The art of Akwesasne Mohawk basketry.
On the Shores of the mighty Rupert River, in a camp called Smokey Hill, Johnny and Clymie Weistche teach us how to catch and prepare Cisco for the long winter ahead. These Dab Iyiyuu share with us the hunting and preparation of a fish that brings many to feast upon the fall spawning. Johnny and Clymie Weistche have enjoyed a life of fishing Cisco. Their harvesting has the community of Waskaganish famished for a piece of freshly caught fish. At one time the hunters of Smokey Hill would come and scoop net these fish on the Rupert's River. Saunders Weistche, Johnny's brother, shows how to make the scoop net and we see the net yield a healthy catch like it was done long ago. This may be a final glimpse at Smokey Hill's bountiful fishing as Hydro-Quebec looms in the distance preparing to dam the Rupert River and end the run of the Cisco.
It's the Wapos Bay Winter Festival, and the spirit of competition is in the air. During the hockey tournament, Talon and T-Bear vie for the attention of a girl on the opposing team, and Raven is determined to enter the bannock contest. The three children learn how important teamwork is.
Trappers' Festival is a comic look of The Pas, Manitoba's festival, and the twenty-one events that make up the King and Queen Trapper competition.
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.
William Eastman plans to do whatever it takes to stop Matthew's condo development. John Eagle steps up the romance with Liz Mc Kendra while Barry and Scott spread the word about the North Beach Beauty Pageant.
This well-researched documentary presents a troubling portrait - and indictment - of the U.S. government's dismal failure to provide health care in fulfillment of federal treaty and trustee obligations with American Indian nations.
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.
Narrated by Peter Coyote, FOR THE RIGHTS OF ALL: ENDING JIM CROW IN ALASKA traces the Native Alaskan civil-rights movement. The film profiles the remarkable people behind the victories for citizenship, voting rights and school desegregation, including Alberta Schenck Adams ("Alaska's Rosa Parks") and Elizabeth Peratrovich, a unassuming young woman whose compelling testimony helped sway the Alaska State Senate to pass the first civil-rights bill since the Civil War. Blending re-enactments, rare and newly discovered historic footage and photographs, and interviews with tribal elders, FOR THE RIGHTS OF ALL chronicles Alaska Natives' efforts to honor their heritage and leverage their future.
This episode will trace the history of the very successful Cree Language Immersion Program, developed and implemented in schools in the Cree communities of Northern Quebec.
Theresa Garson (who has type 2 diabetes) gets some respite help to deal with stress at home. We look back her progress this season. One of the most positive changes is that she is encouraging her children to be active. All of the Vitality advice has rubbed off on her! We then move onto how to reduce stress in your home by getting organized! We have an organizing diva on the program to show us how to set up a home filing system.
The Lakota Berenstain Bears Project is a joint venture of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Lakota Language Consortium, with the goal of bringing the Lakota language to family television sets across all Lakota-speaking communities in North and South Dakota, and well beyond.
Grace, Kai, Kiyano, and their teacher Josephine are off to the farmer's market to shop for fruit and test their new Cree counting words. At game-time, they have fun seeing how many times they can hop on one foot, counting in Cree. Then, Ray Thunderchild rallies them for a fun round-dance. Meanwhile, we see in the animated story about Mick the Mouse, who must climb up the stairs to get inside his house before the storm arrives.
Bronson and Kimmy create a car and add a roof to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Sarah shares her dolls with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
Imagine how gardening can become a metaphor for your own healing journey. We meet gardening therapist Christine Pollard in Duncan BC. Christine talks about the healing benefits of gardening. Back in Winnipeg, Coleen has a cactus that needs help! We head to St. Mary's nursery to learn about how to care for a cactus. Caroline Chartrand shows us how to make a natural salve for thirsty skin using calendula, comfrey, thyme, and lavender from her own garden.
Featuring Bear meat chili, with minted tomato garlic tuile cup.
This episode of Creative Native is all about children! Learn about the history of the aboriginal population as many share with Tamara about the children of Canada. Tamara creates arts and crafts with guest Marcus Mark and creates an animated soap dispenser. Tamara also shares how to create a mandella key chain, fringe blanket, and baby rattle on this episode called "Baby It's You".
Harry Nichols gives advice on what you can do to make changes in your life and how to keep them. Ian Campbell is a cultural leader who speaks about "change" in the community. Carrielynn Victor and Theresa Point perform the song: Zoom Zoom.
An official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, GRAB is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo tribe. This community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal exists at the intersection of traditional native and contemporary Western cultures. Each year, Laguna Pueblo villagers honor Catholic saints and family members by showering food and gifts from the rooftops of their homes upon the community gathered below. GRAB explores the origins and evolution of this 300-year-old custom, from its introduction by Spanish settlers to its modern-day twists. The film, narrated by actress Parker Posey, follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to Grab Day.
