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Let's Talk Native... with John Kane

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"Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" is the only Native talk show in Western New York. The show has one function and that is to provide a forum for Native issues, both local and national. New episodes are uploaded every Tuesday and Saturday night from our own studio on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation. Be sure to subscribe or follow to catch all the latest episodes!

"Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" is the only Native talk show in Western New York. The show has one function and that is to provide a forum for Native issues, both local and national. New episodes are uploaded every Tuesday and Saturday night from our own studio on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation. Be sure to subscribe or follow to catch all the latest episodes!

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United States

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"Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" is the only Native talk show in Western New York. The show has one function and that is to provide a forum for Native issues, both local and national. New episodes are uploaded every Tuesday and Saturday night from our own studio on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation. Be sure to subscribe or follow to catch all the latest episodes!

Language:

English


Episodes

#512 - A Wolf In Priest's Clothing

3/1/2021
Can we hold faith, religion and churches responsible for the atrocities committed against our people? How do religious Native people reconcile the atrocities of the past with their current indoctrination and complicity in our oppression while simultaneously declaring themselves to be followers of the Christian faith? Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:30:09

#511 - New York State vs. Seneca Nation

2/26/2021
With all legal remedies exhausted, the Seneca Nation is preparing to cut a check to New York state for over four hundred million dollars. Only one option remains but will they press the new leadership at the Interior Department for a solution? John breaks down the three questions the Senecas should demand answers to. Check out John's in-depth explanation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7O0Twq8jvk Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon!...

Duration:00:30:22

#510 - The Backstory

2/24/2021
As John's fight to end the use of a race based mascot at his old high school heats up some are trying to call out criminal charges from 30 years ago in an attempt to discredited John and his message. It's time for John to tell his story. Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:31:04

#509 - How Do We Pull People Back?

2/22/2021
We cannot be silent because silence is complicity but we need to proceed in a way that discourages some on the edge from digging in further and entrenching themselves in racist beliefs. Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:31:00

#508 - What Does It Mean To Be Native American?

2/17/2021
Who are "Native Americans?" Are they distinct and autonomous? Have they become part of the American subculture? Are they slowly losing their culture and identity as the systems of oppression and assimilation grind them into dust? Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:31:29

#507 - History In Context Part 2: Residential Schools

2/15/2021
The U.S. launched its assimilation program in 1819. Residential schools would follow from Lincoln all the way to Kennedy and throughout the civil rights movement. Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:30:19

#506 - History In Context

2/12/2021
We cannot view the events of history in a vacuum. We have to put the tragic events of our history in to context. Who was the sitting president? What else was happening in the US and the rest of the world while massacres and land left was occurring? Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:33:59

#505 - A Solid Few Over a Weak Crowd

2/10/2021
There is always a lot of talk about the need for unity and building support for change but a small group of strong, like-minded activists can accomplish far more than a group of performative activists and media pundits. Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:30:28

#504 - Where's Kaepernick?

2/8/2021
The NFL tried to push a message of social justice in this year's Super Bowl but couldn't bring themselves to mention Colin Kaepernick or the Washington team dropping its racial slur of a name. How could they when the sole remaining NFL Team with a native based name and logo were playing in their big game? Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:29:56

#503 - Can We Fire The Lobbyists?

2/5/2021
Millions have been spent on these people to help us navigate the systems of power in Washington D.C. and in state capitals and where has it gotten us? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:29:59

#502 - Sovereignty and the '70s

2/3/2021
When did Native people decide to keep their identity and resist dropping into the melting pot? The answer may not be so obvious. Certainly, the United States did NOT expect Native people resisting what Jefferson called the "final consolidation." Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:28:56

#501 - Welcome To Let's Talk Native!

2/1/2021
Today's episode is a bit of a reintroduction. We introduce a new format, explain our mission and goals, and let you know what you can expect from Let's Talk Native moving forward in to 2021. Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:29:29

#500 - We're Still Here

1/30/2021
Native people live today a across a spectrum of "Land Back" and pipeline activists to those almost completely assimilated to the colonial systems of oppression. We are still here... but as what? Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:54:51

#499 - Fed Wreck Hawaii

1/26/2021
The Biden administration appears to be picking up where the Obama administration left off by trying to make Native Hawaiians into a "Federally Recognized Tribe." Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:54:00

#498 - Not Our Party!

1/23/2021
Let Americans celebrate their leader. Leave us out of it! Support the show on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:54:18

#497 - Remembering Dr. King

1/19/2021
Dr. King's message has been co-opted by many moderates today primarily because his more radical positions on the three evils of America have been intentionally left out of the history books. Dr. King advocated for a radical change in American society to combat militarism, capitalism and racism but the history books tend to focus on his early activism and largely ignores his radical stance on the three evils of America. Support the show on Patreon for exclusive content! -...

Duration:00:56:19

#496 - Tolerance

1/16/2021
"The great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the white citizen's councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's...

Duration:00:54:45

#495 - Democracy?

1/13/2021
Capitalism preys on the poor to feed the rich and democracy in the United States promotes racism. This inequality is built into the foundation of democracy when 60% of the U.S. population identifies as "non-hispanic white." Support the show on Patreon for exclusive content! - https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:55:37

#494 - Allies or Infiltrators? (Feat. Desiree Kane)

1/9/2021
Desiree Kane joins John to discuss "new agers" appropriating "Native spirituality" and the slippery slope of new age spirituality being co-opted by far right political ideologies. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building is also discussed. Support the show on Patreon for exclusive content! - https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:45:53

#493 - What Is Racism?

1/5/2021
We have to revisit this from time to time because many people simply don't know the basic meaning or difference between prejudice, discrimination, racial bias and racism. Support the show on Patreon for exclusive content! - https://www.patreon.com/letstalknative

Duration:00:58:15