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Twin Cities PBS is committed to showcasing important, inspiring programs and hosting a series of multifaceted events that honor native cultures. In conjunction with the PBS series Native America, and other national programming, TPT will be airing original productions that share stories of Native Americans in Minnesota. This collection of programs and events gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their neighbors and their world. We'll also showcase additional short-form video stories and blog posts right here on TPToriginals.org. TPT Honors Native Cultures is presented in part by:
Twin Cities PBS is committed to showcasing important, inspiring programs and hosting a series of multifaceted events that honor native cultures. In conjunction with the PBS series Native America, and other national programming, TPT will be airing original productions that share stories of Native Americans in Minnesota. This collection of programs and events gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their neighbors and their world. We'll also showcase additional short-form video stories and blog posts right here on TPToriginals.org. TPT Honors Native Cultures is presented in part by:

The People’s Protectors (Full Episode)

Four Native American veterans reflect on their experiences in the military during the divisive Vietnam War and how their communities helped them carry their...
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Art and Life of George Morrison: A “Beyond The Book” Special

  Step into this chronicle of the art, life and impact of famed Minnesota artist George Morrison, based on the award-winning book "Modern Spirit" and...

Dakota Exile

  Beginning in 1862, the federal and state government began to drive the Dakota people from Minnesota. The story of their exile is told through...

The Past Is Alive Within Us: The U.S.-Dakota Conflict

  This documentary examines one of the most difficult chapters in Minnesota’s history: the state’s involvement in the Dakota War against the backdrop of the...

First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language

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