Welcome to Native Spirit Foundation

Native Spirit Foundation was founded in 2007 by Mapuche leader Freddy Trequil to promote knowledge and awareness of Indigenous Cultures. We hold an annual Film Festival every October in London with talks and artists celebrating Indigenous cultures, and work towards supporting education in Indigenous Schools and Communities.


11th Native Spirit Film Festival October 2017


SOAS Native Spirit Film Society in partnership with Artivism Knowledge Initiative (AKI), Writing on The Wall and University of Liverpool present: Defenders of The Sacred: Indigenous Protectors and Activism

Sat 6 May 1-5pm venue click here SOAS Brunei Bldg B102   Tickets £5/10 via Eventbrite click here Defenders of The Sacred

We invite you to join us in welcoming Thomas Lopez Jnr of the International Indigenous Youth Council who will speak about his time at the Standing Rock Camps, sharing insights about the experiences of young people at the protest, about the challenges faced by Native Americans in the USA today, and how IIYC is empowering Youth.

Alongside the talk we will be screening films made during the stand-off at Standing Rock, and ‘Islands Sanctuary’ from the series ‘Standing on Sacred Ground’, music videos and other film selections as time allows.

Please help us spread the word and we look forward to your presence at this gathering.

25 May 7pm  Another chance to see TWO SOFT THINGS TWO HARD THINGS thanks to Depford Community Cinema

More info and tickets £3.50/5.00 here Depford Community Cinema – Two Soft Things

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Thu 19 Jan 2017  7-9pm  SOAS Brunei Gallery, Room B104, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS Written and directed by Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (Twitter @tripgore)https://youtu.be/feWS9simNFI https://www.facebook.com/RhymesForYoungGhouls/Rhymes for Young Ghouls is set on the fictional Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in the year 1976. By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 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” (Krupa), the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.At 15, Aila (Jacobs) is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner (Oakes), she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St. D’s. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph (Gould) returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed.Her only options are to run or fight… and Mi’gMaq don’t run.Cast: Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould and Mark Antony Krupa writer(s)

SOAS Native Spirit Film and Green Society invite you to free screening & refreshments     #greenweek17

Tue 7 Mar 7-9pm SOAS Brunei Bldg B111.

Thule Tuvalu Trailer  Dir. Matthias von Gunten.

When the ice melts in Thule (Greenland), Tuvalu (South Pacific) drowns in the ocean. The lives of the inhabitants are being altered forever since the ice in the north is retreating whilst sea levels are perpetually rising in the south.


Wed 22 Feb 5-7pm Senate House Rm SG32, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Boy Trailer


BOY Directed by Māori filmmaker Taika Waititi (Twitter @TaikaWaititi)

Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi. The film stars James Rolleston, Waititi, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu, Moerangi Tihore, and Cherilee Martin.

Highlights – 10th Native Spirit Festival 7-16 October 2016

We’re happy to announce this year’s festival at SOAS Bloomsbury WC1, plus events at two new venues: Opening night (Fri 7 Oct 6.30-10.30pm) and Amazon Beat all-dayer collaboration-celebration (Sat 15 Oct 2-11pm) both at The Hive Dalston E8, and a packed Sunday afternoon (9 Oct 12-4pm) at The BookClub Shoreditch EC2. Still no fat funding for us, so we respectfully request Donations at door £5-12. full PROGRAMME click here, further info/updates  Facebook.com/NativeSpiritUK and Twitter @nativespirituk email: nativespiritfilms@gmail.com




Two Soft Things Two Hard Things


Children of the Artic

She Sings To The Stars

She Sings To The Stars

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The Reindeer Belong to the Wind


Gently Whispering The Circle Back


Ati & Mindhiva: As The Tree Under The Hurricane


Three Sisters: Women of High Degree


The Amerindians


 My Bicycle