Come with us to a Sunday protest by thousands at the Tribal Nations Plaza at Twin Cities Federal Stadium as part of The Change the Mascot national campaign to end the use of a racial slur as part of the name of a professional football team from Washington D.C. Then we go into the studio and hear a performance by award winning rapper Chase Manhattan. And as we continue to celebrate our tenth season, we remember the impact made by the legendary Billy Franks Jr. on Native communities across Indian Country. We also hear what the Elders want to say and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.
Missing sled dogs and a pile of homework are just a few of the things that Talon has to deal with before setting out for the trapline with his father Alphonse. Talon can't wait to go away for a week, but the exciting trip means lots of extra responsibility. He has to complete the schoolwork that he'll miss before leaving. While Talon struggles with a creative writing assignment, T-Bear and Mushom (grandfather) have trouble with the dog team. T-Bear incorrectly ties the dogs up, and they escape. Intense preparations and avoidable mishaps teach the children the importance of listening to elders and taking care with everything you do.
Storytellers examines the multi-media approach to contemporary Aboriginal storytelling through the eyes of young actors enrolled in Arts Mentorship at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, Singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, actor Lorne Cardinal, and filmmakers Curtis Kaltenbaugh and Ervin Chartrand.
A rotating compilation of music videos featuring diverse talents of Native American & World Indigenous cultures. Different genres such as hip hop, rap, dance, rock, and many more are feautured on the AUX.
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.
In this feature animation film, Talon and Raven learn that their dad, Alphonse, has taken a job in the big city and their family will have to move away from Wapos Bay, their Cree community in Northern Saskatchewan. This news takes Talon on a journey of self-discovery as he sets off to accomplish his bucket list of things he wanted to do with his friends before they leave. Raven, on the other hand, decides to take matters into her own hands with the clear goal of keeping the family in Wapos Bay. With their whole world being turned upside down, Talon and Raven must join forces to keep the family together before it's too late.
How to Trace Your Native American Heritage" teaches how to search out your Native American ancestors, obtain tribal citizenship, how to research the Dawes Rolls and discover your heritage.
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.
Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
We learn about common plants and medicinal purposes. We cook up a coffee substitute from dandelion roots that is very tasty! We then go sage picking with an elder. Elder Wifred Buck shows us the traditional way of picking, drying and smudging. Then give yoga a try...The scenery of the Canadian Rocky mountains combined with relaxing yoga moves will increase your Vitality.
6a-When Mama and Papa refuse to buy Brother and Sister trendy overly expensive sport shirts, the cubs decide to earn the money themselves. However the cubs go overboard and get so caught up in everything from lemonade stands to dog walking services that they leave themselves no time for their friends. It's only when they finally reach their goal that Brother and Sister realize the price tag has turned out to a lot bigger than they thought. Their blind pursuit of material things has cost them their friends. 6b-Brother displays some real moxie when he attempts to get back Sister's skipping rope from Too-Tall and his mischievous gang. Too-Tall thinks Brother has what it takes to join his gang. After Brother becomes a member he?s required to follow the leader...and that means trespassing on Farmer Ben?s property to swipe watermelons. Brother is the only one caught and Farmer Ben has a heart to heart talk with him about how to deal with peer pressure.
Yamba and Jacinta have an ANTastic time learning all about the 5 senses - smell, hear, see, taste and touch.
The Guardians go head to head against Ambrona and his robots, when the evil mastermind tries to clear-cut a small forest while digging for a rare mineral to fuel his empire.
Wisakedjak is not on board with Matt pursuing a romance with Cassie, fearing she could be a potentially fatal distraction.
In this special New Orleans-themed episode, host Coleen Rajotte learns to make Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya with Chef Cameron. Also, a tour of community gardens in Winnipeg.
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.
Pleasant Pheasant with Ken Parker and Dr Judy New Featuring pheasant stuffed gallontine with rabbit and chantrelles.
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.
Ancient oceans teeming with life, Native Americans, and the descendants of Norwegian settlers team up with multinational oil corporations in western North Dakota to produce the most prolific oil boom on the planet. Following up his 2009 debut documentary feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal return to the same landowners, state officials, and oil workers he captured at the beginning of the Bakken oil boom, six years ago. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.
Wild rice -- manoomin -- is still harvested the traditional way by the Anishanabe, or Ojibwe, people of the Great Lakes region. Ricers and their families take canoes into the fields and hand-harvest the rice. After participating in the harvest, Loretta helps to prepare Winona LaDuke's favorite wild rice and maple syrup cake, which accompanies a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry-stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew and ruby-red swamp tea.
Each episode is an intimate exploration of the lives of our subjects narrated by the subject themselves, as they share the current and historical events that have shaped their lives. We are there as they overcome challenges and search for a grounded identity in a complex and fast changing world where cultures, beliefs and ideas collide.
This is what mentors in traditional Inuit culture would do when a protege succeeded and it is what Sivummut: Going Forward does in six episodes that celebrate the triumphs of Inuit leaders in the arts, sports, the environment, health care, and education. Join us as we learn how today's pathfinders forge ways to integrate traditional knowledge and skills with the modern world. Come with us as we sing the praises of these inspiring women and men.
Gaining Legitimacy finds the tribe in a new era of prosperity. They have become a major force in the Inland Empire; bringing much needed jobs and economic revitalization to the area. Their journey from poverty has been difficult, however, as legal battles over their sovereignty continue to challenge their gaming venture.
On this episode, Juaquin finishes the tipi appliqui project. On our next program, Juaquin will begin to explore the wonderful world of beading. Stay tuned.
After several frightening encounters with specters the owner of the Crazy Horse convenience store on the Dakota Tipi First Nations call in the TOS team to investigate.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. In 1961, long before television arrived in Cree territory, Sandy Masty saw a ufo shaped like a drum.
The story is about Xilonen (chee-lo-nen) a shy teenage girl who overcomes her fears of dance when her grandfathers' spirit leads her into an enchanted cornfield labyrinth.
Freddy Jolly from Nemaska is a tallyman who inherited a trapline from his father. In the fall he finds an area near the Rupert River where he prepares his trapline to catch a bear. When a bear gets trapped and tries to get away the log will jam into a ground and hold him down. This episode shares the tradition of bear trapping in the Dab Iyiyuu.
Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
It's the Wapos Bay Winter Festival, and the spirit of competition is in the air. During the hockey tournament, Talon and T-Bear vie for the attention of a girl on the opposing team, and Raven is determined to enter the bannock contest. The three children learn how important teamwork is.
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.
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.
George breaks the station's transmitter, Germans parachute into Moose to perform spiritual "intercourse with nature," and George and Gerry get into a fistfight.
A crew went to French Guyana to meet and listen to the Wayana of the Litani River. This indigenous community was once nomadic. Now sedentary, they continue to live in a traditional way, but they undergo the pressures of modern life. The Wayana are powerless witnesses to the irreversible destruction of their environment.
Smoke Traders tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective. The multimillion dollar cigarette industry that Mohawks have built has pulled their communities out of third world poverty, but the Canadian government is determined to shut the trade down. Are these traders criminals who must be stopped? Or are they a new breed of Native entrepreneur who deserve our support?
A heartwarming story about the power of love and family. Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart.