Skip Navigation

UEN American Indian Film Festival

This month UEN partners with colleges and universities across the state, for a month-long festival of independent films produced by and about American Indians and Alaskan Natives. We're pleased to share these quality stories of tribal nations and community beliefs, culture, and history with Utah learners of all ages. Film screenings are FREE and in-person. Find more indigenous programming throughout the month on UEN-TV and now 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on our new channel, FNX!.

Dates and Locations:

Nov. 1, 2106 - Noon
Yellow Fever
Salt Lake Community College - Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building Room 203
4600 Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
(Bring Standing Rock donations: Sweaters, Coats, Blankets)

Nov. 1, 2106 - 6:00 p.m.
Weber State University - Davis Campus
2750 N. University Park Blvd.
MC 130 Layton, UT 84041
Bldg D2, Room 260

Nov. 14 - 6:00 p.m.
Two Spirit
Utah Valley University
UVU Student Center - Room 206
800 W. University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058

Nov. 14 - 6:00 p.m.
Paiute Community Center
Cedar City Paiute Tribal Community Center
440 North Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721

Nov. 28 - 6:00 p.m.
Utah Valley University
UVU Student Center - Room 206
800 W. University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058

Nov. 30 - Noon
Salt Lake Community College - Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building Room 203
4600 Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

 Contact - for more information


Watch on UEN-TV

On Native Ground: Youth Report: Field Reporters cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth.
Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience: This one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the U.S. Midwest.
Thursday, November 3 at 9:00 p.m.
As Long As We Dance: Get a glimpse inside the 11th and final "New Faces of An Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow" held in State College, PA.
Saturday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m.
First Talk: This program offers health tips, Aboriginal contributions, On-The-Spot, the Best Of You Tube and a group of co-hosts that adds compelling discussions about important issues.
Sunday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m.
The Modoc War: The Modoc War of 1872 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. View interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts that bring the Modoc War to life.
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Choctaw Code Talkers: An empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I.
Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Tracing Roots: A Weaver's Journey: A master weaver explores the origins of a spruce root hat discovered with a 300-year-old traveler.
Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Creative Native Sweet Reflections: This program shows how making decoupage magnets helps to preserve family memroies and the delightful origins of chocolateand how it's made today.
Sunday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Ishi's Return: When Ishi wandered out of the woods in Oroville, CA he became a national sensation. 80 years later, his descendants in California fight to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home.
Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
My Louisiana Love: The relationship between the oil industry and Native Americans in the Mississippi Delta is explored.
Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m.
Maina: Maina is the daughter of the Innu leader Mishtenapuu, who attends a bloody confrontation between his clan and the clan of "Men of the Land Without Trees." Following this confrontation, Maïna chooses a mission that will change her life.
Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Watchers of the North: An action-packed six part documentary adventure series following the training, patrols and search & rescue missions of Canadian Rangers in two Nunavut communities.
Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Native Shorts:This 12 episode series features short films produced, premiered or showcased at the Sundance Film Festival through its Native American and Indigenous Program.
Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 p.m.
Yellow Fever: Fllow young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez, on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom.
Monday, November 20 at 11:00 p.m.
Rising Voices: Hothaninpi: A look at how languages die focuses on the disappearing language on the Lakota nation.
Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Wapos Bay: 25 Episodes of the stop motion animated family television series that follows the adventures of children as they explore their remote Cree community in northern Saskatchewan.
Thursday, November 24 at 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
The Aux: A look at how languages die focuses on the disappearing language on the Lakota nation.
Friday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Native American Healing in the 21st Century: A look at the healing practices of American Indians and how many of those natural remedies are applicable to today's alternative health-conscious society.
Saturday, November 26 at 6:00 a.m.
Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork: This documentary celebrates the spectacular beadwork of the Northwest Plateau People.
Sunday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Gold Boom: Native American tribes in western North Dakota contemplate allowing fracking on tribal lands.
Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Additional Resources

Workshop on Earth Science from Navajo and Western Perspectives
This workshop will provide an opportunity for teachers to learn about the connections between traditional Navajo knowledge and western science and explore new ways of teaching diverse students.
Utah's Indigenous Day
Honoring Utah's Indigenous People.
American Indian Heritage Month: UEN gathered these resources to help you celebrate the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the U.S.
Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2014
During National Native American Heritage Month, we honor their legacy, and we recommit to strengthening our nation-to-nation partnerships.
We Shall Remain: KUED 7 produced We Shall Remain: A Native History of Utah, a five-part documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo people. Below are lesson plans and resources that support the documentaries.
© Utah Education Network in partnership with the Utah State Board of Education and Higher Ed Utah.
UEN does not endorse and is not responsible for content on external websites linked to from this page.
(800) 866-5852     |     KUEN CPB Compliance    |     Web Accessibility     |     Captioning