Special Native American Programming in November 2013
is made possible by
Island Resort & Casino
This entertaining, informative magazine style series 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. Promoting understanding between cultures, tribes and reservations, Native Report offers a venue for the stories of challenge and success coming from the Midwest's tribal communities.
Saturdays at 5 pm ET
Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment. But rather than simply revisit our history, the goal of Injunuity is to help define our future, to try and figure out the path that lies before us, to focus on where we are going as well as where we have been.
Sunday, November 10 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 11/18 at 2 pm ET
This film documents the hope and determination of modern-day Native-American life and what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing. From the bitter cold of winter to the heat of summer championship races, follow teams from three different tribes as they compete across a grueling season.
Monday, November 18 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/26 at 1 pm ET
Three young people living in the Pine Ridge Reservation try to forge a better future. When the first female president of Oglala Lakota defies a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion by vowing to build a women’s clinic in their sovereign territory, the three young tribe members are faced with difficult, life-defining choices.
Monday, November 25 at 10 pm ET
Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back and keep his business afloat. By turns tragic, bizarre or just plain ridiculous, SMOKIN’ FISH tells the story of one man’s attempts to navigate the messy collision between the modern world and an ancient culture.
Tuesday, November 26 at 2 pm ET
Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart
This award-winning documentary makes extensive use of Sitting Bull’s own words, giving the viewer an intimate portrait of one of America’s legendary figures in all his complexities as a leader of the great Sioux Nation, warrior, spiritual leader and skilled diplomat.Sitting Bull’s words, as portrayed by Adam Fortunate Eagle, dominate the story. Augmented by a narrator’s historical perspective, over six-hundred historical photographs and images, and a compelling original music score, the film brings to life the little-know human side of Sitting Bull as well as the story of a great man’s struggle to maintain his people’s way of life against an ever-expanding westward movement of white settlers. It is a powerful cinematic journey into the life and spirit of a legendary figure of whom people have often heard of but don’t really know.
Tuesday, November 26 at 9 pm ET
Indians Like Us
A small group of French citizens shares a passion for everything Native American: every weekend they dress up as Native Americans to entertain at small village fairs in France. But their big dream is to travel to the United States and meet some real Native Americans. When they finally manage to go for a 2 week-drive across the Midwest, they discover the reality of contemporary Native Americans is quite different from their idealized vision.
Wednesday, November 27 at 1 pm ET
Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII
When America joined the Allies in World War II, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of "The Greatest Generation." This film shares the stories of three Northern California Native American veterans: 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.
Wednesday, November 27 at 2 pm ET
Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience
Profiles contemporary Native Americans who have chosen to honor the struggles of their ancestors by courageously overcoming their demons and reconnecting with Indian traditions. These inspiring role models are working to heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make great contributions to society.
Thursday, November 28 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 11/29 at 2 pm ET