Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with WCNY!
November 2, 2023
Tune in all month long for special TV programming celebrating Native American Heritage Month!
Little Bird: Burning Down the House
Watch Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Esther finds members of her family who help her
put together the pieces of the past. She returns to
Montreal to confront her adoptive mother about the
revelations that shine a light on her life.
Native America: Women Rule
Watch Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 9:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Native women are leading, innovating, and inspiring
in the arts, politics, and protecting the planet. This
film explores how they carry forward deep traditions
to better their communities, lands, and the world.
Watch Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. on WCNY-TV
The film focuses on the Lakota language and culture,
the history that forced the language towards near
extinction, and the challenges Lakota face today as
they struggle to learn their ancestral language.
Native America: Language is Life
Watch Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
“Language is Life” showcases the beauty of Native
American communication and how their voices
continue to shape 15,000 years of world changing
Secrets of the Dead: Hidden in the Amazon
Watch Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Recent discoveries and technological advances shed
new light on our understanding of pre-Columbian
societies in the Amazon, which scientists speculate
was home to between 8 and 10 million people.
Sand Creek Massacre
Watch Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. on WCNY-TV
In 1864, over 600 volunteer soldiers attacked a
peaceful settlement of Cheyenne and Arapaho
Indians in Colorado. The film revisits the horrific acts
of that day and uncovers the history 150 years later.
The Medicine Game
Watch Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV
Explore the remarkable journey of two brothers from
the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal—to
beat the odds and play the sport of lacrosse for the
national powerhouse Syracuse University.