On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: W.Richard West Jr. Director; National Museum of the American Indian, Cheyenne-Arapaho, OK Our Storytellers on this episode: Walter Pratt; Pawnee Nation, OK, "Why You Should Listen To Your Parents" Performances by: Eyabay, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, MN; Midwest Traditional Drum Group and Dancers
In recent history, the Cree people of James Bay have been displaced by hydro projects, forced into residential schools and hit by rapid change. Through it all, the Cree have maintained their culture by reconnecting with the land. But now that land is in jeopardy. In Old Nemaska, people are rebuilding a community displaced by a hydro project that never happened, only to discover they're building on a shifting foundation, with the river about to change forever. Cree culture has endured years of colonialism and huge-scale development. Will the river be as resilient? Will it survive this rapid environmental change?
When Raven has to write a school report about her identity, she gets more and more confused when everyone tells her different stories. Talon and T-Bear are initiated in the sweat lodge before they receive their Indian names.
As a Manitoban spiritualist and Elder, Dave Courchene's dream is to build a Sacred Gathering Place in Manitoba known as The Turtle Lodge.
An altercation claims more than one life as a man must make a decision that will affect a close friend and his family. Host discussion by Bird Runningwater and Ariel Tweto.
Mad Mohawk is once again is behind the eight ball and racing to get organized for the Syracuse Nationals: The largest American Muscle car show in the east. The King, Brian White, is hoping to land clients in the restoration business. If they manage to make it out the door of the Mad Mohawk shop they might just make the show. The Buick Brothers are once again immersed in the details of restoration. They are at the pinnacle of their careers as they carefully and delicately rebuild a 100-point concourse car - a measurement of the highest quality of work for anyone in the business of restoring cars. They have achieved excellence for their previous work, but this 1970 Buick Stage 1 convertible restoration has their pride pinned to achieving perfection and the ultimate title of 'True Muscle Car Masters'.
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.
The Mayan people and their languages have survived and even thrived despite brutal conquest, book burnings and civil war in Guatemala. Today's Mayans fight for the right to have education and government services in their own language, in one of the few countries where the majority of the population is indigenous to the land.
Accupuncture for Pets. See why this is a growing trend. Learn about accupuncture...it's not just effective on human beings!! And we have more Yoga with Debra Lynn Thorne.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of bullfrogs, canada's boisterous king of the swamp.
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)
Bronson and Kimmy create a treasure chest with map and adds a piano to their playhouse. Guest Grandma B shares the Lakota culture by showing how they used buffalo hides to make boxes.
Back in Winnipeg, it's time to harvest the front medicine garden and the back traditional vegetable garden. The whole Vitality team gathers with friends and Elder Art Shofley, and together we enjoy a magnificent feast - wild goose, squash, rabbit, potatoes, and "Three Sisters'"Soup: our corn beans and squash from our traditional garden. We give thanks for the food that sustains us and for the people around us. We also share tried and true harvesting tips. Caroline Chartrand shows our guests how to save seeds for the next season. A chef from Florida cooks up fresh fish and veggies from Coleen's own garden.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman, Guest Dr. Judy New Camanche, Food Specialist Featuring - A Hopping Staple.
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.
Tamara Bull shows us how to make a "gratitude" plant arrangement and Monique instructs us how to work out in and around the car. Chef John prepares a low-fat vegetable salad and we present Part 2 of our profile of international music icon, Buffy Sainte Marie.
The story of the Alutiiq Natives in Alaska and their mission to rebuild their culture after Russian and American imperialism nearly destroyed it.
The reindeer herding culture and language of Norway's Sami people still thrives in the far north despite past government policies of assimilation. From a Sami language theatre company and a children's radio program to a band taking a contemporary twist on the Sami musical tradition of yoiking, today's Sami are incorporating their culture and language into their daily lives.
After a busy summer, Coleen puts her garden to bed with the help of traditional gardening expert Audrey Logan. What do you do with all those dead plants? Coleen reflects on lessons learned on what has been a fascinating journey of discovery.
Throughout human history collecting art has been synonymous with the accumulation of wealth. In the early 20th century, the parliament of Canada outlawed the potlatch, and in doing so interrupted a system of life that involved the redistribution of wealth by chiefs, and the art and artifacts that supported this system. Today those laws have been repealed and the proof of that is evidenced by the 1998 potlatch of 7 Idansuu, known as Jim inherited many other possessions including heraldic crests with which to adorn his home and regalia. He recalls the event two years later and offers a glimpse of the tradition during a visit to his ancestral home in Kiusta.
