Life Connected: American Indian Heritage Month Special

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Hosted by Whit Johnson, this 30-minute special celebrates American Indian Heritage Month. We take a look at the past, the present and the future.

Part 1:

This clip features Paula Starr, the Executive Director of Southern California Indian Center. Archival photo credit: Autry National Center

Part 2

A new social network,, is helping American Indians connect. NBC4's Mekahlo Medina reports. Also, the first American Indian television station in the country is right here in Southern California. This clip features KVCR-TV general manager Kenn Couch and Tim Harjo, the chief content officer.

Part 3

American Indian basket weaving existed and thrived for centuries, but now as the precious materials become scarce in our urban environment, the art is under threat of extinction. Kat High, the director of the Haramokngna American Indian Culture Center, is in the forefront to reverse this trend.

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