the rolling plains of the Midwest, a great nation was created by
a people who had their own system of government and a livelihood
that was forever changed by settlers and trappers. The Oyate,
the people, tell their own history and culture in this hour-long
documentary, Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires.
by South Dakota Public Broadcasting with a grant from the South
Dakota Department of Education, the now regional Emmy-nominated
Oceti Sakowin incorporates interviews from leading Lakota,
Dakota and Nakota historians and tribal leaders to understand language
and the origin of Oyate, and how present-day things became to be.
Canku, Dakota Studies instructor at Sisseton Wahpeton College,
Craig Howe, graduate studies instructor, Oglala Lakota College,
Pine Ridge Reservation
Eagle Bear, tribal councilman, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Norris, S.D.
two-disk educational package includes a bonus 24-minute DVD, Bridging
the Gap: Native American Education. The bonus DVD can be used
with an educational guide to aid K-12 teachers in instruction of
Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, and other Native American children. The
guide, developed by the South Dakota Department of Education, can
be found at the SD Public Broadcasting Web site by clicking here.
who reviewed the DVDs and guide said:
particularly like the layout of the guide with sections for video
synopsis, key concepts, program interviewees, pre-viewing, post-viewing,
general teaching issues, small group discussion, and content based
questions in the guide were also well-written and align very well
with the content of the programs. The variety of questions allows
a facilitator to pick and choose between different topics to lead
a discussion that does not overemphasize one area while leaving
out other key issues."
Director of Education Services
Aberdeen School District, Aberdeen, S.D.
am an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe located in central
South Dakota. The workshop facilitator's guide can be broken down
into sub-sections for teachers to do even more research in their
classrooms. Bridging the Gap is also a great tool for teachers,
students and administrators to learn more about the viewpoints and
opinions of Native American students.
programs and the workshop guide are greatly needed in our public,
private and Native schools in South Dakota because they provide
history, culture and factual information."
Crow Creek Tribal School, Stephan, S.D.
sale price $15.96 (DVD)
sale price $180 (2-DVDS)
VISIONMAKER VIDEO UPDATE:
WALKING TO BATTLE DIABETES
Bad Sugar, episode four of the Unnatural Causes series
appeared on PBS this spring, a community activist featured in the
film, Terrol Drew Johnson, has started a 3,000-mile walk from Maine
to Arizona to encourage Native people to return to a traditional,
co-founder and co-director of Tohono O'odham Community Action, has
named his multi-state journey The Walk Home. Johnson, who
also aided Bad Sugar producer/director Jim Fortier (Metis/Ojibway)
with interviews in the film, said a family member thought their
diabetes problems were just "bad sugar."
the column by Anne T. Denogean in The Tucson Citizen about
and The Walk Home.
read about the latest updates since the Unnatural Causes
series aired, go to film's Web site at www.unnaturalcauses.org.
watch a preview of Bad Sugar, click here.
To watch other previews of the six-part Unnatural Causes
series, click here.
is Native American Heritage Month, as well as National Diabetes
Month. To schedule a community screening of Bad Sugar, contact
NAPT Marketing Director Kim Baca at 505-604-3517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
soon to public television:
Nick and Travis, three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe, wanted
to make a gangster movie or rap video. But instead were asked to
investigate the impact of two oil refineries on their tribal community.
March Point follows their journey as they come to understand themselves,
the environment and the threat to future generations.
March Point Web site
Independent Lens Web site
local listing for film time in your area.
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