Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
Retired Cree culture teachers Elijah and Mary Anne Cox are struggling to stay on their trap line because Elijah is diabetic and survives by getting blood transfusions and Mary Anne's health is difficult, but their committment to the Dab Iyiyuu life has enabled them to still enjoy living off the land. These two educators have kept the Culture alive against all the odds. They still enjoy roasted Goose, create daily tools and enjoy telling stories of the past. Their trap line now rests under La Grand River since back in the 1970's their land was flooded for the Hydro-Quebec LG2 electric project. They have seen many changes and share their life experience. They speak to us of the old days and of how they have fought through failing health and changing times to keep the knowledge of the Dab Iyiyuu. Elijah Carves a spoon from log and visits the hunters that now bring him goose because he can no longer hunt as he once did. Mary Anne prepares goose and together they make nets to catch fish and fowl. The program is completed with the story of a boy who has great magical powers.
After watching a movie marathon of old detective films, Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Mushom try to solve the mystery of Raven's missing art piece, questioning Chief Big Sky and other residents of Wapos Bay in the process. Could there be a connection between Raven's art piece and the mysterious package in Jacob's possession?
In this episode of the Sharing Circle, our cameras travel to Reedy Creek and take a front row seat for this engaging celebration of the Metis culture. We spend time behind the scenes with Arnold Asham and share in his quest to bring a first class production to his friends and neighbours. We meet the people of Reedy Creek and learn about the impact the festival is having on their community. We take a close up look at the Stompers' youngest dancer, Michael "Slick" Harris and learn what drives this 7 year old phenom to dance and we join a spellbound a udience as The Stompers themselves take centre stage.
Mick's father Mark, mysteriously shows up to smooth out some old bumps. Meanwhile Hank and Mick begin to bond, and an impromptu wrestling match becomes the main event at Josie's surprise birthday party.
George stages a telethon to save Moose TV, Gerry makes a deal with mining magnate Warner W. Warner, the murderous Jack Sprat turns up in town to kill George, and Ernie finishes making his drum.
Follow along as filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis explore Canada's Carbon Corridor through the eyes of Caleb Behn, a young Indigenous law student fighting to protect his land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism. We've been following Caleb for two years, helping tell his story of a land and worldview under attack.
Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time.
Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
Fitness Day. A special focus on youth and exercise. Childhood Obesity and Diabetes rages are increasing in NorthAmerica. Our fitness professional, Russ Thorne talks to a group of high school students about the need for fitness! He then leads the students through a fun Get Moving workout that everyone can do! We visit a gym that is used by youth on the Stony First Nation in Alberta and we finish off with a look at Canada's new food guide. Reminder: Coleen runs her first half marathon on Friday's show!
5a-When Mama puts a ban on television watching for one whole week, the cubs initially go into hysterics. As the week unfolds, Brother, Sister and Papa too, find that their interests extend well beyond the television set. They grow to realize just how entertaining the great outdoors and other "simple" pleasures can be. 5b-Brother and Sister plan to avoid Widder Jones? house when they go trick or treating because neighbourhood lore has it that she?s a witch. Mama knows Widder Jones personally and tells the cubs what a sweet person she is. When the evening is over the cubs agree with Mama. They enjoyed visiting Widder Jones more than anyone else that Halloween.
Yamba and Jacinta have an ANTastic time learning all about the 5 senses - smell, hear, see, taste and touch.
A movie crew in town to shoot a film about a Native American superhero is threatened by the Windigo. As Matt tries to keep everyone safe while keeping his secret identity under wraps.
In this special New Orleans-themed episode, host Coleen Rajotte learns to make Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya with Chef Cameron. Also, a tour of community gardens in Winnipeg.
At a language conference in Puvirnituq, we witness efforts to keep Inuktitut alive and up-to-date, largely through the knowledge and commitment of elders.
Aboriginal Greek Fusion - Moose Moussaka, Dolmades with Avgolemeno
Our look at the Hopi is a rare glimpse into a compelling world that discourages outsiders from accessing secret information. Ours was only the second camera crew allowed to enter this remote paradise in the past ten years, as the survival of Hopi beliefs and customs is contingent on secrecy, privacy, and dedication to the Hopi religion and culture. In this unique journey into Hopi culture, we meet artists, weavers, potters, and a medicine man, who demonstrate their unique life, untouched by many western values. Alice Danshee, a traditional potter, makes a piece of pottery, and leads us to places, people and philosophical thoughts that shed light on this obscure nation.
First Talk explores suicide in the northern territories and Richard Bull shares his knowledge about suicide prevention. Darien Thira, Hilda Green, and Richard Bull have a panel discussion to further address the issue of suicide.
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.
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.
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.
The cinematic and inspiring story of a transforming journey involving Cree youth at risk, was taken place in the wilderness of Northern Quebec, Canada. Featuring two amazing visionary aboriginal leaders, Kenny Blacksmith, the former Deputy Grand Chief of the Cree Nation in Quebec and Chief Reggie Neeposh from Ouje Bougoumou, Quebec. These leaders address some of the youth?s needs, dreams and hopes and share encouraging prayers.
Yellow Fever follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region.
This performance documentary reveals the cultural history and diversity of the Pacific Islands - a vibrant and complex region encompassing 25,000 islands spread over 10 million square miles of ocean in which 30 million people speak hundreds of different languages and dialects - through their "dance stories," which for nearly 50,000 years have been an expression of Pacific Islanders' origins, their journeys, their struggles and their very existence. The program views dance through the eyes of the people who practice it as an art form and as a way of life. Keisha Castle-Hughes, the young star of Whale Rider, narrates.
Native Voice TV seeks to provide a voice for "Indigenous" people to tell of their struggles and injustices, bring joy and laughter that are often ignored by the mainstream media.
On Native Ground's studio anchors spend 17 days at the California State Fair and work with the California State Fair Film Crew to gather interviews with the all the people that make a State Fair come to life.
While Raven and Amber are obsessed with "The Lost Boys of the Transylvanian Twilight," a new movie sequel about vampires, a mysterious boy named Erimas shows up in Wapos Bay, attracting Raven's attention and Devon's jealousy. Devon recruits T-Bear and Talon to keep Raven from falling for the new boy, and save her from potentially becoming a vampire!
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.
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.
"Native Shorts presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program" is a 12 episode series that will feature short films produced, premiered or showcased at the Sundance Film Festival through its Native American and Indigenous Program, followed by a brief discussion with hosts Ariel Tweto (Flying Wild Alaska, Wipe-Out) an Inupiaq Eskimo from Unakleet Alaska and the Sundance Institute's own Bird Runningwater, a Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most influential Aboriginal figures in recent historic times. She has written hundreds of songs, scored numerous films, established educational initiatives across North America, pioneered in the early digital platforms both musically and visually, received a medal from Queen Elizabeth II and won an Academy Award. Yet, until now, there has never been a major written or visual documentation of this multi-faceted human being.
12 of the most beautiful and melodic songs created by Walela. An inspirational musical journey of the Spirit. Open your heart to the marvelous and magical harmony of this very special experience. This wonderful Walela Live In Concert release is a must-have addition for anyone who loves their Cherokee heritage! Running time one delightful hour.
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.