On Native Ground

On Native Ground

12 Episodes

On Native Ground (ONG), is an original entertainment program. Each episode features a role model and is hosted by studio anchors, Bela Longee and Danny Herrera. The ONG Youth Reporters cover news and entertainment throughout Indian Country.

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  • On Native Ground - Billy Mills

    Episode 1

    Featuring interviews and native talent segments including Olympian Mr. Billy Mills, 'Red Hook Summer's' Spike Lee alongside cast Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., and James McBride, and musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, MC Redcloud, Crystal Lightning.

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  • On Native Ground - Saginaw Grant

    Episode 2

    Featured Interviews with Saginaw Grant - Actor, writer, spiritual leader, traditional storyteller, spokesperson. Also the cast of 'Filly Brown' cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos and Gina Rodriguez. Special news segment on 'Smokin' Fish' featuring traditional cooking and lifestyles an...

  • On Native Ground - Warriors

    Episode 3

    In Episode 8 we highlight strong indigenous warriors who stand up for Native rights, culture, language, and issues. ONG's reporters speak with artist,and actor Michael Horse, Social Advocate and Environmentalist Chris Peters, and American Indian Movement leader and activist Dennis Banks.

  • On Native Ground - Heather Rae

    Episode 4

    Watch as Heather Rae explains why "having a voice" is critical in the indigenous community. Native American fashion designer, Eddie Madril showcases his work and tells us what it means to create a better understanding of Native American culture through his trendy imagination. A Short Animation, "...

  • On Native Ground - Short Films

    Episode 5

    This episode features a music video "How I am" about a woman's journey of discrimination and the image of a young native woman. Also, a comical PSA about the hazards of smoking and lastly the comical journey of a Bigfoot hunter on his journey of Survival.

  • On Native Ground - Sundance

    Episode 6

    On Native Ground covers the Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah. Featured Interviews of cast and crew from A.C.O.D. include Stuart Zicherman (Director), Richard Jenkins, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler. Reporter, Maddy Etiz catches up with Mouly Surya, Producer of...

  • On Native Ground - Rock the Canyon

    Episode 7

    On Native Ground in Shonto, Arizona for the "Rock the Canyon" Tour. This event has been going on for 5 years and features a weekend of music, vendors, alternative energy promotion, agriculture & livestock demonstrations, a fashion show and artist showings. Native comedian James Bilagody, the Band...

  • On Native Ground - Strong Women

    Episode 8

    In Episode 7 we focus on strong women advocates. Mrs. Utah Globe speaks about her life quest, goals and a foundation that focuses on Women in Need. ONG reporters also interview the director and an actor from the film "To the Bone" that deals with agricultural workers and child workers and the lac...

  • On Native Ground - California State Fair

    Episode 9

    In episode 9 we go to the California State Fair where On Native Ground's creative team was in charge of the State Fair Film Crew. Over 40 high school and college students joined On Native Ground at the Youth Media Studio in Expo Center 4 to create and produce over 106 interview events. 60 videos ...

  • On Native Ground - On the Red Carpet for the Oscars

    Episode 10

    Introducing the '"Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles, CA -- Come close as we take you into the conceptual art of acting and theatre performance. Reporters and the ONG camera crew cover the LA Pre-Oscar Party event hosted by the "Robey Theatre Company" at the LA Center Studios. Reporters Braun...

  • On Native Ground - Interview with Chris-Eyre

    Episode 11

    In this full-length interview, On Native Ground reporter Koli Kohler takes a deeper look into the work and early inspirations of America's most talented Native American filmmaker. Chris Eyre is candid with the On Native Ground audience as he describes what sparked his passion for photography and ...

  • Special Report of Standing Rock

    Episode 12

    Join host Kylie and Kohly Kohler for a special report from the Standing Rock Reservation for an update on the DAPL protest and interviews with several protestors.