Native American Heritage Month 2021 on Arizona PBS

From November 1-31, Arizona PBS is celebrating the experience, heritage, and contributions of Native Americans with a variety of programming, available on air at the times below and on the PBS Video app following the broadcast.


Molly of Denali

Weekdays and Sundays at 7:00 a.m.

Brand new animated series, Molly of Denali follow the daily adventures of 10-year-old Alaska native Molly Mabray, her family, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini.

American Veteran: The Return

Watch online or on the PBS Video app

Hollywood war stories mostly end with the hero’s return. In reality, the road back to civilian life is less certain. For some, there were ticker-tape parades; for others, protests, anger, and silence.

Battle Over Bear Ears

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Bears Ears National Monument, a remote section of land lined with red cliffs and filled with juniper and sage, is at the center of a fight over who has a say in how Western landscapes are protected and managed.

Searching for Sequoyah

Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

First documentary feature to chronicle the legendary accomplishments and mysterious death of the famed Cherokee visionary, Sequoyah. The greatest mystery is not that he created the Cherokee writing system, or syllabary, but rather the details of his final journey to Mexico and the circumstances of his death.

Chasing Voices

Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Ethnologist John Peabody Harrington crisscrossed the U.S., chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America’s dying languages. Moving from one tribal community to the next, he collaborated with the last speakers to document every finite detail before their languages were lost forever. CHASING VOICES chronicles Harrington’s work and traces the impact of his exhaustive research on Native communities working to restore the language of their ancestors.

Home School: The Children Of Carlise

Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m.

130 years after Native American boys died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School, their tribe (Northern Arapaho) journeys from Wyoming to Pennsylvania to help them finally come home.

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Independent Lens “Home from School: The Children of Carlisle”

explores the history of Carlisle Indian Industrial School, the first off-reservation government-funded boarding school for Native American children.

'Sesame Street' special introduces new Korean Muppet Ji-Young

See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special premieres Nov. 25

This Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25, Elmo and friends are making a new friend: Ji-Young — a seven-year-old Korean American character.

Jermaine Lockhart

Saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart speaks into a microphone

Tenor saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart has played alongside many notable musicians, but here the stage is all his. He plays "Honey Dew" and "Sunday Doo Dah."