WTCI-PBS Honors Native American Heritage Month With Programming Sponsored By Vital Buffalo Farm

Monday, November 4, 2019

WTCI-PBS, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, will host a schedule of programming celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November, beginning with a documentary, “Medicine Woman,” that will air Monday at 10 p.m.

WTCI-PBS is honored that support for November’s special programming has been provided by the Vital Buffalo Farm, a 300-acre preserve owned by Greg Vital dedicated to the conservation of Native American resources and the propagation and celebration of buffalo throughout the Southeast. 
 
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Vital, principal and owner/CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living and Independent Healthcare Properties, serves on the boards of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium and is board chair of the National Parks Conservation Association. An advocate for Native American heritage and historic preservation, Greg has been a longtime supporter of WTCI and PBS programming in the Tennessee Valley. Native American Heritage Month was enacted by President G.W. Bush in 1990 and has its antecedents in state celebrations dating back as far as 1915. 
 
“Medicine Woman” debuts on-air on Monday at 10 p.m. and profiles America’s first Native doctor, a woman who broke barriers or race and gender to heal her people and explores how generations of women have followed in her footsteps. “Warrior Tradition” will be featured on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. and tells the "astonishing, inspiring and largely-untold story of Native Americans who have served valiantly in the United States military." “Words From A Bear,” from the “American Masters” series gives a thorough survey of N. Scott Momaday’s most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and his role as a founding member of the “Native American Renaissance” in art and literature and will debut on-air on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. Completing the month-long series, “Conscience Point” from Independent Lens will be featured on Monday, Nov. 18 at 10:30 p.m. and will explore the relationship between development and historic preservation through one woman’s relentless fight to protect her tribe as a golf club is built atop a sacred burial ground.


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