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Creative Native

Creative Native brings Native traditions to our environment. Reveals traditions held sacred to individual Aboriginal communities and fosters cultural knowledge and a greater understanding of the struggles and issues facing global Indigienous communities. First Nations people tell their own unique stories in a compelling and engaging manner.

  • Alert Bay
    Monday, December 16
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features the people of Alert Bay. Steven Bruce and many other talented artists share their traditions, carvings, art and sculptures. Tamara visits the Maori Exhibition where they share about the Maori art and dance.
  • Holiday Fever
    Tuesday, December 17
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Holiday fever features unique holiday decorations with a distinct Aboriginal flavor. We'll blend joyous traditions with contemporary ideas, featuring a stunning holiday decorations. In a fast-paced half hour, we learn to make a miniature double-sided drim, a Navajo doll, a funky '70s disco ball, a medicine wheel decoration, a small pair of hanging mukluks, and a winter tipi village. This fun-filled episode will make your holiday more fun with new and innovative gifts and decorations.
  • Haida Art
    Wednesday, December 18
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Bill Reed and Ana Billy. Bill Reed is a talented artists who creates Haida art and Ana Billy is a medicine woman who creates tea with Tamara. Finally, join Tamara as she creates a mandella.
  • Thursday, December 19
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Ryan Hill, Marcos, and Manik. Black pottery is a Mexican tradition and a family business breaks down how each pottery is carved, created, and painted. Ryan Hill shares with Tamara his soap stone carvings and how it relates to his traditions. Peruvian flute maker Marcos makes a flute with Tamara and shares how important art and culture is to him. Rapper Manik joins Tamara and shares with him his culture through rap and his traditions in keeping youth involved in a positive way.
  • Tricksters, Transformers, and Other Shape-Shifters
    Monday, December 23
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Tricksters, Transformers and Other Shape-shifters, begins with a demonstration of how to construct a Potawatomi Puzzle Pouch. Easy to make and difficult to open, this tricky pouch is an excellent brainteaser and a good interactive project for young people. Next, we move on to examine the history of humour in native art. We investigate the ancient significance of the "trickster" in traditional indigenous culture through interviews and narrative. Professor Allan Ryan describes the significance of humour in art as we look at the Hopi clown, a central character in Hopi ceremonies. We examine the significance of the raven and coyote in traditional society, and look at ways contemporary aboriginal artists like Lawrence Paul incorporate satirical content into their work. These subtle personal commentaries help to deconstruct stereotypes about indigenous people and art. Finally, host Tamara Bell makes a magic bracelet with deer hide and beads. This junior craft is excellent for young children and can be a great activity for schools.
  • Sweet Reflections
    Tuesday, December 24
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Sweet Reflections begins with Marcus Mark and Tamara Bell making decoupage magnets. This easy craft is a wonderful way to get young people involved in preserving family memroies. Next, we look at delightful origins of chocolate. We travel to Tabasco, Mexico to see how Mayan people discovered chocolate and how it's made today. We end the episode by making a unique and delightful "Bad Baby Cigar Box" purse.
  • Thursday, December 26
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Salley Norris and Karen Vyse. Karen Vyse shows Tamara Bell how to create cornltusk dolls out of corn. Salley Norris is known for sharing her culture, art, and traditions through story telling. Finally, join Tamara as she creates a baby eagle towel.
  • The Good and Peaceful Ones; The Hopi
    Monday, December 30
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Our look at the Hopi is a rare glimpse into a compelling world that discourages outsiders from accessing secret information. Ours was only the second camera crew allowed to enter this remote paradise in the past ten years, as the survival of Hopi beliefs and customs is contingent on secrecy, privacy, and dedication to the Hopi religion and culture. In this unique journey into Hopi culture, we meet artists, weavers, potters, and a medicine man, who demonstrate their unique life, untouched by many western values. Alice Danshee, a traditional potter, makes a piece of pottery, and leads us to places, people and philosophical thoughts that shed light on this obscure nation.
  • Honouring Our Mothers
    Tuesday, December 31
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Honouring Our Mothers is a delightful show featuring projects to soothe the hearts and hands of many hard-working women. Debbie Bouwer teaches us to make bath salts with Sage, then demonstrates how to mix silky Sweetgrass hand creme. Next, Pauline Christianson makes a fringe Cree purse with deer hide and beadsm and sings with Northwest Coast designs. Using embossed metal and feathers, this project is suitable for artists looking for new ways to highlight their art.
