Indian rodeo and culture focus of Wyoming PBS program
— November 13, 2013
(Press release) Present day Indian culture encompasses many things, including rodeo. For nearly 40 years now, Indian Rodeo has been a professional sport and nationwide tribal subculture.
Passed from one generation to the next, Indian rodeo families cross the country participating in a sport that requires dedication and effort. This Friday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. on Wyoming PBS, WYOMING CHRONICLE takes a glimpse into the life of seventeen year old Drew Antone and his family as he competed in the Rocky Mountain Regional finals to determine who participated in the Indian National Finals in Las Vegas last year.
The Indian Rodeo story is followed by a studio discussion about life beyond the stereotypes and how the two worlds meet, contrast and evolve. Studio guests include Helsha Acuna, Professor of Native American Studies at Central Wyoming College; Caskey Russell, Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming in the American Indian Studies program; and Jordan Dresser, journalist and producer for this Wyoming Chronicle Indian Rodeo story.
About Wyoming Chronicle:
Wyoming Chronicle is an innovative weekly program featuring interviews with newsmakers, artists, independent thinkers, and unique Wyoming personalities. Most programs begin with a video piece to introduce the subject, but the centerpiece of the show is the conversations between articulate guests and our experienced interviewers, led by host/producer Richard Ager. The public affairs series deals with difficult and complex issues such as fracking, access to rural health care, and being unequal in the Equality State. Our guests have included Gerry Spence, “the lawyer who couldn’t lose”; the wit and insight of Senator Al Simpson; and Lee Alley, author and Wyoming’s most highly decorated Vietnam veteran. Wyoming Chronicle explores the people and places of this vast state and tells the stories of Wyoming.