Our first profile is of a storyteller who lives on the west coast. Christine Welsh provides recognition for outstanding Aboriginal women who are champions of a community cause. Women within Aboriginal communities are the keepers of our traditions. Christine Welsh looks into the lives of Aboriginal women and examines the tears and triumphs in their daily lives. She has written and directed documentaries that explore her own M?tis heritage as well as the trials and tribulations of women warriors. Her latest documentary deals with the missing women of East Vancouver, a hard hitting and gritty story that is handled with grace and clarity.
The King is off to Las Vegas to secure The Dream. Brian White needs to get Canadian distribution deals to build his empire and expand his business. He needs to prove himself as a solid CEO and to close a deal that is going to open up Mad Mohawk's business. Brian Dance has several meetings lined up with reps and CEO's of companies, but he needs to keep Brian White focused to make the deals. New products and beautiful women lead Mad Mohawk around the SEMA Las Vega car show like little kids in a candy store. Louis Savard, on bended knee, asks his wife to remarry him and the full Vegas experience is underway as the Mad Mohawk trio chases the Dream that began the season. Client Bob Linguist shows up to pick up his driver car, a Buick Skylark converted into a replica of the 1970 GSX Stage 1 Convertible. The 100-point Concourse Car the Buick Brothers are restoring for Bob, a wealthy car enthusiast. As Bob walks around his car he explains why these guys are the best - so good that one of their past projects done for another client has been nominated the Hemming's Muscle Car of the Year.
Aboriginal Day festivities are getting underway, but there's even more cause for excitement in Wapos Bay... T-Bear unexpectedly spends the night in the fire tower after he climbs up and is too afraid to come down. Jacob goes up to get his son and realizes he's scared too. In an amusing twist, the story is reported as a political protest on TV. After much soul searching, father and son make it back to solid ground. Meanwhile, Raven doesn't want to go fishing with her mother, Sarah, because she's frightened of the river. Sarah helps her daughter feel at ease in open water, one step at a time. Raven and T-Bear discover how important honesty, patience and courage are, especially when you're scared.
Games of chance have forever been a part of Aboriginal culture and The Sha ring Circle examines the reigning champ of popular games-Bingo! Despite the fact that most people never win, bingo remains a popular pastime for First Nations people, especially in remote communities. The history and cultural significance of the game is profiled as is one of Canada's largest radio bingos.
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.
Hosts Ariel Tweto and Bird Runningwater discuss a short film in which, a pair of young men reconnect with their culture through interactions with an elder in a hospital waiting room.
Alaska Tribes journeyed on a unique path in the settlement of their aboriginal claims. This 55 minute film beautifully illustrates the history of that path and the impacts federal laws and policies have had on Alaska Native people.
The efforts of contemporary Native performers to recast themselves in the 21st century are examined in FOR THE GENERATIONS co-produced by OPB and Painted Sky. Told through original performance footage and the artists' own words, this documentary explores health and fitness issues that plague Native youth on and off the reservations.
Don finds himself in the traditional territory of the Shuswap people in the interior of British Columbia along the mighty Fraser River. Don attempts the life of a traditional pit dweller while narrowly avoiding setting the village on fire.
Theresa continues her makeover...She has made big improvements since we first met her more than one year ago. We visit a restaurant that makes deserts for people living with diabetes. Learn how to make a cake with sugar substitute.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of bullfrogs, canada's boisterous king of the swamp.
Joined again by our musical guest, Jason Burnstick, Grace, Kai, and Kiyano journey to Jericho Beach in Vancouver to have a picnic, play some games and enjoy berry-picking. In other words, they're going to have "fun"!! Kai shares a story about how much he likes to climb... even wall-climb!
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.
Bronson and Kimmy create a personal collage and add kitchen tables and chairs to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Mary shares her buckskin that has been passed down by her mother on this episode of Art Zone.
This episode of Vitality Gardening is all about fertilizing. Join Coleen as she takes a soil test to see if her garden lacks any nutrients and learn how you can test your soil for acidic or alkaline.
This episode will look at how residential schools played a role in the destruction of Aboriginal languages in Canada. It will focus on three former residential school students who are reclaiming and using aboriginal languages as a healing component when dealing with their own personal experiences and in helping others overcome the legacy of the residential schools.
Aboriginal Jewish Fusion - Cholent, Mejadarra, and Garlic Knishes with Bergamot Leaf
This episode of Creative Native features Pauline Johnson who was the first aboriginal poet in Canada. Tamara creates medicine cards, posters, and a petroglyphic candle. Tamara finishes off by creating a scrap book with narrative proverbs in this episode called: "Quotes On a Paper".
Sleep expert Pen gives advice on maintaining a healthy rest and Shaki Hayes peforms a song from her album. Medicine man Frank Austin Manyhorses shares tips on attracting real love.
The Modoc War of 1872 was one of the costliest American Indian wars in U.S. history. For seven months, a handful of Modoc Indian warriors and their families held off hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers. The international press took notice and people were enthralled as one of the last real-life Wild West battles unfolded on the American frontier. Again and again, the small band of Indians overcame incredible odds to protect their way of life. "The Modoc War" revisits the battle scenes, and uses rare historical images and original wood cut drawings from the period. Additionally, interviews with Modoc descendants and written first-hand accounts bring the Modoc War to life.
