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|KQED Public Broadcasting Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month
More than 40 American Indian Related Television
and Radio Programs to Air
Three Local Heroes to be Honored in Awards Ceremony Hosted by KQED
San Francisco, California, October 26, 2006 -- This November, KQED Public Broadcasting is proud to honor the culture, heritage, and impact of American Indians with special programming and an event honoring three local leaders who have given their time, creativity, and passion to the Bay Area community.
The day-long event hosted by KQED Public Broadcasting and Friendship House Association of American Indians, takes place on Thursday, November 2 at the San Francisco Civic Center, Joe Alioto Piazza from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with special guest Mayor Gavin Newsom. The event will feature American Indian cultural and educational presentations, music and drums, Pow Wow dancing in full traditional tribal regalia, food, arts and crafts, storytelling, historical displays and an awards ceremony from 12-1 p.m. The three honorees have been chosen based upon their commitment and contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large. The 2006 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:
- Fount Mashburn American Indian Education & Culture Program
- Elizabeth Anne Parent, Ph.D. Native American Cultural Center
- Myra L. Smith Friendship House Association of American Indians
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.
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.
- Remembered Earth: New Mexico's High Desert Filmmaker John Grabowska and Indian author N. Scott Momaday present a vision of hope for humankind's relationship to the natural world by interpreting the myth, beauty and power of a scarred but sacred landscape of the American West.
- Airs Sunday, November 5 at 6pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- Tattoo On My Heart: The Warriors of Wounded Knee 1973 commemorates the 30th anniversary of the dramatic siege, through the words of the American Indian men and women who struggled for survival inside the bunkers and ravines of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation.
- Airs Wednesday, November 8 at 11pm & Thursday, November 9 at 10pm on KQED Public Television 9.
- Coyote Waits, An American Mystery! Special Wes Studi stars as a seasoned older cop, assimilated to urban ways, and Adam Beach stars as an FBI Academy grad who sidelines as a traditional Navajo healer. Together the Navajo tribal policemen work to solve a case that has them chasing the legend of Butch Cassidy's last stand.
- Airs Thursday, November 10 at 10pm on KQED Public Television 9. This program is simulcast on KQED HD.
- Warriors: Native American Vietnam Veterans looks at the willingness that Native American's had to fight in America's most controversial war and their view on Vietnam decades later.
- Airs Wednesday, November 15 at 11pm on KQED Public Television 9.