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Native American, American Indian and First Nations Film and Television

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The UCLA Film & Television Archive holds a wide selection of motion picture and television titles made by and about American Indian and First Nations peoples. These moving images span from the late-1800s to contemporary television programming and provide an opportunity to survey a complex history of representations related to Indigenous peoples within the commercial mainstream media, and the diverse range of productions from Indigenous media makers.

Download a sample list (PDF) of available titles and research resources at UCLA.

Please consult the UC Library Search catalog for further listings or contact the Archive Research and Study Center for assistance.

Related resources:

UCLA American Indian Studies Center

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) was founded in 1969 as a research institute dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Native communities. For more information, please visit the AISC website or contact AISC by email:

UCLA Resources on Native American and Indigenous Affairs

A list of resources including UCLA Law’s Native Nations Law & Policy Center, UCLA Land Acknowledgment Guidelines and the “Mapping Indigenous LA” project. Created by the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, and the UCLA American Indian Studies Research Center.

UCLA Library American Indian Studies Research Guide

A guide to articles, books, primary sources and other resources for researchers.

UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research

Online project includes over 30 recorded interviews relevant to American Indian history.


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