Aboriginal Peoples - Part I:
First Person and Sympathetic Accounts

Films suggested by individual Friends as belonging to the category of Aboriginal Peoples - first person and sympathetic accounts of Native Peoples of North America and Indigenous Peoples around the world.

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Last updated: November 20, 1997
* Incident at Oglala
USA, 1992, Documentary, D: Michael Apted; Stars: Robert Redford (narrator)
On July 26, 1975, a shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota left two FBI agents dead. With less-than-convincing evidence, Leonard Peltier was found guilty and imprisoned for the crime.

* Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Canada, 1993, Documentary, D: Alanis Abomsowin
This National Film Board documentary shows the Native side of the stand-off at Oka, Quebec in 1990 between the Mohawks on one side and the Surete du Quebec and the Canadian Army on the other.

* Osceola
German Democratic Republic (East Germany), 1973, Drama, D:Konrad Petzold; Stars: Gojko Mitic; Produced by DEFA, East Berlin
The story of the resistance of Osceola, leader of the Seminoles, to deportation of his people from Florida by the US Army from 1832 to 1842. Review by Carl Stieren

* Pow-Wow Highway
USA, 1989, Drama, D: Jonathan Wicks, Stars: A Martinez, Gary Farmer, Joannelle Nadine Romero, 88 m
Two young Native men on the U.S. plains seek to rally their people. Philbert seeks mystical power through Native spirituality, and the other, a Vietnam War veteran named Buddy Red Bow, tries political organizing.

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