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Omaha Secret

by Alan Eno

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A small group on the Omaha reservation are trying to expose a well kept secret. Native women like Lisa Drum and Jacinda Begay are at risk of being domestic violence victims. In addition to sharing their abuse stories, they work with the Omaha Nation Community Response Team to raise awareness of the dangers of domestic violence.

Music

by Ford Clark

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John Mangan keeps native traditions alive in his classroom at the Omaha public school. His mission is to teach young Native Americans about their cultural history through music. Facing opposition and dealing with inadequate practice space, John inspires his students to write their own music and has even had them performing at the Nebraska state capitol.

Language

by Ford Clark

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Susan Freemont is one of two people in the world who are certified to teach the Omaha language. This documentary is about how “Grandma Sue” teaches school children in Macy, NE the Omaha language.

Dance

by Ford Clark

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Dancing to give thanks is a strong Omaha tradition. In this short documentary, Lisa Drum talks about how she makes everything from traditional dance dresses, to cradleboards, to blankets and shares her sewing skills with her daughters.