Our first profile is of a storyteller who lives on the west coast. Christine Welsh provides recognition for outstanding Aboriginal women who are champions of a community cause. Women within Aboriginal communities are the keepers of our traditions. Christine Welsh looks into the lives of Aboriginal women and examines the tears and triumphs in their daily lives. She has written and directed documentaries that explore her own M?tis heritage as well as the trials and tribulations of women warriors. Her latest documentary deals with the missing women of East Vancouver, a hard hitting and gritty story that is handled with grace and clarity.
Mad Mohawk is one step closer to achieving The Dream; to open the first of many Mad Mohawk Kustom Design Shops off reserve. The mighty dollar is the only thing standing in Brian White's way. Bank loans, building codes and stringent tax laws are driving this Rez entrepreneur to get educated before bankruptcy squashes him and the dream he has held since boyhood. The Buick Brothers are systematically removing rust from the corners of a rare Buick hood and prepping to commence an obsessive, three-month painting process. With the patience of Job and the skill of renaissance artists, Keith and Duane Diabo explain the delicate process as they execute to get that deep mirror shine out of their dynamic paint jobs.
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.
Games of chance have forever been a part of Aboriginal culture and The Sha ring Circle examines the reigning champ of popular games-Bingo! Despite the fact that most people never win, bingo remains a popular pastime for First Nations people, especially in remote communities. The history and cultural significance of the game is profiled as is one of Canada's largest radio bingos.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive look at the healing practices of American Indians and how many of those natural remedies are applicable to today's alternative health-conscious society.
Don treks to Woodland Cree country where he discovers what it takes to be a traditional Cree fisherman and dog sled master. During his final challenge Don must rein in his team or suffer the consequences.
Host Coleen seeks the advice of Feng Shui consultant Patrick Chau to learn the art of furniture and accessory Placement. Host Coleen seeks the advice of Feng Shui consultant Patrick Chau to learn the art of furniture and accessory Placement. Feng Shui works to keep positive energy flowing throughout your home.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of ravens, totem to the kings.
Join Grace, Kai, and Kiyano as their teacher Josephine teaches them the Cree words for "hello", "I am fine" and "how are you", while musical guest, Jason Burnstick, shares a fun greeting song with them. Next, is an exciting game of "Go, Go, Stop" - Cree style, before the children gather for the animated story "The Shy Village", about a boy who lives in a village where no one says "Tansi" (Cree greeting)
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.
Bronson and Kimmy create parade people and add a couch to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Janice shares her paintings with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
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.
This episode of The Sharing Circle explores some of the more outrageous and bizarre facts concerning the history of the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canada, and how these have influenced the political, economic and social conditions of the country's First Peoples.
A fish story with Ken Parker, Paul Chaput and Dr Judy New Featuring lake trout boccaccini and dandelion pasta
This episode of Creative Native journeys through economics of pot latching and the contribution made by the gift of giving of the pot latching system prior to contact. Tamara Bell creates a Haida bear bag ,trade bead wristlet, and an arrowhead key chain. Guest Debbie Brouwer creates lip balm and bath balm with Tamara Bell.
Today's topic is regarding Suicide and teens. Peter Leech talks to young youth regarding the Wheel of Fear. Clinical Therapist Hilda Green shares about suicide rates and why it is so high in the aboriginal community. Dave Porter helps youth produce leadership skills involving language, culture and history.
WEAVING WORLDS presents an absorbing and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through art. The documentary traces the history of Navajo rug weavers and their role within the global economy by highlighting the stories and characters behind the production and trading of Navajo rugs. Told from the weavers' point-of-view, WEAVING WORLDS turns a keen and compassionate eye toward indigenous artists and their struggle to maintain pride and cultural vitality through their textiles. Contemporary Navajo weavers including Nicole Horseherder, a member of Black Mesa Weavers for Life and Land speak about the importance of weaving traditions, or Nahadzaan Hadilneeh, to Navajo culture. WEAVING WORLDS illuminates the rich visual experience of this Native craft by combining shots of the Navajo reservation with scenes of Navajo women weaving delicate motifs into colorful rugs. Through interviews and oral histories, the program also explores the relationship between weaving and family relations and the sometimes controversial interdependency between Indigenous artisans and Anglo traders.
Young Haida carvers have inherited the extraordinary task of creating works that rival the materpieces of their ancestors, and like their weaving counterparts, they are more than prepared for that challenge. Featured here are three of the pre-eminent carvers from Haida Gwaii, who continue to create in the wake of their late Master Bill Reid. Working out of the same carving shed, erected by Haida elders decaded ago, are Tim Boyko and Garner Moody. They talk about their roles in the Haida heritage project that brought to life six poles. Clayton Gladstone shares his insights on the traditional and contemporary movement in Haida art while working alone in his studio.
Coleen's fitness make-over continues. Slow Progress but she gets some help from the Seven Oaks Wellness Institute. We have two fitness testimonials...one on horse back riding and another on bmx biking. We finish things off with Russ and the Get Moving Fitness Team in Canmore, Alberta.
From the T'suu T'ina Nation near Calgary, Alberta, Daniel is an entertainer, artist and musician. He has struggled with substance abuse but through the flute has found his spiritual voice.
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.
Urban Hunting and gathering with Jules Koostachin and Dr Judy New Featuring Moose meat
Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller meets the 6 participants who will be taking the challenge to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet.
Six urban Natives are taken from the city and deposited in the bush; the start of their week living as their ancestors did.
Topic of the day is the 2010 Olympics. Virginia Johnston is part of the First Nations Snowboard Team. Billy Mills is the only Native American to win an olympic gold medal. Dr. Evan Adams answers embarassing questions with Tamara Bull from viewers.
Today on Native Report with Stacey Thunder we honor those who proudly serve in the military with a visit to a Veteran's Powwow and a memorial dedication on the beautiful Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. We learn about the traditional harvesting of wild rice with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. And as we honor our 10th season on public airwaves, we go to the archives to look at the night sky through Ojibwe eyes as we learn about Native astronomy. We'll also hear from our Elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this edition of Native Report.
"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.
Wapos Bay has a bear problem. While training for the summer fair's youth triathlon, Talon, T-Bear and Devon encounter a bear, only to be saved by visiting park ranger and action movie star Charles Norris. The boys work hard and win the games, learning about self-esteem and teamwork in the process, while a conservation team succeeds in capturing the remaining bears.
Don journeys to Cape Mudge Island on the traditional land of the We-Wai Kai people. Killer whales, traditional clam bakes and legends are the sweeter events leading up to his ultimate initiation the t'lina (glutana).
Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
We open our series at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon. We meet the grade 12 students as they attend classes and work on their video production. A teacher explains how to work the camera and sound recording equipment. We will concentrate on the grade 12's who are attending the audio visual class and are part of the group that will be travelling to Australia in the spring. We will interview some of the students and learn more about their personal story, their home life and their hopes and dreams. The teachers will meet with the students and explain the trip and what must be done for fund raising, travel documents etc. In this manner we will be providing the viewer with a glimpse of the challenges to come.
A heartwarming story about the power of love and family. Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart.
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.
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.