Native Stories for Public Television
Aloha, Ya'at'eeh, and Hello Public Television Station Managers, 

We hope you are holding a place in your April schedules for an amazing four-part documentary series about our Mother Earth, perfect for Earth Day. Standing on Sacred Ground (4/60) is presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications and Vision Maker Media. Each episode explores the common theme of protecting traditional, sacred lands. It is told through the stories of eight communities around the world. Every person on our earth should see the beauty that exists in these places and the different ways that humans can either preserve or forever harm these natural oases. NETA is feeding Standing on Sacred Ground (SOSG) Mondays starting March 30, 2015, 16:30 - 17:30 ET/HD04 and continuing through April 20, 2015.

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We look forward to hearing from you about your ideas for scheduling Standing on Sacred Ground in April or May. Please contact Laura Adams Cosacchi by calling (425) 747-3938 or by e-mail at

Mahalo. Ahe'hee'. Thank you.


Standing on Sacred Ground
Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. resist threats to their sacred places
--the original protected lands--in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment.

In this four-part documentary series, Native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of government mega-projects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change.

Narrated by Graham Greene, with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal and Q'orianka Kilcher, the series exposes threats to Native peoples' health, livelihood, and cultural survival in eight communities around the world. Rare verité scenes of tribal life allow Indigenous people to tell their own stories-and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption.
Episode 101: Pilgrims & Tourists
Episode 102: Profit & Loss
Episode 103: Fire & Ice
Episode 104: Islands of Sanctuary
Yellow Fever
Tina Garnanez, a young Navajo veteran, goes on a personal investigation into the history of the Navajo uranium boom, examining its lasting impacts and the potential for new mining in the area. Looking at the cost of cheap energy and the future of the industry, Tina becomes an advocate, lobbyist, and a vocal proponent for environmental justice. 
Crying Earth Rise Up
A Lakota mother studying geology seeks the source of the water contamination that caused her daughter's critical health problems. Meanwhile, a Lakota grandmother fights the regional expansion of uranium mining. Crying Earth Rise Up exposes the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on Great Plains drinking water.
My Louisiana Love
While documenting the fading traditions of her Houma Indian family, Monique Verdin finds herself in front of the camera amidst an ongoing environmental crisis that continues to decimate her ancestral lands in the Mississippi Delta.

As a century of prolonged man-made abuse culminates in the catastrophic disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, Monique faces the loss of her home, her family, and her loved ones, but she ultimately finds new hope
through her art and activism.
The Medicine Game
Two brothers from the Onondaga Nation pursue their dreams of playing lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. The obstacles in their way are frequent and daunting, but their love for the game, each other, and their
family's unyielding determination propels these youth towards their dream.
LaDonna Harris:
Indian 101
A Comanche from Okalahoma, LaDonna helped convince the Nixon administration to return sacred ground to the Taos Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, in 1970 founded the Americans for Indian Opportunity, and became a vice-presidential nominee in 1980.

Watchers of the North
This action-packed, six-part documentary adventure series follows the Canadian Rangers in the most remote areas of the Arctic. Their job? To offer a military-like presence by serving as first responders in surveillance, patrol, and scouting. Professionally trained and certified, they are the experts that Regular Forces turn to when in need of survival skills in the unforgiving Arctic. 
Episode 1: The New Recruits
Episode 2: Search & Rescue
Episode 3: The Northern Warning System Patrol
Episode 4: Arctic Presence Patrol
Episode 5: The Fishing Derby

OTN, 6/30

2 episodes per 
week beginning 
15:00-16:00 ET