Joane Cardinal-Schubert - Painter: Joane is a multi-media visual, installation artist and curator whose works have been shown international and are included in many art collections. In 1985 Joane was awarded the Commemorative Medal of Canada for her contributions in art and was inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. Karla Jessen Williamson - Scientist: Karla, a Greenlandic Inuk, is the first Aboriginal Woman to be hired as Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America in Calgary. The Greenlandic language and traditional stories were taught to her by her grandparents and in school. Billy Joe Green - Musician: Hard Rock and blues guitarist Billy Joe talks about his career. He combines the energy of rock and roll with the grittiness of the blues to get his unique sound. Reinie Jobin - Elder: Reinie, a Lubicon Cree Elder, feels that the Human Rights of the Lubicon Cree have been trampled on and there has been little support and understanding from the outside world to help the Lubicon be granted their own reserve.
The survivors takes us to a controversial exhibition that gained national attention with Marianne Corless' interpretation of contact upon the indigenous population. This exhibition explores the impact of smallpox, the intentional use of infected blankets by the Americans, and the consequences upon most native tribes. This episode is dedicated to the estimated 100 million people who have died from smallpox since contact.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman Guest Trina Crehore, Student Bachelors of Education - Navaho First Nation Featuring - Duo of Salt and Fresh Water Fish.
On this episode of The Hub, presenter Martin Sensmeier spends a day with Cree actress Edna Rain who shows him many of their traditions.
Lummi Tribal member Chenoa Egawa hosts the program from hosts the program from the Jamestown S'Klallam reservation near Sequim, WA. During the program's open and interwoven throughout the various segments, NWIN provides coverage of the 2008 Executive Council Winter Session of the National Congress of American Indians. NWIN partners with crews from Native American television out of Washington D.C. to ask the top Tribal leaders, "what is the most important issue facing Indian Country today?"
First, we view a 5-minute documentary on how toxic our homes are. Then, we show instructional videos that will help you nurture Mother Earth and Mary Johnston gives us the facts about water consumption.
Learn how to make a Posonut Basket.
BRULE, LIVE AT MT. RUSHMORE: A CONCERT FOR RECONCILIATION OF THE CULTURES features footage from one of the most profound Native American concerts to ever take place. The concert was filmed in front an audience of 11,000 people at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in July of 2007 and was produced by one of the top-selling Native American recording artists worldwide, Brule. This concert combines beautiful music with breathtaking Native American rhythms and dance, while delivering the unmistakable message of peace, hope, and reconciliation.
Talon learns that culture is ever-changing when he decides to compete in the North American Indigenous Games, and T-Bear learns that he shouldn't be jealous of his father helping Talon.
Exploring the intriguing connection and passion that Canada's Indigenous people feel for country music.
A rotating compilation of music videos featuring diverse talents of Native American & World Indigenous cultures.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. While on routine patrol, former Chief of Police Harry Snowboy saw a UFO that he still cannot explain.
Deeply moved by the disaster of the horrific Wounded Knee massacre and compelled by the ongoing tragedy of lifestyle-related disease and early death she witnessed when working at Pine Ridge's Indian Health Service Hospital, Dr. Nancy Iverson vowed to help restore the well-being of people living on Pine Ridge. Utilizing San Francisco's unique environment, she developed a program for Pine Ridge residents to experience the Bay Area and immerse themselves in healthy nutrition practices, community activities, physical challenges, and- literally - in the icy waters of the San Francisco Bay! In recognition of the spiritual and cultural significance of Alcatraz for American Indians, the week culminates with the Alcatraz swim.
Profiles the legendary leader who welcomed settlers to the land that now bears his name. Recounts the known facts of Chief Seattle's life, including his famous speech, and challenges viewers to reflect on the history of our country's treatment of its native peoples. Viewers are taken on a chronological journey from Seattle's birth in the 1780's to his death in 1866, a period of great change for the First People of Puget Sound. Seattle's life story serves as a window into the epidemics that decimated the native population in the 1700's and the displacement and survival of Duwamish people who became refugees in their traditional homeland.