We have selected our subjects from a diverse range of filmmakers, writers, directors and performing artists who are pioneers of Indigenous cinema and television. Many of the artists featured in the series have focused at least part of their lives on the Aboriginal narrative and in the process are creating an impact on world screen culture. The Storytellers are from all parts of Canada and New Zealand. THEY ANSWER THE QUESTION: IS THERE AN INDIGENOUS VOICE IN MAINSTREAM CINEMA?
Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today. The series is attractive to both a general and tribal audience, promoting understanding between cultures, tribes and reservations...offering a venue for the stories of challenge and success coming from Minnesota's tribal communities... and educating public television viewers about the culture and traditions of native citizens. Native Report is hosted by Stacey Thunder, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation, and co-hosted by Tadd Johnson who is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. The Native Report season consists of fifteen episodes. Another fifteen episodes are planned next year which will include stories from Minnesota and Wisconsin native communities.
T-Bear, Talon and Devon learn that their favorite rap artist is performing in Wapos Bay. When T-Bear wins two tickets to the show, he must decide who he should take, Talon or Devon. Talon and Devon's battle to win the free ticket turns into a turf war. The boys become split and divided. The boys themselves become estranged to their family with their new looks and attitudes. When the boys' actions begin to have a negative influence on Raven, they can see themselves and begin to put things in perspective.
This story goes behind the headlines by examining how this dry community copes with the serious consequences of widespread alcoholism. It reveals how band members from Pauingassi are looking for healing and strength by reconnecting to traditional ways that were once practiced by their ancestors. Half a century ago, it was the scourge of alcoholism and the advent of Christianity that helped silence the drums and rid the community of sacred objects and ceremonial practices. Today, it?s a long road for the many community members who are fighting addictions, but by reviving old ways they are reconnecting with the Spirit of Pauingassi First Nation and with the source of their strength as a People.
A rotating compilation of music videos featuring diverse talents of Native American & World Indigenous cultures. Different genres such as hip hop, rap, dance, rock, and many more are feautured on the AUX.
Following the example of their mothers, younger players form their own team, much to the pride of their parents. As the tournament approaches, life on the ice gives the community a sense of strength and a hope for a brighter future.
"On November 29, 1864 Col. John Chivington led an attack against a group of Cheyenne and Arapaho camped in Southeast Colorado. Chivington and his soldiers killed approximately 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho people - mostly women, children, and elders. Many of those killed were also mutilated." "Sacred Steps: Remembering Sand Creek" is a behind-the-scenes look. Through interviews with tribal elders, runners, and observers, the audience will gain an understanding of the emotions Sand Creek evokes. From the opening ceremonies, each day of the Healing Run, the candle light vigil, and the last day?s walk through downtown Denver, Sacred Steps brings these experiences to life.
Before Christopher Columbus and his fellow Europeans arrived in North America, there were nearly 300 Native languages spoken north of Mexico. Today only half of those languages remain and experts say that by the year 2050, just 20 indigenous American languages will exist. RISING VOICES/HOTHANINPI is a one-hour documentary about how languages die - and how speaking them again can spark cultural and community restoration. The film focuses on the Lakota (often called "Sioux") language and culture, the history that forced the language towards near extinction, and the challenges Lakota face today as they struggle to learn their ancestral language and teach it to their children. The documentary is a portrait of a culture in flux, focusing on the myriad conflicts around the disappearing language on the Lakota reservations of North and South Dakota. The Lakota nation is large, with more than 170,000 tribal members, and that number is growing. Yet only 6,000 people still speak Lakota, and the average age of its speakers will soon be 70 years old. Can the Lakota elders transmit the power of history and tradition, especially in the form of language, or will the heart and soul of their culture die with them? To examine this question, RISING VOICES introduces viewers to a range of people, including the teachers working to save the language and the Lakota trying to learn their ancestral tongue. Woven through the documentary are also short first-person films made by Lakota filmmakers - stories that illustrate the strong connections the artists have between the Lakota language and their everyday lives.
