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On Native Ground: Youth Report

On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.

  • Wednesday, July 15
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 7 we focus on strong women advocates. Mrs. Utah Globe speaks about her life quest, goals and a foundation that focuses on Women in Need. ONG reporters also interview the director and an actor from the film "To the Bone" that deals with agricultural workers and child workers and the lack of laws that protect them. Then we will visit with the Director of the California Indian Culture and Tribal Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos, Dr. Joely Proudfit.
  • Thursday, July 16
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 10 of On Native Ground's - Youth Reports we take you to Shonto, Arizona for the "Rock the Canyon" Tour. This event has been going on for 5 years and features a weekend of music, vendors, alternative energy promotion, agriculture & livestock demonstrations, a fashion show and artist showings. Native comedian James Bilagody, the Band the Cremains, the famous artist Baje Whitehorne, Sr. and Ms. Shonto and Ms. Western Navajo.
  • Friday, July 17
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Introducing the '"Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, CA -- Come close as we take you into the conceptual art of acting and theatre performance. Reporters and the ONG camera crew cover the LA Pre-Oscar Party event hosted by the "Robey Theatre Company" at the LA Center Studios. Reporters Braunwyn Walsh, youth reporter intern Niya Harjo, and guest reporter Martin Sensmeier round up actors from film and works such as the "The Blind Side", "The Wire", "If I Tell You I have To Kill You", "Santa Pups", "The Last Fall", "The Help", "Lethal Weapon", "The Color Purple", "Leverage", "Dream Girls" and films from the HBO Family Tree to shed light on the act of persistence in the industry. Special notice to the one-on-one interview provided by Danny Glover to ONG reporter Braunwyn Walsh. Also presented is a special featurette of the award winning short, Joseph's War Pony, This event was a fundraiser and On Native Ground was a media partner in collaboration with the African-American Critics Association and The RobeyTheatre.
  • Wednesday, July 22
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 8 we highlight strong indigenous warriors who stand up for Native rights, culture, language, and issues. ONG's reporters speak with artist,and actor Michael Horse, Social Advocate and Environmentalist Chris Peters, and American Indian Movement leader and activist Dennis Banks.
  • Interview with Chris-Eyre
    Thursday, July 23
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker. Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998.
  • Friday, July 24
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 7 we focus on strong women advocates. Mrs. Utah Globe speaks about her life quest, goals and a foundation that focuses on Women in Need. ONG reporters also interview the director and an actor from the film "To the Bone" that deals with agricultural workers and child workers and the lack of laws that protect them. Then we will visit with the Director of the California Indian Culture and Tribal Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos, Dr. Joely Proudfit.
  • Wednesday, July 29
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground's studio anchors spend 17 days at the California State Fair and work with the California State Fair Film Crew to gather interviews with the all the people that make a State Fair come to life.
  • Thursday, July 30
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.
  • Friday, July 31
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 8 we highlight strong indigenous warriors who stand up for Native rights, culture, language, and issues. ONG's reporters speak with artist,and actor Michael Horse, Social Advocate and Environmentalist Chris Peters, and American Indian Movement leader and activist Dennis Banks.
  • Wednesday, August 5
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 10 of On Native Ground's - Youth Reports we take you to Shonto, Arizona for the "Rock the Canyon" Tour. This event has been going on for 5 years and features a weekend of music, vendors, alternative energy promotion, agriculture & livestock demonstrations, a fashion show and artist showings. Native comedian James Bilagody, the Band the Cremains, the famous artist Baje Whitehorne, Sr. and Ms. Shonto and Ms. Western Navajo.
  • Standing Rock Special
    Thursday, August 6
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events.
  • Friday, August 7
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground's studio anchors spend 17 days at the California State Fair and work with the California State Fair Film Crew to gather interviews with the all the people that make a State Fair come to life.
  • Interview with Chris-Eyre
    Wednesday, August 12
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker. Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998.
  • Billy Mills
    Thursday, August 13
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.
