On this episode of The Hub, Martin Sensmeier visits Virgil Ortiz's studio in Chochiti Pueblo to see first hand the work of one of the most exciting artists today.
In this edition of NorthWest Indian News, Lummi Tribal member Chenoa Egawa hosts the program during National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver, British Columbia. "Canadian government, residential schools apology" The Canadian government formally apologizes to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit survivors of the residential school system. "Northwest coast canoe naming at Smithsonian" An ocean going cedar canoe is carved in Southeast Alaska for inclusion into the new ?Ocean Hall? exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. "Native vote" All Tribal members from the United States are U.S. citizens. Native leaders discuss the importance for Tribal members to exercise their right to vote and participate in the political process. "Native veterans" Native warriors hold a special place of honor within Indian society. NWIN attends the Lummi Stommish, a gathering that pays high tribute to veterans and active service men and women.
Talon, Devon and T-Bear come across a treasure map made by Sierra Metis, the last of the old-time gold miners from Wapos Bay, and embark on a quest to find a lost gold mine. But the machinations of some older girls on a scavenger hunt and a defective metal detector combine to teach the boys a memorable lesson about greed.
The Treaties written more than a century ago are the foundation on which this nation is built. For most people they remain unseen and unappreciated. The Sharing Circle examines the Treaties between the First Nations and the Dominion of Canada, their historic and future significance, and modern day misconceptions.
A rotating compilation of music videos featuring diverse talents of Native American & World Indigenous cultures.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. He meets with Matthew Mukash who shares his encounter with another life form.
Deeply moved by the disaster of the horrific Wounded Knee massacre and compelled by the ongoing tragedy of lifestyle-related disease and early death she witnessed when working at Pine Ridge's Indian Health Service Hospital, Dr. Nancy Iverson vowed to help restore the well-being of people living on Pine Ridge. Utilizing San Francisco's unique environment, she developed a program for Pine Ridge residents to experience the Bay Area and immerse themselves in healthy nutrition practices, community activities, physical challenges, and- literally - in the icy waters of the San Francisco Bay! In recognition of the spiritual and cultural significance of Alcatraz for American Indians, the week culminates with the Alcatraz swim.
APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. APACHE 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.
This episode looks at two projects: a pilot to have Mi'kmaw adopted as an official second language in high school curriculum and Mi'kmaw as the language of instruction for a university level science program.
Coleen is up to jogging 3 miles continuously. She is frustrated though that she hasn't lost any weight. Coleen meets up with a professional running trainer for some advice. We'll hear a fitness testimonial from a young Manitoba man who is a competitive Jujitsu wrestler. Heading to a shoe store? We'll have some tips on how to choose a proper fitting running shoe. And we'll get you moving during our exercise segment.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of caribou, the great arctic traveller.
Making art is fun, especially with Kai and Kayla. Join them as they learn Cree words about art and visit weaver Debbie Sparrow at her studio. Musical guest and artist Cheryl L'Hirondelle visits, so join in on a song about making art and being creative.
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?
Bronson and Kimmy create styrofoam prints and add wallpaper to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Mary shares with Bronson her beads that she makes for family and friends 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 Sharing Circle examines the mysterious rock paintings in Northern Saskatchewan. This fascinating story studies the spiritual meaning behind these ancient pictographs, some dating back as far as 2000 years. We provide insight into the people that made them and offer explanations for they're incredible durability.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman, Guest Ted Silverhand - Navaho and Featuring - East Coast Feast.
This episode of Creative Native features guests: Billy Berstein who creates an eagle war bonnet, Ryan Hall who gives the history of headress, and the West Coast family night in Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center. Learn about the history of the headdress and learn how to create one with Ryan Hall. Billy Berstein shows Tamara Bell how to create a beautiful eagle war bonnet.
Join Tamara as she discusses suriving racism with her husband Richard Bull, Ed Wilson, and Elder Frank Austin Manyhorses. Architect Douglas Cardinal shares his story on how he structured the amazing Smithsonian Musuem and the racism he had to endure.
Canoe Way documents the annual Tribal Journeys of Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. Indigenous tribes and First Nations from Oregon, Washington, Canada, and Alaska follow their ancestral pathways through the waters of Pudget Sound, Inside Passage and the Northwest Coast. Families and youth reconnect with the past and each other. Ancient songs, dances, regalia, ceremonies, and language were almost lost and are coming back.
The Huron language today survives primarily in hymns, religious texts, dictionaries and turn-of-the-century wax recordings - it is, to all extents and purposes, an extinct language. This episode looks at the historical roots of the language's demise, present-day efforts to rekindle it in spoken form, and the cultural significance and implications of language as a ceremonial artifact.
Did you know that Indigenous people were the first farmers in Canada? Did you know that popcorn, chocolate, beans, squash, peppers, tomatoes and vanilla - to name a few - were domesticated by Indigenous People? That's right - they would not exist today if weren't for our ancestors. Coleen Rajotte traces clues that take us on a journey across North America and back in time. Our show opens at the celebration of the equinox at Chi-chinitza with the Mayan corn farmers of Mexico, where we trace the origins of corn and its indigenous roots. With archaeologist Leigh Syms, we dig up many surprises about our own Aboriginal ancestors right here in Canada. It's a great show that breaks myths. Aboriginal People were not only nomadic bison hunters but agrarians as well. We had sophisticated cultures, trade and information networks spanning the continent from Mexico to Canada, and agriculture, all before contact with European explorers. Our show features incredible scenery shot by Gemini-nominated videographer John Bronevitch.
Focuses on Native nations' efforts to enhance their relationships with other governments as a way to advance their nation-building objectives. It details how some Native nations are forging mutually beneficial intergovernmental agreements, and chronicles the many advantages to forging similar intertribal arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
Ariel Tweto and Bird Runningwater discuss Maori director Tammy Davis's film "Ebony Society" in which two boys learn a lesson while out stealing.
Andrew and Maggie are at their bush camp today and will be showing us how to fish. Maggie is going to make shoogman, a Cree favorite and give us a lesson in traditional Bush Medicine. Andrew will indiciate us to the mysteries and practical use of a sweatlodge and tell us the unsetting love story of a man and the mermaid.
One More River is a documentary about the decision making process of Quebec Crees to allow another mega-hydro project to be built on their land. This dramatic, behind-the-scenes look at the deal that split the Crees dispels romantic notions of how decisions are made in Aboriginal communities.
Forced to go to summer camp by their parents, T-Bear, Talon and Devon are subjected to the pranks of boys from the rival Brown Toe reserve. After thwarting the boys' attempts at retaliation, the elders call in their parents, but the bored adults are ultimately taught a valuable lesson by their children.
Tensions build as The Urban Natives try to adapt to their new rural surroundings, Caffeine becomes an issue while they feel the withdrawal of their city life.
Mick will be drumming at the local pow wow, and issues an invitation to the family which does not include Hank. Hank and Mick clash again over the matter, Grandma intercedes, and the entire family attends the pow wow, where Hank tries a little Native culture, with mixed results.
With his golf course finally set to open, Matthew Tommy discovers he has to stay on the Rez longer than expected. Liz returns from Dubai and reunites with John Eagle, who has a surprise in store for Justin.
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator. As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of those dreams that bothers you night and day." Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. "We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about, is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
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.