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1. Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 2,970

2. Blackstone (2009–2015)

44 min | Action, Drama

Political drama situated in a First Nations community in Canada.

Stars: Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Steven Cree Molison

Votes: 297

6. North of 60 (1992–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A mystery drama series about trials and tribulations of Aboriginal people in the fictional town of Lynx River, Northwest Territories.

Stars: Tina Keeper, Tracey Cook, Tom Jackson, Timothy Webber

Votes: 449

7. Mohawk Girls (2010–2017)

22 min | Comedy

Mohawk Girls is a half hour dramatic comedy about four young women figuring out how to be Mohawk in the 21st century. The series centers around four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White, Maika Harper, Jennifer Pudavick

Votes: 215

9. Cashing In (2009– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Set on Stonewalker First Nation, nestled comfortably beside an affluent beach community in Southern Manitoba. With a diverse cast of shark executives, smooth dealers, scheming slicksters ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Schweig, Karen Holness, Gregory 'Dominic' Odjig, Wesley French

Votes: 135

10. Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (2006– )

Drama

Fictional portrayal of 'The Summer of 1990' in Kanehsatake: the major conflict between a Mohawk community and the Canadian and Quebec governments - over the expansion of a golf course into an aboriginal cemetery.

Stars: Andreas Apergis, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Jamieson Boulanger, Terence Bowman

Votes: 46

11. The Gods of Wheat Street (2013–2014)

57 min | Drama

Head of the family before his time, Odin Freeburn is being pulled in all directions. Can he let go of his past in time to save the future?

Stars: Kelton Pell, Lisa Flanagan, Shari Sebbens, Bruce R. Carter

Votes: 137

12. Redfern Now (2012–2013)

Drama

The troubled lives of struggling indigenous Australians in the tough, rundown neighborhood of the inner suburb of Redfern in Sydney.

Stars: Wayne Blair, Leon Stripp, Richard Green, Jenny Munro

Votes: 401

13. 500 Nations (1995)

374 min | History

An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Eric Schweig, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 449

14. Black Comedy (2014–2018)

Comedy

A sketch comedy show featuring Indigenous Australian writers and performers.

Stars: Aaron Fa'aoso, Nakkiah Lui, Elizabeth Wymarra, Matt Day

Votes: 166

15. Native Shorts Presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program (2013–2019)

TV-14 | 30 min | Talk-Show

Anthology series consisting of short films by Native creators, introduced by the head of the Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Filmmakers Program.

Stars: N. Bird Runningwater, Ariel Tweto

Votes: 9

16. Go Go Gophers (1966– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Colonel Kit Coyote has one last chance to win the west for the U.S. Cavalry, by claiming Gopher Gulch. Only two obstacles stand in his way, Chief Running Board and Ruffled Feathers, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Sandy Becker, George S. Irving, Kenny Delmar, Delo States

Votes: 72

17. Big Bear (1998– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Big Bear, the real life Cree chief who campaigned for his people and their land against the Canadian government in the 1870s and 1880s.

Stars: Gordon Tootoosis, Tantoo Cardinal, Lorne Cardinal, Kennetch Charlette

Votes: 65

18. On Native Ground (2012– )

26 min | News

This original programming will feature Anchors and Field Reporters who will present special interest stories concentrating on cultural events and role models in the community. The program ... See full summary »

Stars: Madison Etiz, Mekele Longee, Yahmonee Hedrick, Martin Sensmeier

19. The Northlander (2016)

98 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to protect his people. He travels across a desert valley to protect his tribe against a band of Heretics. Cygnus must find a way for his tribe to survive.

