On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Dr. Duane Champagne, UCLA, Sociology & American Indian Studies, CA; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, ND Storytellers of the show: Herbert Jim, Seminole Tribe of Florida "This is how the alligator got its bumps" Performances by: Kevin Locke, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND performs Sacred Hoop Dance
The last minute details are dealt with, the students are at the airport and they board the plane. We follow them on their flight. The trip to New Zealand takes them to Vancouver, Honolulu and Auckland New Zealand. It is a long challenging flight. Most have not flown before, everything is new. We get their comments and follow their conversations. Some may bring a child. We will get their reaction to the flight. We arrive in New Zealand and the first contacts are made. We follow the youth as they meet new people and discover the Maori culture. We eavesdrop on their conversations and get an understanding about their excitement and wonder of being so far from home and meeting people who are different but in so many ways the same. We follow them as we board the flight for the next leg of the journey that takes us to Australia.
It's the Wapos Bay Winter Festival, and the spirit of competition is in the air. During the hockey tournament, Talon and T-Bear vie for the attention of a girl on the opposing team, and Raven is determined to enter the bannock contest. The three children learn how important teamwork is.
This documentary considers the issues associated with mining on First Nations land. By comparing the experiences of two Quebec First Nations-one already involved in mining, the other considering it-the program reveals the advantages and disadvantages of this sort of endeavour.
The Kowalchuks meet their new German neighbour, Wolfgang, and Josie feels threatened by his vast knowledge of Aboriginal culture. Kate asks 'Wolfy' to help prepare for her canoe journey.
The stress of the bush takes their toll as the group looses a member, followed by a traditional hunt with bow and arrow.
Beaver C'Bearing and his fellow Chiefs want to bring the high school state basketball championship trophy back to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation and make their people proud. While struggling through his senior year, he is forced to re-evaluate the importance of basketball. Following two years in the lives of Beaver and his teammates, this program explores what it means to grow up Native American at the turn of the 21st century.
A Game for Life: Nolusindiso "Titie" Plaatjie knows that soccer can help kids "stay away from things that could destroy their lives" because that's just what it did for her. In A Game for Life, we are taken to the soccer fields in the poor neighborhood of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where provincial soccer star, "Titie," works with an innovative soccer program to educate local youth about HIV/AIDS prevention.
At the fenceline of Canada's 'Chemical Valley', girls are being born at twice the rate of boys. How do you stay in the home you love when the price you pay may be your children's future?
In this episode, we enter the fascinating and complex world of a language considered by some to be unique in the world - Michif - the language of the Metis of Canada and the US. We meet some of the movers and shakers working politically and through the education system to have Michif recognized as the official language of the Me tis, as well as those whose passion and dedication are evidenced at the grass-roots level.
Learn about why keeping a journal can be cleansing and healing. An elder shares a teaching about the eagle feather. And Yoga 101 continues. If you've ever wanted to try Yoga you don't want to miss these great introductory segments.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of moles, nature's cute little diggers.
Ladies and gentleman, give a big hand for Kai, Kayla and Tantoo Cardinal. It's theatre day with face-painting, acting and Cree words about theatre. Join us as Tantoo takes us into the world of make-believe and save a big round of applause for musical guest (and actor) Renae Morriseau.
Bronson and Kimmy create still life drawings and add a coffee table to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Grandma B talks about the Lakota drawings with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
Host Coleen Rajotte learns how to preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. Chef Cameron shares a recipe for squash pie. Coleen shares her top tips from the past season.
This episode of Cooking With The Wolfman features Aboriginal Appetizers. Quail eggs stuffed with caviar; Balsamic glazed Cornish hen wings; Arctic char timbales, and Baby onions stuffed with venison and white corn.
We Are What We Eat part 2 features the 7 candidates receiving makeovers to build up their self esteem and feel great about themselves. The women have gone through their transformation and present themselves to their families with their makeovers. Tamara visits the Pina Reservation in southern Arizona to learn about the high rate of diabetes and what herbs, healthy foods, and soultions have been done in order to help the people.
David Guthro joins us in-studio to tell us how to achieve unbridled success. Haida heroine, Laurie Bonacci tells us her tragic story and Frank Austin Manyhorses joins her to assist in the healing process. Karina Cook, a hairstylist from Mine Salon demonstrates how to find products that work for your hair.
The art of Akwesasne Mohawk basketry.
This episode follows the work of a virtually self-taught, highly motivated language teacher. Stella Ketchemonia has devoted her life to teaching the Saulteaux language. She is now a member of the dynamic staff of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.