  • Friday, August 14
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 10 of On Native Ground's - Youth Reports we take you to Shonto, Arizona for the "Rock the Canyon" Tour. This event has been going on for 5 years and features a weekend of music, vendors, alternative energy promotion, agriculture & livestock demonstrations, a fashion show and artist showings. Native comedian James Bilagody, the Band the Cremains, the famous artist Baje Whitehorne, Sr. and Ms. Shonto and Ms. Western Navajo.
  • Wednesday, August 19
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.
  • Saginaw Grant
    Thursday, August 20
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Reporter Carly Kohler speaks to Native American actor, Saginaw Grant about his early days in acting and his remembrances of breaking into the Hollywood acting scene as a young actor. We also meet cast members, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Braxton Mills and Gina Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of 'Filly Brown' - a gritty story of a young woman with a smart cadence who uses her passion for hip-hop in an effort to right her mother's wrongs. The short animation, "Bear and Raven" tells the story of superficial sacrifice and surprising revelations. Salmon fishing is a means of survival in the Alaskan tradition. In the film review of "Smokin' Fish" reporter Madison Etiz covers the adventures of Cory Mann as he moves to Alaska with his auntie and eventually finds his spark in the salmon business. Follow the ONG youth reporters at their coverage of the national conference of the National Congress of American Indians. We feature special guests , Josie Raphaelito, artist Quese IMC, Native American supermodel Mariah Watchman, and NCAI native vote director Tiffany Smalley.
  • Interview with Chris-Eyre
    Friday, August 21
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker. Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998.
  • Standing Rock Special
    Wednesday, August 26
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events.
  • Dancing Salmon Home
    Thursday, August 27
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Watch as highlighted role model and filmmaker Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community and shares the latest details on how she plans to make our world a better place. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American couture through his re-imagination of traditional fashion as explained to Carly Kohler at the American Indian Film Festival. In the short animation 'Two Wishes', two sisters are making ambitious choices before their time. Has your wish been granted lately? The journey of "Dancing Salmon Home" serves as a lifelong testament to the renewal of nature's resources and thriving creatures as told by Chief Calleen Sisk. The Winnenum Wintu Tribe from Northern California holds a ceremonial dance every year to ease the stress on diminishing numbers of salmon and protect sacred traditions of the Winemum peoples. Also appearing in this segment is actress Tonantzin Carmelo who voices her experience with "Into the West" and her award for "Imprint" at the American Indian Film Festival.
  • Friday, August 28
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.
  • Billy Mills
    Wednesday, September 2
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.
  • The Sundance Film Festival
    Thursday, September 3
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    This episode features On Native Ground's coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah. The ONG reporters bring you live red carpet coverage with Robert Rodriquez, writer and director of 'El Mariachi' fame, Anita Hill, discusses her self-titled documentary the 'Anita Hill' story, 'Eagles' band members, Don Henley and Timothy Schmidt, and the cast and crew of A.C.O.D, that includes Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. 'A.C.O.D.' (A Child of Divorce) ' featured interview of cast and crew include Director Stuart Zicherman, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. "What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love" is covered by reporter Maddy Etiz as she catches up with the film's producer and writer, Mouly Surya. Some say that love is blind - few depict that story in a house for the visually impaired. Producer Alex Gibny and Director Alison Ellwood speak with reporter Braunwyn Walsh about the overall experience of working with legendary rockstars and what to expect from their film, "The History of the Eagles, Part One". The Eagles musicians, Timothy Schmit and Don Henley, talk about their early years and the making of the documentary of their lives and music. In other red carpet news, screenwriter of the newly premiered film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete", Michael Starrbury talks "the projects" and shares inspiring adventures from his youth. The cast includes actors Julito McCullum, academy award winning composer Mark Isham, and the young featured actors Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in break out performances.
  • Billy Mills
    Friday, September 4
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.

 

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  • The Chris Eyre Special
    Friday, July 10
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker, Chris Eyre. -Filmmaker Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is the Chairman of the film department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Chris Eyre continues to make inspiring films and sits down with reporter Kohli Kohler at the Sundance Film Festival 2013.
  • Thursday, July 9
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground's studio anchors spend 17 days at the California State Fair and work with the California State Fair Film Crew to gather interviews with the all the people that make a State Fair come to life.
