Tribal Histories Come Full Circle

November 22, 2017

With the final three of twelve Tribal Histories programs premiering in December on WPT, each of Wisconsin’s sovereign Indian nations has now shared some of their own stories, in their own words, with the state. “When you hear the word ‘history,’ you don’t know what to expect,” says series producer Mik Derks. “What you expect is…

Enjoy Three New Tribal Histories Programs This Month

December 14, 2016

Storytellers from each of 11 sovereign nations located in Wisconsin – and one nation whose sovereign status is no longer recognized by the federal government – share the unique histories of their people and communities in WPT’s original Tribal Histories documentaries. The three newest programs from the series – featuring the Red Cliff Ojibwe, Lac Du…

Tribal Histories Q&A: Andy Gokee, Red Cliff Ojibwe

November 22, 2016

“Our history is an oral history, not written down,” says Andy Gokee, a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. “If it is written down, we don’t pay much attention to it.” A new season of Wisconsin Public Television’s Tribal Histories premieres Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Recorded in the natural…

Watch New Tribal Histories Programs On-Air and Online

August 26, 2015

Friday night at 9, Wisconsin Public Television will premiere three new parts of the Tribal Histories project, which over the next two years will share the history and traditions of all of our state’s Native American tribes and sovereign nations. You can also watch all three programs online now below. Recorded in the beautiful natural…

Watch Tribal Histories On Air and Online

August 25, 2014

In August, Wisconsin Public Television premiered the first three parts of the Tribal Histories project, which over the next two years will share the history and traditions of all of our state’s Native American tribes and sovereign nations. Recorded in the beautiful natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries,…