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- KEET dedicates Sunday evenings to native broadcasts
In an effort to better serve the local community by offering programs
diverse voices, KEET-TV Channel 13 is dedicating Sunday evenings at 7
programming by and about native peoples.
The programming decision was made after meeting with a number of
representatives from local Native American organizations in October.
Karen Barnes, KEET Director of Programming and Development, said,
aired many programs by Native Americans and Pacific Islanders in the
KEET, but we realize that it is important to have an ongoing presence
programming. It is a natural fit for our station and gives local
and non-natives an opportunity to experience the various cultures that
within our borders.â*
Programming begins this Sunday, with âLooking Toward Home.â* The
explore how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed
numbers of Native Americans to leave reservations for life in major
as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
âThe story is told through the eyes of these individuals and of
generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the
nurturing climate of the reservation,â* according to a KEET news release.
On Jan. 9, KEET airs Paniolo o Hawai'i: Cowboys of the Far West, a
documentary about Hawaiian paniolo, who were the first cowboys in the
While history books have retold the saga of the great American West,
story begins 2,500 miles away on the islands of Hawai'i, according to
Airing on Jan. 16, âWarriors: Native American Vietnam Veterans,â*
that during the Vietnam War, close to 90 percent of the 86,000 Indian
were enlisted volunteers, giving Native Americans the highest record
per capita of any ethnic group. More than half served in combat, KEET
In the program, viewers will hear Indian veterans discuss their personal
experiences in Vietnam and the difficulties they still face.
âWarriors is a powerful film that serves as a portrait of
people" caught in the cross currents of American history â" and
their traditional beliefs, the key to understanding and moving
news release stated.
âAll My Relatives,â* a documentary about the Spirit Lake Nation
airs on Jan.
23. The program is an in-depth history of four generations of one Dakota
family on what was known as the Devil's Lake Sioux reservation in
ââ| This film examines government policies, assimilation and tribal
â* according to the news release. âIt shows how the near loss and
the Native American identity, customs and beliefs are issues that still
affect the present generation.
The program is based on the understanding that American Indians are
survivors; an inventive and tenacious people who have never given up
their hope and their way of life.
On Jan. 30, KEET will broadcast âKeep Your Heart Strong, a documentary
which gives an inside view of contemporary Native American culture in
accessible and popular form: the powwow.
Allowing dancers and singers to tell their own story, the camera captures
many poignant moments of participants preparing their outfits,
friends and watching over children, the news release stated. This film is
about the spirit of a people. It shows why traditional native art
forms are still
relevant today, and how the values they represent have helped a people
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