Culture

Growing Native

Through conversations between episode hosts and local guides, viewers get a glimpse of modern and traditional reservation life. The series highlights these shared experiences to help bridge a better understanding of native people. Learn how Native communities are working toward sustainable food sovereignty and renewable energy sources, and how they are adapting to impacts from climate change.

Coast Salish

56m 46s

Venture to the Pacific Northwest to capture the stories of ongoing traditions and perseverance of its original inhabitants. Tribes celebrate their cultures by participating in a yearly canoe journey to travel to all the places their ancestors once inhabited. From totem poles, to language preservation to traditional crafts, host Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) discovers the wilds of the North.

Episodes

  • Great Lakes (Turtle Island): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great Lakes (Turtle Island)

    S1 E103 - 56m 46s

    Over the Centuries, the Great Lakes have been home to hundreds of tribes and a source of fresh water, food and health. Indigenous creation stories describe the world came into being on a back of a turtle shell, and today they know the earth as Turtle Island. Growing Native host Stacey Thunder (Red Lake and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) guides this journey.

  • Alaska (People of the North): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Alaska (People of the North)

    S1 E102 - 56m 46s

    All across Alaska, Native cultures have depended on the abundant natural resources found there to support their families. Those resources are growing scarce, and the people who have relied on them for centuries have to find new ways to adapt. Visit some of the communities engaged in this familiar struggle to maintain their traditions and ways of life, while continuing to thrive.

  • Oklahoma (Red People): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Oklahoma (Red People)

    S1 E104 - 56m 46s

    Oklahoma is home to thirty-nine federally recognized tribes. Nowhere in North America will you find such diversity among Native Peoples, and nowhere will you find a more tragic history. Host Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota) discovers, among the many faces of Oklahoma culture, the determination, values and respect that tribes have brought to this land, once called Indian Territory.

  • Coast Salish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coast Salish

    S1 E101 - 56m 46s

    Venture to the Pacific Northwest to capture the stories of ongoing traditions and perseverance of its original inhabitants. Tribes celebrate their cultures by participating in a yearly canoe journey to travel to all the places their ancestors once inhabited. From totem poles, to language preservation to traditional crafts, host Chris Eyre (Cheyenne Arapaho) discovers the wilds of the North.

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