‘Native America,’ Brings to Life World Created by America’s First People

News Release Date: 
October 8, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘Native America,’ Brings to Life World Created by America’s First People

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Explore the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First People when “Native America,” premieres at 8 p.m. CT, Tuesday, Oct. 23 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations. Peru Puma

Weaving 150,000 years of history and modern science with living Indigenous traditions, this new series reveals unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing.

Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, “Native America” illuminates a past whose story has since remained untold.

Recent discoveries informed by Native American oral histories have led to a bold new perspective on North and South America – that through social networks spanning two continents ancient people shared a foundational belief system with a diversity of cultural expressions.

Potlatch masksThis and other research is leading to revelations that will forever change how we understand Native America.

The series will continue at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13.

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.