In conjunction with the upcoming PBS series Native America, Idaho Public Television is hosting a preview and panel discussion to take a closer look at Idaho’s Native American Indian tribes.
Along with a preview of the premiere episode of Native America, IdahoPTV producer Aaron Kunz will moderate a panel discussion with representatives from Idaho’s Native American tribes and experts from Idaho universities. The discussion will explore the impact Native tribes have on Idaho’s economy and the role education plays in the opportunities available to tribal students.
The public is invited to join us for this preview and panel discussion:
Wednesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM
at the Idaho State Museum (610 Julia Davis Drive in Boise)
The panel discussion will be live-streamed on the IdahoPTV Facebook page.
Kunz is producing two short video segments that will premiere during the preview event and air on IdahoPTV. One documentary will focus on the economic impact of Idaho’s tribal communities — with their casinos, convention centers, fisheries and recreational opportunities — on neighboring communities. The other will explore the ways tribal leaders and school districts are encouraging students to pursue higher education and then return to the reservation to be the next generation of teachers.
About the Series ‘Native America’: At the intersection of Native knowledge and modern scholarship is a new vision of America and its people. Native America is a four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe. It travels through 15,000 years to showcase massive cities, unique systems of science, art and writing, and 100 million people connected by social networks and spiritual beliefs spanning two continents. The series reveals some of the most advanced cultures in human history and the Native American people who created it and whose legacy continues, unbroken, to this day. The series explores this extraordinary world through an unprecedented combination of cutting-edge science and traditional indigenous knowledge—featuring sacred rituals filmed for the first time, history changing scientific discoveries, and rarely heard voices from the living legacy of Native American culture. ‘Native America’ airs Oct. 23 and 30 at 9 PM and Nov. 13 at 9 & 10 PM on Idaho Public Television.