Season 4

Season 4 Episode 1

On this edition of Native Report, we venture out onto the dark waters of a Wisconsin lake to see how sovereign Ojibwe nations are managing natural resources in treaty ceded territory. We witness history being made as Indian Fish and Wildlife wardens are recognized as law enforcement officials by the state of Wisconsin. And we see how the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is ensuring that an old tradition gets into young hands. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 2

On this edition of Native Report we travel to Phoenix, Arizona to hear the topics being discussed at the National Congress of American Indians and learn how Indian nations are working together to make a difference. We talk about water rights and why they are so critical for sovereign Native nations in this part of the country. And we visit Phoenix’s internationally renowned Heard Museum. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 3

On this edition of Native Report, we’ll celebrate twenty years of Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival. We’ll learn about the Great Lakes Intertribal Council which exists to support tribal sovereignty and self determination. And we’ll visit the beautiful Indian Community School of Milwaukee to learn how they approach educating children from many nations. We also talk to the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 4

On this edition of Native Report, we enjoy the 140th White Earth Pow Wow in a brand new arena where they welcomed home returning adoptees in memorable style. And we find the Indian Country connection in the story of how a portrait of President Lincoln ended up in a place of honor in the Minnesota state capitol. We also learn from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 5

On this edition of Native Report, we meet the American Indian Superintendent of the Badlands National Park, we tell a Pine Ridge success story chronicling the rise of Native American Natural Foods and the Tanka Bar, and we learn about one of Indian Country’s most famous native owned and operated radio stations, KILI Radio. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 6

On this edition of Native Report, travel with us to Green Bay where the Oneida Nation is making great strides in preserving their culture, heritage and language. Meet Chairman Rick Hill whose family has tradition of serving the Oneida people. And learn what the word wampum really means. We’ll also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 7

On this edition of Native Report, the Ojibwe language is taught using an interactive computer program and movies, we’ll show you how. Then we attend a native language symposium where they focus on best practices in language learning. And we learn about an organization called Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations. We’ll also hear from the elders and discover something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 8

On this edition of Native Report, we’ll travel to Portland, Oregon to meet Sam McCracken the founder, heart and soul Nike Air Native. We learn about the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act also known as NAHASDA. And we celebrate success across Indian Country with the Harvard project on American Indian Economic Development. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 9

On this edition of Native Report, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community takes healthcare on the road with a mobile facility that can serve as everything from an emergency command center to a dental clinic. An Ojibwe physician tells American Indian men that it’s time to get serious about their healthcare, and leads by example. And the people of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa record and share their history at their own museum. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 10

On this edition of Native Report, the innovative combined green heat and power plant KODA energy is fired up and running, it is just one of the efforts of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community whose leadership is focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability in their building projects. Meanwhile children from the community keep their traditional ties to the earth and its rhythms. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 11

On this edition of Native Report we’ll take you to a groundbreaking economic development summit, introduce you to some innovative American Indian business leaders, and celebrate some great business partnerships. We’ll also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 12

On this edition of Native Report we’ll talk about critical issues in Indian Child Welfare at a summer institute devoted to training a new generation of American Indian social workers. We’ll celebrate the youth…with a young Native American Olympic hopeful. And we’ll learn about a program that is designed to treat addiction holistically and from a uniquely Native American perspective. We’ll also talk to the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 13

On this edition of Native Report we’ll talk about the process tribes go through to be formally recognized by the federal government. Discuss border issues and see how they are affecting the people of Tohono Oodom… and see beautiful historical and modern Indian art at a phoenix Museum. We’ll also visit with the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 14

On this edition of Native Report we’ll learn about American Indian participation in the civil rights movement from the perspective of a Mdewakanton Dakota filmmaker. We’ll talk about the history of the Ojibwe in Minnesota through a stunning collection of over 200 storied photographs…with the man who wrote the book. And we’ll see how the people of the Oneida Nation have captured centuries of their own stories …in the beads of their wampum belts. We’ll also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report. We’ll also talk to the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

Season 4 Episode 15

On this edition of Native Report we’ll visit a new, innovative reservation school with an attached clinic, Boys and Girls Club, and radio station. We’ll see how the children of many nations are learning at the beautiful Indian Community School of Milwaukee. And we’ll visit KILI Radio one of Indian Country’s most famous native owned and operated radio stations. We’ll also visit with the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.