Native American Stories

(Above: ‘Blood Memory.’ Source: Vimeo video)

To honor Native American Heritage History Month, World Channel will host more than 40 films and a streamed panel discussion exploring Native American culture and history. The films are presented in partnership with Vision Maker Media.

Highlights include:

November 13, 7 pm ET — Warrior Women

The American Indian Movement began in 1968 to address poverty and police brutality against Native Americans. Warrior Women, which premiered on World Channel last year, focuses on mothers and daughters like Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcy Gilbert who attempt to juggle family commitments with the demands of sustaining the movement.

November 17, 8 pm – America ReFramed: Blood Memory

Between 1958 and 1967, sometimes referred to as America’s Indian Adoption Era, 35 percent of Native American children were forcibly removed from their tribes for adoption by white families. This documentary focuses on Sandy White Hawk, an adoption survivor who helps organize the first annual Welcome Home Ceremony in the community from which she was removed more than 60 years ago.

November 17, 8 pm — Live-streamed Panel Discussion

Panelists discussing “Tribal Sovereignty and Home” will include Misty Frazier, executive director of the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition; Laura L. Harris, executive director and CEO of Americans for Indian Opportunity; and Jim Gray, former principal chief of the Osage Nation. Investigative journalist and media critic Jenni Monet will host. For more info, visit worldchannel.org/events.

November 24, 8 pm – America ReFramed: The Blessing

Lawrence is a single father and Navajo coal miner who struggles to reconcile his role in destroying the tribe’s sacred mountain. Meanwhile, his daughter Caitlin searches for her inner identity while managing her father’s more traditional expectations. Hunter Baker and Jordan Fein directed this documentary.

To find out if World Channel is available over the air, free via antenna, in your area, and channel numbers, visit worldchannel.org/schedule. You can find more programs to stream on demand at worldchannel.org/watch.

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