Animated image of Raven, the trickiest troublemaker of Native American folklore, with a fish in his mouth

Raven Tales

This multiple-award winning series focuses on the wild and funny adventures of Raven, the trickiest troublemaker of Native American folklore, and his circle of friends. "Raven Tales" delivers humorous and heartfelt stories adapted from of wide variety of Native cultures from across North America. It's a community-oriented show, centering on themes of family, friendship, environmental stewardship and personal responsibility. A hugely successful show with children, "Raven Tales" is a program certain to connect to the child in all of us.

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Episode Guide

  • Animated image of six Native American adults

    Musicians of the Sun

    The Sun is not happy when his musicians are released during the winter, threatening to take light and music away from the villagers forever.

  • Animated image of man and woman in canoe next to overly large killer whale

    Return of Kulos

    A plan and persistence create a shared ocean for the villagers and the whale.

  • Animated image of Raven with grizzly bear and wolf

    Day in the Life

    Raven learns that everyone has a place in the village.

  • Animated image of five Native American children with lightning bugs (fireflies)

    Change and Butterflies

    After creating butterflies, the Great Spirit realizes he must take into consideration all of his living creatures, not just the villagers.

  • Animated image of Raven with green child

    Work and Play

    Raven and his friend, Klundux, a bored boy in the village, learn that even the easy life requires some hard work.

  • Animated image of Native American man wearing mask

    Bukwas

    Raven and Igis ban together to rescue villagers trapped on a strange beach.

  • Animated image of Raven with bald eagle

    Spiders and Dreams

    The story of a nightmare and a spider spawn the creation of dream catchers.

  • Animated image of bald eagle in canoe with two men

    The Games

    Another village is discovered, teaching the inhabitants that there are many people in the world, uniting them in friendship.

  • Animated image of Native American man and woman with shield

    Starlight, Starbright

    The children of the village learn about how the stars earned their spots in the sky.

  • Animated image of female toddler

    Baby Blues

    A Native American folklore tale reveals that our personal possessions will never matter as much as our personal relationships with those we love.

  • Animated image of two grizzly bears

    Great Bear Rock

    Raven challenges a conceited Grizzly Bear to a jumping contest, showing that vanity can make one's head as hard as stone.

  • Animated image of four people in boat during rainstorm

    Dog Days

    The children of the village learn an important lesson in taking on responsibility.

  • Animated image of Native American boy

    Dream, Dream, Dream

    A villager, Gwayum, learns one must be patient with dreamers, for they are creators.

  • Animated image of Native American man and woman

    The Gathering

    With the help of the animals, the village is repaired before winter, but will the people return the favor?

  • Animated image of four people with crate of fish

    The Flood

    The children's warning of an upcoming flood falls on deaf ears, but the village will soon learn the importance of listening to even the smallest of voices.

  • Animated image of young girl

    The Rough Faced Girl

    The village learns a valuable lesson about where true beauty lies.

  • Animated image of man with glowing eyes

    Raven Gets Sick

    The winter flu bug sparks the question if man is wise enough to use and preserve the natural remedies in the plants and trees around him.

  • Animated image of bird

    Raven and the Coyote

    Raven meets his match when he encounters the coyote.

  • Animated image of Native American

    Howl at the Moon

    Watch how a pack of wolves proves that good can come to men who do well unto others.

  • Animated image of Native American wearing mask

    The Child of Tears

    Explore the struggles of dealing with childhood and a powerful witch.

  • Animated image of Raven with a young girl

    Bald Eagle

    A Native American folklore tale reveals why the eagle is bald.

  • Animated image of Raven wearing a hat

    Love and War

    Quos learns the importance of patience when it comes to matters of love.

  • Animated image of fish skeleton

    Gone Fishing

    Raven learns the importance of staying true to himself.

  • Animated image of bald eagle

    The Sea Wolf

    It is summer for the First People and Gwai is having a hard time keeping up with the others when it comes to catching fish. When one end of a fishing bargain is not upheld, a lesson will be learned that is far more valuable than any hunting advice.

  • Animated image of squirrel with acorn

    Raven and the First People

    Watch the clash between Raven and his friends as they encounter The First People.