George and Maggie Wabanonick take a group of teens to the woods to initiate them in their traditional culture and language. In the classroom, the kids and teachers struggle with their Algonquin lessons, while the pop group Anishnabe give the language new life.
Chef Pierre LePage has a busy restaurant and catering business in Yellowknife. He forages for blueberries, fireweed, and morel mushrooms, and acquires both caribou and muskox meat, which highlights a shared outdoor meal.
Wild rice -- manoomin -- is still harvested the traditional way by the Anishanabe, or Ojibwe, people of the Great Lakes region. Ricers and their families take canoes into the fields and hand-harvest the rice. After participating in the harvest, Loretta helps to prepare Winona LaDuke's favorite wild rice and maple syrup cake, which accompanies a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry-stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew and ruby-red swamp tea.
Watch as highlighted role model and filmmaker Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community and shares the latest details on how she plans to make our world a better place. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American couture through his re-imagination of traditional fashion as explained to Carly Kohler at the American Indian Film Festival. In the short animation 'Two Wishes', two sisters are making ambitious choices before their time. Has your wish been granted lately? The journey of "Dancing Salmon Home" serves as a lifelong testament to the renewal of nature's resources and thriving creatures as told by Chief Calleen Sisk. The Winnenum Wintu Tribe from Northern California holds a ceremonial dance every year to ease the stress on diminishing numbers of salmon and protect sacred traditions of the Winemum peoples. Also appearing in this segment is actress Tonantzin Carmelo who voices her experience with "Into the West" and her award for "Imprint" at the American Indian Film Festival.
A rare glimpse into a community determined to preserve it's ancient cultures and traditions.
What would lead approximately 675 volunteer soldiers to attack a peaceful settlement of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in Southeastern Colorado Territory? On November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington led a group to do just that, resulting in the deaths of over two hundred men, women and children. This episode revisits the horrific events and uncovers the history 150 years later.
Native Voice TV seeks to provide a voice for "Indigenous" people to tell of their struggles and injustices, bring joy and laughter that are often ignored by the mainstream media.
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.
We learn the tricks of creating flames with an airbrush. Brian White's true passion is airbrushing fancy images on cars. This is his chance to put his personal touch on each of the vehicles he works on. While he is busy being an artist, the rest of the crew is rushing to get the final details together for the up coming Mad Mohawk Madness Day Car Show. Brian Dance, manager of Mad Mohawk, is calling as many people as he can to come to their annual car show, including the Buick Brothers from Kahnawake whom they admire. We meet Corey Diabo, the youngest Buick Brother turned rock star. Corey is the lead guitarist of Jonus, an award-winning Canadian band. His roots are grounded in cars and guitars. Duane continues detailing his prized GSX and shows off his ultimate engine block to return to the FAST track circuit. The Buick Brothers travel to the Mad Mohawk Madness Day Car Show and participate along with many other car lovers in the annual parade of unique cars. It is a day of pride for Mohawks. The Buick Brothers offer to help Brian White and give him tips on how to participate in the drag races held every year in Napierville in September. White has always dreamed of racing in the Napierville race, but is worried he doesn't know enough to participate. The two garage share their knowledge together.
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.
A film crew comes to town to film "Geronimo" and hires George as their community liaison. Despite his better judgement Clifford is convinced by George to take a role in the movie. Alice gets a role on "Me and My Beaver," and the murderous Jack Sprat turns up in Moose.
Johnny's journey in search for his dad's love leads him to finding his answer in the end.
Meth abuse rates have reached 30 percent on some rural Indian reservations, and in some Indian communities as many as 65 percent of all documented cases involving child neglect and placement of children in foster care can be traced back to parental involvement with methamphetamine. California Indian Legal Services estimates that in nearly every case they oversee that involves a child being removed from their home, one or both of the parents is using meth. Often in those cases, the baby itself was born with prenatal exposure to the drug. Indian Health Service is not tracking meth use, making reliable data hard to come by and pushing solutions even further out of reach. After conducting a study of meth use in three Indian communities, the Indian Law and Policy Institute concluded that no systematic examination of the impact of meth on emergency services, social services, law enforcement, and schools has taken place on an individual tribal basis, much less on a pan-tribal level. The Hoopa tribe is no exception - meth data specific to the Hoopa Valley doesn't exist. The scope of the problem can only be pieced together anecdotally, and only understood truly by those who live here. If you ask, they would tell you that meth use in the valley today is rampant, but it wasn't always that way.
At a time when the world is focused on the impact of humans on the environment, Eternal Amazon is a lyrical, poetic documentary that presents a critical analysis of how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized.
Pikangikum is a community in North Western Ontario in which Suicide has brought down the communities happiness and cast a grief. Coleen Rajotte takes a trip to Pikangikum and focuses on 7 layers and 7 people who have experienced suicide situations with their families. Hank Turtle, Elder Madeline Keeper, Brian Kepper, Fred Zugashi, and Eddie King are a few who inspired her on her journey.