Reporter Carly Kohler speaks to Native American actor, Saginaw Grant about his early days in acting and his remembrances of breaking into the Hollywood acting scene as a young actor. We also meet cast members, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Braxton Mills and Gina Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of 'Filly Brown' - a gritty story of a young woman with a smart cadence who uses her passion for hip-hop in an effort to right her mother's wrongs. The short animation, "Bear and Raven" tells the story of superficial sacrifice and surprising revelations. Salmon fishing is a means of survival in the Alaskan tradition. In the film review of "Smokin' Fish" reporter Madison Etiz covers the adventures of Cory Mann as he moves to Alaska with his auntie and eventually finds his spark in the salmon business. Follow the ONG youth reporters at their coverage of the national conference of the National Congress of American Indians. We feature special guests , Josie Raphaelito, artist Quese IMC, Native American supermodel Mariah Watchman, and NCAI native vote director Tiffany Smalley.
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.
T-Bear learns that he can follow his dream when he becomes interested in Metis dancing, much to the chagrin of his father Jacob, who would rather see him follow his own dream of becoming an Olympic wrestler.
Almost a century ago, 7-year-old Maggie White of White Fish Bay, Ontario, was suffering from rheumatic fever and not expected to live. Her father went into ceremony and received a vision that led to the making of the first Jingle. Maggie went on to recover from her illness, to dance in her jingle dress and to establish a new tradition that lives on today on the Pow Wow circuit.
On this episode of The Mix, Vern Gervais is a veteran player who learned his fiddling technique in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. We caught up to him at Penticton's Peach Fest. Next, Lucie Idlout has been delivering her rock and roll straight up - no chaser for a number of years, and she's finally receiving some well-deserved recognition. She performed at the iNative Fest in Toronto. Finally, Floyd Vedan has performed with a number of hard working bands but we caught up to him for a set of his heart-felt tunes with just his acoustic guitar. He performed at Penticton's Peach Fest.
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?
An interview with the writer of the Mayan infulenced "How Sharper the Serpent's Tooth", an episode from the short lived Star Trek: The Animated series.
AMERICAN COWBOYS tells the stories of George Fletcher and Jackson Sundown, the first African American and the first Native American to compete in the World Title at the Pendleton Round-Up. This documentary reveals the glory of being the best, the frustration of being ignored, and the rewards for not giving up on a dream. Narrated by William Hurt. Winner of 1999 Great Plains Film Festival.
Mohawk Girls is a feature-length documentary about three teenage-girls growing up in the Kahnawake Mohawk community, outside of Montreal. Shot over the span of two years, Mohawk filmmaker, Tracey Deer, takes viewers into the lives of these girls and offers a surprising inside look at Native youth culture in the 21st century.
APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. APACHE 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.
Listuguj, Quebec is a Mi'gmaq community that lost touch with its language and values as it gained economic prosperity. The Listuguj Education Directorate wants to reintroduce the language into all aspects of community life. They're taking advantage of two powerful language tools. One important tool is a unique picture based teaching method that's made language learning as fun as being a child again. But the most important language resource is still the support of dedicated elders like John Isaac.
We go to Thompson, Manitoba. We learn about healthy food options in the North. Northern Gardening techniques and we learn about perserving vegetables for the winter. Chef Arnold cooks up a tasty Bison Dish.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of bald eagles, north america's proud king of the sky.
Grace, Kai, Kiyano and their teacher Josephine are off to Stanley Park in search of different animals and practice the Cree words for their various furry and feathered friends. Kai shares a story about his "Atim" ("dog" in Cree), and Cheryl L'Hirondelle drums and sings about animals with the children.
Bronson and Kimmy create still life drawings and add a coffee table to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Grandma B talks about the Lakota drawings with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
Today we have a special episode about growing tomatoes. Were going to learn how to grow a giant variaty of tomatoes. Coleen's friend Chef Pasquale Greco takes us through the steps of having a sucesssful crop. Pasquale grows very large tomatoes and Coleen and him begin planting new tomatoes together.
Hank and Josie rendezvous at the house again, but Josie wants to break it off. Desolate, Hank attends a bush party with Tazz, but runs into Vicky, his daughter. After a long night of despair, Hank makes a final appeal to Josie, and the episode ends in Las Vegas, with an Elvis impersonator as Best Man.
Hank and Josie struggle to keep their marriage a secret, as Mick announces he's quitting school and moving out. Hank attempts a lunchtime meet and greet between his kids and Josie at the cafe, which bombs, then convenes an inter-family bowling date, with even more disastrous results.
Once again Josie wants to end their relationship, despite their new married (but still secret) status. Hank insists on sorting it out, and during an arranged tryst, Mick drops by with friends. Hank is forced to make to make a naked escape, only to land in jail, where he and Mick have their final confrontation.
The two families make the move to one house - Josie's - but Vicky isn't cooperating. As Hank and Josie look to buy a new house, Vicky finally shows up on the back of a motorcycle, and Hank loses it, bringing out his shotgun "for cleaning."
Mick will be drumming at the local pow wow, and issues an invitation to the family which does not include Hank. Hank and Mick clash again over the matter, Grandma intercedes, and the entire family attends the pow wow, where Hank tries a little Native culture, with mixed results.
Hank lands a new job working, but gets busted for not having a genuine plumbing certificate. He then enrolls at the local trade school where he encounters Mick. Doreen tells Hank about a foreclosure on a big new house and pushes him to take it. Kate, Josie's sister, arrives to stir things up. The big house quickly becomes crowded.
Kate spills the beans to Mick about his "real" father. Mick freaks and confronts Josie who has to tell him the truth. Doreen, Kate and Kookum go off to bingo. In a Kate mishap, the cards spill off the table and one of the cards is a big winner. Doreen and Kate square off.
Uncle Charlie shows up at the new house with a fresh Moose carcass. Vicky is surprised by the moose and declares she is a vegetarian. Walt launches his 'green' campaign after visiting the dump with his father. Hank and his kids visit their mom's gravesite to commemorate her death.
At Donnie's hockey tournament, Hank and Tazz engage in a rising conflict with a hockey dad from an opposing team. Following a tie, there is a slight incident with the Zamboni and nobody wins. Kookum is arrested for stealing a hockey trophy.
Hank and Josie are called to the hospital when Vicky and Bobbie are in a car accident. Everyone is banged up badly, especially Mick who is back in town. Bobbie and Vicky get grounded. Hank, Tazz, and Walt are called to an emergency repair job at a work camp.
Josie discovers she is pregnant and Hank freaks out because he had a vasectomy years ago. Hank accuses Josie of cheating and visits his family doctor to get to the bottom of it. They reconcile and the family gathers for the birth of the new "U-cree-nian" baby.
With everyone away for the summer, Hank and Josie decide to take a romantic vacation, but a few wrong turns lead them to an abandoned hunting tent. While they enjoy their rustic getaway, the family thinks they've gone missing.