Nov 7, 2012

Xfinity TV Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

This month, Comcast’s Xfinity TV recognizes Native American Heritage Month with a collection of award-winning movies, biographies and TV specials that celebrate the very first Americans.  The collection will be available to all Xfinity TV customers on Xfinity On Demand and will include select programming also available on XfinityTV.com, Xfinity TV on Xbox 360 and the Xfinity TV Player app, throughout November.

"Xfinity TV is proud to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Native American community, and we encourage customers to take part in the celebration by watching all month long," said Ruben Mendiola, Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Video Services, Comcast Cable. "We look forward to bringing customers even more Native American movies, specials and educational programming designed to entertain, inform and inspire in the months to come."

Xfinity TV’s Native American Heritage offering includes movie, biographies and TV specials from the Smithsonian Channel, Biography Channel and NBC, as well as Independent and Academy Award winning and nominated films from Buena Vista, Columbia Pictures, FOX, MGM, Miramax and Warner Brothers. 

TV Series, Specials and Movies include:

• Raven Tales:  "Raven Tales" are a group of over 150 stories from Native American mythology. This multiple-award winning series delivers humorous and heartfelt stories from a wide variety of Native cultures across North America centering on themes of family, friendship, environmental stewardship and personal responsibility. 

• Skateboard Nation: Explore the underground movement that’s helping Native American youth throughout the U.S. soar above life’s challenges, one half-pipe at a time.  Skateboarding is increasingly popular on Indian reservations, cultivating athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and mentors.  From the streets of Albuquerque to New York City, from Washington, D.C. to Pine Ridge, S.D., the sport is fueling a new form of self-expression and pride. 

• Stories from the Vaults: No Place Like Home: Smithsonian showcases Native American teepees at the National Museum of the American Indian.

• Garden Secrets: Horticulturists and landscape architects caring for the Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C. help create bountiful vegetable gardens using time-tested tips, one of which employ ancient Native American Indian techniques to create "The Three Sisters" (squash, maize and climbing beans).

• Biographies of Pocahontas, Crazy Horse: The Last Warrior, Sitting Bull: Chief of the Lakota Nation and Geronimo: The Last Renegade (Biography Channel)

• Native American "Unplugged" (NBC): Special clips featuring Native Americans sharing their culture as they live it today.

Additional movies (only available on Xfinity On Demand) include:
• Dances With Wolves (MGM)
• The Last Of The Mohicans (Fox)
• Smoke Signals (Miramax)
 Windtalkers (MGM)
• 29 Palms (Lionsgate) 
• Black Cloud (WB)
• Pocahontas (Buena Vista)
• Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World (Buena Vista)
• Squanto: A Warriors Tale (Buena Vista)

Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations.

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