Director: Benjamin Ross Hayden | Stars: Corey Sevier, Roseanne Supernault, Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope

Votes: 3,281

20. Powwow Highway (1989)

R | 88 min | Drama

Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 1,458 | Gross: $0.28M

21. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 29,749 | Gross: $2.20M

22. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune | Stars: Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen, Clint Eruera, Nancy Brunning

Votes: 3,024

23. Smoke Signals (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Votes: 9,191 | Gross: $6.72M

24. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,278

25. Skins (2002)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $0.24M

26. The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

103 min | Drama, Music

49 Metascore

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear ... See full summary »

Director: Sherman Alexie | Stars: Evan Adams, Michelle St. John, Gene Tagaban, Swil Kanim

Votes: 480 | Gross: $0.17M

27. Coyote Waits (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama, Mystery

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman, Gary Kanin

Votes: 591

28. Dance Me Outside (1994)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski, Michael Greyeyes

Votes: 1,033 | Gross: $0.30M

29. A Thief of Time (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Mystery

Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Gary Farmer, Adam Beach, Ernest Tsosie III, Wes Studi

Votes: 569

30. Skinwalkers (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre | Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach, Saginaw Grant

Votes: 895

31. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)

119 min | Documentary

A film account about the military 1990 siege of a Native American reserve near Oka, Quebec, Canada and its causes.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin | Stars: Jack Burning, Herbie Barnes, Alanis Obomsawin, Ethel Blondin

Votes: 260

32. Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

Red Crow Mi'kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

Director: Jeff Barnaby | Stars: Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brandon Oakes, Roseanne Supernault

Votes: 1,006 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Drunktown's Finest (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

Director: Sydney Freeland | Stars: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, MorningStar Angeline, Tailinh Agoyo

Votes: 197

34. Mekko (2015)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. He has no home or family so he makes his way to Tulsa. He tries to connect with a cousin but she turns him away. With nowhere to go Mekko ends up ... See full summary »

Director: Sterlin Harjo | Stars: Jamie Loy, Scott Mason, Zahn McClarnon, Sarah Podemski

Votes: 61

35. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

91 Metascore

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Votes: 6,056 | Gross: $3.79M

36. Searchers (2016)

94 min | Drama

Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Directors: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq | Stars: Benjamin Kunuk, Karen Ivalu, Jonah Qunaq, Joey Sarpinak

Votes: 125

37. Angry Inuk (2016)

85 min | Documentary

An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact... See full summary »

Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | Stars: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Aaju Peter

Votes: 162

38. The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)

112 min | Drama

A portrayal of the lives of the last great Inuit shaman, Avva, and his beautiful and headstrong daughter, Apak. Based on the journals of 1920s Danish ethnographer Knud Rasmussen.

Directors: Norman Cohn, Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Pakak Innuksuk, Leah Angutimarik, Neeve Irngaut, Natar Ungalaaq

Votes: 330

39. Le jour avant le lendemain (2008)

93 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu | Stars: Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Madeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu, Mary Qulitalik

Votes: 156

40. The Necessities of Life (2008)

PG | 102 min | Drama

In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Éveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur, Louise Marleau

Votes: 825

41. Angelique's Isle (2018)

90 min | Thriller

Angelique's Isle is a harrowing tale of perseverance and survival that unfolds during the great copper rush of 1845, when newlyweds ANGELIQUE, a young Ojibway and CHARLIE, her voyageur ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Michelle Derosier | Stars: Julia Jones, Tantoo Cardinal, Aden Young, Charlie Carrick

Votes: 8

42. Iqaluit (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

Travelling to the Arctic for the first time, Carmen arrives in Iqaluit to tend to her husband, Gilles, a construction worker who has been seriously injured. Trying to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Benoit Pilon | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, François Papineau, Natar Ungalaaq, Sébastien Huberdeau

Votes: 74

43. Before the Streets (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama

Shawnouk, a young Atikamekw, commits a crime. After escaping into the forest, he returns to his community, where he tries healing by investing the native traditionalism. "Before the streets... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Leriche | Stars: Rykko Bellemare, Kwena Bellemare-Boivin, Jacques Newashish, Janis Ottawa

Votes: 107

44. Uvanga (2013)

86 min | Drama

Anna is nervous when she and her son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik, in the Canadian Arctic.

Directors: Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu | Stars: Lukasi Forrest, Marianne Farley, Travis Kunnuk, Robert Naylor

Votes: 55



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