Meet Comanche political and social activist LaDonna Harris and explore her many achievements, the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous cultures around the world. President Lyndon Johnson assigned Harris to educate the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government on the unique role of American Indian Tribes and their relationship with the Federal government. This course was called “Indian 101” and was taught to members of Congress and other agencies for more than 35 years. In addition to her work in civil rights, world peace, the environment and women’s rights, Harris is best known for introducing landmark legislation, such as land return claims to the Taos Pueblo Tribe and the Native tribes of Alaska, and returning Federal recognition to the Menominee Tribe. Directed and produced by Julianna Brannum.

Ladonna Harris: Indian 101

2014 US 66 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives