On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Billy Mills; Olympic Gold Medalist, 1964, Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota Our Storytellers for this show: Emmit White, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona "The Wisdom of the Rabbit and the Turkey" Great Performances by: Quintanya Claw, Navajo Nation, Arizona
Once again we follow the students on their long journey home. They are met at the Saskatoon Airport by their friends and family. They are tearful reunions and a lot of pride shown. Our students return to Oskayak like conquering heroes. They tell us what they saw, who they met and what they learned. They go on-line and thank their hosts and let them know they had a safe journey home. They invite them to come visit them. The students finish their documentary and a local theatre showcases it for them. They are the stars and the producers. Their friends and relations fill the seats and applaud their work. They feel older, more grown up and able to go into the world and succeed.
The carnival comes to Wapos Bay, and T-Bear is smitten by the carnival owner's daughter, Evelyn, and will do anything to help out at the carnival. T-Bear's dad Jacob tries everything to keep his son away from the "carnies," as he calls them, because of his own earlier experiences. Raven is bedridden with chicken pox and develops an overactive imagination by watching too many soap operas on TV.
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.
Hank discovers he's not the young man he once was, when a back injury leaves him on the couch. Josie loses her patience as Hank appears to be enjoying himself a little too much, and Kate becomes inspired to live wild and free.
The Urban Natives canoe along the Fraser River for one final feast, before returning home to the city.
Beaver C'Bearing and his fellow Chiefs want to bring the high school state basketball championship trophy back to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation and make their people proud. While struggling through his senior year, he is forced to re-evaluate the importance of basketball. Following two years in the lives of Beaver and his teammates, this program explores what it means to grow up Native American at the turn of the 21st century.
A documentary telling the story of the annual Big Foot Memorial Ride in which the youth of the Lakota Indian Nation ride 300 miles through the cold winter of South Dakota to honor their ancestors who were massacred at Wounded Knee by the U.S. Army in 1890.
Don meets Elder Ernie Philip, a world wide champion dancer and entertainer at Quaoout Resort along little Shuswap Lake. In addition to spearing salmon decoys and taking a traditional warrior test, Don must demonstrate his take on a traditional dance to an audience of native elders
We visit the aboriginal sacred site of Mile 20 in Northern Manitoba. We hear two spiritual testimonials from two Manitoba elders. Yoga 101 continues with instruction about the Sun Salutation series.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of polar bears, the arctic's lumbering giant.
Welcome to year three of Tansi! Nehiyawetan! Kai, Kayla, and Auntie Josephine hope you remember your words from last season. Don't worry if you are a little rusty, because our games, adventures and sing-alongs will help you remember and get ready for the new season of learning Cree.
T-Bear, Talon, Jacob and Mushom think that they have videotaped a Bigfoot around Wapos Bay. Jacob and T-Bear try to sell the footage for $6 million to Steve from Austin, Texas (Lee Majors), who works for the O.S.I. (Observation of Sasquatch Institute). Raven learns about sharing with her mother Sarah and grandmother Kohkum while picking berries for the elders of the community.
Bronson and Kimmy create a car and add a roof to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Sarah shares her dolls with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
Time for a treat! For centuries, our Aboriginal communities have known the benefits of harvesting and eating wild berries. We go berry picking in Inuvik with Ria Kisoun and her young daughter. We meet up with a couple who are camping out in the bush for the summer, feasting on wild blueberries and harvesting medicinal plants. They provide valuable tips on how and when to pick berries. And Caroline Chartrand shows us how to freeze berries for the winter. Did you know that blueberries make you smart?
For more than four decades, Ray St. Germain has cultivated his role as a Canadian country music icon. A musician, entertainer, and radio personality, Ray has successfully "crossed over" from the Aboriginal to mainstream entertainment markets, never forgetting his M?tis heritage.The Sharing Circle profiles Ray and provides viewers with a close-up and personal glimpse into the man and his two loves: his family and his music.
On this episode of Cooking With The Wolfman features Freshwater Trout. A freshwater trout and wild rice timbales, served with pumpkin pasta and beetroot mash.
