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Indian Pride, the 13-part cultural magazine, showcases the unique lifestyles of North American’s 562 Indian nations. While honoring the historical past, Indian Pride created a national forum for tribal members to speak to a national audience.

  • Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 1

    Learn about the differing concepts of land ownership, effects of first contact between American Indians and Europeans, relocation, allotment, and loss of land and culture.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 2

    JuniKae Randall, host of Indian Pride, interviews Dr. Duane Champagne, who serves on the faculty advisory committee of UCLA's Native Nations Law and Policy Center and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota. The interview covers a timeline that explains American Indian governance and relationship structures based on sacred creation stories before Christopher Columbus, through early interactions and treaty development between American Indians and the colonial and American governments, civil rights movements, to current self determination efforts.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 3

    Herbert Jim of the Seminole Tribe of Florida tells a story about how the alligator got the bumps on his back and why it likes to live in streams.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 4

    Kevin Locke of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota demonstrates a traditional hoop dance, accompanied by drummers and singers, that celebrates spring. He also explains what the hoops represent and follows the dance with a song played on a traditional wooden flute.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Lesson Plan

    Students will develop an understanding of major United States history and policy and develop awareness of the impact and integral role American Indians and/or sovereign cultural groups play in United States history.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 1

    This episode of Indian Pride examines some treaties and their impact on our country and Indian nations. JuniKae Randall interviews Melissa Zobel of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, John Barret, Chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, Caleen Sisk-Franko, leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California, and Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 2

    JuniKae Randall interviews John Echohawk, the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, about the unique relationship between tribes and the federal government, including treaties and tribal sovereignty. EchoHawk explains treaties, and discusses the rights of sovereign nations regarding the practice of making treaties from first contact in1492 to adoption in the US constitution in 1787. He speaks about the use of interpretors, the difficulty of the process resulting in fairly brief documents.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 3

    Sister Betty Jean of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut tells the story of a Mohegan elder who made a basket as a gift for a relative. On the way, he needs to quench his thirst and asks a farmer for some cider. When the farmer tries to deny the elder some cider by trying to trick him, the elder uses resources around him to teach the farmer a lesson about respecting elders and avoiding violence in conflict resolution.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Part 4

    Singer / songwriter Jim Boyd, of the Colville Tribe of Washington State, plays guitar and sings original songs. Boyd's contributions to contemporary Indigenous music include four original songs on the soundtrack of the movie Smoke Signals.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 1

    Dr. William LoneFight, Sisseton Wahpeton College, SD, talks about how Native Americans relate to their ancestors. Hollis Chough of Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, discusses how Native American traditions relate to spirituality. Pat Leading Fox of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma describes a belief in Christianity. Michael Marchand, Chairman of the Colville Tribe of Washington, believes a purpose of life is to teach others how to respect the Earth.

    Grades: 5-12
  • Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 2

    JuniKae Randall interviews Dr. Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne-Arapaho). Dr. Mann describes storytelling protocols,and tells the creation story of her tribe. She shares how Creation stories form the cultural foundations of peoples' world views, and the sacredness of language. Dr. Mann also speaks about the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978, and further work being done to protect Native American religious freedoms, and sustains spiritual understandings in the 21st century.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 3

    Joseph Fire Crow of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana performs traditional music through singing, flutes, and other instruments.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Indian Pride | Spirituality | Part 4

    Joseph Fire Crow of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana tells about the origins of a song, based on a story about an orphan boy who becomes a warrior for the people after befriending wolf pups. He shares the song using a traditional flute.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Indian Pride | Treaties and Sovereignty | Lesson Plan

    Create understanding among students of the significance of treaties as a part of the foundation of Indian sovereignty and the rights of American Indians as having a political identity.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Pride | Spirituality | Lesson Plan

    As a result of this lesson, students will be able to understand the connection between land and spirituality for Native Americans (specifically Sioux or Lakota/Dakota) and how this impacts economic decision-making.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 2

    JuniKae Randall interviews Edward Thomas, president of the Tlingit and Haida Central Council of Alaska, about tribal relationships with the United States government.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 1

    This episode examines the relationship between Native American tribes and the United States federal government. Speakers discuss health care, justice systems, and business opportunities. Also discussed: religious artifacts in museums, gaming on reservations, and sovereignty.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 3

    Billy Daniels Jr. of Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin, tells his favorite story about the Sun and the Wind.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 4

    Dancers and singers from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Arizona perform.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Indian Pride | Tribal Relations | Part 5

    A traditional bird singer from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community of Arizona, Jonah Ray, sings a song about the sun.

    Grades: 4-12

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