On this episode of The Mix, The Gaudry Boys rock! This group of talented young brothers are bringing vital new energy to traditional Metis fiddle music. Next, Don Amero has won a number of national awards including aborignal songwriter of the year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards. We caught up to him at the Talking Stick Festival. Finally, Jamie Thomson invited us into his recording session at the fabled Baker Street Studio in North Vancouver where we saw a number of practiced pros at work.
Mad Mohawk is once again is behind the eight ball and racing to get organized for the Syracuse Nationals: The largest American Muscle car show in the east. The King, Brian White, is hoping to land clients in the restoration business. If they manage to make it out the door of the Mad Mohawk shop they might just make the show. The Buick Brothers are once again immersed in the details of restoration. They are at the pinnacle of their careers as they carefully and delicately rebuild a 100-point concourse car - a measurement of the highest quality of work for anyone in the business of restoring cars. They have achieved excellence for their previous work, but this 1970 Buick Stage 1 convertible restoration has their pride pinned to achieving perfection and the ultimate title of 'True Muscle Car Masters'.
Wapos Bay has a bear problem. While training for the summer fair's youth triathlon, Talon, T-Bear and Devon encounter a bear, only to be saved by visiting park ranger and action movie star Charles Norris. The boys work hard and win the games, learning about self-esteem and teamwork in the process, while a conservation team succeeds in capturing the remaining bears.
The family plans a surprise anniversary party for Hank and Josie. To keep them distracted, Mick takes Hank hunting for the day, Kate takes Josie to the spa, and both efforts end in disaster.
Justin Tommy is at the helm of the Tommy empire as his father, Matthew Tommy, remains unconscious from a gunshot wound in a heist at North Beach. John Eagle reminisces about his childhood friend and adversary and wonders if he can get past nearly losing Liz to Matthew Tommy. Barry is shocked when Claire gets zapped.
Clifford quits Moose TV, and Robin's party-girl sister Alice hitches a ride to Moose with the mayor. The Beaver airs an incriminating photograph of the mayor on "Me and My Beaver." Ernie doesn't actually make a drum on his TV show "Ernie Makes a Drum"-again.
A Voice for Sovereignty is a documentary film by photojournalist Catherine Bauknight that explores the culture of the Native Hawaiians and their connection to the land. At the forefront of the film are social, economic, and ecological issues that have developed in Hawaii since the takeover by the U.S. in 1893, revealed in interviews with grassroots indigenous people and scholars such as author, Haunani-Kay Trask. The documentary goal is to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Native Hawaiians, which threatens their ancient and environmentally sustainable culture. Bauknight hopes to bring this film to the world stage by theatrical release, screenings at international film festivals, and television programming.
Personal stories demonstrate how American Indian communities are using their voting rights as they participate more fully in the electoral process. These stories capture a microcosm of growing awareness and activism among minority populations taking root across the United States.
Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
Coleen tests out her endurance...Her injury slows her down though... She is still not sure if she can do a half marathon. We talk to our foot health expert about orthotics and how they can help both the young and old. A great informational piece if you want to prevent foot pain! Our exercise team moves indoors to continue on with some new routines.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of black bears, north america's fearless little bear.
It is sunny, it is windy, it is rainy, it is snowy. Josephine and guest performer, Skeena Reece, teach Kai and Kayla the Cree words for various weather. And they go to Science World to see how weather can help make energy. This episode is sure to bring sunshine to your house!
After watching a movie marathon of old detective films, Talon, T-Bear, Devon and Mushom try to solve the mystery of Raven's missing art piece, questioning Chief Big Sky and other residents of Wapos Bay in the process. Could there be a connection between Raven's art piece and the mysterious package in Jacob's possession?
Bronson and Kimmy create paper mache beads and add a desk with computer to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Anthony shares his flutes with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
We're thrilled to see the progress of our Northern Garden in Waboden and to learn new tips on garden maintenance and natural pest control. (Don't be alarmed by our dramatic recreation of a common enemy of the gardener - the slug!) Coleen goes to University of Manitoba to learn all about the different kinds of soil you could encounter with professor Gary Martens. Metis gardener Caroline Chartrand shows us how to compost and make our own nutrient-rich soil.
Our Sisters' Spirits explores one of the most serious human rights abuses in Canada today-the abduction, rape and murder of hundreds of Aboriginal women over the last half century at the hands of strangers, most often white people. This horrific situation continues today, particularly in cities across Western Canada, but the authorities, the justice system, and the Press ostensibly disregards this ongoing tragedy. Amnesty International condemned Canada in a scathing report detailing these continued human rights abuses that are suffered by Aboriginal women. We make sense of this catastrophic situati on that arguably would be front page news if another group of women were being victimized.
On this episode of Cooking With the Wolfman Guest Carla Robinson, anchor, CBC Newsworld - Bella Bella First Nation Featuring - Northern De-Lites.
