NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE

Hupa Tribe

Kayla Begay provides this segment of Live Your Language

In Hupa: see you later,  "nuniwhtsis-te"


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Jennifer Bell continues her discussion with Yadao Inong about traditional Native harvest of Lamprey "eel" along the Trinity and Klamath Rivers.


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.