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Native Voices: Native People's Concepts of Health and Illness: Films

Films on Native Americans & Health

Don't Get Sick After June; American Indian Healthcare"

Presented by Peter Coyote with narrative quotes by August Schellenberg. Declared wards of the state, Native Americans were promised housing, education, and healthcare in numerous treaties with the US Government. Due to chronic underfunding, American Indian health care facilities predictably run out of funds by June every year. This documentary film highlights the tragic impact of failed promises of healthcare services from its inception under the Department of War up to the present.

Walking Into The Unknown Native Americans and the US Healthcare System  

Emmy nominated documentary, Walking into the Unknown, traces the intimate journey of a middle aged American Indian male through the health care system as he gains a deeper understanding of himself and the health risks he faces.