Forty Years, Forty Films, Forty Weeks – XIT: Without Reservation

Experience one of the highest-energy live concert specials to emerge from the American Indian music scene in this week’s Vision Maker Media film, “XIT: Without Reservation.”

Indian rock-and-roll band XIT launched in its current form in 1970, with lyrics that brought to the surface the injustice that had been and continues to be inflicted upon Native America. In the words of group founder Tom Bee, “While other groups were singing about ‘come and get some love,’ we were telling America ‘come and see your injustices.'”

In 2000, their 30th anniversary concert was recorded and released as “Without Reservation.” The concert special features live versions of ten hit songs from their first two albums.


Watch “XIT: Without Reservation” on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

Check back here every Tuesday, or follow us at @amarchivepub on Twitter to keep up with featured streaming films over the next 40 weeks. You can find the complete schedule here.

About Vision Maker Media

Vision Maker Media is the premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational and home videos. All aspects of Vision Maker Media programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media – to be the next generation of storytellers. Vision Maker Media envisions a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.

With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media’s Public Media Content Fund awards support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) empowers and engages Native People to tell stories. For more information,

Each week for the next forty weeks, a different film featuring Native voices from Native producers will be available to stream free online, in celebration of Vision Maker Media’s 40 years supporting American Indian and Alaska Native film projects.

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