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KLRN Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with KLRN by tuning in to our month-long lineup of special programming on KLRN (9.1) and KLRN World (9.2).   

KLRN 9.1 

 
Nov. 2. | 10PM | CHASING VOICESWatch the extraordinary life story of controversial ethnographer John Peabody Harrington, who amassed over a million pages of notes on over 150 different tribal languages.
 
Nov. 9 | 10PM | ALMOST AN ISLAND  A cinematic portrait of the Goodwins, an Inupiat family living above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska.                                                  

Nov. 14 | 3PM | CHASING VOICES      

Watch the extraordinary life story of controversial ethnographer John Peabody Harrington, who amassed over a million pages of notes on over 150 different tribal languages.

Nov. 14 | 4PM | ALMOST AN ISLAND                                                                                                                     

A cinematic portrait of the Goodwins, an Inupiat family living above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska. 

 
Nov. 16 | 10PM |SEARCHING FOR SEQUOYAH  This film chronicles the legendary accomplishments and mysterious death of the famed Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah, whose English name was George Guess. 

Nov. 21 | 3PM | SEARCHING FOR SEQUOYAH 

This film chronicles the legendary accomplishments and mysterious death of the famed Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah, whose English name was George Guess.

 
Nov. 21 | 10PM | BEARER OF THE MORNING   In this one-hour documentary, discover how this dynamic Chickasaw woman successfully navigated the social, geographic and cultural distances to become one of the most successful First American performers in history.
 
Nov. 22 | 10PM | AMERICAN MASTERS: N. SCOTT MOMADAY  Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.

 

 
Nov. 23 | 8PM | INDEPENDENT LENS: HOME FROM SCHOOL   "Kill the Indian in him, and save the man.” This was the guiding principle that removed thousands of Native American children and placed them in Indian boarding schools. 
 
Nov. 23 | 9PM |WARRIOR WOMEN   This film explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood as the activist legacy is passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with violence.

KLRN WORLD 9.2

Nov. 6. | 8PM AMERICAN MASTERS: N. SCOTT MOMADAY-

Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.

Nov. 9 | 8PMUNSPOKEN: AMERICA'S NATIVE AMERICAN BOARDING SCHOOL-

KUED takes a moving and insightful look into the history, operation, and legacy of the federal Indian Boarding School system, whose goal was total assimilation of Native Americans at the cost of stripping away Native culture, tradition, and language.

Nov. 9 | 9PM CHASING VOICES-

Watch the extraordinary life story of controversial ethnographer John Peabody Harrington, who amassed over a million pages of notes on over 150 different tribal languages.

Nov. 13 | 8PM | INDEPENDENT LENS: CONSCIENCE POINT-

Conscience Point tracks the fractured history of the Shinnecock tribe on Long Island alongside the spirited path of one Native woman determined to make a stand: activist Rebecca Hill-Genia who, together with other determined tribal members and allies, has waged a relentless, years-long battle to protect the land and Shinnecock cultural heritage from the ravages of development and displacement.

Nov. 13 | 9:30PM | AMERICA REFRAMED: BLOOD MEMORY-

For Sandy White Hawk, the story of America’s Indian Adoption Era is not one of saving children but of destroying families and tribes. As an adoption survivor, Sandy sets out to reclaim the missing pieces of her stolen past only to discover that her’s was not an isolated case. BLOOD MEMORY explores the communal healing that is sparked by the return of this stolen generation.

Nov. 14 | 9PM |NATIVE AMERICA-

Native America explores the world created by America’s First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

Nov. 19. | 8PM AMERICAN MASTERS: N. SCOTT MOMADAY-

Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.

Nov. 20 | 6PM |INDEPENDENT LENS: ATTLA-

This film tells the gripping story of George Attla, a charismatic Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, became a legendary sports hero in Northern communities around the world.

Nov. 20 | 8PM | INDEPENDENT LENS: DAWNLAND-

This film reveals the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the United States through the first government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission in the nation, tasked with investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities.

Nov. 20. | 9PM | AMERICA REFRAMED: SISTERS RISING-

Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women, and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. This documentary follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows.

Nov. 21 | 9PM |NATIVE AMERICA-

Native America explores the world created by America’s First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.

Nov. 23 | 9:30PM |THE MEDICINE GAME-

The Medicine Game shares the journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to play lacrosse for Syracuse University. In their darkest hour, with their dreams crumbling around them, the boys look to family and Native teachings for guidance. It is their search for identity that transitions a playful coming of age story to an important study of modern Native American life.