The efforts of one dying woman to preserve her Native culture don't end when she passes, but prompts a renewal in finding pride in that culture. She confronts the violent event over two centuries ago that began the destruction of her people and the shame that colonialism created.
Chronicles the extraordinary effort of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians working together with the State of Minnesota and the federal government to bring back the culturally vital walleye from the brink of extinction and restore it to health in Red lake.
Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
We take a look at organizing your home office. Why do we put this task off? How do you get clutter under control? Our daily exercise break is up next with fitness professional Russell Thorne.
6a-When Mama and Papa refuse to buy Brother and Sister trendy overly expensive sport shirts, the cubs decide to earn the money themselves. However the cubs go overboard and get so caught up in everything from lemonade stands to dog walking services that they leave themselves no time for their friends. It's only when they finally reach their goal that Brother and Sister realize the price tag has turned out to a lot bigger than they thought. Their blind pursuit of material things has cost them their friends. 6b-Brother displays some real moxie when he attempts to get back Sister's skipping rope from Too-Tall and his mischievous gang. Too-Tall thinks Brother has what it takes to join his gang. After Brother becomes a member he?s required to follow the leader...and that means trespassing on Farmer Ben?s property to swipe watermelons. Brother is the only one caught and Farmer Ben has a heart to heart talk with him about how to deal with peer pressure.
Yamba has a hurt ankle and needs to rest on the couch. Without moving from the couch Yamba thinks up of sporting games to play with the splodgeriffic gifts everyone has brought .
T-Bear learns that the memory of his mother is important after he tries to find his father a new wife. T-Bear and Jacob wear their pink shirts to support breast cancer research, and T-Bear decides that his father should get remarried. So he enlists the help of Talon and Devon to and the potential new wife. Meanwhile, Raven goes behind her mother's back to use makeup. Her new passion leads to Raven getting a makeover by Kohkum Mary and Devon. T-Bear realizes that his father is happy, and that his pursuit of a wife for his father may have been a hunt for a mother.
Matt learns a lesson in compassion when Eric, the school bully, is kidnapped by minions of the Windigo.
Meet Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand, who saves heritage Metis seeds at her garden in St. Laurent Manitoba. Caroline shows Coleen how to transform her front yard into a garden of local indigenous medicinal plants. And we learn how to re-pot an overgrown houseplant.
Traditional storytelling finds a new voice on the airwaves thanks to indigenous broadcasters in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Bilingual young directors, producers and presenters who speak their languages are working and thriving in all three countries that have their own indigenous broadcasting systems.
Eggs-travaganza featuring watercress and tomato frittata with buckskin bannock.
Honouring Our Mothers is a delightful show featuring projects to soothe the hearts and hands of many hard-working women. Debbie Bouwer teaches us to make bath salts with Sage, then demonstrates how to mix silky Sweetgrass hand creme. Next, Pauline Christianson makes a fringe Cree purse with deer hide and beadsm and sings with Northwest Coast designs. Using embossed metal and feathers, this project is suitable for artists looking for new ways to highlight their art.
Eric Hillard helps people overcome fears in order to get jobs by living with shyness and social anxiety. Looking for healthy buffalo? Chef Andrew creates healthy buffalo steaks and Tamara learns what the best running shoes are with Brent Neeve.
Beyond the mystical city of Timbuktu, Mamatal, the son of a Tuareg chief sets out on a journey across the Sahara to save his culture known as the blue people of the Sahara before they disappear. But when the North African government of Mali collapses, he finds himself and his people caught up in an international crisis,a battle between the Tuareg fighting for independence and Al Qaeda bent on taking over the Sahara to plot future terrorist attacks against the United States and Europe. documentary looks behind the international headlines of the crisis in the Sahara and exposes the government corruption and neglect of an indigenous people who might be the only hope for defeating Islamic radicals in the region.
Wild rice -- manoomin -- is still harvested the traditional way by the Anishanabe, or Ojibwe, people of the Great Lakes region. Ricers and their families take canoes into the fields and hand-harvest the rice. After participating in the harvest, Loretta helps to prepare Winona LaDuke's favorite wild rice and maple syrup cake, which accompanies a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry-stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew and ruby-red swamp tea.
