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 reality of the trip is starting to sink in. We will watch as the group plans fund raising activities and approach companies and individuals. These are youth that have never been in an executive office and they are discovering the corporate world and their self esteem is improving. They also have group fundraising events and donations from their home reserves. They hold a fund raising event featuring the famous Bionic Bannock Boys. Their video documentary is starting to take shape. They are establishing contacts in Australia and New Zealand. They go on-line and introduce themselves to other students at indigenous schools. We will record this encounter with web cams and other social media. Also we will continue to follow the ongoing drama in some of the students' lives. Can they afford to go? What about children? How are the passports and travel documents coming?
T-Bear, Talon and Devon are bored. Jacob overhears this, and he decides to take them on a tour of the exciting, bustling community of Wapos Bay. When the tour does not quite go as planned, T-Bear must chose to give up on his dad's tour or go with Talon and Devon. Jacob's plan to instill pride in the community is misinterpreted and evident in the Wapos Bay Parade.
Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
Hank and Josie struggle to keep their marriage a secret, as Mick announces he's quitting school and moving out. Hank attempts a lunchtime meet and greet between his kids and Josie at the cafe, which bombs, then convenes an inter-family bowling date, with even more disastrous results.
The urban Natives are taken out with a fishing party to learn how to bring in their own food; then learn the fundamentals of traditional carving.
From the Heart focuses on the various bands and tribes of the southwest that 'Sing Bird'. (Bird songs are the traditional social songs that speak of the origins of the People and their mythic or actual travels during ancient times). Through filming Bird Song groups, visiting their reservations, and interviewing elders and younger singers the story weaves a tapestry of the many varieties of singers and their songs in California and Arizona.
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.
A Native American Lacrosse team faces issues travelling and competing in other countries because international airports don't recognize their own soverign nation or their passports.
Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
Learn about the Native American Sweat Lodge and meet a young person about to take part in their first sweat. We hear a testimonial from Native Elder Wilfred Buck about spirituality and the impact it's had on his life. Join us for Yoga outdoors in the beautiful Canadian Rockies.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of chipmunks, north america's chubby little chatterbox.
The world is a colourful place, and Kai and Kayla are learning about the four colours of the medicine wheel - white, yellow, black, and red - with their teacher Josephine and guest performer, Art Napoleon. Artist Jerry Whitehead stops by to teach Kai and Kayla about mixing colours for their beautiful painting.
T-Bear learns that the memory of his mother is important after he tries to find his father a new wife. T-Bear and Jacob wear their pink shirts to support breast cancer research, and T-Bear decides that his father should get remarried. So he enlists the help of Talon and Devon to and the potential new wife. Meanwhile, Raven goes behind her mother's back to use makeup. Her new passion leads to Raven getting a makeover by Kohkum Mary and Devon. T-Bear realizes that his father is happy, and that his pursuit of a wife for his father may have been a hunt for a mother.
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.
If you ever thought the north was no place to garden, think again! Vitality Gardening plants a garden in the coldest outdoor gardening zone on the planet. We go to Waboden with expert Francis Hall, we visit Barry Little's greenhouses in Thompson, and we plant our own raised garden beds at the Thompson Zoo. Both Barry and Frances show us how they produce their own healthy vegetables in only 60 days the shortest growing season in the world in Northern Manitoba. A popular segment that demonstrates that a lot can be grown in shorter growing seasons.
The Dance documents the powerful story of a culture reclaimed, through the eyes of one man and one family. After centuries of repression, the Mi'kmaq people of Bay St. George Newfoundland gather to publicly celebrate their culture and heritage. A cameraman sent to document the Band?s first Pow Wow makes a startling personal discovery.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman, Guest Bertha Skye - Cree First Nations Featuring - Moose Factory.
This episode of Creative Native features northwest coast symbolism and the hidden meanings inside of it. Guest Cody Mathias creates cedar plaques and share why they are important to his culture and ways of tradition.
Tantoo Cardinal gets a low budget makeover under 100$ and Tamara gives tips on how to look and feel good. Edie shares whats hot in accessories and how to add some color and fun to your everyday look. Dr. Rosalin Henna discusses Vitamin D and how much is needed for the body. Lastly, Karen Bowers shares skin treatments and how healthy it is to get an Osmosis treatment done on the face.
Juaquin Lonelodge continues the tipi applique project which began in Show 1. On this episode, Juaquin explains the use of Heat Bond and makes preparations for sewing the project.
The Forest of Eyes joins a family on the Koyukuk River as they fish for their yearly supply of salmon, living and teaching survival skills to the children.
Traditional storytelling finds a new voice on the airwaves thanks to indigenous broadcasters in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Bilingual young directors, producers and presenters who speak their languages are working and thriving in all three countries that have their own indigenous broadcasting systems.
In autumn 1985, a group of Haida elders travelled by helicopter to a remote island to engage in one of the first direct action efforts of first nations across the land. Conflicting interests that pit first nations against industrial development reached a boiling point. The Haida Elders created a line between the ancient rainforests and old growth cedar and spruce and the forestry companies that held timber licenses. Four Elders stood on the line at Lyell. Our exclusive footage from that time features touching interviews with elders; Ada Yovanovich and Adolphus Marks. Contemporary interviews were conducted with the Elders Ethel Jones and Watson Pryce in 2002. They shared their memories of that trying time. Sadly all four Elders have passed on but their act of selfless devotion to their beloved Haida Gwaii should be an inspiration to us all.
Bob Cardinal - Activist: Bob is a native spiritual counsellor at the Royal Alexendra Hospital in Edmonton. When requested, Bob works with native patients and their families, and administers ceremony with sweetgrass. Marilyn Buffalo - Politician: Originally from Hobbema, Alberta, Marilyn Buffalo is the President of the Native Women's Association of Canada in Ottawa. Marilyn is one of our leading native activists in the area of discrimination against women and children's issues. Jean Tate - Artist: Jean, the resident artist at the Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, is a painter who has gained a lot of her inspiration from Native pictographs. Many feel that there is a spiritual, physical and emotional connection to her art. Alvena Strasbourg - Elder: This respected Metis Elder encourages parents to be at home for their children, teach their children to be strong and especially the importance for parents to teach spirituality.
Many Natives come together to save Fish Lake from being drained from mining companies.
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.
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.
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.
On this episode of The Mix, this past summer the Asham Stompers Festival hosted a very entertaining international competition of Red River Jigging with competitors from as far away as North Carolina. Next, Shane Yellowbird began his career singing karoke in pubs at home in central Alberta, and he's gone to enjoy international popularity. In this intimate concert he presents a whole hatful of new tunes. Finally, Dallas Arcand and Kurt Young perform a unique brand of up-tempo music and dance that is rooted in tradition. This summer we caught up to them at Penticton's Peach Fest in BC's beautiful Okanagan Valley.
The money generated from hydroelectric development in James Bay is saving the Cree and tearing them apart at the same time. Are river diversions a necessary evil for the Cree? Is development the key to survival or have they sold their soul for cold hard cash? It's a question of damned if you do, damned if you don't. One thing's clear: dams divide more than just water.
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.