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WPBS-TV Presents Special Programming for Native American Heritage Month

WATERTOWN, NY (November 7, 2022) – November is Native American Heritage Month and WPBS is delighted to recognize the achievements and history of First Nations across Turtle Island with a lineup of specials, including:

Spirit Flute (Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 pm)
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Wes Studi, this special delves into the extraordinary journey of a group of Oklahoma flute makers and artists.

Chasing Voices: The Story of John Peabody Harrington (Sunday, November 13th at 4:00 pm)
From 1907 until his death more than 50 years later, ethnologist John Peabody Harrington crisscrossed the U.S., chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America’s dying languages.

Searching for Sequoyah (Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 pm)
This documentary spans two countries and three Cherokee nations, leading viewers on a journey through the life and death of Sequoyah.

La Loche (Sunday, November 20th at 4:00 pm)
A story that begins with tragedy and ends with spiritual and emotional transformation.

Imagine This: Canada II (Tuesday, November 22nd at 8:00 pm)
An eclectic collection of stories and anecdotes from across Canada, showcasing a variety of passions, visions and inspirations.

American Masters: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry it On (Tuesday, November 22nd at 9:00 pm)
Oscar-winning Indigenous artist has had a six-decade groundbreaking career as a singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.

Surviving New England’s Great Dying (Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:00 pm)
It’s been more than 400 years since the first Thanksgiving. This is the story of the Great Dying and how tribal leaders are learning from the past as they deal with the effects of today’s pandemic.


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