Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.
T-Bear, Talon and Devon learn that their favorite rap artist is performing in Wapos Bay. When T-Bear wins two tickets to the show, he must decide who he should take, Talon or Devon. Talon and Devon's battle to win the free ticket turns into a turf war. The boys become split and divided. The boys themselves become estranged to their family with their new looks and attitudes. When the boys' actions begin to have a negative influence on Raven, they can see themselves and begin to put things in perspective.
Walk For Life is the story of the Northern Ontario Ojibway community of Pic Mobert First Nation and their 13-hundred-kilometer journey to reawaken spirituality and culture and return to traditional ways, in order to help those suffering from addiction.
George breaks the station's transmitter, Germans parachute into Moose to perform spiritual "intercourse with nature," and George and Gerry get into a fistfight.
Living Service: Jayesh Patel walks us through the vast slums of Ahmedabad, showing us how Gandhian principles inspire the organization to help women and children living in poverty. Marie's Dictionary: Marie is the the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language.
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.
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.
An exploration into the hearts and minds of some of our greatest Kuia and Kaumatua captured through the lens of Allan Baldwin.
Don meets with the women of the Ojibway Cree Cultural Center in northwestern Ontario to meet his ultimate challenge: preparing an annual feast. Don must learn quickly if he is going to pull off this community feast which brings together both the modern and the traditional tools and techniques required to make these community members happy.
Learn about why keeping a journal can be cleansing and healing. An elder shares a teaching about the eagle feather. And Yoga 101 continues. If you've ever wanted to try Yoga you don't want to miss these great introductory segments.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of caribou, the great arctic traveller.
Join Kai and Kayla as they search for coyotes in the city.
Bronson and Kimmy create paper mache bowl and fruits and add a china cabinet to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Grandma B shares her story about the earth and water on this episode of Art Zone.
It's harvest time and host Coleen Rajotte talks about some the problems she has had with her garden this year and provides an update up on the Peters garden. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make Eggplant Parmesan. In northern Manitoba, the root of a lake plant that has many medicinal values is harvested.
In the last two hundred years, Australia has suffered the largest and most rapid loss of languages known to history. In Nambucca Heads, the Guymbaynggirr people work to revive a near extinct language, while in Alice Springs vibrant languages learned at home are struggling to survive government policies and cultural prejudices.
Discover the Woodlands with Santee Smith and Dr Judy. Woodland pie, with venison, rabbit and portabella mushrooms and rhubarb glaze.
Honouring Our Mothers is a delightful show featuring projects to soothe the hearts and hands of many hard-working women. Debbie Bouwer teaches us to make bath salts with Sage, then demonstrates how to mix silky Sweetgrass hand creme. Next, Pauline Christianson makes a fringe Cree purse with deer hide and beadsm and sings with Northwest Coast designs. Using embossed metal and feathers, this project is suitable for artists looking for new ways to highlight their art.
Kelly Gordon shares healthy breakfast tips for a fast paced morning and Delia Palmer looks for ways to get your kids active. Eddie Garderner shares with Tamara on infusing spirituality into your child's life.
Awa O Gb?, an African Adventure is a documentary film filled with vivid colours and music. The ochre of the earth, the women's multicoloured boubous, the sounds of vocal and instrumental music. It follows Ren? Dup?r? and ?lise Velle on their African adventure. Ren? Dup?r?, musical creator for Cirque du Soleil, and his partner ?lise Velle, solo singer and interpreter of Cirque du Soleil's music, have been involved with a humanitarian aid project in Benin for the past 7 years. Ren? and ?lise initiated, financed and continue to supervise this project. Twice every year, they go to Porto Novo, the capital city of Benin, to see how activities are proceeding, check the project's pulse and evaluate its needs.
Samaqan Water Stories- Purpose for development was for society to gain jobs and build an economy. Due to the pollution from the development, the community became down stream,down gradiant, and down air from the industries and it became the communities problems.
