In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for Tribal pride, triumph over adversity and state championship glory. Win or lose, what they learn in the course of their seasons will have a dramatic effect on the rest of their lives.
Smoke Traders tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective. The multimillion dollar cigarette industry that Mohawks have built has pulled their communities out of third world poverty, but the Canadian government is determined to shut the trade down. Are these traders criminals who must be stopped? Or are they a new breed of Native entrepreneur who deserve our support?
Untamed Gourmet explores the connection between food and land and follows an accomplished chef into a rugged and natural setting, collecting fresh edible plants, harvesting wild berries and regional game to prepare a delicious gourmet dish. Join us in this exquisite journey into the wild.
The Cree kids of Wapos Bay in northern Saskatchewan love adventure and their playground is a vast area that’s been home to their Cree ancestors. Hunting and gathering, dog sledding and shimmering northern lights are part of everyday but so are video games, TV and cell phones. Guided by elders, extended family and their own insatiable curiosity, three children learn how to balance modern life and ancient traditions as their discoveries unfold against the backdrop; winter, spring, summer, and fall. As they explore the world around them, the three children acquire some valuable lessons about respect, cooperation, honesty and tolerance. And of course, they also teach the adults a few things.
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.
Six First Nations people from downtown Vancouver discover the wilds of British Columbia to reconnect with the traditions of their forefathers. They learn basic skills such as a traditional salmon catch and making their own shelters in the bush. How will these technology-loving city dwellers cope with the challenge of being taken back into their ancestral roots? Back in the Day is an intriguing journey delving into the past with the youth of today.
Bizou is a lively, animated, pre-school series that explores the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a cheerful little five year old native princess named Bizou. Through traditional storytelling, sing-alongs, book readings, live-action animal footage, colorful illustrations and animation, children learn to appreciate the connection they have to each other and the wonderful world of animals that surround them on what they look like, where they live, what they eat, how they play and the role they play in traditional and modern aboriginal life.
Set on Stonewalker First nation, North Beach Casino is full of sharp executives, smooth dealers and colorful clientele. Nestled comfortably beside an affluent beach community, the casino is a successful gaming palace recently purchased by Matthew Tommy (Eric Schewig) CEO of Thundercloud Gaming International. Matthew tries to become a loving father to his son Justin Tommy (Wesley French) but they struggle with the ups and downs of the high and fast life of running the casino.
Our host, Ernest Webb (Cree), take us on a journey down the Rupert River for the last time, the summer before it’s diverted for a hydroelectric. Once a prominent Cree destination, Ernest will uncover the river’s true story, its people, land, and wildlife forever capturing the change and impact the hydroelectric project will have on the Cree’s cultural significance of Rupert River.
Finding Our Talk examines the state of Aboriginal languages within Canada, United States, New Zealand, Australia, Latin and South America and celebrates the many individuals, communities and organizations that are reclaiming their language, culture, stories and often, their very existence as a people. The documentary series explores the survival of the world’s languages, beating the odds of an extinct culture, reclaiming languages, and celebrating Native American and indigenous communities.
Fish Out of Water follows our funny, unassuming, urban hosts, Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont (Cree) on intensely demanding adventures every week in traditional aboriginal lands and historically significant Indigenous regions. Through a series of misadventures and challenges, Don and Dawn will be pushed to their ‘limits’ to reconnect with their roots and spiritual values – leading to a renewed vitality and vibrancy that they can then take along with them on their respective journeys through life.
Feature documentary on the annual Chief Big Foot memorial horse ride to Wounded Knee. The ride inspires the youth of the Lakota Nation to Honor their ancestors and continue the cultures of the tribe. Done in the middle of winter, the riders must endure the harsh winter of South Dakota as they make the two-week journey on horseback. Ghost Riders is narrated by Benjamin Bratt and winner of the best documentary at the San Francisco American Indian Film Festival and National Film Board of Canada.
Native host Martin Sensmeier travels around North America exploring New Mexico, Canada, California, Arizona, and Oklahoma to showcase the lives of Native American artists, dancers, comedians, actors, musicians, and filmmakers. In this exciting and engaging television series we learn about vibrant Native life, culture, and stories.
Indians and Aliens is a documentary TV series about encounters with unidentified flying objects in the Cree territories of northern Quebec. Our host Ernest Webb sets out on a northerly quest to investigate the growing amount of reports that come from his homeland. From the unexplained to the all-too-explainable: it is a slice of truly contemporary Native mythology, now taking shape in the Canadian north. “One thing is certain, with all the stories filtering in from the different communities, from so many different people, something is out there. The question is: what and who?”
In this TV comedy and after spending the last decade in Toronto, George (Adam Beach) decides to return to his remote Northern Quebec community of Moose to manage the local community television station. Despite his rough edges and a moral compass that needs repairing on occasion his boyish charm and enduring optimism make him a born leader. Moose TV is on-air, and life in the sleepy little town of Moose will never be the same again.
The series takes us through the in-depth history of the Native American’s of California as we discover the impacts and influences presented by the Spanish empire, Mexican government, and America. The series showcases the beauty of the Native American spirit and the real lives of California’s most overlooked enchantments, the Native people.