Chief Peter John, Traditional Chief of Interior Alaska, sang and discussed these ancient Animal songs of the Athabascan people at his log home in the village of Minto during a snow storm on November 9th, 1993. He was 94 years old at the time, singing songs that are maybe 5 or 6 hundred years old. He requested the Tanana Chiefs record these teachings of the traditional law and to provide the recording to his people and to all others who might profit from hearing them. Chief John was an eloquent, spiritual man who lived the traditional Athabascan lifestyle in Alaska's Interior for 102 years.
The strength and spiritual connection of one man and his wife are revealed as we sit with Charlie and Louisa Etapp who are making a gift for their grandchild. Charlie and Louisa Etapp tell us about their childhood and talk about how they raised their son Abraham on the land, hiding him from authorities in order to keep him out of school and give him a traditional education. They make a mamaapsuun a baby swing for an unborn great-grandchild and speak of their hopes for the family's future. Charlie finds the wood and carves the cradle board, while Louisa sews the waspsuyan the carrying bag that will keep the infant snug and warm. Charlie tells us how Abraham has a different temperament from his siblings who were marked by the discipline they received in the non-Native school system.
Raven has more fun than she expected on Halloween as the elders of the community tell the children the scary story of the woman of the woods.
This episode of The Sharing Circle explores some of the more outrageous and bizarre facts concerning the history of the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canada, and how these have influenced the political, economic and social conditions of the country's First Peoples.
Josie feels underappreciated as a waitress, and walks off her shift to help Hank with a plumbing task Tazz has screwed up. When her boss calls to ask her whereabouts, an argument ensues.
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.
Geronimo takes viewers into depth with Mother Earth. He shares the beautiful landscapes and areas of Mother Earth and also shows the negativity that has been taking place as a result of the human effect. Also a number of tribal elders and leaders in the community voice their thoughts and give advice on the human species finding balance and living in peace in harmony with the environment and each other.
Honoring a Structural icon.
This documentary recreates an important historical event, a plot by the Langevin brothers that caused the Maliseets of Viger to lose their ancestral lands. At that time, the Maliseets of Viger lived a nomadic lifestyle and survived by fishing and hunting on their land. Following the loss of their land, the Maliseets of Viger dispersed and their population slowly decreased. It is only in 1989 that the Quebec National Assembly officially recognized the Maliseets of Viger as Quebec?s eleventh aboriginal nation. It is therefore through historical moments that we will trace the history and rebirth of this nation.
Stories about the people, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. Hosted by Jennifer Loren.
Coleen has a few weeks left to put in some serious training. Her knee is still bothering her but she gives it her best shot! Learn how to clean you house with organic housekeeping products. We have another fitness segment about the benefits of stretching before a walk and we end off with a short yoga class.
5a-When Mama puts a ban on television watching for one whole week, the cubs initially go into hysterics. As the week unfolds, Brother, Sister and Papa too, find that their interests extend well beyond the television set. They grow to realize just how entertaining the great outdoors and other "simple" pleasures can be. 5b-Brother and Sister plan to avoid Widder Jones? house when they go trick or treating because neighbourhood lore has it that she?s a witch. Mama knows Widder Jones personally and tells the cubs what a sweet person she is. When the evening is over the cubs agree with Mama. They enjoyed visiting Widder Jones more than anyone else that Halloween.
Yamba misplaces the sock puppet Grandma Honeyant made called Mr Sock. Jacinta and Yamba decide to retrace their steps to try and find Mr Sock.
Guardians Evolution takes kids on a wild ride into the distant future where a group of teens take on evil to save post-apocalyptic earth. Funny, exciting and filled with adventure, this stop motion science fiction television show is a wild and cautionary environmental tale. Join Arimus and the rest of the Guardians and become part of the action yourself!
Matt learns a lesson in compassion when Eric, the school bully, is kidnapped by minions of the Windigo.
Coleen and Pasquale get together to examine each other's tomatoes and growth. Pasquale's tomatoes have grown faster than Coleen and already have their color. Coleen's tomatoes are smaller, but squirrels have been attacking Coleen's garden eating her corn, tomatoes, and squash. Chef Pasquale shows Coleen how to make an amazing homemade tomatoe sauce.
Bolivia's Aymara youth are showing new pride in their culture by creating and singing songs in their own language. From the country's first Aymara president, Evo Morles, to it?s first Aymara Chancellor, the voice of the Aymara people is being heard around the country.
Serve the Preserve with Barbara MacDonald, Jani Lauzon and Dr Judy New Featuring preserving berries, fish and meats
Tamara pays a visit to the Smithsonian Musuem where she learns the history of the Musuem and about Douglas Cardinal, the architect who structured the Musuem.
