On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: W.Richard West Jr. Director; National Museum of the American Indian, Cheyenne-Arapaho, OK Our Storytellers on this episode: Walter Pratt; Pawnee Nation, OK, "Why You Should Listen To Your Parents" Performances by: Eyabay, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, MN; Midwest Traditional Drum Group and Dancers
Quebec and the James Bay Cree have one thing in common: they're both hooked on hydro-electric power. Today, the Cree have come rely on hydro money. For Quebec, it's the cornerstone of the province's economic and political aspirations. With a ready and able workforce and an insatiable appetite for power south of the border, Hydro-Quebec is doing what they do best: damming. The Cree have tried to shake their addiction to hydro, proposing alternatives such as wind power. Some say Hydro-Quebec shut these plans down, while others say it was too little, too late. Where does Quebec's hydro obsession leave us? What are the alternatives: were they really just a lot of wind?
Raven has more fun than she expected on Halloween as the elders of the community tell the children the scary story of the woman of the woods.
Solomon Carriere is a hunter, a trapper and a world champion long distance paddler. Solomon and his family live a unique blend of the traditional life and the unreal expectations of the 21st Century.
An altercation claims more than one life as a man must make a decision that will affect a close friend and his family. Host discussion by Bird Runningwater and Ariel Tweto.
Mad Mohawk is once again is behind the eight ball and racing to get organized for the Syracuse Nationals: The largest American Muscle car show in the east. The King, Brian White, is hoping to land clients in the restoration business. If they manage to make it out the door of the Mad Mohawk shop they might just make the show. The Buick Brothers are once again immersed in the details of restoration. They are at the pinnacle of their careers as they carefully and delicately rebuild a 100-point concourse car - a measurement of the highest quality of work for anyone in the business of restoring cars. They have achieved excellence for their previous work, but this 1970 Buick Stage 1 convertible restoration has their pride pinned to achieving perfection and the ultimate title of 'True Muscle Car Masters'.
When I Hear Thunder finds the tradition of boxing intact on reservations across Arizona, where young men train in gyms often run by their fathers, who hung up their gloves after competing in boxing tournaments as youths. Some of the training facilities are rudimentary at best, but hours spent running in the gorgeous red rock canyons of the reservation help carve several of the young men into boxers who can compete-and occasionally triumph-at the national level.
The art of Akwesasne Mohawk basketry.
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.
Indigenous/Native Studies is a rapidly growing field and it is hoped that all communities, native and non-native, could benefit from their contributions and research. In this episode we talk to First Nation scholars about how they apply Aboriginal languages in their fields of study through research and curriculum development.
Season Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada. This season, our host Coleen Rajotte has been undergoing a fitness makeover. Six months ago, she set a goal to get fit and run a half marathon by the end of the season. Tune in to see Coleen's attempt at the running 13.1 miles in the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Marathon. It's a marathon like no other with Vegas touches such as runners getting married on the course...and people running dressed up as Elvis. We've also included some funny behind the scenes moments from this past season.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of beavers, canada's largest rodent and nature's natural born builder.
Let's exchange gifts and give thanks. Kai and Kayla learn the words for the winter solstice and Christmas. They'll put on their jackets and boots and head up Grouse Mountain for fun in the snow while musical guest, Janet Panic, performs a song welcoming the Christmas season. Elder Phil L'Hirondelle shares his knowledge about the teachings of the medicine wheel and the solstice, as the cast go with Phil to an actual medicine wheel that maps the sun's journey through the year.
Bronson and Kimmy create paper and add window boxes to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Carrie Ann shares about her career in acting on this episode of Art Zone.
Did you know that Indigenous people were the first farmers in Canada? Did you know that popcorn, chocolate, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and vanilla - to name a few - were domesticated by Indigenous People? That's right - they would not exist today if weren't for our ancestors. Coleen Rajotte traces clues that take us on a journey across North America and back in time. Our show opens at the celebration of the equinox at Chi-chinitza with the Mayan corn farmers of Mexico, where we trace the origins of corn and its indigenous roots. With archaeologist Leigh Syms, we dig up many surprises about our own Aboriginal ancestors right here in Canada. It's a great show that breaks myths. Aboriginal People were not only nomadic bison hunters but agrarians as well. We had sophisticated cultures, trade and information networks spanning the continent from Mexico to Canada, and agriculture, all before contact with European explorers. Our show features incredible scenery shot by Gemini-nominated videographer John Bronevitch.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman, Guest Bertha Skye - Cree First Nations Featuring - Moose Factory.
Tricksters, Transformers and Other Shape-shifters, begins with a demonstration of how to construct a Potawatomi Puzzle Pouch. Easy to make and difficult to open, this tricky pouch is an excellent brainteaser and a good interactive project for young people. Next, we move on to examine the history of humour in native art. We investigate the ancient significance of the "trickster" in traditional indigenous culture through interviews and narrative. Professor Allan Ryan describes the significance of humour in art as we look at the Hopi clown, a central character in Hopi ceremonies. We examine the significance of the raven and coyote in traditional society, and look at ways contemporary aboriginal artists like Lawrence Paul incorporate satirical content into their work. These subtle personal commentaries help to deconstruct stereotypes about indigenous people and art. Finally, host Tamara Bell makes a magic bracelet with deer hide and beads. This junior craft is excellent for young children and can be a great activity for schools.
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.