  • Wednesday, July 8
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Introducing the '"Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, CA -- Come close as we take you into the conceptual art of acting and theatre performance. Reporters and the ONG camera crew cover the LA Pre-Oscar Party event hosted by the "Robey Theatre Company" at the LA Center Studios. Reporters Braunwyn Walsh, youth reporter intern Niya Harjo, and guest reporter Martin Sensmeier round up actors from film and works such as the "The Blind Side", "The Wire", "If I Tell You I have To Kill You", "Santa Pups", "The Last Fall", "The Help", "Lethal Weapon", "The Color Purple", "Leverage", "Dream Girls" and films from the HBO Family Tree to shed light on the act of persistence in the industry. Special notice to the one-on-one interview provided by Danny Glover to ONG reporter Braunwyn Walsh. Also presented is a special featurette of the award winning short, Joseph's War Pony, This event was a fundraiser and On Native Ground was a media partner in collaboration with the African-American Critics Association and The RobeyTheatre.
  • The Sundance Film Festival
    Friday, July 3
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode features On Native Ground's coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah. The ONG reporters bring you live red carpet coverage with Robert Rodriquez, writer and director of 'El Mariachi' fame, Anita Hill, discusses her self-titled documentary the 'Anita Hill' story, 'Eagles' band members, Don Henley and Timothy Schmidt, and the cast and crew of A.C.O.D, that includes Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. 'A.C.O.D.' (A Child of Divorce) ' featured interview of cast and crew include Director Stuart Zicherman, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. "What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love" is covered by reporter Maddy Etiz as she catches up with the film's producer and writer, Mouly Surya. Some say that love is blind - few depict that story in a house for the visually impaired. Producer Alex Gibny and Director Alison Ellwood speak with reporter Braunwyn Walsh about the overall experience of working with legendary rockstars and what to expect from their film, "The History of the Eagles, Part One". The Eagles musicians, Timothy Schmit and Don Henley, talk about their early years and the making of the documentary of their lives and music. In other red carpet news, screenwriter of the newly premiered film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete", Michael Starrbury talks "the projects" and shares inspiring adventures from his youth. The cast includes actors Julito McCullum, academy award winning composer Mark Isham, and the young featured actors Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in break out performances.
  • Thursday, July 2
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 8 we highlight strong indigenous warriors who stand up for Native rights, culture, language, and issues. ONG's reporters speak with artist,and actor Michael Horse, Social Advocate and Environmentalist Chris Peters, and American Indian Movement leader and activist Dennis Banks.
  • The Chris Eyre Special
    Wednesday, July 1
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker, Chris Eyre. -Filmmaker Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is the Chairman of the film department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Chris Eyre continues to make inspiring films and sits down with reporter Kohli Kohler at the Sundance Film Festival 2013.
  • Dancing Salmon Home
    Friday, June 26
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Watch as highlighted role model and filmmaker Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community and shares the latest details on how she plans to make our world a better place. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American couture through his re-imagination of traditional fashion as explained to Carly Kohler at the American Indian Film Festival. In the short animation 'Two Wishes', two sisters are making ambitious choices before their time. Has your wish been granted lately? The journey of "Dancing Salmon Home" serves as a lifelong testament to the renewal of nature's resources and thriving creatures as told by Chief Calleen Sisk. The Winnenum Wintu Tribe from Northern California holds a ceremonial dance every year to ease the stress on diminishing numbers of salmon and protect sacred traditions of the Winemum peoples. Also appearing in this segment is actress Tonantzin Carmelo who voices her experience with "Into the West" and her award for "Imprint" at the American Indian Film Festival.
  • Thursday, June 25
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    In Episode 7 we focus on strong women advocates. Mrs. Utah Globe speaks about her life quest, goals and a foundation that focuses on Women in Need. ONG reporters also interview the director and an actor from the film "To the Bone" that deals with agricultural workers and child workers and the lack of laws that protect them. Then we will visit with the Director of the California Indian Culture and Tribal Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos, Dr. Joely Proudfit.
