Last week’s featured Indian Country Diaries film presented the story of urban Indian life in Los Angeles. This week’s documentary, “Spiral of Fire,” takes us to the other side of the country and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on their reservation in North Carolina.
Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe takes us on a journey to one of the most beautiful places in America where Cherokees live on land they’ve inhabited for 10,000 years. Howe explores how their fusion of tourism, cultural preservation, and spirituality is working to insure their tribe’s vitality in the 21st century, while seeking to reconcile her own complex identity.
Watch “Indian County Diaries: Spiral of Fire” on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.
Check back here every Tuesday, or follow us at @amarchivepub on Twitter to keep up with featured streaming films over the 40 weeks of the celebration. You can find the complete schedule here.
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Vision Maker Media is the premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational and home videos. All aspects of Vision Maker Media programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media – to be the next generation of storytellers. Vision Maker Media envisions a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.
With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media’s Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) empowers and engages Native People to tell stories. For more information, www.visionmakermedia.org
Each week for the next forty weeks, a different film featuring Native voices from Native producers will be available to stream free online, in celebration of Vision Maker Media’s 40 years supporting American Indian and Alaska Native film projects.