By AFRO Staff 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian invites you to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by bringing its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12–18. This year’s showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community and a continued relationship with the land. Activism lies at the heart of all these stories. 

The program includes almost 50 unique films that represent 39 native nations across 13 countries. Viewers can also engage with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities. 

“For the second year in a row, the museum will reach international audiences through our online presentation of the Native Cinema Showcase,” said Machel Monenerkit, the museum’s acting director. “Even as the presence of Indigenous writers and filmmakers grows in Hollywood, the program highlights the work many continue to produce in their own communities, on their own terms.”

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