Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month,
WXXI-TV and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring the men and women who shaped the Native American experience.

Featured Programming

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00pm
Join WXXI Education for a free media-making workshop using inspiration and resources from public media projects and series such  as PBS' Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Native American Heritage Month

Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Do you love Molly of Denali? Now you can LISTEN to Molly and her adventures in the Molly of Denali Podcast!
Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings is a curriculum, video series, and at-home activity collection that explores family history and DNA ancestry with youth, appropriate for educational settings.
Informational text and Alaska Native culture form the basis of the groundbreaking Molly of Denali series and its educational resources. 

Recently Aired

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 9:00pm
This radio speical highlights the stories of five minority women-owned small business owners.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:00pm
Join WXXI Education for a free digital storytelling workshop using inspiration and resources from PBS' Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and digital media creation tools. 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors, uncovering crucial pieces of their own identities that were lost on the journey to America. 
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 11:00pm
The life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk. 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 5:30pm
When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet, this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years.


Native American Heritage Month

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