Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, we want to highlight stories from our fellow Native community! See below for the variety of programs, discussions, and documentaries in honor of this month:

  • Sharing Cultures: Big Read Documentary Screening – Short student documentary films – part of the Big Read program at Fresno City College celebrating the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Mvskoke)
  • Native Voice TV – Native Voice TV seeks to provide a voice for Indigenous people to tell of their struggles and injustices that are often ignored by the mainstream media.

Chickasaw Nation Documentaries

  • First Encounter – The film explores the actions taken by Chickasaws in 1540 during their first contact with Europeans. The documentary highlights the encounters, struggles, and perseverance of the Chickasaw people throughout Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto’s attempted conquest.
  • Bearer of the Morning – This documentary highlights Te Ata’s extraordinary life as a Chickasaw woman with talent and passion that opened the eyes and hearts of the world to American Indian culture.