Filmmaker Paul Rickard looks at his Cree language roots and presents the work Native people across Canada are doing to revive and preserve First Nations languages. This one hour documentary follows the journey of Cree filmmaker Paul M. Rickard as he searches for his own language roots and discovers the tireless efforts of many individuals who are promoting, reviving and preserving the use of Aboriginal languages within their communities. He visits Carcross in the Yukon where the Tlingit language is one of the most endangered languages in Canada. From there he travels to Kahnawake, Quebec where the Mohawk have been conducting special language programs since 1977. His journey also takes him to Iqaluit where Inuktitut is thriving as the official language of the government of Nunavut. In each place he meets dynamic people who are leaders in the struggle to save their languages. Revitalized by these experiences,Paul returns home to Moose Factory, Ontario with a new appreciation for his own language.
This episode will focus on the words of the elders and what they can teach to the younger generation about their language and culture. The Kainai Board of Education in Standoff, Blood Reserve, Alberta uses stories from the elders in their school curriculum.
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.
Before contact with Europeans, the Haida language was diverse with as many dialects as there were villages dotting the archipelago. There are people who fear that this language is threatened by the globalization agenda of the modern world, and that with the loss of this language humanity will also lose a unique way of experiencing and celebrating life. Coordinator for the Skidegate Haida Immersion program, Diane Brown identifies the lack of interest in the children as the greatest obstacle facing her program; in spite of the fact that they have the unique prospect of learning the language from fluent elders. At the elementary school level teachers attempt to deter this diminishing interest in the language, by devising their curricula in the Haida language, and maintain it with the elders who shore up these endeavors through songs and stories. We visit the Haida Immersion program for a day and witness what fun the Elders have in helping to develop the curriculum. We also get a sense of the bleak outlook of a dying language.
Dr. Phyllis Cardinal - Educator: Dr. Cardinal is currently the Principal of the Amiskwacy Academy School in Edmonton. She tells the story of her studies and education and how she helped to establish the native high school. Carol Carifelle-Brzeziki - Activist: Carol, with the Metis Nation of Alberta, talks about the ?sixties scoop? of native children and the attempts to reunite the families today. Patricia Hoard - Adoptee: Patricia is a native woman in Vancouver who had no idea who her real family were. Originally from Alberta, Patricia gives us an account of her search in finding her natural family. Maggie Black Kettle - Elder: Maggie is a Siksika Elder and her wish is for the young people to work hard, to get a good education for they are our future and will be running our reserves. She also wishes for the youth to learn and preserve the native culture and language.
Sweet Reflections begins with Marcus Mark and Tamara Bell making decoupage magnets. This easy craft is a wonderful way to get young people involved in preserving family memroies. Next, we look at delightful origins of chocolate. We travel to Tabasco, Mexico to see how Mayan people discovered chocolate and how it's made today. We end the episode by making a unique and delightful "Bad Baby Cigar Box" purse.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman, Guest Tony Belcourt -Metis nations Featuring recipes from our relatives and fans.
On this episode of The Hub, presenter Martin Sensmeier visits Ron Scott, the creator of TV series Blackstone as well as Gemini Award winning actress Michelle Thrush.
Watch as highlighted role model and filmmaker Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community and shares the latest details on how she plans to make our world a better place. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American couture through his re-imagination of traditional fashion as explained to Carly Kohler at the American Indian Film Festival. In the short animation 'Two Wishes', two sisters are making ambitious choices before their time. Has your wish been granted lately? The journey of "Dancing Salmon Home" serves as a lifelong testament to the renewal of nature's resources and thriving creatures as told by Chief Calleen Sisk. The Winnenum Wintu Tribe from Northern California holds a ceremonial dance every year to ease the stress on diminishing numbers of salmon and protect sacred traditions of the Winemum peoples. Also appearing in this segment is actress Tonantzin Carmelo who voices her experience with "Into the West" and her award for "Imprint" at the American Indian Film Festival.
The Fraser River is one of the most exploited and industrialized rivers in the continent. Farms and pulp mills dot the landscape and have altered the health of the river with no slow down of activity in sight. The North part of the Fraser River is home to the Musquoi people who have witnessed many changes to the Fraser Basin.
The Young Ancestors follows a group of teenagers, who along with their mentor, learn their native Tewa because they are committed to revitalizing their language and keeping alive their traditions. In a broader context, it is the story of the burgeoning movement led by Native Americans to save their native languages. The Young Ancestors explores the historical reasons behind Native American language loss and uncovers the ways in which speaking one's native language heals on both individual and communal levels.
The community of Wapos Bay is celebrating Kohkum Mary's nomination for a lifetime Aboriginal Accomplishment Award. Mushom, Jacob, Talon and T-Bear must go hunting a moose for the traditional honor feast. T-Bear helps an old hunter, Gabriel, who accidentally shoots and injures a mother moose with her young calf. They must track down the moose in order to save them both and restore balance to the environment.
For 8000 years Aboriginal people have lived on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. It has been a constant source of fish and fresh drinking water. Some people refer to it as the blood of life, the e arth mother's water. In recent years an alarming change has taken place in the lake. Large areas are covered in toxic algae. Though the cause is a subject of great debate, a likely culprit is field runoff of pesticides and animal waste from immense factory farming operations. The pollution rate is so high in Lake Winnipeg that some scientists estimate the lake could die in the next ten years. Clearly this will have a profound impact on Aboriginal 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.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. Trapper Henry Atsynia saw strange balls of light over hydro lines.
On this episode of The Hub, Martin Sensmeier visits Santa Fe Indian Market and meets with many of the top artists from Indian Country today.
The Kumeyaay Nation at one time lived throughout this region and is currently comprised of 13 reservations scattered across San Diego County and four in northern Baja California. The Kumeyaay people who live on and off these reservations share a heritage that goes back, in their words, "to the beginning of time." This film explores some aspects of this resilient culture.