The obligations of women off the ice are full of joys and tough decisions. A new baby is welcomed to the community; a husband goes caribou hunting, while a former team member looks forward to a new career as a nurse after hanging up her skates for good.
Discusses the issue of Native nations' administration of service delivery in their communities. It examines the unproductive ways services and programs have been administered in many Native communities in the past and the innovative mechanisms and approaches some Native nations are developing to maximize limited financial and human resources.
Begins the story arc that follows the Serrano people from their creation story which begins in Marra (near 29 Palms) and the top of the San Bernardino Mountains fo their ultimate settlement on the San Manuel Reservation. Jerry Paresa narrates.
In this episode, Juaquin completes the assembly of the Boy's Fancy Apron. Making Regalia can now be seen on the FNX Native American television network. Check your local PBS listings to see if FNX is available in your area.
The Bible and the Distant Time gives a rare glimpse of some of the ways that traditional Athabascan beliefs and Christian beliefs coexist in villages on the Koyukuk River.
Jeff risks physical injury and Priscilla faces her own fears as they explore an old courthouse in a town with a dark past.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. In 1961, long before television arrived in Cree territory, Sandy Masty saw a ufo shaped like a drum.
Yukon Kings- Ray Waska teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. From Kalahari To Court- Bushmen from South Africa fight for their lands when Botswana government continues to drive out their land for diamond finds. Greenhouse Project - People are being reminded of what they used to know, how to grow food, build shelter, and deal with their waste.
Great Whale River has great meaning for the Cree. In 1993 the Cree return to the site to celebrate the saving of the Great Whale from the massive hydro electric project. The elders indiciate a new generation. Time for the walking out ceremony, a child's first steps in the path of their ancestors. Storytelling about the evil Shaman Aayiaashaau who abandoned his son.
Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
T-Bear gets a new video game called "Dance Monkey Dance" in order to practise for his class dance. He lets his father try the game, and suddenly, Jacob seems obsessed. When T-Bear, Talon and Devon go to school, they discover that their dance has been canceled due to a teacher conference. The boys realize that they have to throw their own dance. Meanwhile, Jacob tries to quit the dance game, only to find that everything reminds him of his seeming addiction. The boys are able to organize a backyard dance, and Jacob finds that his seeming addiction is actually his body's way of telling him to dance more.
Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
Hank lands a new job working, but gets busted for not having a genuine plumbing certificate. He then enrolls at the local trade school where he encounters Mick. Doreen tells Hank about a foreclosure on a big new house and pushes him to take it. Kate, Josie's sister, arrives to stir things up. The big house quickly becomes crowded.
Robin films a historical re-enactment of the founding of Moose and casts herself as the village slut. Joan and Beaver go undercover for some hard-hitting investigative journalism. Gerry confronts George about his past dalliance with Alice and Robin overhears them. A brawl breaks out at the station.
Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family's traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing the food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back, and keep his business afloat. By turns tragic, bizarre, or just plain ridiculous, SMOKIN' FISH tells the story of one man's attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture.
This program is a conversation among members of the Lakota, who are seeking ways to restore their culture after a legacy of colonialism. Offering a fresh perspective into the lives of the Sioux on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations, the film looks at how these Sioux communities struggle to maintain tradition, while confronting the challenges of broken families, abuse and poverty. By sharing their stories across generations, they hope to build a vision for the future.
Host Darren Brown introduces Native Oklahoma, a unique project provided by 6 tribes in the state of Oklahoma. In this show 6 tribes are representing each own contributing its own story.
Centuries ago, they performed miraculously technical brain surgery, built modern irrigation canals, made agricultural discoveries still used by modern man, and were master builders...the stone village of Machu Picchu at 9,000 feet above sea level standing as the awe-inspiring monument to their genius. How did they get the stones up the mountain to construct this architectural marvel? They were the Incas, a wondrous people who once ruled half of South America before falling to the Spanish Conquistadors.