Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Actors and Films
Atanarjuat-The Fast Runner
Atanarjuat is Canada's first feature-length fiction film written, produced, directed, and acted by Inuit. An exciting action thriller set in ancient Igloolik, the film unfolds as a life-threatening struggle between powerful natural and supernatural characters.
DreamCatchers Incorporated is a non-profit, charitable organization founded by the officers of Kifaru Productions to promote cross cultural communications emphasizing social and environmental respect. The organizations work is rooted in the belief that within the spiritual traditions of the ancient cultures of the Americas lie values not only viable in today's world, but absolutely vital to the regeneration of Earth's life cycle.
In cooperation with other culturally based organizations, DreamCatchers fosters the creation of documentaries, feature films, educational events and school curriculum which all promote the values of respect for Nature and respect for the people.
LOT47 Films
Lot 47 Inc. is a privately owned film company focused on the acquisition and distribution of American independent films as well as high-profile foreign films. It is one of the few truly "independent" film distributors and producers in North America.
A site primarily for Native Film buffs and professionals Native American Indian actors, singers and other celebrities
Naturally Native
Welcome to the Naturally Native Website.
Official Rodney Grant Site
Rich-Heape Films
Rich-Heape Films is a Dallas based and Native American owned corporation and was voted American Indian Chamber of Commerce, Business of The Year in 1999. They have produced films such as Native American Healing in the 21st Century, How To Trace Your Native American Heritage and Tales of Wonder 1 and 2, Traditional Native American Stories for Children http:/
Steve Reevis
The Movies and Ethnic Representation: Native Americans
Find out about your favorite movies and stars
WarParty Film & Video
WarParty Productions was established by three indigenous people in 1996. Its purpose is to create and conceptualize personal stories through the use of both the film and video medium. We are a Native owned and operated company that has a strong commitment to the Native community.
The StudiGroup, The Official Wes Studi Fan Club
We Invite You to investigate this website in hopes that it will answer many of your questions.
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The Jump Start Classroom is proud to present a lesson by a visiting professor! BEADWEAVING BASICS by Wendy Van Camp.

Marilou Schultz - Navajo Rugs/Weavings
I am a Navajo and weave Navajo Rugs. I weave all styles of rugs such as the Classic, Germantown, Regional, and Contemporary styles. Most of my weavings are of very fine wool and I also use Churro wool in some of my rugs. All my weavings are commissioned pieces unless I make one for a show or market. I've always woven since I was a child and have continued the tradition. During the early years of my weaving, I carded, hand spun, and dyed all my wool but because of my full time teaching job I have sometimes relied on roving wool and some pre-dyed wool (plant dyed - vegetal). I also card the fleece, spin, and dye wool for special pieces.I conduct weaving workshops during the summer months across the U. S. I also do presentations and/or demonstrations for schools, organizations, museums, and weaving guilds whenever my schedule permits.
NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art
Native American technology and art is far from "primitive" --
Across this vast Turtle Island, different Peoples developed and expressed their own complex technology. Often, the degree of craft specialization is influenced by the different environments people live in, or by trade and information networks -- these technologies are the product of thousands of years of expertise, oral traditions and continuity.
NativeTech: Instructions for Finger Weaving Belts
NativeTech: Instructional Workshop Pamphlets
This series of pamphlets covers topics of Native American technology and emphasizes the Eastern Woodlands region. The topics include Beadwork, Featherwork, Pottery, Leather & Clothes, Metalwork, Porcupine Quillwork, Weaving & Cordage & Uses for Plants & Trees.
Native Threads
Pottery by American Indian Women - Introduction
American Indian women have been making pottery for over two thousand years. In this essay, we celebrate the achievements of ten potters who have preserved this important ancestral tradition while advancing the art form through their innovative ideas and masterful craftsmanship. Their approaches to their work symbolize the gradual diversification of Indian culture that has slowly taken place in the United States.
Pueblo Pottery Gallery
This Gallery currently contains 60 images of Pueblo Pottery. All Pueblos are represented. The date range of the collection is Circa 100 A.D. to Present.
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AIROS Home Page
The American Indian Radio on Satellite (AIROS) network is a national distribution system for Native programming to Tribal communities and to general audiences through Native American and other public radio stations as well as the Internet.
Window Rock, Arizona is the capital of the Navajo Nation. It is also the home of KTNN Radio, a Navajo Nation enterprise commencing its first broadcast in February 1986 for the purpose of educating, informing and entertaining the Navajo people
Listen to AIROS on-line right now! Join our Talking Circle Every Monday - Friday 1pm-2pm ET. Native America Calling is a live daily call-in program linking public radio stations and listeners together into a thought-provoking national conversation. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States to explore contemporary issues concerning Native America and its neighbors.
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Alutiiq Museum
Explore 7,500 years of Kodiak’s cultural history at the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository. The museum preserves and shares the cultural traditions of the Alutiiq people through exhibits, educational programs, publications, anthropological research, and the care of traditional objects.
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center (AHC) is an archaeological museum that displays and preserves artifacts and records from excavations on public lands in the Four Corners area, one of the richest archaeological regions in the United States. Our goal is to increase public awareness of archaeology, cultural resources, and the Ancestral Puebloan culture.
The museum features permanent displays on the Ancestral Pueblo people, and on the techniques that allow modern archaeologists to reveal the past. Many of our exhibits are hands-on and interactive. You can weave on a loom, grind corn meal on a metate, examine tiny traces of the past through microscopes, and handle real artifacts
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art at the Rasmuson Center is a cultural center for the community and state.
Eiteljorg Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum is unique, one of two museums east of the Mississippi with both Native American and Western art. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the museum is within walking distance of the RCA Dome, Circle Centre mall and major downtown hotels. The building's distinctive design was inspired by the land, people and architecture of the American Southwest.

Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art
The Eiteljorg is thrilled to announce the “soft” launch of its new dedicated Web site for the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment.

Fenimore House
The Fenimore House Museum, in Cooperstown, NY, drew international attention last year, with the opening of a $10 million American Indian Wing, built to house one of the world's most spectacular collections of American Indian Art.
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian announces a unique new Website devoted to Native American media--film, video, radio, television and new media--throughout the Americas. The site presents feature articles and related links, Native media news, resources for producers and for the general public and a catalog of outstanding recent productions. Its first features are on Native radio in U.S., Mexico and Panama: teen video; the innovative Bolivian Native media organization, CEFREC; and an interview with award-winning film director Randy Redroad (Cherokee). (English) (Spanish)
The Heard Museum
One of the world's leading repositories of Native American art, the Heard Museum is known for its quality exhibitions and exciting events and programs that celebrate the vitality and creativity of Native cultures and art. Whether it is viewing artistic masterpieces, strolling through art markets under the arched colonnades of the museum's courtyards or enjoying the world-class talent of Native American dancers, the Heard's exhibit and events will thrill you.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
The mission of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society is to actively engage the people of the Inland Northwest in life-long learning about regional history, visual arts, and American Indian and other cultures, especially those specific to the region.
Omaha Indian Music Collection
Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s.
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