Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller meets the 6 participants who will be taking the challenge to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet.
Six urban Natives are taken from the city and deposited in the bush; the start of their week living as their ancestors did.
T-Bear learns that the memory of his mother is important after he tries to find his father a new wife. T-Bear and Jacob wear their pink shirts to support breast cancer research, and T-Bear decides that his father should get remarried. So he enlists the help of Talon and Devon to and the potential new wife. Meanwhile, Raven goes behind her mother's back to use makeup. Her new passion leads to Raven getting a makeover by Kohkum Mary and Devon. T-Bear realizes that his father is happy, and that his pursuit of a wife for his father may have been a hunt for a mother.
In this half hour of The Sharing Circle, we meet Patrol Sergeant Cecil Sveinson. Cecil doesn't fit our stereotype of the typical Winnipeg Police Service patrol sergeant. Born on the Poplar River First Nation on the North East edge of Lake Winnipeg he was a child of the 60's scoop. Cecil grew up in Winnipeg's inner city with his adoptive family and in his youth, never even considered becoming a cop. In this episode of The Sharing Circle, we also follow the service's latest recruit class through their Aboriginal cultural awareness training, we hear from spiritual advisors David Blacksmith and his wife Sheryl, we talk to Winnipeg's newly appointed Chief of Police Keith McCaskill and our cameras follow two general patrol officers on a typical night on the job.
Personal relationships and individual beliefs reach the breaking point when an invisible assailant attacks.
Ernest Webb travels in Cree territories to learn more about UFOs and to hear the stories from the people. He meets with Matthew Mukash who shares his encounter with another life form.
Honoring a Structural icon.
"Black Indians: An American Story" brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, "Black Indians: An American Story" explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.
The cinematic and inspiring story of a transforming journey involving Cree youth at risk, was taken place in the wilderness of Northern Quebec, Canada. Featuring two amazing visionary aboriginal leaders, Kenny Blacksmith, the former Deputy Grand Chief of the Cree Nation in Quebec and Chief Reggie Neeposh from Ouje Bougoumou, Quebec. These leaders address some of the youth?s needs, dreams and hopes and share encouraging prayers.
Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
Coleen's fitness make-over continues. Slow Progress but she gets some help from the Seven Oaks Wellness Institute. We have two fitness testimonials...one on horse back riding and another on bmx biking. We finish things off with Russ and the Get Moving Fitness Team in Canmore, Alberta.
Come sing and dance with Bizou as she takes you on a picturesque journey into the wonderful world of otters, nature's cute little shell-shucker.
There's something spooky in the air. Kai and Kayla learn the words for scary stuff and test their nerves in a haunted house. Musical guest Jason Burnstick returns with a song about not being scared.
Bronson and Kimmy create pot holders and add a boombox and TV to their playhouse using recycled materials. Guest Sharday shares her beadwork with Bronson on this episode of Art Zone.
My garden is lacking in growth because of too much rain and lack of sun. Today we are going to learn how to build a raised bed. Carpenter and gardener Jason Ross is here to show us how to build one.
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.
Meat Loaf Madness with Christine Skye, Krista Gray and Dr Judy New Caribou, smoked pheasant, wild rice and corn
Honouring Our Mothers is a delightful show featuring projects to soothe the hearts and hands of many hard-working women. Debbie Bouwer teaches us to make bath salts with Sage, then demonstrates how to mix silky Sweetgrass hand creme. Next, Pauline Christianson makes a fringe Cree purse with deer hide and beadsm and sings with Northwest Coast designs. Using embossed metal and feathers, this project is suitable for artists looking for new ways to highlight their art.
Karen Bowers shows us her techniques for reversing sun damage and we profile some of our favorite YouTube videos. Once again, Tamara hits the streets to test the average Canadian's knowledge about Aboriginal culture in our new segment, "On the Spot" and Murray Porter performs his song, "1492".
This film is a Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools. It uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. This film gives a voice to the countless Indian children forced through a system designed to strip them of their Native American culture, heritage and traditions.