In this episode, we visit with two Haida artists, Gladys Vandal and April Churchhill. These two weavers are carrying on the traditions of weaving cedar bark and spruce root. Gladys demonstrates this ancient weaving technique in the comfort of her own kitchen, and shows us her mastery which has grown out of the very tree that provides her materials. April is the eldest daughter of the acclaimed teacher Delores Churchill, and she shares the importance of why this tradition needs to be protected.
Today we have a special episode about growing tomatoes. Were going to learn how to grow a giant variaty of tomatoes. Coleen's friend Chef Pasquale Greco takes us through the steps of having a sucesssful crop. Pasquale grows very large tomatoes and Coleen and him begin planting new tomatoes together.
Fitness Day. A special focus on youth and exercise. Childhood Obesity and Diabetes rages are increasing in NorthAmerica. Our fitness professional, Russ Thorne talks to a group of high school students about the need for fitness! He then leads the students through a fun Get Moving workout that everyone can do! We visit a gym that is used by youth on the Stony First Nation in Alberta and we finish off with a look at Canada's new food guide. Reminder: Coleen runs her first half marathon on Friday's show!
Tim was born in Esperanze Inlet, north of Tofino, British Columbia, and began carving in 1975 at the Arts of the Raven Gallery in Victoria, under the direction of Ben Andrews and later with John Livingston. He assisted Richard Hunt in the carving program that the Royal BC Museum held at Thunderbird Park in Victoria in 1977. From 1984 to 1992, Tim was Senior Carver at the Royal BC Museum and left that position to oversee a native education program for Vancouver Island. As well as carving, Tim has released numerous limited edition silkscreen prints which portray various legends of the Nuu Chah Nulth culture.
This episode of Creative Native features two white men and women competing against each other in the battle of the sexes. Both teams are introduced to Cree culture and have to complete a muliple of tasks in order to win the competition.
Aboriginal Polish Fusion - Golabki with Bison, Perogies with Sweet Cheese Filling, and Puff Pastry Dessert
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.
On the river, the Urban Natives are taken on a tour of the traditional territory, and told old stories connected to the land.
Margaret Johnson shares how to get out of credit card trouble and Debbie Brower shows Tamara how to create a home spa in your home with a milk bath. Lastly, Leslie Nelson shares how to create a resume and the dos' and donts' of resume writing.
Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today. The series is attractive to both a general and tribal audience, promoting understanding between cultures, tribes and reservations...offering a venue for the stories of challenge and success coming from Minnesota's tribal communities... and educating public television viewers about the culture and traditions of native citizens. Native Report is hosted by Stacey Thunder, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation, and co-hosted by Tadd Johnson who is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. The Native Report season consists of fifteen episodes. Another fifteen episodes are planned next year which will include stories from Minnesota and Wisconsin native communities.
When America joined the Allies in World War II in 1941, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of "The Greatest Generation." Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII shares the stories of three Northern California Native American Veterans of World War II. Lee Hover, (Karuk Tribe), Frank Richards, (Tolowa/Smith River Rancheria), and Wally Scott (Yurok Tribe) recount their experiences at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and D-Day, and share their views on the costs of war.
The survival skills of Talon, T-Bear, Raven and Mushom are tested by an unexpected storm. The children are helping Mushom (grandfather) set up a cultural camp so young people can learn traditional ways. Bad weather hits and the radio, generator and ATV break down. Mushom leaves the camp for help but has an accident along the way. Left alone, the children have several mishaps- including accidentally blowing up their ATV- and abandon camp. The family makes it home safely, but their journey to Elders Island teaches the children that taking shortcuts at any age is best avoided. T-Bear learns that his knowledge of electronics can come in handy in any situation.
The Algonquins of Wolf Lake First Nation often traditionally used the mighty rivers as their highways and for their survival. To successfully live the life of a traditional Algonquin, in addition to learning basic survival skills, Don must canoe a set of rapids -solo.
The team helps a family free their home haunted by a dysfunctional couple who have been dead for more than twenty years.
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.
Legendary as one of America's greatest horse tribes, the 21st century Nez Perce decided to bring horses back to their land and lives with the unlikely help of a charismatic Navajo horseman, Rudy Shebala. His mentorship guides at-risk teenagers toward the strong medicine of horses, and his equine skills bring historic Nez Perce horse culture to modern renown. But his personal demons imperil both accomplishments. HORSE TRIBE is an epic story about the connection of human to animal, history to life, individuals to community, grief to resolve, and values to action.
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.
URBAN REZ explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century. During the documentary, dozens of American Indians representing tribal groups from across the West recall their first-hand experiences with relocation, including the early hardships, struggles with isolation and racism. Interviewees also speak about the challenges of maintaining one's own tribal traditions - from language to hunting - while assimilating into the larger society. Actor, musician and Oglala Lakota member Moses Brings Plenty narrates this insightful film about this seldom-told chapter in American history.