Assignment Four: The New Urban Tribe
A KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary report from 1971, narrated by Art Brown, which considers how the Alcatraz Occupation (1969-71) provided inspiration for Native Americans to relocate to the Bay Area. It also examines how they are working to establish new lives and preserve their cultural heritage. Includes interviews with: John Trudell (Sioux); Lee Sclar (Indian Legal Services); Mark Whitebull (Sioux); Earl Livermore (Blackfeet); Justine Moppin (Klamath-Modoc-Mono); Belva Cottier (Lakota-Sioux); Grace Thorpe (Sac & Fox); David Risling (Hoopa); Phil Whitehawk (Cherokee) and Ladonna Harris (Comanche). Features views of the San Francisco Indian Center, a pow wow (with Adam Fortunate Eagle), the Inter Tribal Friendship House in Oakland, D-Q University and an Indian Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts. Also considered are issues of Native American health problems (at the time their average life expectancy was 44), ecological awareness and intiatives to reclaim surplus Federal land. This film was written, produced and directed by Dick Riley and first aired on December 7th 1971. Stan Kibby was on camera and editing was by Bob Shafer.
Tags: belva cottier, bob shafer, david risling, dick riley, d-q university, earl livermore, ethel kennedy, grace thorpe, inter tribal friendship house (oakland), john trudell, justine moppin, kron 491, ladonna harris, mark whitebull, native american civil rights, occupation of alcatraz, palace of fine arts, phil whitehawk, san francisco indian center, stan kibby, urban indian health board
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on July 25, 2014.
- Type of material: documentary film
- Duration: 24:34
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Recording medium: 16mm color optical sound film
- Date aired: 12/7/1971
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- KRON 491.mp4 (399.65 MB – MPEG4 video)
- Views: 3100 (2504 for this version)