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Youth and Education News

November, 2012

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with These NAPT Programs on WORLD Compass
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Sunday, Nov. 4
For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska
5 & 11 p.m. ET; 4 & 10 p.m. CT; 7 p.m. PT

Like Native Americans in the lower 48, The Bill of Rights did not apply to Alaska Natives. Through extensive reenactments, the film reveals these remarkable people and their struggle for civil rights.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
7 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. CT; 9 p.m. PT

Narrated by Parker Posey, the film shows the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe. During Grab Day, tribal members  throw water and food items from the rooftops to people standing below them.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
 Video Letters from Prison
7 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. CT; 9 p.m. PT

Three sisters from the Pine Ridge Reservation reconnect with their incarcerated father via a series of video letters. The Poor Bear girls are not sure they even want to connect, but their mother helps them overcome reluctance and hurt.

Friday, Nov. 9
 Choctaw Code Talkers
6 p.m. ET; 5 p.m. CT

Saturday, Nov. 10
 10 p.m. ET; 9 p.m. CT; 7 p.m. PT

In 1918 when Native Americans were not U.S. citizens. members of the Choctaw Nation in the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their tribal language against German Forces in World War I. These Choctaw men set the precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and established themselves as America's original code talkers.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Jim Thorpe, the World's Greatest Athlete
11 p.m. ET; 10 p.m. CT; 8 p.m. PT

This is a biography of Jim Thorpe, the Sac and Fox athlete named by Congress as the greatest American athlete of the 20th century.  Beginning with Thorpe's boyhood in Indian Territory, it covers his rise to athletic stardom, his fight for equal pay for Native Americans in the movies and his advocacy of Indian self-determination.

Sunday, Nov. 11
 My Louisiana Love
8 p.m. ET; 7 & 11 p.m. CT; 9 p.m. PT on the series America ReFramed

The film traces Monique Verdin's quest to find a place in her Native American community--the Houma Nation--as it reels from decades of environmental degradation. Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father and her partner and redefine the meaning of home.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Aleut Story
10 p.m. ET; 9 p.m. CT; 7 p.m. PT

In the turbulence of war, in a place where survival was nearly miraculous, the Aleuts of Alaska redefined themselves and America. From indentured servants,  isolated internment camps, to Congress and the White House, this is the incredible story of the Aleut's decades-long struggle for our nation's ideals.

Monday, Nov. 19
 Up Heartbreak Hill
7 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. CT; 9 p.m. PT on the series P.O.V. & Racing the Rez
8 p.m. ET; 7 p.m. CT; 10 p.m. PT

Thomas, Tamara and Gabby--three Navajo teens in New Mexico--face their senior year at a Reservation high school. As graduation approaches, they must decide whether to remain in their community--a place inextricably linked to their identity--or leave to pursue  opportunities elsewhere.

Thursday, Nov. 22
To Brooklyn & Back: A Mohawk Journey
9 p.m. ET; 8 p.m. CT; 6 & 11 p.m. PT

For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada, occupied a 10-square-block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn. This area became known as Little Caughnawaga.Filmmaker Reghan Tarbell explores her roots and traces the connections of her family to the legendary Mohawk community.

Saturday, Nov. 24
A Blackfeet Encounter
11 p.m. ET; 10 p.m. CT; 8 p.m. PT

In 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition headed home from the Pacific Ocean. But Meriwether Lewis had one more mission to accomplish for Thomas Jefferson. That mission resulted expedition's only life of death encounter with a party of Blackfeet Indians.

Monday, Nov. 26
Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection
9:30 p.m. ET; 8:30 p.m. CT; 6:30 & 11:30 p.m. PT

A vision of one of the most unique natural landscapes in North America--the Atchafalaya Basin. It's the largest river swamp in America and feeds nearly a million acres of bottomland hardwoods, bayous and backwater lakes.

Friday, Nov. 30
Smokin' Fish
9 p.m. ET; 8 p.m. CT; 6 & 11 p.m. PT

Cory Mann (Tlingit) is a quirky businessman in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon and decides to spend a summer smoking fish. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food and keeping his business afloat.

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