On this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: W.Richard West Jr. Director; National Museum of the American Indian, Cheyenne-Arapaho, OK Our Storytellers on this episode: Walter Pratt; Pawnee Nation, OK, "Why You Should Listen To Your Parents" Performances by: Eyabay, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, MN; Midwest Traditional Drum Group and Dancers
In recent history, the Cree people of James Bay have been displaced by hydro projects, forced into residential schools and hit by rapid change. Through it all, the Cree have maintained their culture by reconnecting with the land. But now that land is in jeopardy. In Old Nemaska, people are rebuilding a community displaced by a hydro project that never happened, only to discover they're building on a shifting foundation, with the river about to change forever. Cree culture has endured years of colonialism and huge-scale development. Will the river be as resilient? Will it survive this rapid environmental change?
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.
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.
Ariel Tweto and Bird Runningwater discus the beautifully shot short film "The Rocket Boy" in which a young native boy misses his father.
Mad Mohawk Kustom is frantically building a 1200-watt speaker box that would rattle the eyes out of a squirrel. This is a new flashy product for a Rez business that is waiting to boom on to the Canadian stage. Owner Brian White is betting it all, with fierce determination, to turn his custom car shop into a national chain. Gran Sport Autobody is renowned for their artistry in restoring classic American muscle cars. They specialize in Buicks earning the boys the title of the Buick Brothers. Rooted in blues and dedicated to precision restorations, these craftsmen teach us the beauty behind reviving a 1950 Ford Custom that brings a smile to their client's face.
Nationally recognized motivational speaker and comedian, JR Redwater of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is devoted to healing pain through laughter, in his hour long comedy special.
A portrait of a Yup'ik village in southwestern Alaska trying to hold onto its traditional way of life, while also being a part of the western world.
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.
Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
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.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of caribou, the great arctic traveller.
Grace, Kai, Kiyano and their teacher Josephine are off to Stanley Park in search of different animals and practice the Cree words for their various furry and feathered friends. Kai shares a story about his "Atim" ("dog" in Cree), and Cheryl L'Hirondelle drums and sings about animals with the children.
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 portraits and add a bedroom dresser to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Grandma B shares about the music of the Lakota Nation on this episode of Art Zone.
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.
Every December, just before Christmas, fur buyers from around the world gather at St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Thompson, Manitoba to buy pelts, and lots of them! Over five hundred thousand dollars will exchange hands, all in cash. On one side of the table are over 250 northern trappers, most of them Aboriginal, who will sell their bounty to the highest bidder. On the other side, buyers from five different fur companies can be seen, cash in hand, feverishly totaling numbers on their calculators. When the bidding is over trappers will collect their salaries for months of toiling on the traplines. As fur prices fluctuate every year, one can never be certain whether the outcome will be celebrated or bemoaned by the trappers and their families
This episode of Cooking With The Wolfman features Sea Bass. A terrine made with Sea Bass, dandelions and wild rice, served with a fiddlehead bechamel sauce.
This episode of Creative Native features the masks of Bighouse which are beautiful masks used in ceremonies in Northwest coast cultures. Many of these masks are created by artist Wayne Alfred who shares advice when creating masks like knowing your culture, staying behind the mask, and understanding the qualities of a mask.
This episode talks about "Humor" in aboriginal communities. Skeena Reece performs and talks about being a comedian. David Granier is a stand up comedian who teaches classes on how to do stand up comedy. Don Burnstick shares his story on how he started being a comedian.
Chronicles the ongoing research of NNI as well as the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. It articulates the five keys to successful community and economic development for Native nations -- sovereignty (genuine self-rule), effective institutions of self-governance, cultural match, strategic orientation, and leadership.
Ishi survived attacks on his people and lived in the remote wilderness of Northern California for forty years. In August of 1911 a starving native-American man walked out of the Butte County wilderness into Oroville and became an instant journalistic sensation. He was identified by UC anthropologists Alfred Kroeber and T. T. Waterman as the last of a remnant band of Yahi people native to the Deer Creek region. The UC anthropologists immediately went north to Oroville and brought him back to live on the Parnassus campus, giving him the name "Ishi" which meant "man" in the Yahi language. During the next four years, the anthropologists and physicians at UC would learn much from Ishi, as he demonstrated his toolmaking and hunting skills, and spoke his tribal stories and songs. Newspapers frequently referred to Ishi as the "last wild Indian," and the press was full of anecdotes referring to Ishi's reaction to twentieth-century technological wonders like streetcars, theaters, and airplanes. In his writings, Waterman respectfully noted Ishi's "gentlemanliness, which lies outside of all training and is an expression of inward spirit," and the records of the time reveal much mutual respect on the part of Ishi and his scientist-observers. Each weekend, hundreds of visitors flocked to Parnassus to watch Ishi demonstrate arrow-making and other aspects of his tribal culture. His story reminds us that Native Americans are neither gone nor forgotten.
This episode follows the work of a virtually self-taught, highly motivated language teacher. Stella Ketchemonia has devoted her life to teaching the Saulteaux language. She is now a member of the dynamic staff of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.
Throughout human history collecting art has been synonymous with the accumulation of wealth. In the early 20th century, the parliament of Canada outlawed the potlatch, and in doing so interrupted a system of life that involved the redistribution of wealth by chiefs, and the art and artifacts that supported this system. Today those laws have been repealed and the proof of that is evidenced by the 1998 potlatch of 7 Idansuu, known as Jim inherited many other possessions including heraldic crests with which to adorn his home and regalia. He recalls the event two years later and offers a glimpse of the tradition during a visit to his ancestral home in Kiusta.
Jane Ash Poitras - Artist: This brilliant internationally known artist, Jane Ash takes us on a breathtaking high speed tour of the world as she sees it! Bob Stevenson - Activist: A long time resident of the Northwest Territories, Bob now lives in southern Ontario where he is very active in the school system. Bob developed the 'Life Styles of the Land' program and talks to school children on the importance of trapping and hunting in the traditional native way of life. Logan Alexis Singers - Musicians: This group of singers and musicians are the brothers and sons of the native singer Logan Alexis.These Stoney singers talk about their struggles with alcohol and their respect for their brother and father. This group has established a Round Dance drum group and travels extensively. Yvon Dumont - Elder: Former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Yvon Dumont believes in the importance that young people set education as one of their priorities.
This film addresses the issue of spiritual exploiters and the harm they do towards Native cultures but also to followers who, in many cases, "don't have a clue." Native Americans are defending their culture from Western Spiritualists abusing their traditions for monetary gains through "Pay To Pray Ceremonies."
Learn how to make a Posonut Basket.
On this episode of The Hub, award winning actor Zahn McClarnon and creative director of Dancing Earth, Rulan Tangen are interviewed in this weeks episode.
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.
When Wapos Bay is rated the fattest community in Canada, Raven and Jacob make it their mission to slim down their people. Meanwhile Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Kohkum Mary are stranded on an island due to a plane malfunction and have to work together to get home.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. Trapper Henry Atsynia saw strange balls of light over hydro lines.
As the investigation into what happened to Matthew begins, Cheyenne is once again in the thick of things. Liz comes close to losing everything, while Justin mans up and rises to the occasion.
Mohawk Girls is a feature-length documentary about three teenage-girls growing up in the Kahnawake Mohawk community, outside of Montreal. Shot over the span of two years, Mohawk filmmaker, Tracey Deer, takes viewers into the lives of these girls and offers a surprising inside look at Native youth culture in the 21st century.
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.