  • The Silversmiths
    Thursday, January 2
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Silversmiths examines the impact of the introduction of silver into North American Indigenous cultures. We begin our journey with a historic look at the introduction of silver to the Southwest in the 1850s. Silver was rapidly embraced by artists and proved to be an excellent medium for their jewellery-making. We meet Na Na Ping, a skilled silversmith who uses inlay to make stunning contemporary pieces. We continue our journey by meeting a series of jewellery artists who demonstrate their techniques.
  • Cree Eye for the White Guy
    Monday, January 6
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Cree Eye for the White Guy is a reality show that features three white guys being introduced to Cree life. During an audition, three white guys are chosen to participate in the Squamish Pow Wow. Each contestant is given challenges, like pointing with their lips (it's a Cree thing) and awarded points for their delivery, enthusiam and "Indian-ness." The four Cree judges and the Squamish Nations Pow Wow audience choose the winner of this day-long initiation.
  • Collectible Dolls
    Tuesday, January 7
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Collectible Dolls features a historical look at the Hopi Katchina doll. We meet Gerry Quotskuyva, a well-known Katchina doll carver. He demonstrates the style and wood used to create these dolls, and explains their sacred meanings. Next, Tamara Bell demonstrates how to make a simple little Eskimo doll. Finally, we travel to Alert Bay to meet Donna Cramner, who shows us how to make a traditional Northwest Coast doll.
  • Home Sweet Home
    Wednesday, January 8
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Home Sweet Home takes us to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, where we renovate the elders' room with innovative indigenous designs. With the assistance of troubled aboriginal youth, we paint faux hide on the floor and add some furnishings to complete this dramatic conversion. Next, Billy Burnstick teaches us how to make a traditional Plains Shield out of leather and beads. Tamara Bell demonstrates how to make a medicine wheel stepping stone and a pin-prick lampshade. We conclude with a heart-warming reveal of the newly decorated room to our elders.
  • Walk A Mile In My Mukluks
    Thursday, January 9
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Walk a Mile in my Mukluks' features a brief historical snapshot of indigenous footwear in North America. Narrated in Cree over archival photographs and museum video footage, this piece demonstrates the unique variations in tribal footwear. The historical snapshot segues into mukluk maker Adeline Dickie demonstrating, in her own language, how to make warm, ankle-high Mukluks, from begining to end. Next, we meet Dustin Rockman - an inspiring Navajo child who didn't let a stroke dampen his creative spirit. Mostly paralyzed, Dustin finds solace in painting with his feet.
  • The Navajo
    Monday, January 13
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The Navajo begins with a historic look at the Navajo. This half-hour documentary examines the history and art of this nomadic nation. As the largest tribe in the U.S, the Navajo havea lon and rich history in Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. We begin with a look at the code talkers, who were recognized in 1981 for their efforts in World War II. We meet a traditional weaver and jewellery artists who continue to practice the arts of their long and distinguished history.
  • The Survivors
    Tuesday, January 14
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The survivors takes us to a controversial exhibition that gained national attention with Marianne Corless' interpretation of contact upon the indigenous population. This exhibition explores the impact of smallpox, the intentional use of infected blankets by the Americans, and the consequences upon most native tribes. This episode is dedicated to the estimated 100 million people who have died from smallpox since contact.
  • Distribution of Wealth
    Wednesday, January 15
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native journeys through economics of pot latching and the contribution made by the gift of giving of the pot latching system prior to contact. Tamara Bell creates a Haida bear bag ,trade bead wristlet, and an arrowhead key chain. Guest Debbie Brouwer creates lip balm and bath balm with Tamara Bell.
  • Quotes on a Paper
    Thursday, January 16
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features Pauline Johnson who was the first aboriginal poet in Canada. Tamara creates medicine cards, posters, and a petroglyphic candle. Tamara finishes off by creating a scrap book with narrative proverbs in this episode called: "Quotes On a Paper".
  • Cree Eye for the White Guy: Battle of the Sexes
    Monday, January 20
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features two white men and women competing against each other in the battle of the sexes. Both teams are introduced to Cree culture and have to complete a muliple of tasks in order to win the competition.
  • The Quechua
    Tuesday, January 21
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    On this episode of Creative Native, journey to Ecudaor to meet the Quechua people as they speak of unification for Indigenous people of both North and South America.
  • Baby Its You!
