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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Twin Cities PBS

October 26, 2022

Minnesota, and TPT, are on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Dakota and Anishinaabe Peoples, and Minnesota is home to eleven sovereign Tribal NationsThis November, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) is highlighting some of our favorite programs that showcase the rich and complex culture of indigenous people in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

Be sure to download the PBS Video App to stream most shows for free, or log in using your TPT Passport account to view them all.


Native America

Native America is a four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe.

Watch on TPT 2 on November 2 and November 9 at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Stream or watch using the PBS Video App


Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women – an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country. Produced by Leya Hale.

Watch on TPT 2 on November 21 at 9:00 p.m. and TPT LIFE 2 on November 25 at 9:00 p.m. 

Stream November 12-December 10


American Masters: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Oscar-winning Indigenous artist who rose to prominence in New York’s Greenwich Village folk music scene and has had a six-decade groundbreaking career as a singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.

Watch on TPT 2 at 8:00 p.m. on November 22

Stream or watch using the PBS Video App


Saksanica

Award-winning filmmaker Leya Hale from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations traces the traditions underlying the dress-making culture of Lakota and Dakota communities in this Pioneer PBS documentary. Tanner Peterson, a member of the Upper Sioux Community, is the videographer and production assistant.

Watch on TPT 2 at 7:00 p.m. on November 25


The People’s Protectors

Four Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the divisive Vietnam War.

Stream Now

Or watch using the PBS Video App


American Masters: N. Scott Momaday

Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize‐winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday.

Stream Now with Passport

Or watch using the PBS Video App


 

First Speakers: Restoring The Ojibwe Language

Discover how a new generation of Ojibwe scholars and educators are racing against time to save the language.

Stream Now

Or watch using the PBS Video App

 


Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco

Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco depicts Minnesota’s American Indian communities traditional practices in an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Stream Now

Or watch using the PBS Video App


 

Jingle Dress Tradition

Ojibwe stories tell of the beginnings and the healing powers of the Jingle Dress Dance, a popular tradition throughout America’s Native communities. Produced with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Stream Now

Or watch using the PBS Video App


 

Bdote is Dakota Sacred Landscape

The Twin Cities area—and all of southern Minnesota—is Dakota homeland. A series of sites along the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers form a sacred landscape the Dakota call Bdote.

Stream Now

Or watch using the PBS Video App


 

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