MAINA | Indigenous cinema – North America

“Inside everyone is a frontier waiting to be discovered.”

Following a bloody confrontation between her clan and the clan of “Men from the Land of Ice,” Maïna, daughter of Innu Grand Chief Mishtenapuu, finds herself unwillingly drawn into a mission that will change her life.


4 Exceptional Native Films of 2013

[2013 has been a truly outstanding year for Native cinema. In addition to an always-strong slate of documentary films, among them Indian Relay, Urban Rez, and Young Lakota, Native directors and actors turned in exceptional work in a number of movies, and that’s what we’ll focus on here. (By our own ad-hoc reasoning, and despite solid work by Natives in supporting roles, we’re disqualifying the endlessly-analyzed The Lone Ranger and Jimmy P. for casting non-Natives in leading roles.]



Westboro Baptist Church plans Alaska Native center protest

Westboro Baptist Church plans Alaska Native center protest


A Topeka, Kan., church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.     The Westboro Baptist Church says in an online flyer published Sunday that it plans to send protesters to the center because “God hates your idols.”



10 Extinct Languages in the USA… or, The Obliteration of Cultural Diversity

10 Extinct Languages in the USA… or, The Obliteration of Cultural Diversity

One language dies every two weeks in the world.