Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
On the shores of Rivers Bay, were taking my nephew Sonny on his first goose hunt.
Everyone around Wapos Bay has been seeing the strange lights and sounds around Wapos Bay. T-Bear, Talon and Devon have let their imaginations run wild as they think the townspeople have been brainwashed by aliens from another world. They eventually don't know whom to trust when they begin to investigate the encounters themselves. Is everyone being abducted by aliens as the invasion begins?
Every year in Canada 25,000 children have a mother in prison. With women being the fastest growing prison population in the world, this number will only continue to rise. The sudden separation causes a tremendous amount of grief, isolation, and co nfusion, for both mother and child, and the children are more likely to turn to crime themselves by adolescence. Maintaining a strong mother/child bond throughout incarceration can help break the cycle, but institutions don't always have adequate funding, programming or space for visitation. When Mom's in Jail examines the effects of incarceration on women and children, and what one organization is doing to help heal families.
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.
Clifford quits Moose TV, and Robin's party-girl sister Alice hitches a ride to Moose with the mayor. The Beaver airs an incriminating photograph of the mayor on "Me and My Beaver." Ernie doesn't actually make a drum on his TV show "Ernie Makes a Drum"-again.
Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator. As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of those dreams that bothers you night and day." Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. "We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about, is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
Don joins Walter Quinn to assimilate the way of the moose on a traditional moose-hunting excursion. It is an arduous test of Don's survival skills when he is forced to use his own instincts and make a winter camp. It is an ultimate test of survival for Don as he braves the northern Alberta wilderness alone.
Coleen is up to jogging 3 miles continuously. She is frustrated though that she hasn't lost any weight. Coleen meets up with a professional running trainer for some advice. We'll hear a fitness testimonial from a young Manitoba man who is a competitive Jujitsu wrestler. Heading to a shoe store? We'll have some tips on how to choose a proper fitting running shoe. And we'll get you moving during our exercise segment.
7a-Brother and Sister are good baseball players and both sign up to try out for the Bear Country Cardinals. The problem is, there's only one position left on the team. Worried about the humiliating possibility of losing to his talented kid sister, Brother backs out of the competition. Sister has some encouraging words for Brother which inspire him to stick with it. The two cubs practice for the big tryout together. 7b-Brother and Sister often complain that their friends have more things than they do. Mama and Papa tell them they should be thankful for all the things they do have. When a big thunderstorm rages outside and the power goes out, the cubs are reminded of how fortunate they are to have loving parents and a cozy home to live in. It?s a good time to count their blessings.
Yamba wants to go on a jungle safari so both Jacinta and Yamba decide to go on a safari that is closer to home - a Central Australian safari.
Guardians Evolution takes kids on a wild ride into the distant future where a group of teens take on evil to save post-apocalyptic earth. Funny, exciting and filled with adventure, this stop motion science fiction television show is a wild and cautionary environmental tale. Join Arimus and the rest of the Guardians and become part of the action yourself!
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.
This episode deals with the how the Naskapi Development Corporation has spearheaded the promotion of the Naskapi language, history and culture. They are currently involved with projects such as computerization of the Naskapi Lexicon and a Naskapi language translation of the Bible.
Chickpeas and sage burgers, Iroquois corn and venison burgers and wild rice and rabbit burgers served on homemade buns.
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.
Albert Mcleod talks about his sexuality and how lesbians and gays are defined in the native culture as "two spirited persons." George Poitras talks about homosexuals and how he was able to run win becoming a chief in the community. Musican Jason Burnstick performs his hit song: "When The Loving Breaks."
A crew went to French Guyana to meet and listen to the Wayana of the Litani River. This indigenous community was once nomadic. Now sedentary, they continue to live in a traditional way, but they undergo the pressures of modern life. The Wayana are powerless witnesses to the irreversible destruction of their environment.
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.
More than 6,000 years before the Acadian French (today's Cajuns) arrived in Louisiana, there were native peoples living and fishing in Louisiana's bayou country. A historical tour of this Gulf Coast region provides a lesson about native influences on Cajun cooking. Loretta cooks sassafras shrimp gumbo and spicy alligator sauce piquant.
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.
Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all twenty-two federally recognized tribes in Arizona, convene in Flagstaff to compete for the first ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! The film takes a larger then life turn as four contestants (Tatanka Means, Teresa Choyguha, Dey & Nite and Camille Nighthorse) battle their way to compete for the title in the championship round. This is the frybread competition unlike any you have ever seen and the movie you can almost taste!
Geronimo takes viewers into depth with Mother Earth. He shares the beautiful landscapes and areas of Mother Earth and also shows the negativity that has been taking place as a result of the human effect. Also a number of tribal elders and leaders in the community voice their thoughts and give advice on the human species finding balance and living in peace in harmony with the environment and each other.
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 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.
Devon finds a time portal in the forest and takes T-Bear and Talon into the future, where they discover that environmental damage caused by a large mining corporation in the past has impacted the Earth. The boys are then sent back in time by the leader of the resistance, David Suzuki, to stop the mining project from going ahead.
Don finds himself in the traditional territory of the Shuswap people in the interior of British Columbia along the mighty Fraser River. Don attempts the life of a traditional pit dweller while narrowly avoiding setting the village on fire.
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.
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.
CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS is the empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I, a story which has been buried in history for nearly a hundred years. With testimonies from family members and Choctaw tribal leaders, the program brings a unique perspective to these forgotten heroes and their wartime contributions.
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.