7 Best Movies About Indigenous Peoples

Among the group of people that could use more representation in Hollywood and multi-million dollar media, it would be the Indigenous peoples.

It’s always good to watch more movies about indigenous peoples in order to expand your worldview and make you more sympathetic to their cause or existence.

One of the most prominent films about Native Americans, The Last of the Mohicans, is an epic period piece about he members of a dying Native American tribe.

The Last of the Mohicans

There aren’t many films that focus on the destruction of South American native culture and their homes along the Amazon River, but The Mission is one that dared.

The Mission

Now for something a little less tragic, here’s Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. This movie is a story about the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic.

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

The film is a great piece of representation for the Maori, and at the same time, it also challenges their cultural notions.

Whale Rider

It follows the story of a Civil War soldier who finds friendship in the welcoming arms of Lakota Indians.

Dances With Wolves

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