Vision Maker Media is proud to present Bridge the Gap to Pine Ridge with Chris Bashinelli. Host and global explorer Chris Bashinelli travels the world to experience life outside his hometown – Brooklyn, New York. In this program, he visits Pine Ridge to explore the culture of the Oglala Lakota. The program premieres Friday, July 19 on most PBS stations at 10pm ET.Check your local listings.
Host and global explorer Chris Bashinelli travels the world to experience life outside his hometown — Brooklyn, New York. In this program, he visits Pine Ridge to explore the often forgotten culture of the Oglala Lakota Native Americans. While there, he embarks on a life-changing buffalo harvest, is “schooled” by the women’s basketball team, visits with a 14-year-old suicide prevention activist and finds himself shoulder deep up a cow’s backside while trying to better understand employment matters on the reservation. With humor and pathos, he uncovers stories of hope and learns how Lakota culture has prevailed in the face of adversity.
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Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. You can now watch four episodes online with more available each month. One of the recent episodes dealt with the concept of being Two Spirited and premiered when the U.S. Supreme Court released its rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8.
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