Join award-winning journalist and host Coleen Rajotte as she learns to plant a garden the way her Cree and Metis ancestors did. Metis gardening expert Audrey Logan takes Coleen, a novice gardener, through the steps of planting a traditional 'mound-style' garden in Coleen's urban backyard. This means planting "The Three Sisters" - corn, beans and squash - together, so that each plant helps the others as they grow. It's the way Aboriginal people planted for generations. To find out why this method makes so much sense, tune in!
Keeping our Indigenous/Cuban/Mexican heritage alive. Sharing our culture: We travel to a Native American Sacred Site. And we'll hear from Darlene Daniels who will speak about the Importance of being a jingle dress dancer. Learn more about the meaning of this special outfit.
Jane Ash Poitras - Artist: This brilliant internationally known artist, Jane Ash takes us on a breathtaking high speed tour of the world as she sees it! Bob Stevenson - Activist: A long time resident of the Northwest Territories, Bob now lives in southern Ontario where he is very active in the school system. Bob developed the 'Life Styles of the Land' program and talks to school children on the importance of trapping and hunting in the traditional native way of life. Logan Alexis Singers - Musicians: This group of singers and musicians are the brothers and sons of the native singer Logan Alexis.These Stoney singers talk about their struggles with alcohol and their respect for their brother and father. This group has established a Round Dance drum group and travels extensively. Yvon Dumont - Elder: Former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Yvon Dumont believes in the importance that young people set education as one of their priorities.
Tamara pays a visit to the Smithsonian Musuem where she learns the history of the Musuem and about Douglas Cardinal, the architect who structured the Musuem.
This episode of Cooking With The Wolfman features Sea Bass. A terrine made with Sea Bass, dandelions and wild rice, served with a fiddlehead bechamel sauce.
On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.
Raising children and passing down culture is very important to the Uluit people. The women of the hockey team are very close together like sisters and in this episode Ana Niviaxie who had passed away from being hit by a drunk driver is being remembered and her memories are shared among the hockey players.
On this episode, Juaquin Lonelodge continues construction on the jingle dress project.
Regaining Food Sovereignty explores the state of food systems in some Northern Minnesota Native communities; examining the relationship between history, health, tradition, culture and food. By reclaiming and revitalizing knowledge and practices around traditional, local and healthy foods, many communities and Tribal Nations are working toward a new model of community health and well-being for this, and future generations.
Aboriginal Day festivities are getting underway, but there's even more cause for excitement in Wapos Bay... T-Bear unexpectedly spends the night in the fire tower after he climbs up and is too afraid to come down. Jacob goes up to get his son and realizes he's scared too. In an amusing twist, the story is reported as a political protest on TV. After much soul searching, father and son make it back to solid ground. Meanwhile, Raven doesn't want to go fishing with her mother, Sarah, because she's frightened of the river. Sarah helps her daughter feel at ease in open water, one step at a time. Raven and T-Bear discover how important honesty, patience and courage are, especially when you're scared.
As the world teeters on the brink of environmental collapse, this story examines people who respect the indigenous worldview that the Earth is our mother, the rivers lifeblood flowing in her veins, and the plants and animals our brothers and sisters. By looking at the world this way, these people help preserve the environment around them and across the planet, and therefore hold the key to humanity's survival.
On this episode of The Mix, The Moose Lake Dancers are from northern Manitoba and they treated us to their hot stepping style at the Asham Stompers Festival. Next, Mihirangi is a Maori artist that spins a unique web of words and sound. On one of the hottest weekends of the summer we ventured into the Okanagan valley and caught up with her at the Komasket Festival. Finally, Dennis Allan is a true northern son who draws on the strong storytelling tradition of his people in his country based blues. This summer he performed at Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife.
Barrio De Paz - Rival gangs have formed truces, turned in their weapons and have started working together to rebuild the community. Yukon Kings - Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run.
A portrait of a Yup'ik village in southwestern Alaska trying to hold onto its traditional way of life, while also being a part of the western world.
8th fire is the importance of the spirit and dancing and teaching reflects the spirit in all of us. Speaks on special gifts and knowledge to them. His life ties into the native cultures and trials they had to endure in the early 60's. Sacred fire acts to inspire and a doorway entrance for the light for humans.Teacher of all natives and wants to explain to the youth how important it is how life is and the way it should be understood. Tells stories about the creator.
SACRED STICK examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores the cultural diffusion and transmutation of a uniquely indigenous sport that, like Native people themselves, adapted and endured within the dominant culture. The thirty-minute film is intended for both a general audience, for whom lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country, and a Native American-specific audience for whom lacrosse has deep cultural meaning.