona after the 1974 Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act.
Community
Hopi Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
A summary of Hopi pottery and Piki bread making, and agricultural and livestock-keeping practices in the Keams Canyon and First Mesa areas of the Hopi reservation. Story follows John Ovayama through various scenarios reflecting Hopi life and customs..
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Navajo activities include: silversmithing jewelry and bow guard; grinding corn meal and baking bread; eating a meal; ploughing and planting; children and elders; wrapping a baby into a cradleboard. Views of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.
Community
Pueblo/Puebloan Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Overview of daily life in various Pueblo communities such as building an adobe dwelling and baking bread, plus ceremonies. It continues to showcase tourist activities in Santa Fe, Chimayó and more.
Community
Pueblo/Puebloan Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Pottery making is highlighted, with a sequence on Maria Martinez at Pueblo de San Ildefonso, NM.
Community
Navajo/Diné Community
Category
Completed Alternate Audio Narration, Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
Scenes of Navajo life include: sheepherding and animal husbandry; rug weaving; moccasin making; preparing food; visiting the trading post; farming; a marriage, silversmithing; conducting a sweat; performing a men’s Shooting Way Chant and sandpainting.
Community
Akimel O'odham/Pima Community & Tohono O'odham/Papago Community
Category
Sponsored and Educational Films
Summary
This film follows the plight of Akimel O'odham farmers and how local irrigation efforts, San Carlos Irrigation Project, and the Coolidge Dam factor into their modern practices. Also covers food preservation practices and basket weaving.