In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker, Chris Eyre. -Filmmaker Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is the Chairman of the film department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Chris Eyre continues to make inspiring films and sits down with reporter Kohli Kohler at the Sundance Film Festival 2013.
T-Bear becomes a hero when he campaigns to raise money for more elder programs in Wapos Bay after Talon suggests it to him. Talon becomes jealous after T-Bear get all the attention and does not mention him. T-Bear must learn to give credit where credit is due.
A movement of German speaking people is attempting to regain their spiritual connection. Kurt Fenkart and his wife Christine are Shaman teachers on a mission to re-connect with their long lost spiritual roots. They?re doing it by learning the sacred practices of other indigenous cultures, including those of Canada's First Nation's People. In this episode, they will travel to Canada for the first time, to embark on a journey to learn about aboriginal culture first hand.
George returns to Moose and starts a community TV station with his best friend Clifford and the beautiful Robin, despite resistance from his father, Moose's corrupt mayor. Joan launches a kids' show featuring a militant activist sock puppet called "Me and My Beaver".
Yukon Kings- Ray Waska teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. From Kalahari To Court- Bushmen from South Africa fight for their lands when Botswana government continues to drive out their land for diamond finds. Greenhouse Project - People are being reminded of what they used to know, how to grow food, build shelter, and deal with their waste.
The Modoc War of 1872 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The international press took notice and people were enthralled as one of the last real-life Wild West battles unfolded on the American frontier. Again and again, the small band of Indians overcame incredible odds to protect their way of life. "The Modoc War" revisits the battle scenes, and uses rare historical images and original wood cut drawings from the period. Additionally, interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts bring the Modoc War to life.
An official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, GRAB is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo tribe. This community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal exists at the intersection of traditional native and contemporary Western cultures. Each year, Laguna Pueblo villagers honor Catholic saints and family members by showering food and gifts from the rooftops of their homes upon the community gathered below. GRAB explores the origins and evolution of this 300-year-old custom, from its introduction by Spanish settlers to its modern-day twists. The film, narrated by actress Parker Posey, follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to Grab Day.
Beau LeBeau (Oglala Lakota) is obese. Several members of his family are obese, and his mother died last year from diabetes. This is a real-time movie that documents his journey to get healthy by converting to a traditional Lakota diet centered on buffalo and native foods. LeBeau will be under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Weiland as he explores the history and culture of the modern reservation.
Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
A group of people carve a totem pole in memory of Vancouver's missing women. Then we check in with a Manitoba artist who says her art connects her with the creator. and of course...a mini work-out break finishes the show.
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.
There's something spooky in the air. Kai and Kayla learn the words for scary stuff and test their nerves in a haunted house. Musical guest Jason Burnstick returns with a song about not being scared.
Join Melody and Trina as they create a maronett puppet and come along with Marie as she shows you how to draw 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.
It's a gorgeous June morning and we're going to be learning all about container gardening today. Sharlene Nielsen holds workshops for container gardening and will be sharing with us today the instructions. Coleen's garden is runied by the constant rain and her soil turns into rock hard dirt. Gary Martens from the University of Manitoba checks out Coleen's garden and gives advice on growing plants.
In this episode, we look at the historical development and contemporary applications of syllabic writing systems among Native languages in Canada. Though conceived by missionaries and used by them to aid in bringing Christianity to the North, syllabics went on to play an important part in the spread of literacy through aboriginal communities and continue to evolve in this direction today.
Stick to our ribs with Phil Nyman and Dr Judy New Featuring Musk Ox , Elk and Venison ribs.
Tamara pays a visit to the Smithsonian Musuem where she learns the history of the Musuem and about Douglas Cardinal, the architect who structured the Musuem.
Eric Hillard helps people overcome fears in order to get jobs by living with shyness and social anxiety. Looking for healthy buffalo? Chef Andrew creates healthy buffalo steaks and Tamara learns what the best running shoes are with Brent Neeve.
