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    KEET dedicates Sunday evenings to native broadcasts http://www.eurekareporter.com/Stories/cm-12290401.htm In an effort to better serve the local community by
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2005
      KEET dedicates Sunday evenings to native broadcasts

      http://www.eurekareporter.com/Stories/cm-12290401.htm


      In an effort to better serve the local community by offering programs
      from
      diverse voices, KEET-TV Channel 13 is dedicating Sunday evenings at 7
      p.m. to
      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,
      “We have
      aired many programs by Native Americans and Pacific Islanders in the
      past on
      KEET, but we realize that it is important to have an ongoing presence
      of native
      programming. It is a natural fit for our station and gives local
      tribal members
      and non-natives an opportunity to experience the various cultures that
      exist
      within our borders.â€*

      Programming begins this Sunday, with “Looking Toward Home.â€* The
      program will
      explore how government relocation programs in the 1950s enticed
      significant
      numbers of Native Americans to leave reservations for life in major
      cities such
      as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

      “The story is told through the eyes of these individuals and of
      subsequent
      generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the
      culturally
      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
      United States.
      While history books have retold the saga of the great American West,
      the real
      story begins 2,500 miles away on the islands of Hawai'i, according to
      the news
      release.

      Airing on Jan. 16, “Warriors: Native American Vietnam Veterans,â€*
      reveals
      that during the Vietnam War, close to 90 percent of the 86,000 Indian
      soldiers
      were enlisted volunteers, giving Native Americans the highest record
      of service
      per capita of any ethnic group. More than half served in combat, KEET
      said.

      In the program, viewers will hear Indian veterans discuss their personal
      experiences in Vietnam and the difficulties they still face.

      “Warriors is a powerful film that serves as a portrait of
      contemporary Indian
      people" caught in the cross currents of American history â€" and
      finding, in
      their traditional beliefs, the key to understanding and moving
      forward, the
      news release stated.

      “All 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
      North Dakota.

      “â€| This film examines government policies, assimilation and tribal
      evolution,
      â€* according to the news release. “It shows how the near loss and
      recovery of
      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 integrity,
      their hope and their way of life.

      On Jan. 30, KEET will broadcast “Keep Your Heart Strong, a documentary
      which gives an inside view of contemporary Native American culture in
      its most
      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,
      visiting with
      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
      survive.

      List info at: http://nativenewsonline.org/natnews.htm
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