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.
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.
T-Bear, Talon and Devon are bored. Jacob overhears this, and he decides to take them on a tour of the exciting, bustling community of Wapos Bay. When the tour does not quite go as planned, T-Bear must chose to give up on his dad's tour or go with Talon and Devon. Jacob's plan to instill pride in the community is misinterpreted and evident in the Wapos Bay Parade.
Money for Healing? explores the role money will play in the healing journey of Indian Residential School Survivors, provides a historical recap of the Indian residential school program ,and examines the structure and impacts of the resulting settlement agreement. The story is told through the life experience of Ed Bitternose, a residential school survivor, rancher and community worker from Gordon First Nation (GFN) in Saskatchewan. We visit Ed's community and see firsthand how it has evolved since the days of the residential school. We also discover what impacts the compensatio n payments are having on his community and we also find out about the challenges still being encountered by survivors like Ed who simply want to put this sad and painful chapter behind them. Also appearing in the story are other survivors from GFN, officials from the Federal Government and Jim Miller, a historian from the University of Saskatchewan.
On this episode of The Mix, Michael Francis is a gifted, young fiddler and storyteller from Fort MacPherson in the Northwest Territories. He shared his talents with an appreciative festival audience on the beautiful shores of Harrison Lake, BC. Next, HAPA is a Hawaiian guitar duo that employs an absolutely unique combination of tradition and innovation with outstanding results. Finally, Chris Sutherland is Shibastik, a musical artist who has taken the widely consumed the genre of rap and put his indelible stamp on it. We caught up to him in his hometown of Moose Factory, Ontario.
The doors close on the Rupert dam: the diversion process is has begun and the river will change forever. It's a sad moment. Cree culture and the Legacy paddlers have been changed - and find hope. We examine the alternatives to damming rivers, with the hope that the mistakes of Rupert will not be repeated again. Ernest reflects on his voyage: his journey with his fellow Cree, his conversations with environmentalists and his experiences with Hydro-Quebec. We end with a new appreciation of the Cree's relation to the river - and what they will need to do to prepare for the future, while remaining connected to their past.
A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the takeover by the U.S. in 1893, revealed in interviews with grassroots indigenous people and scholars such as author, Haunani-Kay Trask. The documentary goal is to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Native Hawaiians, which threatens their ancient and environmentally sustainable culture. Bauknight hopes to bring this film to the world stage by theatrical release, screenings at international film festivals, and television programming.
This episode is about the Gwitchin people of Old Crow, Yukon and their plight to save their culture and language through their efforts to protect the Porcupine Caribou Herd, which is vital to the Gwitchin way of life. Every year 75 or more members of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation also known as the 'Caribou People' travel from Old Crow, Yukon to Porcupine River where they wait for the herd of caribou.
A young first mom undergoes a nutrition makeover. She will also get tips on infant nutrition for her baby son Dolan. Chef Arnold is back and we head to the lake to cook some fish over an open fire. You don't want to miss this tasty dish that is cooked on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of groundhogs, nature's cutest little digger.
You are cordially invited to Kai and Kayla's dress up party! They are on a costume adventure with their teacher, Josephine, as they learn the Cree words for the clothes they wear, and play an exciting game with funny clothes. Musical guest, Joseph Naytowhow is scheduled to perform at the party, so stop in for the fun!
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.
Join Melody and Trina as they create a maronett puppet and come along with Marie as she draws a on a heart card. Bronson takes a visit to see Anthony McNab's figure collection. Trina, Reanna, and Havanna will share how to create a ping pong table on another great episode of Art Zone.
Host Coleen Rajotte gets some advice from a gardening expert on how to make her garden better. Coleen discovers an intruder has been eating her corn! Chef Pasquale shows us how to make tomato sauce.
This episode of Cooking With The Wolfman features Moose meat Stew with Polenta. Marinated moose meat and polenta, served with fiddlehead fettuccini, and roasted beets.
This episode of Creative Native features the people of Alert Bay. Steven Bruce and many other talented artists share their traditions, carvings, art and sculptures. Tamara visits the Maori Exhibition where they share about the Maori art and dance.
Dr. Jay Wortman shows us how to cook a low-carb breakfast. Psychology work-shoppers, Melissa and Mike, talk about the fear of success and Frank Austin Manyhorses explains why people cheat and lie.
