Waneek takes the group for a health assessment with Dr. Horn. We meet Kary-Ann and Kahnhehsentha and learn their reasons for taking the Working it Out Together challenge.
Tensions build as The Urban Natives try to adapt to their new rural surroundings, Caffeine becomes an issue while they feel the withdrawal of their city life.
The carnival comes to Wapos Bay, and T-Bear is smitten by the carnival owner's daughter, Evelyn, and will do anything to help out at the carnival. T-Bear's dad Jacob tries everything to keep his son away from the "carnies," as he calls them, because of his own earlier experiences. Raven is bedridden with chicken pox and develops an overactive imagination by watching too many soap operas on TV.
No Room to Grow puts a face on those struggling to find and keep shelter in Vancouver and Winnipeg, two cities whose residents face specific obstacles. In Vancouver, the crisis is building as the city prepares to host the Olympics; the cost of home is skyrocketing amid land speculation, and more people are on the streets. Tension is rising as the Games draw near. In Winnipeg, hidden homelessness is rampant, and it's having increasing effects on families. Both cities have long waiting lists for social housing, and it will take decades to meet the need at the current pace of new building.
Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
In this episode we get a greater understanding of the students and their teachers. We will follow some of the students to their homes and extracurricular activities. We will discover that they have challenges with issues such as day care, probation, peer groups and a lack of family support. We notice that they form a support group among themselves. We will approach these and other issues with a value free approach. This is reality for many urban aboriginal youth and we have to treat it as such. Also the students have to apply for passports. We will follow them as they search for the relevant information. Some have criminal records and will have to obtain a pardon if they expect to go on the trip. Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill will meet with the students and explain what they have to do to obtain a criminal record check and a possible pardon. Some will discover that they will not qualify for a pardon and they, along with other students, will learn that there are consequences for their actions.
The Modoc War of 1872 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The international press took notice and people were enthralled as one of the last real-life Wild West battles unfolded on the American frontier. Again and again, the small band of Indians overcame incredible odds to protect their way of life. "The Modoc War" revisits the battle scenes, and uses rare historical images and original wood cut drawings from the period. Additionally, interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts bring the Modoc War to life.
When America joined the Allies in World War II in 1941, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of "The Greatest Generation." Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII shares the stories of three Northern California Native American Veterans of World War II. Lee Hover, (Karuk Tribe), Frank Richards, (Tolowa/Smith River Rancheria), and Wally Scott (Yurok Tribe) recount their experiences at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and D-Day, and share their views on the costs of war.
"Black Indians: An American Story" brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, "Black Indians: An American Story" explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.
Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
Theresa Garson sees some positive results in her living with diabetes makeover. We profile former Chief Louis Quill who lost his life to kidney disease. We talk to a kidney specialist and a diabetes specialist about living with diabetes.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of wolverines, north america's bold little rascal.
Grace, Kai, and Kiyano learn family titles in Cree, and fun ensues as they play charades, trying to guess who Josephine is pretending to be. Cheryl L'Hirondelle is our musical guest, and Grace shares a story about her family.
Bronson and Kimmy create paper mache beads and add a desk with computer to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Anthony shares his flutes with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
After a busy summer, Coleen puts her garden to bed with the help of traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan. What do you do with all those dead plants? Coleen reflects on lessons learned on what has been a fascinating journey of discovery.
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.
Great the Meat with Don Simmons, Julia Valencia and Dr Judy New Featuring pan seared ostrich and buffalo with batons of vegetables.
The Navajo begins with a historic look at the Navajo. This half-hour documentary examines the history and art of this nomadic nation. As the largest tribe in the U.S, the Navajo havea lon and rich history in Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. We begin with a look at the code talkers, who were recognized in 1981 for their efforts in World War II. We meet a traditional weaver and jewellery artists who continue to practice the arts of their long and distinguished history.
First Talk is devoting this episode to issues surrounding the residential schools. The Talking Stick panel discusses the government's recent residential school apology. Gerry Oleman and Frank Manyhorses also join us in-studio to discuss the residential school problem in greater depth.
At a time when the world is focused on the impact of humans on the environment, Eternal Amazon is a lyrical, poetic documentary that presents a critical analysis of how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized.
The river Stalow meaning people of the river, it is important part of the people because it runs through the middle of their territory.
It's spring time and raining on Vitality Gardening and we are holding a traditional Ground Blessing Ceremony for my backyard garden. We have fresh spring pickerel being prepped. Guest Tom Pit joins us and shares his ice sculptures. Tom competes in ice sculpture competitions around the world.
A group of people carve a totem pole in memory of Vancouver's missing women. Then we check in with a Manitoba artist who says her art connects her with the creator. and of course...a mini work-out break finishes the show.
From the Spirit - Season I presents an incredible diverse group of Aboriginal artists from Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. Artists, by definition are people who live "on the edge" and Native artists have had a tougher journey than most. These stories are inspirational; they are all stories of people who would not quit even, sometimes, in the face of terrific adversity. These are people who have made a difference, in their own lives, to the lives of others and to the Art World.
The survivors takes us to a controversial exhibition that gained national attention with Marianne Corless' interpretation of contact upon the indigenous population. This exhibition explores the impact of smallpox, the intentional use of infected blankets by the Americans, and the consequences upon most native tribes. This episode is dedicated to the estimated 100 million people who have died from smallpox since contact.
Dressed to Grill with Ken Parker, Cheryl Obediah and Dr Judy Featuring Lo-carb recipes Grilled Chicken and Buffalo steak.
In this episode of Indian Pride we feature our Studio Guests: Edward Thomas, President; Tlingit and Haida Central Council, AK. Our Storytellers are: Sister Betty Jean, Mohegan Tribe, CT; "A Lesson Learned From the Sun and Wind" Our Featured Performers: Maricopa Dancers, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ; "Listen to the Bird Songs and See the Dancers"
In this episode, First Talk takes you on Vancouver's own marathon, The Sun Run. Host, Tamara Bull, shows viewers how to create their own "Gratitude Crafts" and we take you to Northern BC, where we profile one of our oldest traditions, canoeing. Tamara Bull shows you how to make a low GI (Glycemic Index) meal, Cabbage Rolls.
Historians chronicle the struggle to coexist with the Spanish and Americans by discussing how ancestors of the San Manuel Tribe were swept up into conflicts that world drastically change their lands and the existence. Jerry Paresa narrates.
This film is a Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools. It uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This film gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions.
T-Bear, Talon, Jacob and Mushom think that they have videotaped a Bigfoot around Wapos Bay. Jacob and T-Bear try to sell the footage for $6 million to Steve from Austin, Texas (Lee Majors), who works for the O.S.I. (Observation of Sasquatch Institute). Raven learns about sharing with her mother Sarah and grandmother Kohkum while picking berries for the elders of the community.
Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
Once again Josie wants to end their relationship, despite their new married (but still secret) status. Hank insists on sorting it out, and during an arranged tryst, Mick drops by with friends. Hank is forced to make to make a naked escape, only to land in jail, where he and Mick have their final confrontation.
This is a 5 part news series which presents the events leading up to, life and death on the Trail of Tears (1838 and 1839), where between 4, 000 and 8,000 Cherokee died. Excerpts from CHEROKEE, THE PRINCIPAL PEOPLE are used.
URBAN REZ explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism. Interviewees also speak about the challenges of maintaining one's own tribal traditions - from language to hunting - while assimilating into the larger society. Actor, musician and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty narrates this insightful film about this seldom-told chapter in American history.