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Indian Pride Episodes

Indian Pride, an American Indian cultural magazine television series, spotlights the diverse cultures of American Indian people throughout the country. The 13-part magazine series will focus on a specific theme each week that will be of interest to all people. Each 30-minute episode includes three distinct segments: mini-documentaries shot on location at events held on reservations and around other parts of Indian country; in-studio segments featuring discussion of current issues by nationally-known American Indian guests; and original and cultural performances featuring traditional and contemporary artists, as well as storytellers.
Episode 101: Historical Overview

Studio Guest: Dr. Duane Champagne, UCLA, Sociology & American Indian Studies, CA; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, ND

Storyteller: Herbert Jim, Seminole Tribe of Florida “This is how the alligator got its bumps”

Performer: Kevin Locke, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND performs Sacred Hoop Dance

Episode 102: Treaties & Sovereignty

Studio Guest: John Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund

Storyteller: Sister Betty Jean; Mohegan Tribe, CT, Traditional Mohegan Story

Performer: Jim Boyd; Colville Tribe, WA, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter Shares Original Songs

Episode 103: Spirituality

Studio Guest: Dr. Henrietta Mann; Montana State University, Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of OK

Storyteller/Performer: Joseph Fire Crow; Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT

Episode 104: Tribal Relations & the United States

Studio Guest: Edward Thomas, President; Tlingit and Haida Central Council, AK

Storyteller: Sister Betty Jean, Mohegan Tribe, CT; “A Lesson Learned From the Sun and Wind”

Performer: Maricopa Dancers, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ; “Listen to the Bird Songs and See the Dancers”

Episode 105: Culture, Traditions, and Celebrations

Studio Guest: W.Richard West Jr. Director; National Museum of the American Indian, Cheyenne-Arapaho, OK

Storyteller: Walter Pratt; Pawnee Nation, OK, “Why You Should Listen To Your Parents”

Performer: Eyabay, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, MN; Midwest Traditional Drum Group and Dancers

Episode 106: Indian Advocacy

Studio Guest: Joe Garcia, President, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI); Okay Owingeh, NM

Storyteller: Kevin Locke, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND “This Is How a FLUTE Received Its’ Voice”

Performer: Viola Brooks, Hoopa Valley Tribe, CA and Eric Maynard, Mohegan Tribe, CT

Episode 107: Myths & Real Truths

Studio Guest: Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation, WA

Storyteller: Betty Cooper, Councilwoman, Blackfeet Nation, MT “How To Protect The Child With “A Circle”

Performer: Turtle Mountain Metis Dancers, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND

Episode 108: Economic Development

Studio Guest: Lance Morgan, President / CEO, Ho Chunk, Inc., NE; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, NE

Storyteller: Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND, “How A Deer Makes A Sacrifice, And How Indian People Honor The Deer”

Performer: Chief Earl Old Person and Rawhide Singers, Blackfeet Nation, MT; and Joe Garcia, Okay Owingeh, NM; President, NCAI

Episode 109: Health & Healing

Studio Guest: Dr. Charles Grim, Director, Indian Health Service; Cherokee Nation, OK

Storyteller: Paul “Cowbone” Buster, Seminole Tribe of Florida “This is why Turtles Should Not Dance Out of the Water”

Performer: Turtle Mountain Metis Fiddlers: Ryan Keplin, Gabriel Brien, John Keplin (Guitar); Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, ND; Contemporary Old Fashioned Métis Fiddle Music

Episode 110: Indian Education

Studio Guest: Dr. David Gipp; President, United Tribes Technical College, North Dakota

Storyteller: Avery Denny; Instructor, Diné College, New Mexico “A Lesson From The Deer And The Coyote”

Performer: Ivan Makil, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona

Episode 111: Heroes

Studio Guest: Billy Mills; Olympic Gold Medalist, 1964, Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota

Storyteller: Emmit White, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona “The Wisdom of the Rabbit and the Turkey”

Performer: Quintanya Claw, Navajo Nation, Arizona

Episode 112: Tribal Government

Studio Guest: Harold Gus Frank; Chairman, Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin

Storyteller: Randy Stone; Elderly Coordinator, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona “The Special Colors of Mud People”

Performer: Alan Spoonhunter Sr. and Nathaniel Iron Heart, Blackfeet Nation, Montana; Sacred Chicken Dance

Episode 113: Indian Gaming

Studio Guest: Philip Hogen; Chairman, Oglala Tribe, SD; National Indian Gaming Commission

Storyteller: Mary Louise Defender Wilson, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, North Dakota “How Little Star’s Wishes Came True”

Performer: Geron Decker; San Carlos Apache, Arizona

online for $29.95 or order by calling 1-800-359-6900. This DVD includes all 13 episodes.