Tony, Welcome. If you're not awareof http://www.nativetelecom.org
native american public television, that site will have some
interesting information for you. I'm working on a project with
native alaskans... one of my advisors is a musician with Pamyua and
they are providing some of the key music for my film...
And not to bury you under too much information but there's a good
link for advice on gathering oral histories
if you use their search function you can find some good articles to
guide you on both recording technique and ideas for planning
Good luck with your projects
I don't check in here regularly but on of our members told me of
your posting so if you have questions feel free to email me (but
note I'll be gone from Oct 10 to Nov 5.