  • The Sundance Film Festival
    Wednesday, June 24
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    This episode features On Native Ground's coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah. The ONG reporters bring you live red carpet coverage with Robert Rodriquez, writer and director of 'El Mariachi' fame, Anita Hill, discusses her self-titled documentary the 'Anita Hill' story, 'Eagles' band members, Don Henley and Timothy Schmidt, and the cast and crew of A.C.O.D, that includes Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. 'A.C.O.D.' (A Child of Divorce) ' featured interview of cast and crew include Director Stuart Zicherman, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. "What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love" is covered by reporter Maddy Etiz as she catches up with the film's producer and writer, Mouly Surya. Some say that love is blind - few depict that story in a house for the visually impaired. Producer Alex Gibny and Director Alison Ellwood speak with reporter Braunwyn Walsh about the overall experience of working with legendary rockstars and what to expect from their film, "The History of the Eagles, Part One". The Eagles musicians, Timothy Schmit and Don Henley, talk about their early years and the making of the documentary of their lives and music. In other red carpet news, screenwriter of the newly premiered film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete", Michael Starrbury talks "the projects" and shares inspiring adventures from his youth. The cast includes actors Julito McCullum, academy award winning composer Mark Isham, and the young featured actors Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in break out performances.
  • Saginaw Grant
    Friday, June 19
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Reporter Carly Kohler speaks to Native American actor, Saginaw Grant about his early days in acting and his remembrances of breaking into the Hollywood acting scene as a young actor. We also meet cast members, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Braxton Mills and Gina Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of 'Filly Brown' - a gritty story of a young woman with a smart cadence who uses her passion for hip-hop in an effort to right her mother's wrongs. The short animation, "Bear and Raven" tells the story of superficial sacrifice and surprising revelations. Salmon fishing is a means of survival in the Alaskan tradition. In the film review of "Smokin' Fish" reporter Madison Etiz covers the adventures of Cory Mann as he moves to Alaska with his auntie and eventually finds his spark in the salmon business. Follow the ONG youth reporters at their coverage of the national conference of the National Congress of American Indians. We feature special guests , Josie Raphaelito, artist Quese IMC, Native American supermodel Mariah Watchman, and NCAI native vote director Tiffany Smalley.
  • Thursday, June 18
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Introducing the '"Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, CA -- Come close as we take you into the conceptual art of acting and theatre performance. Reporters and the ONG camera crew cover the LA Pre-Oscar Party event hosted by the "Robey Theatre Company" at the LA Center Studios. Reporters Braunwyn Walsh, youth reporter intern Niya Harjo, and guest reporter Martin Sensmeier round up actors from film and works such as the "The Blind Side", "The Wire", "If I Tell You I have To Kill You", "Santa Pups", "The Last Fall", "The Help", "Lethal Weapon", "The Color Purple", "Leverage", "Dream Girls" and films from the HBO Family Tree to shed light on the act of persistence in the industry. Special notice to the one-on-one interview provided by Danny Glover to ONG reporter Braunwyn Walsh. Also presented is a special featurette of the award winning short, Joseph's War Pony, This event was a fundraiser and On Native Ground was a media partner in collaboration with the African-American Critics Association and The RobeyTheatre.
  • Dancing Salmon Home
    Wednesday, June 17
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Watch as highlighted role model and filmmaker Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community and shares the latest details on how she plans to make our world a better place. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American couture through his re-imagination of traditional fashion as explained to Carly Kohler at the American Indian Film Festival. In the short animation 'Two Wishes', two sisters are making ambitious choices before their time. Has your wish been granted lately? The journey of "Dancing Salmon Home" serves as a lifelong testament to the renewal of nature's resources and thriving creatures as told by Chief Calleen Sisk. The Winnenum Wintu Tribe from Northern California holds a ceremonial dance every year to ease the stress on diminishing numbers of salmon and protect sacred traditions of the Winemum peoples. Also appearing in this segment is actress Tonantzin Carmelo who voices her experience with "Into the West" and her award for "Imprint" at the American Indian Film Festival.
  • Billy Mills
    Friday, June 12
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.
