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Indian Pride, Health: Part 1

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JuniKae Randall introduction, discussion of health in Indian country including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other health care issues featuring Harold "Gus" Frank, chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin; Lily Cummings, Pawnee Nation, Oklahoma; Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Senate Indian Affairs Committee; Mitchell Cypress, chairman of the Seminole Tribe, Florida; and Hollis Chough of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona.

Pioneer Village: Thief River Falls, MN

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The Pioneer Village is a museum that belongs to the people and it located in Theif River Falls, MN. Visitors are able to come and experience the pioneer days instead of just look and read about it. A museum where only kids get to ring the bells.

Scandinavian Traditions | Lutefisk

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Traditional food and cooking methods is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.

The Germans from Russia | Living and Working

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Learn how the Germans from Russia settled across America, but many found home in what came to be known as the German triangle which spanned across Manitoba and the Dakotas. The Germans were given land under the homestead act which led them away from living in villages, which they had grown accustomed to in the "old" country. Having to live so far from their neighbors caused isolation and many looked forward to visiting day. They were strong people who had inhabited land much like the land they had left, full of fierce winters, a place where "wind was always in the grass" and the fields were filled with stones.

Prairie Churches | Expressions of Faith

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Learn about Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, North Dakota. A montage of northern plains churches illustrates NDSU History Professor Tom Isern’s assertion that we can learn from prairie churches about the people of the plains who built them.

Liberty Minutes | Fight for Statehood

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Listen as Wayne Stenehjem discusses the issues North Dakota confronted in its fight for statehood.

Liberty Minutes | Land of Opportunity

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Historian William Sherman describes how immigrants who came to settle in the Dakotas must have felt about coming to a "land of opportunity" and what types of people they were.

Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 2

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JuniKae Randall, host of Indian Pride, interviews Dr. Duane Champagne, who serves on the faculty advisory committee of UCLA's Native Nations Law and Policy Center and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota. The interview covers a timeline that explains American Indian governance and relationship structures based on sacred creation stories before Christopher Columbus, through early interactions and treaty development between American Indians and the colonial and American governments, civil rights movements, to current self determination efforts.

Indian Pride | Historical Overview | Part 1

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Learn about the differing concepts of land ownership, effects of first contact between American Indians and Europeans, relocation, allotment, and loss of land and culture.

WWII Prairie Memories | Kamikazes in the Pacific and Cold in Europe

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Hear the stories of Navy gunner Dick Severson, Fargo, ND; Navy bosun mate Donovan Witham, West Fargo, ND; and infantryman Wayne Rowe relate stories of wartime incidents.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

WWII Prairie Memories | Tragedy and Comedy, Life in the Military

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Listen to some of the strongest wartime memories of sailor Jack Schulstad, Barnesville, MN;aviation cadet Henry LaBore, Fargo, ND; sailor John Harrison Abel, Hitterdal, MN; infantryman Loren Olson, Ada, MN; Canadian Army sapper Fred Herring, Morris, MB, and infantryman LeRoy Quernemoen, Fergus Falls, MN. Develop an appreciation for WWII Veterans.

World War II veterans are extraordinary; their bravery inspires us and their sacrifices secured the freedoms we treasure. WWII Prairie Memories is an important collection of veteran voices, a precious piece of history, that communicates the personal challenges and spiritual experience that define this generation of heroes. All three episodes are compilations of selected veteran narratives recorded at these locations: Veterans Bonanzaville USA, West Fargo ND; ND Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora ND; Prairie Public Studios, Fargo ND; Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead MN; and Morris Legion, Morris MB.

One Shining Moment | Great Teams and Dynasties | Part I

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Watch clips of the Minot Model, Mott, Kenmare, Ellendale, Oak Grove, and Wyndmere basketball teams from great games over the years. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

One Shining Moment | Best Teams Ever: Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg, 1996 and 1997

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Watch game clips that show why great ball handling, depth, balance, and size were the hallmark of the 1996 and 1997 Mayville, Portland, Clifford, and Galesburg teams. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches, and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

One Shining Moment | Best Teams Ever: Casselton Central Cass, 1968

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Learn how great ball handling, depth, balance and size were the hallmarks of Central Cass High School. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

It's All Earth and Sky | Citizenship and Language

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Brian Schweitzer and Al Neuharth talk about their ancestors’ citizenship status, and all five descendants talk of their family’s experiences with the German language. As they adjusted to a new life, the first generation found that learning a new language often proved difficult.

 

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