In A Pig's Eye: Reflections on the Police State, Repression and Native America CD by Native professor and activist Ward Churchill contains the 2-hour lecture he gave at the New College of California, San Francisco in Mat of 2001. He draws attention to the imprisonment of AIM leader Leonard Pelletier by focusing on the connection between the history of the FBI and its role in the oppression of Native Americans and other radical organizations.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available in VHS format. It is now available in DVD format. The Sniffing Bear (L'Ours renifleur) is an animated 8-minute video that raises awareness in children about the harmful effects of substance abuse. Award-winning producer Co Hoedeman took the advice of Native inmates at La Macaza Institution who requested a film for Native youth about the hazards of drug and alcohol abuse. The result is the film set in the Arctic where a polar bear, snowy owl and seal see first-hand the effects of gas sniffing.
OUT OF PRINT Chiefs Series includes the historical docudramas of five First Nations Chiefs and Leaders - Sitting Bull, Poundmaker, Pontiac, Joseph Brant, and Black Hawk on three DVDs. Developed by the National Film Board of Canada, each 50-minute DVD examines the life and times of an important First Nations leader. DVDs were directed by Gil Cardinal and Brian McKenna, and narrated by Native actors such as Gary Farmer, Raoul Trujillo, and Tom Jackson.
Rice Harvest is a short video about the harvesting of wild rice by the people of the Pauingassi band of Manitoba. Wild rice was once a staple food among the Ojibway and Saulteaux but now it is considered a luxury item in North America and Europe. The film documents the brief trading exchange between a bush pilot and the men of Pauingassi. The bush pilot lands the plane on the lake and proceeds to purchase the wild rice without ceremony. The trade is strictly cash and the film notes that the rice is bought for $2.25 per pound.