  • The Chris Eyre Special
    Thursday, June 11
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker, Chris Eyre. -Filmmaker Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and filmmaking, and the landscape of individuals and events that shaped his decision to focus on contemporary Native American experiences. Most notable is the storytelling on the making of his debut film "Smoke Signals" and how he and Sherman Alexie began the partnership that produced the Sundance Film Festival Filmakers Trophy and Audience Ward in 1998. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is the Chairman of the film department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Chris Eyre continues to make inspiring films and sits down with reporter Kohli Kohler at the Sundance Film Festival 2013.
  • Saginaw Grant
    Wednesday, June 10
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Reporter Carly Kohler speaks to Native American actor, Saginaw Grant about his early days in acting and his remembrances of breaking into the Hollywood acting scene as a young actor. We also meet cast members, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Braxton Mills and Gina Rodriguez at the Sundance Film Festival Red Carpet Premiere of 'Filly Brown' - a gritty story of a young woman with a smart cadence who uses her passion for hip-hop in an effort to right her mother's wrongs. The short animation, "Bear and Raven" tells the story of superficial sacrifice and surprising revelations. Salmon fishing is a means of survival in the Alaskan tradition. In the film review of "Smokin' Fish" reporter Madison Etiz covers the adventures of Cory Mann as he moves to Alaska with his auntie and eventually finds his spark in the salmon business. Follow the ONG youth reporters at their coverage of the national conference of the National Congress of American Indians. We feature special guests , Josie Raphaelito, artist Quese IMC, Native American supermodel Mariah Watchman, and NCAI native vote director Tiffany Smalley.
  • Friday, June 5
    4:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    On Native Ground Youth Reports' Field Reporters will cover news, entertainment, film festivals, sports, the rodeo, and the powwow trail, as well as Native celebrities and role models for today's youth. Special interest stories concentrate on cultural, political, and educational events. On Native Ground will cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.
  • The Sundance Film Festival
    Thursday, June 4
    1:00 am on FNX 9.3
    This episode features On Native Ground's coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah. The ONG reporters bring you live red carpet coverage with Robert Rodriquez, writer and director of 'El Mariachi' fame, Anita Hill, discusses her self-titled documentary the 'Anita Hill' story, 'Eagles' band members, Don Henley and Timothy Schmidt, and the cast and crew of A.C.O.D, that includes Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. 'A.C.O.D.' (A Child of Divorce) ' featured interview of cast and crew include Director Stuart Zicherman, Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. "What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love" is covered by reporter Maddy Etiz as she catches up with the film's producer and writer, Mouly Surya. Some say that love is blind - few depict that story in a house for the visually impaired. Producer Alex Gibny and Director Alison Ellwood speak with reporter Braunwyn Walsh about the overall experience of working with legendary rockstars and what to expect from their film, "The History of the Eagles, Part One". The Eagles musicians, Timothy Schmit and Don Henley, talk about their early years and the making of the documentary of their lives and music. In other red carpet news, screenwriter of the newly premiered film, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete", Michael Starrbury talks "the projects" and shares inspiring adventures from his youth. The cast includes actors Julito McCullum, academy award winning composer Mark Isham, and the young featured actors Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in break out performances.
  • Billy Mills
    Wednesday, June 3
    4:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Dreams aren't what they used to be. Native American Olympian Athlete, Billy Mills, mourning the broken wings of his tainted childhood, overcame adolescent obstacles in pursuit of his own dreams. Watch as Billy Mills recalls the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and his gold medal as the first Native American Olympian gold medalist. His determination to win allowed him to spread his wings. Mills competed in the Olympics as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Carps and is now serving as a positive role model and spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation, founded in 1986 to prevent suicide. Also featured in this episode, are interviews with the cast of Spike Lee's movie 'Red Hook Summer'. Youth reporter Yahmonee Hedrick interviews Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., co-writer James McBride, and speaks to director Spike Lee. Also featured are musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, and hip-hop artists, MC Redcloud and Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it's first sports storytelling segment of 'Games of the North' by Reporter Madison Etiz and a short animation of 'Wolf and Mouse'.