Home Sweet Home takes us to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, where we renovate the elders' room with innovative indigenous designs. With the assistance of troubled aboriginal youth, we paint faux hide on the floor and add some furnishings to complete this dramatic conversion. Next, Billy Burnstick teaches us how to make a traditional Plains Shield out of leather and beads. Tamara Bell demonstrates how to make a medicine wheel stepping stone and a pin-prick lampshade. We conclude with a heart-warming reveal of the newly decorated room to our elders.
Kelly Gordon shares way on how to eat healthy quick meals. Instructor Calivin Kalime teaches Karate to help raise low income kids to having a healthy lifestyle and Murray Porter sings the blues.
Juaquin introduces viewers to the colorful world of beading and how beadwork is incorporated into regalia construction.
Grandpa Joe's Country follows Joe Beetus on a moose hunt as he chronicles his 65 years of living in the Koyukuk River Valley.
Can the 'wired teepee' help save the Ktunaxa language in the Kootenays? The Ktunaxa people are going to find out thanks to a number of technology initiatives taking place in their community. From the First Voices project to the seven million dollar fiber optics network, to a young woman recording her great aunt for the virtual language curriculum and kids listening on their iPods in the school yard, the community is doing everything it can to preserve and share a language that only has twenty-four remaining speakers.
Descended from a long line of renowned weavers and artists, Evelyn Vanderhoop continues the tradition of making the Naxine robe, also known as Chilkat blankets. These highly esteemed robes are made by wrapping thin strips of cedar bark in mountain goat's wool into one textile. It takes many years to complete these intricate weaves. For the noble classes, these robes were not just adornments; they were a status symbol, showing the world your family crests and importance. Evelyn is one in a family of weavers, with sisters April and Holly Churchill themselves accomplished artists. They all learned from their mother, Delores Churchill.
Steve Kakfwi - Politician: At this time Steve was the Premier of the Northwest Territories. Former President of the Dene Nation, Steve tells us about the advent of the Berger hearings in the 1970's and the passing of the political torch from the traditional community Elders to the young, educated, English speaking generation. Maxine Noel - Painter: In her youth Maxine wanted to be either a downhill ski instructor or a racing car driver, in the end, she settled for being a successful painter. Maxine has mastered the skills of painting and drawing plus the processes of serigraphy, etching and stone lithography. She recently turned her talents to cast paper and limited edition bronze castings. Angus Cockney - Athlete: Renowned sculptor, Angus tells us about his experiences of being part of an International expedition to ski, also called the Ice Walk, to the North Pole. Christine Daniels - Elder: Like her late husband, Christine works with native people who have come into conflict with the law.
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.
The Fraser River is one of the most exploited and industrialized rivers in the continent. Farms and pulp mills dot the landscape and have altered the health of the river with no slow down of activity in sight. The North part of the Fraser River is home to the Musquoi people who have witnessed many changes to the Fraser Basin.
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.
Old rivalries are renewed with joy and competitive spirit. An Olympic gold medalist attends the final tournament, the anticipated outcome of a year's worth of fundraising, training and playing hard to the very end. This is how the Champions of the North are made.
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.
On this episode of The Mix, Alex Lamoureux is brilliant young fiddle player with a strong pedigree that comes through his mom, Patty. We caught up to him at Back to Batoche Days with his dad accompanying him on guitar. Next, Jared Sowan hales from the Slave Lake region of Alberta. He's taken his soulful, bluesy style across Canada to great acclaim. We found him at the Alianait Festival in Iqaluit. Finally, At the Komasket Festival Skeena Reece once again proved that she is a one-of-a-kind performer who draws on blues, country, and a big dollop of her unique sense of humour in every show.
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.
Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family's traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing the food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back, and keep his business afloat. By turns tragic, bizarre, or just plain ridiculous, SMOKIN' FISH tells the story of one man's attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture.
This documentary follows the trail of La Malinche, the Indian teenage girl who worked as Cortes' translator/mistress during the conquest, and mythically gave birth to mixed-race people. Framing her as writer/producer Banda's theoretical ancestor, Malinche offers a relatable historic figure to examine the start-and-stop points of ethnic identity. The program takes viewers to La Malinche's homes and the roads she traveled, exploring her multiple depictions as hero, mother, and traitor. The program also explores the choices La Malinche's mixed-race descendents make to live within U.S. and Mexican social hierarchies.
An hour-long documentary about the resurgence of the Cree language in Northern Quebec. Where once English and French dominated school life, young children are now taught entirely in Cree.