Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month,
WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the Native American experience.

Coming Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
This film explores the history and culture of the game of lacrosse interwined with the Iroquois Nationals and their journey to the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
A young Tlingit makes a pilgrimage to his ancestral home and is forced to confront the dichotomy between his history and the world he lives in.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Urban Rez explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program


Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
Called by some the "original Code Talkers", this is the story of the important role Choctaw soldiers played in WWI.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 9:30pm
For over 50 years, archaeologist Dr. Douglas Anderson, of Brown University, studied the Iñupiaq Natives of Northwestern Alaska.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Where God Likes To Be focuses on three young people full of hope and promise - Andrea Running Wolf, Edward Tailfeathers, and Douglas Fitzgerald - following them over the course of a summer that marks a turning point in all of their lives.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Chitimacha Indians of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana are known as "the People of many waters."
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Lakota youth in particular are eager to re-appropriate the language and its embedded concepts of place, ethics, action and purpose--on their own terms
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
This compelling documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the midwest.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
Taloa, which is from the Chickasaw word for song, explores the fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers.
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow Robin Charboneau, an Oglala Sioux, on her journey of discovery, heartbreak and redemption. 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
Follow Native-American teams who compete in an exciting and dangerous form of horse racing. 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Take a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
For Navajo and Hopi Tribes, running is more than a sport. 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 9:00pm
A timely story of protecting land, water and a way of life.​
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
As Tina Garnanez seeks to learn about her own family history and its relationship to the uranium mines, we witness her evolution from curious family member to environmental justice activist.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
A documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Pequot War has long been an obscure event in the historical perspective of the general public.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:00am
Our Time is Now is a coming-of-age documentary following six New Mexico teenagers as they strive to finish high school, wrestle with personal challenges, and pursue their dreams.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:30am
The Rule tells a rare story of success. In Newark, New Jersey, where the average high school graduation rate is abysmal, St. Benedict's Prep is the exception - with a near 100 percent college acceptance rate. (3 Re-airs)