Host Coleen Rajotte learns how to preserve fresh herbs for use over the winter. Chef Cameron shares a recipe for squash pie. Coleen shares her top tips from the past season.
Our junk food make over participant is heading to compete in the Canada Winter Games. Tune in to see how she has progressed and how she is feeling on the eve of the biggest competition of her life. Chef Arnold Olson is cooking up a healthy spaghetti dish in the Vitality kitchen. Our mini yoga classes end Vitality for the day.
Andy is from Comox, British Columbia and is of mixed K'omoks and Kwakwaka'waka heritage. Andy is a natural born innovator. His brightly coloured prints, although drawn from his Native heritage, are produced entirely on a computer.
The Silversmiths examines the impact of the introduction of silver into North American Indigenous cultures. We begin our journey with a historic look at the introduction of silver to the Southwest in the 1850s. Silver was rapidly embraced by artists and proved to be an excellent medium for their jewellery-making. We meet Na Na Ping, a skilled silversmith who uses inlay to make stunning contemporary pieces. We continue our journey by meeting a series of jewellery artists who demonstrate their techniques.
Fresh from the Ocean with Brianna Stone and Dr Judy. Featuring lobster, salmon and mussels custard.
In this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation, WA We feature Storytellers: Betty Cooper, Councilwoman, Blackfeet Nation, MT "How To Protect The Child With "A Circle" Performances by: Turtle Mountain Metis Dancers, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND
It's the final summer for the Rupert River as we know it. One of the last wild rivers in North America is about to be diverted for a major hydroelectric project. Ten Cree paddlers embark on a 6-week, 600-kilometre journey down the Rupert River, to witness it one last time. For a culture that has gone through a rapid and painful social change, and for whom living off the land is no longer a viable option, this is also a voyage of healing for the Cree, into their unique cultural legacy.
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.
The second season of People of the Pines begins with a historical view of the tribe and their life on a small, impoverished reservation located in the foothills of San Bernardino. Their future economic fate is held in the balance as they consider the decision to open a bingo hall.
Centuries ago, they performed miraculously technical brain surgery, built modern irrigation canals, made agricultural discoveries still used by modern man, and were master builders...the stone village of Machu Picchu at 9,000 feet above sea level standing as the awe-inspiring monument to their genius. How did they get the stones up the mountain to construct this architectural marvel? They were the Incas, a wondrous people who once ruled half of South America before falling to the Spanish Conquistadors.
Everyone around Wapos Bay has been seeing the strange lights and sounds around Wapos Bay. T-Bear, Talon and Devon have let their imaginations run wild as they think the townspeople have been brainwashed by aliens from another world. They eventually don't know whom to trust when they begin to investigate the encounters themselves. Is everyone being abducted by aliens as the invasion begins?
Don meets with Clarence Trapper from the Moose Factory Cree Nation on the coast of James Bay in northern Ontario for the traditional fall goose hunt. Building blinds and goose decoys are but a few of the skills he'll need to conquer on this trip. Will he pass this initiation to manhood?
A Cree hip hop artist is disconnected from his native traditions. Short film discussion by Bird Runningwater and Ariel Tweto.
Mad Mohawk's got a lot on it's plate. The King (Brian White) has landed a big new job doing an engine swap and complete customization of a Honda Civic AND he has to finish his landlord's Rolls Royce in time for a car show in Toronto. Importfest 2007 in Toronto is the biggest and most competitive car show in Canada and both the Honda Civic owner and Brian's landlord want their cars to be centre stage. With only weeks to go, the King's got other problems - he's still late on rent and payroll and the guys are getting restless AND he doesn't have the parts he needs to get the jobs done. The King has to keep the guys working long enough to get the cars done and then haul them to Toronto. He's been chasing the dream of doing complete car customizations his whole life - Now he has to do whatever it takes to make his dream a reality.
Follow along as filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis explore Canada's Carbon Corridor through the eyes of Caleb Behn, a young Indigenous law student fighting to protect his land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism. We've been following Caleb for two years, helping tell his story of a land and worldview under attack.
Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time.