This episode focuses on Sacred Sundance Ceremonies, petitions against violence for women, and a performance by Road Engine.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most influential Aboriginal figures in recent historic times. She has written hundreds of songs, scored numerous films, established educational initiatives across North America, pioneered in the early digital platforms both musically and visually, received a medal from Queen Elizabeth II and won an Academy Award. Yet, until now, there has never been a major written or visual documentation of this multi-faceted human being.
Today on Native Report with Stacey Thunder we meet the talented artists displaying their work at the Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market at Souix Falls South Dakota. And we learn how the South Dakota Urban Indian Health Center is meeting the challenges of providing quality health care for Native people. And to honor our 10th season on public airwaves we look back at our visit to the Journey Museum in Rapid City, South Dakota where the Lakota are sharing their people's history in their own way. We also hear from our Elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this edition of Native Report.
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.
The obligations of women off the ice are full of joys and tough decisions. A new baby is welcomed to the community; a husband goes caribou hunting, while a former team member looks forward to a new career as a nurse after hanging up her skates for good.
Here is a coming-of-age story about a Navajo girl from Arizona. Raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Turquoise attends college and is interning as a photojournalist at the local paper. She even has plans to vacation in the summer with her roommates. But all that changes in a heartbeat when her grandmother becomes ill. Suddenly Turquoise must make a decision between Rome and the Reservation. A 'Rez' summer seems dismal to this urban Native who is ready to discover the world behind the lens of her camera. The road ahead seems so completely out of focus, but either way, the journey ahead is sure to be an adventure she will never forget.
Goldcorp Inc arrives in a remote village in Guatemala. Soon follows blown up mountains, despoiled water supplies and broken promises over jobs. As the gold frenzy brings in a profits bonanza for the company, the community launches a powerful resistance struggle. Dynamic and beautiful quality, this film provides a powerful look at the reality of what it means when gold miners dig into the 3rd world.
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.
Reporter Carly Kohler speaks to Native American actor, Saginaw Grant about his early days in acting and his remembrances of breaking into the Hollywood acting scene as a young actor. We also meet cast members, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Braxton Mills and Gina Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of 'Filly Brown' - a gritty story of a young woman with a smart cadence who uses her passion for hip-hop in an effort to right her mother's wrongs. The short animation, "Bear and Raven" tells the story of superficial sacrifice and surprising revelations. Salmon fishing is a means of survival in the Alaskan tradition. In the film review of "Smokin' Fish" reporter Madison Etiz covers the adventures of Cory Mann as he moves to Alaska with his auntie and eventually finds his spark in the salmon business. Follow the ONG youth reporters at their coverage of the national conference of the National Congress of American Indians. We feature special guests , Josie Raphaelito, artist Quese IMC, Native American supermodel Mariah Watchman, and NCAI native vote director Tiffany Smalley.
The community of Wapos Bay is celebrating Kohkum Mary's nomination for a lifetime Aboriginal Accomplishment Award. Mushom, Jacob, Talon and T-Bear must go hunting a moose for the traditional honor feast. T-Bear helps an old hunter, Gabriel, who accidentally shoots and injures a mother moose with her young calf. They must track down the moose in order to save them both and restore balance to the environment.
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.
"Native Shorts presented by Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program" is a 12 episode series that will feature short films produced, premiered or showcased at the Sundance Film Festival through its Native American and Indigenous Program, followed by a brief discussion with hosts Ariel Tweto (Flying Wild Alaska, Wipe-Out) an Inupiaq Eskimo from Unakleet Alaska and the Sundance Institute's own Bird Runningwater, a Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache.
Slavery and the slave trade was a common thing for a long time. The Atlantic slave trade lasted three centuries and affected 11 millions of people. Now, what we forget today, and what has often been erased from collective memory, is that that trade was preceded and followed by another less known trade: the Oriental slave trade, perpetrated by Arab Muslims. This documentary tells the story of the oriental slave trade. It breaks clich?s and goes far beyond generally accepted ideas. Another reality is even less known, and probably more of a taboo, especially in the African world: the inter-African slave trade. Between past and present, this documentary tells the other story of the slave trades, with a view to being clear and educational. With them, from the corridors of the UNESCO to the schools of Dakar or Paris, we will try to understand why the world finds it so difficult to accept these other slave trades, and how the memory of slavery is being defined today.
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.
Welcome to Belgium's dark colonial past. A 1920s engagement between a Rwandan woman and a Belgian white colonial bears three children. But soon the man meets a young white woman, marries her and returns to Europe. He abandons his Rwandan wife and two sons but takes his daughter, Suzanne. Breaking the family's long silence, Suzanne takes us into a dark world of easy abuse and Belgium's contentious colonial history.