    Wednesday, January 22
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native is all about children! Learn about the history of the aboriginal population as many share with Tamara about the children of Canada. Tamara creates arts and crafts with guest Marcus Mark and creates an animated soap dispenser. Tamara also shares how to create a mandella key chain, fringe blanket, and baby rattle on this episode called "Baby It's You".
  • Indigenous Prophecies
    Thursday, January 23
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native is about Indigenous Prophecies. Tamara Bell speaks of fasinations by the prophecies fullfilled of change of mankind and warnings of what the future may bring to the world.
  • Havasupai
    Monday, January 27
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native journeys to the Grand Canyon where the Havasupai people share about their traditions on the land as well as create a baby carrier that has been passed down through generations. Guests Harold Alfred creates precious silver and jewels and shares with Tamara how to create a silver piece of jewelry. Finally, Tamara gives lessons in creating a Haida album with a feather pen.
  • Domestic Face Lift
    Tuesday, January 28
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features crafts crafts and more crafts! Tamara shows how you can turn your ordinary bench into a beautiful country painted bench. Tamara guides in lessons the steps to creating a tee pee night light, Native clock, and a decorative platter. These creations and more are featured on this episode called "Domestic FaceLift".
  • We Are What We Eat Part 1
    Wednesday, January 29
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    We Are What We Eat Part 1 features 7 selected candidates who go through a complete makeover and transformation and learn how to take care of their health. This part 1 episode introduces the women who are given a therapist, trainer, and dietitian. All women are fighting both obesity and diabetes that has increased in Indian Country.
  • We Are What We Eat Part 2
    Thursday, January 30
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    We Are What We Eat part 2 features the 7 candidates receiving makeovers to build up their self esteem and feel great about themselves. The women have gone through their transformation and present themselves to their families with their makeovers. Tamara visits the Pina Reservation in southern Arizona to learn about the high rate of diabetes and what herbs, healthy foods, and soultions have been done in order to help the people.

 

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  • Woodland Cultural Center
    Thursday, December 12
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Tom Hill and Deborah Thomas. Tom Hill is part of the Woodland Cultural Center who brings traditions and culture through art and Deborah Thomas shares her culture through creating stained glass. Join Tamara as she creates beaded tables.
  • Medicine Wheel
    Wednesday, December 11
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Ray Thunderchild and Steward Jacobs. Ray Thunderchild creates a breastplate with Tamara and Steward Jacobs shares his traditions through pottery making. Join Tamara as she creates a medicine wheel.
  • Feather Paintings
    Tuesday, December 10
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests Don Letendre and Scott Hill. Don Letendre who is a Metis Chef shares his traditions and culture way of living and Scott Hill is a stick maker for the sport Lacross. Join Tamara as she creates feather paintings.
  • Bow and Arrow
    Monday, December 9
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests: Billy Burnstick and Damian George. Billy Burnstick shows Tamara how to make a bow and arrow and Damian George shares his canoe making and print art with Tamara.
  • Traditional Weaving
    Thursday, December 5
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests: John Gibson and Debbie Sparrow.John Gibson shares with Tamara his creative art and Debbie Sparrow shares her traditional weaving with Tamara. Tamara shares how to create sweet grass oil perfume.
  • Memory Lamp Shades
    Wednesday, December 4
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests: Steven Smith, the Evans Family, and Cory Thunderchili. Steven Smith shares his pottery art, the Evans Family creates memory lamp shades, and Cory Thunderchili shows Tamara how to create a ribbon shirt.
  • Talking Stick
    Tuesday, December 3
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features Dan Youngonson who teaches Tamara how to make a talking stick. Tamara interviews two comic book artists and Robert Fedricks talks with Tamara about his traditional storytelling.
  • Medicine Stories
    Monday, December 2
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features medicine stories; Tamara's mom creates button blankets and guest Ann Backer shares her fashion and art with Tamara.
  • Aboriginal Friendship Center
    Wednesday, November 27
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features guests: Billy Berstein who creates an eagle war bonnet, Ryan Hall who gives the history of headress, and the West Coast family night in Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center. Learn about the history of the headdress and learn how to create one with Ryan Hall. Billy Berstein shows Tamara Bell how to create a beautiful eagle war bonnet.
  • Masks of Big House
    Tuesday, November 26
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features the masks of Bighouse which are beautiful masks used in ceremonies in Northwest coast cultures. Many of these masks are created by artist Wayne Alfred who shares advice when creating masks like knowing your culture, staying behind the mask, and understanding the qualities of a mask.
