October 19, 2006

Inside Indian country today

“Indian Country Diaries” to Premiere on PBS this NovemberINDIAN COUNTRY DIARIES, a new two-part PBS series, goes inside modern Native American communities to reveal a diverse people working to revitalize their culture while improving their social, physical and spiritual health. Co-produced by the Native American Public Telecommunications and Adanvdo Vision, the series discusses some of the biggest issues facing contemporary Native Americans, including:

How has new-found casino wealth changed the fortunes of Native Americans?

How are tribes coping with the influx of Indian wannabes, eager for a piece of the pie?

How can Native American parents teach their children their tribal history when they were not taught it themselves?

Can Christianity and traditional Native American spiritual beliefs co-exist?

Is there any perfect middle ground between assimilation and isolation?

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