Series
Make Prayers to the Raven
Episode
Grandpa Joe's Country
Producing Organization
KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-f18sb3z13t
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Description
Series Description
"The series, MAKE PRAYERS TO THE RAVEN, is a unique and rare look at a native American culture and spiritual belief system that is still alive and vital in North America. The series (5 half hours) was produced under scrupulous and meticulous oversight of a group of Koyukon Indian elders. The establishment of the oversight committee took over a year, the research took 5 years and the production 3 and a half. Why? Because the spiritual relationships the Athabascan people have with the natural world had never been documented before. The way Koyukon people have been able to subsist and leave little or no trace of their existence has been an unspoken way of life. These programs bring to students of anthropology and comparative religions the Koyukon view of the world -- one that is very different from wester urban thinking. These programs also educate Alaskans about a culture that they had only known very superficially before, and act as a tool of education when Indian people want policy makers to better understand what the land and resources really represent to Indian people. "The programs included for your consideration are: 'The Bible and the Distant Time,' a look at how traditional native American beliefs co-exist with Christianity and the stresses it creates. And, 'Grandpa Joe's Country,' a slice of Koyukon elder's view of the world. We feel these programs bring to people an accurate and unexpected view of Alaska and the natural world that took time to produce and courage on the part of the people to allow many events to be recorded for the first time."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1987
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:32.521
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Credits
Producing Organization: KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
Producing Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-fc543372638 (Filename)
Format: VHS
Duration: 0:28:30
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Citations
Chicago: “Make Prayers to the Raven; Grandpa Joe's Country,” 1987, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-f18sb3z13t.
MLA: “Make Prayers to the Raven; Grandpa Joe's Country.” 1987. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-f18sb3z13t>.
APA: Make Prayers to the Raven; Grandpa Joe's Country. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-f18sb3z13t