This episode of Creative Native features guests: Billy Burnstick and Damian George. Billy Burnstick shows Tamara how to make a bow and arrow and Damian George shares his canoe making and print art with Tamara.
Evan Adams joins Tamara to answer embarassing medical questions from viewers and Tamara's mom visits homeopath and Murry Feldman to help with getting rid of tummy fat. Theresa demonstrates several excersises that will help with stomach gut and lastly Dr. Bryan Martin shares on how to stay healthy in order to minimize aging.
At the age of 24, Noel Starblanket was one of the youngest First Nations chiefs in North America. Outspoken and rebellious, he was the subject of the 1973 National Film Board of Canada production titled simply, Starblanket. Now three and a half decades later, he shares with humor. honesty, and emotion, his own healing journey and search for peace, which becomes our journey as well.
The focus of this episode looks at the young people of both Kanehsatake and Kahnawake, two Mohawk communities located in Quebec. These communities have been instrumental in providing Mohawk immersion programs within their communities for a number of years. Students who attended these schools currently or in the past are the focus of this episode. We look at how the Mohawk language, Kanien'k'ha plays in the life of these young people today.
Isabel Rorick is a spruce root weaver from Massett who weaves some of the most intricate and beautiful hats and baskets in the world. She gathers her materials in the playground of her youth, North Beach on Haida Gwaii. This portrait in the first person brings us to Hornby Island, where we visit Isabel in her studio. She comes from a long line of artists including Florence Edenshaw Davidson and Selina Peratrovich and legendary weaver Isabella Edenshaw. Learning to weave at a young age, she has improved her weaving through practice and studying pieces in museums and has developed her signature pattern of three concentric circles, for her three sons.
Duane Goodstriker - Activist: Duane, from the Blackfoot Nation, was responsible for putting up the crosses to mark the cemetery near the Rossdale Power plant in Edmonton and for forcing City Hall to recognize that human remains were being treated as if they were in the way. Germaine Arnaktauyok - Printmaker: Born in Igloolik, now known as Nunavut, Germaine is renowned for her talents as an illustrator and master printmaker. Her ideas come from traditional Inuit legends and from living and witnessing the unique lifestyle of her people. Everett Soop - Tribute: Louis Soop talks about his late brother, Everett Soop, who was an irreverent and hilariously funny writer/cartoonist. Rose Auger - Elder: Respected Woodland Cree Elder and mother of artist, Dale Auger. Rose talks about the young, the need for love and support from the family. She stresses the importance of growing and learning from one another.
On this episode of The Hub, Martin Sensmeier visits Santa Fe Indian Market and meets with many of the top artists from Indian Country today.
Many Natives come together to save Fish Lake from being drained from mining companies.
Waneek takes the group dancing at the longhouse with John N. McComber. Self-esteem expert Sandra Reiche gets Kary-Ann to confront her inner critic and Steve receives the results from the diabetes test.
The stress of the bush takes their toll as the group looses a member, followed by a traditional hunt with bow and arrow.
There's a strange odor in town, the sled dogs are howling, and the northern lights have disappeared. What's going on in Wapos Bay? Talon, Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. Raven can't resist whistling at the glimmering northern lights, even though she's been warned not to. And T-Bear breaks with an age-old ritual by neglecting to offer tobacco ties before picking sweet grass for the elders. All three children discover that their careless behavior may be the source of the community's recent small misfortunes. With help from Mushom and a wise elder, they take part in a traditional ceremony that puts things right.
Justin finds a convenient distraction from his trials and tribulations of running the casino when Brody, a party hearty fellow, shows up at the casino dishing out a ton of charm and cash. Trevor seeks out Earline's sage advice on how to get his gift back. William Eastman confronts Barry about Claire. Aura tries to support Justin by following through on his request to visit Matthew.
We arrive in Sydney Australia and our contacts are there to meet us. We follow the students as they explore Sydney, go for a harbour tour and visit indigenous cultural institutions. The aboriginal area of Sydney is called Redfern. It contains the same social problems, decaying housing and gang violence as Saskatoon or Regina. Our students will recognize the similarities and comment about it. Next we travel to Alice Springs where we are once again greeted by the local people. In the evening our students are entertained by traditional dances and storytelling from the local people. The next day they take a trip to Uluru also known as Ayers Rock. It is a day trip away from Alice Springs. The rock is sacred to the indigenous people and while there is a trail leading to the top our students will respect the tradition and not climb the rock. After a good visit our students head to the airport for the long flight home.
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.
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.
This performance documentary reveals the cultural history and diversity of the Pacific Islands - a vibrant and complex region encompassing 25,000 islands spread over 10 million square miles of ocean in which 30 million people speak hundreds of different languages and dialects - through their "dance stories," which for nearly 50,000 years have been an expression of Pacific Islanders' origins, their journeys, their struggles and their very existence. The program views dance through the eyes of the people who practice it as an art form and as a way of life. Keisha Castle-Hughes, the young star of Whale Rider, narrates.