Ha' Agua Water Tz'itz is a video-poem—a poetic documentary—created by the indigenous youth cultural exchange Yakanal and TCC. Water flows throughout our lives, connecting us in our diversity, and together we send ha', agua, water, tz'itz our gratitude, praise, apologies, and prayers. With these images, sounds, words and feelings we hope to connect ourselves more deeply to each other and to the indigeneity that roots us all in our lands by drawing from, and giving back to, the flow that connects us all.

This video, The Cultural Conservancy—30 years of indigenous revitalization, is a celebration of the last 3 decades of our work, highlighting many of our partners and allies, to whom we are deeply grateful for their collaboration. Credits and links to partners.

Seeds of our Ancestors grows out of the poetic explorations of native urban youth as they struggle to overcome trauma caused by colonized/industrial foods and awaken to the healing and nourishment of native foodways from their own traditions and those of others. Learning from teachers and traditional ecological knowledge-bearers steeped in traditions as diverse as California Maidu, Yucatec Maya and Seneca, the youth root down into the cultural soils that support ancient and vital foodways traditions, including crop cultivation, acorn processing, cooking, seed-saving and simply sharing food in community. This documentary was co-created with the young native participants of a Native Foodways and Media Youth Internship. Balancing  dire social and ecological issues are hope-inspiring stories as well as soundscapes that create percussive music from the sounds of harvesting corn and grinding acorns.

This video was created by the young Native participants of the Guardians of the Waters youth leadership internship. Participants were steeped in traditional ecological knowledge through Native artists and scholars, who taught indigenous watercraft traditions, such as tule reed boat- and paddle-making. Through listening, discussing, group processing, and audiovisual documenting, participants explored the connections between cultural healing and ecological health, personal and collective identities, as well as traditional and new media.

This feature film, Bolivian, Venezuelan and US co-production, is a story of memory, identity, and justice. The young urban indigenous and mestizo actors of Teatro Trono stir up their collective memories of the social movements that sparked the revolution that currently transforms Bolivia, creating performances for their itinerant theater-truck and the street. The group struggles to overcome their doubts about living up to their heritage – especially since they decide to manifest those who died in the massacre at the heart of the revolution. Their paralyzing fear is overcome by the most unexpected force: the spirits of the dead themselves, seeking delayed justice and creative transformation, not just on stage, but also in the streets.

Nourishing the Body, Honoring the Land explores the transformative nature of Native foodways through dance, planting, stories, and movement focused on physical, spiritual, and traditional lifeways. As part of The Cultural Conservancy's 2014 Workshop Series, we invited Rulan Tangen of Dancing Earth and Wendy and David Bray, knowledge holders from the Seneca Nation to take us through an immersive, hands-on experience of traditional foodways teaching and learning.

Circle of Stories explores the world of Native American storytelling from the Four Directions of Turtle Island. It features "how to" stories from the Narragansett peoples of the East; the "five sacred herbs" medicine story from the Navajo of the South; the "water song" and Earth-honoring traditions of the Western Shoshone of the West; and the power of "the cooking spirit" from the Dakota of the North. The Cultural Conservancy co-produced this documentary film with Philomath Films (Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller) and TCC president Melissa Nelson is the narrator.