  • Smithsonian Institute
    Monday, November 25
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Tamara pays a visit to the Smithsonian Musuem where she learns the history of the museum and about Douglas Cardinal, the architect who structured the Musuem.
  • We Are What We Eat Part 2
    Thursday, November 21
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    We Are What We Eat part 2 features the 7 candidates receiving makeovers to build up their self esteem and feel great about themselves. The women have gone through their transformation and present themselves to their families with their makeovers. Tamara visits the Pina Reservation in southern Arizona to learn about the high rate of diabetes and what herbs, healthy foods, and soultions have been done in order to help the people.
  • We Are What We Eat Part 1
    Wednesday, November 20
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    We Are What We Eat Part 1 features 7 selected candidates who go through a complete makeover and transformation and learn how to take care of their health. This part 1 episode introduces the women who are given a therapist, trainer, and dietitian. All women are fighting both obesity and diabetes that has increased in Indian Country.
  • Domestic Face Lift
    Tuesday, November 19
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features crafts crafts and more crafts! Tamara shows how you can turn your ordinary bench into a beautiful country painted bench. Tamara guides in lessons the steps to creating a tee pee night light, Native clock, and a decorative platter. These creations and more are featured on this episode called "Domestic FaceLift".
  • Havasupai
    Monday, November 18
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native journeys to the Grand Canyon where the Havasupai people share about their traditions on the land as well as create a baby carrier that has been passed down through generations. Guests Harold Alfred creates precious silver and jewels and shares with Tamara how to create a silver piece of jewelry. Finally, Tamara gives lessons in creating a Haida album with a feather pen.
  • Indigenous Prophecies
    Thursday, November 14
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native is about Indigenous Prophecies. Tamara Bell speaks of fasinations by the prophecies fullfilled of change of mankind and warnings of what the future may bring to the world.
  • Baby Its You!
    Wednesday, November 13
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native is all about children! Learn about the history of the aboriginal population as many share with Tamara about the children of Canada. Tamara creates arts and crafts with guest Marcus Mark and creates an animated soap dispenser. Tamara also shares how to create a mandella key chain, fringe blanket, and baby rattle on this episode called "Baby It's You".
  • The Quechua
    Tuesday, November 12
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    On this episode of Creative Native, journey to Ecudaor to meet the Quechua people as they speak of unification for Indigenous people of both North and South America.
  • Cree Eye for the White Guy: Battle of the Sexes
    Monday, November 11
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features two white men and women competing against each other in the battle of the sexes. Both teams are introduced to Cree culture and have to complete a muliple of tasks in order to win the competition.
  • Quotes on a Paper
    Thursday, November 7
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native features Pauline Johnson who was the first aboriginal poet in Canada. Tamara creates medicine cards, posters, and a petroglyphic candle. Tamara finishes off by creating a scrap book with narrative proverbs in this episode called: "Quotes On a Paper".
  • Distribution of Wealth
    Wednesday, November 6
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode of Creative Native journeys through economics of pot latching and the contribution made by the gift of giving of the pot latching system prior to contact. Tamara Bell creates a Haida bear bag ,trade bead wristlet, and an arrowhead key chain. Guest Debbie Brouwer creates lip balm and bath balm with Tamara Bell.
  • The Survivors
    Tuesday, November 5
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    The survivors takes us to a controversial exhibition that gained national attention with Marianne Corless' interpretation of contact upon the indigenous population. This exhibition explores the impact of smallpox, the intentional use of infected blankets by the Americans, and the consequences upon most native tribes. This episode is dedicated to the estimated 100 million people who have died from smallpox since contact.
  • Tricksters, Transformers, and Other Shape-Shifters
    Monday, November 4
    12:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Tricksters, Transformers and Other Shape-shifters, begins with a demonstration of how to construct a Potawatomi Puzzle Pouch. Easy to make and difficult to open, this tricky pouch is an excellent brainteaser and a good interactive project for young people. Next, we move on to examine the history of humour in native art. We investigate the ancient significance of the "trickster" in traditional indigenous culture through interviews and narrative. Professor Allan Ryan describes the significance of humour in art as we look at the Hopi clown, a central character in Hopi ceremonies. We examine the significance of the raven and coyote in traditional society, and look at ways contemporary aboriginal artists like Lawrence Paul incorporate satirical content into their work. These subtle personal commentaries help to deconstruct stereotypes about indigenous people and art. Finally, host Tamara Bell makes a magic bracelet with deer hide and beads. This junior craft is excellent for young children and can be a great activity for schools.