Brian David describes water as he sees it.
Host Coleen Rajotte gets some advice from a gardening expert on how to make her garden better. Coleen discovers an intruder has been eating her corn! Chef Pasquale shows us how to make tomato sauce.
Theresa buys walking shoes and we check in to see how she is doing. She says she is too stressed to take care of herself. Our fitness professional Russ Thorne talks about starting a fitness program and type 2 diabetes.
Preston attended the Pilchuk Glass School near Seattle, Washington, USA where glass artists from all over the world come to study. His stunning sculptures provide a unique vision of his deeply rooted Tlingit culture
The Silversmiths examines the impact of the introduction of silver into North American Indigenous cultures. We begin our journey with a historic look at the introduction of silver to the Southwest in the 1850s. Silver was rapidly embraced by artists and proved to be an excellent medium for their jewellery-making. We meet Na Na Ping, a skilled silversmith who uses inlay to make stunning contemporary pieces. We continue our journey by meeting a series of jewellery artists who demonstrate their techniques.
Pate Platters and other matters with Millie Knapp and Dr Judy New Terrine Rabbit, Moose Meat Mousse and Salmon Mousse
In this episode of Indian Pride we feature Studio Guests: Philip Hogen; Chairman, Oglala Tribe, SD; National Indian Gaming Commission Our Storytellers for the show: Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, North Dakota "How Little Star's Wishes Came True" Performances by: Geron Decker; San Carlos Apache, Arizona
We open our series at Oskayak High School in Saskatoon. We meet the grade 12 students as they attend classes and work on their video production. A teacher explains how to work the camera and sound recording equipment. We will concentrate on the grade 12's who are attending the audio visual class and are part of the group that will be travelling to Australia in the spring. We will interview some of the students and learn more about their personal story, their home life and their hopes and dreams. The teachers will meet with the students and explain the trip and what must be done for fund raising, travel documents etc. In this manner we will be providing the viewer with a glimpse of the challenges to come.
Tamara Bull shows us how to make a "gratitude" plant arrangement and Monique instructs us how to work out in and around the car. Chef John prepares a low-fat vegetable salad and we present Part 2 of our profile of international music icon, Buffy Sainte Marie.
Historians and Native Indians talk about the reservation system and the various manners in which California Indians fought to maintain and remain within their ancestral lands. Broken treaties, the Modoc Wars, and the perseverance of the Serrano Indians are discussed.
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."
T-Bear gets a new video game called "Dance Monkey Dance" in order to practise for his class dance. He lets his father try the game, and suddenly, Jacob seems obsessed. When T-Bear, Talon and Devon go to school, they discover that their dance has been canceled due to a teacher conference. The boys realize that they have to throw their own dance. Meanwhile, Jacob tries to quit the dance game, only to find that everything reminds him of his seeming addiction. The boys are able to organize a backyard dance, and Jacob finds that his seeming addiction is actually his body's way of telling him to dance more.
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.
Josie is laid off at the restaurant, so Hank and Tazz launch a boycott to see her re-hired. Tazz resorts to sabotage, the police are forced to intervene, and in the aftermath, when Hank makes a house call, romance flowers.
For the Navajo and Hopi, running is much more than a sport, it is woven into the cultural fabric of their lives. Encouraged by their elders, many Navajos and Hopis begin running at an early age - to greet the morning sun, to prepare for a ceremony or simply to challenge themselves in the vast, southwestern landscape. In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools vie for the state championship while striving to find their place among their native people and the larger American culture. Win or lose, what they learn over the course of two racing seasons has a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives. Combining interviews with verite-style shooting, RACING THE REZ offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life, from the point of view of five teenage boys on the cusp of adulthood. The documentary follows Ryan, Dennis, Billy, Johnny and Joyai from the classrooms to their remote, un-electrified homes, from grueling runs across canyons and mesas to their ultimate day of reckoning the state meet and beyond.
APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe who has been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. APACHE 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.
A Native American Lacrosse team faces issues travelling and competing in other countries.