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|KQED Public Broadcasting Celebrates
American Indian Heritage Month in November|
More than Forty American Indian Related Television
and Radio Programs to Air
Four Local Heroes to be Honored in Awards Ceremony Hosted by KQED
San Francisco, California, October 27, 2004 -- This November, KQED Public Broadcasting is proud to honor the culture, heritage, and impact of American Indians with special programming and an event honoring four local leaders who have given their time, creativity, and passion to the Bay Area community.
The special evening of recognition, hosted by KQED Public Broadcasting, takes place on Wednesday, November 10 at the KQED Broadcasting Center from 6 to 8:00 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment by Blessing Wind and All Nation Singers and an awards ceremony. The four honorees have been chosen based upon their commitment and contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large. The 2004 American Indian Heritage Month heroes are:
Also in honor of American Indian Heritage Month, over 40 programs will be showcased on KQED Public Television and KQED Public Radio that focus on themes and issues unique to the American Indian community. Some of the month's highlights include:
- Lisa Carrier and Quirina Luna-Costillas, Mutsun Language Foundation
- Carmen A. Foghorn, American Indian Graduate Program, U.C. Berkeley
- Martin Waukazoo, Native American Health Center
Program listings and descriptions for November can be found in the KQED American Indian Heritage Month Guide, which also lists Bay Area resources pertaining to the American Indian community. The Heritage Guide is available online at www.kqed.org/heritage. Many of KQED's American Indian Heritage Month programs also air or air exclusively on KQED's digital channels, for more information on digital channels and schedules, please check www.kqed.org/dtv.
- Long Journey Home shares the story of "walking in two worlds" as experienced by the family of a former tribal chief of the Delaware Indians.
Airs Thursday, November 4 at 9pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- Great Museums Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian: Native Voice approaches the story of the American Indian in an enlightened way and demonstrates that native history, culture and life are part of all Americans' shared cultural heritage.
- Airs Thursday, November 11 at 11:30pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- The Mystery of Chaco Canyon, in northwestern New Mexico is perhaps the only place in the world constructed in a pattern that mirrors the elaborate yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year cycle of the moon. How did an ancient civilization accomplish this?
- Airs Tuesday, November 16 at 10pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers tells the stories of the young Navajo men recruited from harsh government boarding schools into the Marines during World War II to devise an unbreakable code in their native language.
- Airs Saturday, November 20 at 5pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- The Wisdom of the Elders are one-hour radio programs, presented in a cultural magazine format, that include Native American oral history, music and storytelling from indigenous elders and storytellers throughout America.
- Airs Thursday, November 11 at 8pm and Thursday, November 25 at 8pm and 9pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 San Francisco and KQEI 89.3 Sacramento
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.