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Pow Wow

This intimate look at the Big River Cree powwow in northern Saskatchewan features behind-the-scenes visits with performers and Elders, as well as mesmerizing footage of many different types of dances, drumming and singing. Alvin Manitopyes explains the powwow's evolution from the age of the buffa...

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Head and Shoulders. Everybody Jump In

Lamar gets his toes hopping to the song, "Head and Shoulders". He teaches viewers to move it around and get their "knees wibble wobblin", "hips poppin'", "toes hoppin'" and "hop scotch left to right".

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Ojibwe Stories

This video introduces Ojibwe stories. Each story relates the history and culture of the Ojibwe people. The stories are told by First Nation narrators. The stories are illustrated through re-enactment footage, wildlife, and still drawings. The stories can be used as stand-alones or combined to pro...

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Paola and Her Piccolo. Italy

Series: I Love Music
This video is about 12-year-old Paola who lives on an island off the coast of Naples. She plays the piccolo in her village band, along with her trumpet-playing brother. While her father is fishing at sea, Paola rehearses for the village parade.

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Inside the Outside. The Art of Paul Sisetski

Sisetski, a prolific and compelling painter, takes us on a journey through small town life - an environment critical to his development as an artist.

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Traditional Teachings Part 1. Chapter Three

Elder Thelma Musqua from the Keeseekoose Saulteaux First Nation shares stories and wisdom.

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Traditional Teachings Part 2. Chapter Nine

Elder Velma Goodfeather from the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation shares stories and wisdom.

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Seven Grandfather Teachings: Character Development

In this program, students learn about The Seven Grandfather Teachings, also known as The Seven Sacred Teachings. This is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others. They are what was traditionally and still is needed in order for communities to survive. The teachings - love, respect, cour...

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That Incredible State

This video explores the precious period where notions and attitudes take shape in a child's mind, where questions come in waves, and the answers do not always make sense. Several visual artists, writers, and musicians recollect a time or an incident from their childhood that changed the way in wh...

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Organization and Diversity

Series: Biobasics
When considering the diversity of life on Earth, the need for a system of classification becomes clear. This program shows how biologists go about classifying known species using distinguishing characteristics of DNA and physiology. The Linnean hierarchical system is briefly described, outlining ...

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Raven Tales. How Raven Stole the Sun

Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun is an animated film based on a First Nations folklore of the Northwest coast. Frog tells Raven and Eagle about an old man who keeps the sky, the stars, the moon and the light of the world in a set of boxes by the river. Raven transforms himself into a spruce n...

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Innocent Addiction: The Story of Gruen Von Behrens

The program presents the story of Gruen Von Behrens, a very courageous young man who was diagnosed with oral cancer at the age of 17. Now in his mid-twenties, Gruen talks about this life as a cancer patient and survivor and the tragedies his family has experienced because of his addiction to spit...

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Folk Stage Dance

Series: Dance Alive
Choreographers of folk stage dance look back to the traditions of the mother country for inspiration while being influenced by the contemporary culture of their adopted homeland. This video features a Ukrainian dance group (Poltava Ensemble) and two of the oldest and most vital folk stage dance c...

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Yutaro and His Drum. Japan

Series: I Love Music
This video is about Yutaro who is eight years old. He plays the wadaiko, a traditional Japanese drum. He practises in a gymnasium with his teacher, at home with chopsticks and in a Buddhist temple. For his official concert, Yutaro, in traditional dress, is acclaimed by 50,000 people.

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Kurt and His Guitar. New York

Series: I Love Music
This video is about Kurt, a 13-year-old New Yorker who is a musical genius. He can play drums and guitar and has a small studio all to himself. He loves rock and roll and writes his own compositions.