Probably the most significant Haida artist to have ever walked the earth, Charles Edenshaw produced the largest body of artistic work in the history of the Haida Nation, and this work was instrumental in preserving their ancient style of art at a time when the very survival of the people was at stake. A survivor of the epidemics that plagued indigenous people across the continent, Edenshaw , his tools, and his creations all represent a story of an important chapter in art hstory. In this powerful and moving documentary, his descendants Robert Davidson, Carmen Goertzen and the soft spoken Christian White, all acclaimed artists in their own right, share the stories that their elders have passed on to them about this prodigious and industrious ancestor. Representatives from the University of British Columbia's Department of Anthropology and art historians from the Burke Museum in Seattle add to this narrative with information gleaned from their archives.
Gordie Russell - Activist: Gordie, a well-known Edmontonian, is a boxing coach, youth mentor and the founder of the Crystal Kids program. This program, initially started as a boxing program, has evolved into a drop-in centre and a breakfast program for inner city kids, all run by volunteers. Alvena Strasbourg - Writer: One of the founders of the Metis Nation of Alberta, Alvena was involved in the set up of the native hiring policy for Syncrude Canada. Alvena's Pre-employment Training for Native Women is still being used at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. This program was started 21 years ago. Roberta Kennedy - Singer/Storyteller: Roberta, a known singer and storyteller, sings and tells stories about her Haida life. She also relates to us how she and her family had to adjust to attending a white school. Laura Lennie - Elder: Laura Lennie is a respected Metis Elder from Tulita, Northwest Territories. She talks about her coming to terms with diabetes.
Chronicles the ongoing research of NNI as well as the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. It articulates the five keys to successful community and economic development for Native nations -- sovereignty (genuine self-rule), effective institutions of self-governance, cultural match, strategic orientation, and leadership.
Gaining Legitimacy finds the tribe in a new era of prosperity. They have become a major force in the Inland Empire; bringing much needed jobs and economic revitalization to the area. Their journey from poverty has been difficult, however, as legal battles over their sovereignty continue to challenge their gaming venture.
On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Harold Gus Frank; Chairman, Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin Our Storytellers for the show: Randy Stone; Elderly Coordinator, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona "The Special Colors of Mud People" Performances by: Alan Spoonhunter Sr. and Nathaniel Iron Heart, Blackfeet Nation, Montana; Sacred Chicken Dance
It's the final summer for the Rupert River as we know it. One of the last wild rivers in North America is about to be diverted for a major hydroelectric project. Ten Cree paddlers embark on a 6-week, 600-kilometre journey down the Rupert River, to witness it one last time. For a culture that has gone through a rapid and painful social change, and for whom living off the land is no longer a viable option, this is also a voyage of healing for the Cree, into their unique cultural legacy.
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.
Storytellers examines the multi-media approach to contemporary Aboriginal storytelling through the eyes of young actors enrolled in Arts Mentorship at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, Singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, actor Lorne Cardinal, and filmmakers Curtis Kaltenbaugh and Ervin Chartrand.
Bird Runningwater and Ariel Tweto view and discuss the inter-dimensional fantasy short film "The Cave" and the stop-motion animated short film "Choke".
Mad Mohawk's got a lot on it's plate. The King (Brian White) has landed a big new job doing an engine swap and complete customization of a Honda Civic AND he has to finish his landlord's Rolls Royce in time for a car show in Toronto. Importfest 2007 in Toronto is the biggest and most competitive car show in Canada and both the Honda Civic owner and Brian's landlord want their cars to be centre stage. With only weeks to go, the King's got other problems - he's still late on rent and payroll and the guys are getting restless AND he doesn't have the parts he needs to get the jobs done. The King has to keep the guys working long enough to get the cars done and then haul them to Toronto. He's been chasing the dream of doing complete car customizations his whole life - Now he has to do whatever it takes to make his dream a reality.
Kanien'keha:ka - Living the Language is a two part documentary about the personal, thought provoking and honest stories of the Mohawk language (Kanien'keha:ka) immersion program in Akwesasne. It examines various aspects of what it takes to learn and maintain a language through immersion by addressing key concepts of tradition, traditional education and identity preservation. In the late 1970's, the Mohawk community of Akwesasne began a dynamic language revitalization movement. The establishment of Mohawk language immersion programs and the creation of the Akwesasne Freedom School were just two of the major aspects of the movement. 'One cannot be traditional without knowing and speaking Kanien'keha:ka (the Mohawk language)' is often heard at the school. Parents and elders operate the Freedom School by a consensus decision-making process with financial support primarily from annual quilt sales and potluck dinners.
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.