When an ancient Maliseet canoe emerges out of a European collection no one knew that the art of canoe building was emerging as well. Kim and Wayne Brooks have become central figures in the rebirth of the birch bark canoe with some help from unlikely friends. So when the news arrived that the Museum of Civilization would bring back the canoe for restoration it was a moment of joy filled with emotion and inspiration. We see the making of the canoe and watch her glide upon the gentle waters of the Wolostok, the beautiful river.
Today on Vitality Gardening is a surprise as we are going to plant a garden in the Peter Family house. They have no idea that they are getting this surprise garden.
Alice, our nutrition makeover participant learns how to grocery shop for healthy food. Chef Arnold makes a turkey with apple pear stuffing. Russ Thorne our exercise professional leads us through a mini workout.
A young artist with immense talent from Edmonton, Alberta, Aaron is a descendant of the Cree and Cherokee people. "When I began to work seriously as a painter, I wanted to do something that would help reinforce the positive aspects of Native Spirituality, and to reflect back to First Nations people everywhere the feeling of strength, unity and pride in our shared heritage. I hope that my works can act as part of a catalyst for greater understanding...My work almost always features an aspect of nature and our relationship with the earth".
This episode of Creative Native features the masks of Bighouse which are beautiful masks used in ceremonies in Northwest coast cultures. Many of these masks are created by artist Wayne Alfred who shares advice when creating masks like knowing your culture, staying behind the mask, and understanding the qualities of a mask.
The Buffalo Run with Ken Parker , Susan Forest and Dr Judy New Featuring Buffalo rouladen, ragout and braised buffalo cheeks.
On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Dr. Henrietta Mann; Montana State University, Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of OK Storyteller and Performance by: Joseph Fire Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT
The Rupert is one of the few remaining wild rivers. The Cree are sharing their land for development for the future generations all over Quebec. What is the environmental impact of all this kind of development on the territory, and more globally, on our climate? We visit Smokey Hill, a key traditional site for the Cree where Hydro's environmental mitigation efforts extend to mitigate the cultural impacts as well. We meet brothers that were torn apart by their father's decision to allow major development on their trapline, and learn how they united and came to understand the elders' resolution.
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.
Begins the story arc that follows the Serrano people from their creation story which begins in Marra (near 29 Palms) and the top of the San Bernardino Mountains fo their ultimate settlement on the San Manuel Reservation. Jerry Paresa narrates.
Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawai'i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho'olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range.
Raven has more fun than she expected on Halloween as the elders of the community tell the children the scary story of the woman of the woods.
Don heads to beautiful Manitoulin Island in Ontario with the host of the Great Lakes Cultural Camps to discover how difficult it was just to get water without our modern conveniences. After local firefighters demonstrate a water rescue with Don as the victim, Don is challenged to a game of snowsnakes with some community youth.
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'.
This documentary features Grant Goltz and Christy Hohman-Caine of Hackensack, MN working alongside Jim Jones, a Leech Lake Band member from Cass Lake, MN, to create a replica of a canoe documented from the 1860s. The group's passion for authenticity and sensitivity toward the cultural context of the canoe is explored in this program. Follow them from the beginning, with birch bark freshly harvested from timber sale trees, to the completed craft.
An exploration of the reality of returning home on the reserve to face family, community and death. We follow Quilla and her sister June as they return to bury their mentally ill mother. They were abandoned by their mother sixteen years ago and haven't returned home for over seven years. From medications to love, addiction revels in the characters lives, edifying their own personal rituals, pain, lust and disappointment. All this leads them through ceremony. It is family that helps Quilla and June to find their true calling in life.
Daniel Nightbird is an Anishinaabe teen living on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Though barely old enough to drive, he's already been thrust into the role of being the primary caretaker for his young sister, Lucy out of necessity. When the family trailer along with everything in it is lost, it sets in motion a desperate search for a new home, something that on "the Rez" is more difficult to come by than even he imagined. When a local gang offers him refuge, Daniel must make a hard decision between survival on the Rez or an uncertain future away from it.