Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month,
WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the Native American experience.

Coming Up

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
A young Tlingit makes a pilgrimage to his ancestral home and is forced to confront the dichotomy between his history and the world he lives in.
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
Legendary as one of America's greatest horse tribes, the 21st century Nez Perce decided to bring horses back to their land and live with the unlikely help of a charismatic Navajo horseman, Rudy Shebala.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
As the doctor reverses roles and becomes the patient, this poignant story of vulnerability and personal revelation will inspire and educate.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:00pm
Medicine Woman, interweaves the lives of Native American women healers of today with the story of America’s first Native doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915).
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
For centuries survival was difficult for Alaska Native peoples, but they lived full lives. Today survival is easier, but they are dying young.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00pm
Two-hundred and fifty years ago, three powers clashed in an epic struggle for North America. 
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:00pm
What led approximately 600-plus volunteer soldiers to attack a peaceful settlement of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians in the Southeastern Colorado Territory?
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet, this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
A desire to improve math literacy on the Navajo Nation is met with the Math Circles.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Join a young Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess as they travel with a Shoshone elder to reclaim their tribe’s lost artifacts.

Recently

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

 
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