American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries considers the power of representations of Native Americans in American public culture. The book’s wide-ranging case studies move from colonial captivity narratives to modern film, from the camp fire to the sports arena, from legal and scholarly texts to tribally-controlled museums and cultural centers. The author’s ethnographic approach to what she calls representational practices focus on the emergence, use, and transformation of representations in the course of social life.
Homophobia: Deal With It and Turn Prejudice into Pride is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how students can effectively deal with homophobia. The book covers how to take action against homophobic behaviours whether the student is the homophobe, the target, or the witness.
American Indians and the Mass Media (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), edited by Meta G. Carstarphen (journalism) and John P. Sanchez, is a scholarly work containing 15 essays about the history and current situation of American Indians in mass media, marketing, advertising, as sports mascots, and journalism.
Native American Performance and Representation is a collection of 14 essays that evolved from a 2002 workshop about Native American Ritual and Performance. The papers discuss theatrical production written by Native American and First Nations playwrights. Contributors use multiple perspectives to look at the varying nature of Native performance strategies. They consider the combination and balance of the traditional and modern techniques of performers in a multicultural world.
Unlearning Indian Stereotypes DVD and Teacher Guide is published by Rethinking Schools. It is based on the original publication developed by Council on Interracial Books for Children in 1977. Rethinking Schools has taken the original filmstrip and transferred it to a DVD slide show format. It is narrated by two Native American students. The slide show takes the perspective of a New York City class who meet as an after school program to learn about their cultural heritage as Native Americans.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Idea of the Noble Savage: Images of Aboriginal Peoples from Columbus to the Present includes two audiocassettes produced by the CBC in 2000. Total time for the two tapes is 78 minutes. Professor Taiaiake Alfred from the University of Victoria discusses the images of Aboriginal Peples with CBC's Michael Enright. Cassette tape 1: Origins - side A Cassette tape 1: Return of the Noble Savage - side B Cassette tape 2: Goodbye to Gitche Gumee - side A
The DVD contains English language and Inuktitut and includes a 50-minutes bonus feature, Qallunaat Studies Institute Conference in Inuktuit with English subtitles. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 1-800-542-2164
First Stories: Volume 1 is a compilation DVD produced by the National Film Board of Canada. This DVD contains 4 documentary short films made by Aboriginal filmmakers from Manitoba. They were selected to write and direct their films proposal with the assistance of the NFB, CBC Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Sound and Telefilm Canada. The first film is Patrick Ross directed by Ervin Chartrand. Ross is an ex-convict who learned about First Nations art while he was in lock-down at Stony Mountain Institution.
Inuit Games is one of the DVDs in the National Film Board's 13-part series, My Brand New Life. In this series, each participant explores personal prejudices as he or she is challenged to explore another culture. Eric is a teen athlete from a middle class family in Montreal. He has the opportunity to travel to Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec and participate in the Inuit Games. Eric is introduced and he explains that his chosen sports are soccer and cycling. He and his friends try to say the Inuit village name Kangiqsualujjuaq. Because they cannot pronounce it they laugh and make jokes.