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Native American Heritage Programming | November 2021
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Native American Heritage month

November is set aside as a time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States. WTVP joins in the celebration with this special collection of stories and films. 

SAVING THE SACRED
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 10:30 PM

Discover how rapid urbanization and the looting of artifacts for sale on illegal markets have threatened to erase the long histories of the Koi and Habematolel Pomo tribes.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/08/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sun, 11/28/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sun, 11/28/2021 @ 10:30 PM
     

BREATH OF LIFE:
REVITALIZING CALIFORNIA LANGUAGES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:30 PM

What if grandmother composed a song for you, but you couldn't understand the words? What if no one else could, either? The half-hour independent film Breath of Life explores the painstaking efforts of dedicated indigenous Californians who have committed themselves to revitalizing the rich cultural legacy their ancestors have left to them in tribal languages under threat of extinction.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/15/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Wed, 11/10/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sun, 11/14/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sun, 11/14/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/06/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 11/07/2021 @ 2:30 AM

SEARCHING FOR SEQUOYAH
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 10 PM

Searching for Sequoyah is the first documentary feature to chronicle the legendary accomplishments and mysterious death of the famed Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah, whose English name was George Guess. While much is known about Sequoyah’s many accomplishments, very little is known about the man himself. The greatest mystery is not that he created the Cherokee writing system, or syllabary, but rather the details of his final journey to Mexico and the circumstances of his death. After removal from their southeast homelands separated some Cherokees as far as Mexico, Sequoyah set out late in life to reunite the Cherokee people in their new capital, Tahlequah – Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 11/22/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 11/15/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 11/16/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 11/16/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 11/30/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Tue, 11/30/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Sat, 12/04/2021 @ 10:30 PM
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Independent Lens

Trailer | Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Native Americans recover the remains of children who died at an Indian boarding school.

INDEPENDENT LENS
HOME FROM SCHOOL: THE CHILDREN OF CARLISLE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 8 PM

A delegation of Northern Arapaho tribal members travels from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to retrieve the remains of three children who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the 1880s. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into the history of the flagship federal boarding school and chronicles the modern-day journey of tribal members who seek to recover what remains of the Arapaho children more than 100 years after they perished.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 11/23/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 11/25/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 11/26/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 11/25/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/27/2021 @ 12 PM