"How to Trace Your Native Heritage" is a valuable resource for anyone looking to discover or establish their Native American ancestry. The film provides both the basics for genealogical research and unique points for Native American research.
The viewer will learn:
- how to contact your tribe;
- where to find government information;
- how to obtain tribal membership, enhancing one's sense of belonging and heritage;
- how and where to research the Dawes Rolls;
- benefits offered thorough official Native American status;
- how to participate in tribal elections;
- valuable internet sites;
- and listing of over five hundred U.S.. federally recognized Native American tribes.
This film was narrated by Gregg Howard and was a winner of the 1997 Telly Award and two Crystal of Excellence Awards.