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Wiyot Filmmaker, Michelle Hernandez on Her Film, DOUK

Aug 20, 2018

Michelle Hernandez is a Wiyot tribal member and grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation. She has a soon to be released film titled DOUK, about a family that faces the abduction of their daughters to one of the many Native boarding schools in early 20th century America.

Douk is a historical fiction drama based in the 1910’s era. It tells the story of a young Native girl, Irene, who deals with a difficult reality of her and her sister being taken away from their family and sent to boarding school, where they will be assimilated into the western culture. This means that once this happens, they will no longer be able to practice their language, culture, and traditions. 

Colonization, Revitalization and Coming of Age

Aug 7, 2018

"The empowerment of women empowers the whole community." Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy discusses the impact of colonialism on Native women and the coming of age ceremonies for young women which impact the entire community.


What is the mental health prevention and early intervention impact of two culturally specific practices - the Stick Game and Flower Dance?

Virgil Moorehead from Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State are collaborating to study the impact of cultural practices and ceremony and to rethink Native American Mental Health.


Here's A Story: Cutcha

Mar 16, 2018

Indigeneity, sovereignty and American mythology: Cutcha shares a story.


As the U.S. prepares for Thanksgiving next week, many of us think of the image of happy 'Pilgrims and Indians' coming together for a big feast. But what about the rest of the story -- the historical facts versus the Mayflower myths?

This is a condensed version of a Thursday Night Talk program from November 16, 2017. 

As the U.S. prepares for Thanksgiving next week, many of us think of the image of happy 'Pilgrims and Indians' coming together for a big feast. But what about the rest of the story -- the historical facts versus the Mayflower myths?


On this episode of Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat host Lorna Bryant discussed cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation. The discussion centered around how it's defined and, once identified, how to move to cultural sensitivity and humility - by all people. 


National Park Service

"So a professor, and environmentalist, and a fisherman walk into a bar... " That's how host Tom Wheeler opens this salmon-focused episode of the EcoNews Report.