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A live call-in program, engaging noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

A live call-in program, engaging noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

Location:

Anchorage, AK

Description:

A live call-in program, engaging noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

Language:

English

Contact:

4401 Lomas Blvd NE Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87110 5059992444


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Episodes

10-25-21 Native consultants and liaisons (Rebroadcast)

10/25/2021
When businesses or media productions take on Native themes, images or storylines, they turn to Native consultants to avoid stereotypes or offensive messages. It takes a broad knowledge of Native cultures and often requires standing up to executives with entrenched ideas. We’ll hear from Native consultants about what the job is like and the growing importance to have Native voices in the corporate and media world.

Duration:00:56:27

10-22-21 The Menu: Owamni, TV show meat pies and food sovereignty online

10/22/2021
For the debut of The Menu food show we'll hear about Chef Sean Sherman's successful launch of the full-service Minneapolis restaurant Owamni, a brand new Native cookbook and those meat pies featured in the HULU show “Reservation Dogs.” Native America Calling's resident foodie Andi Murphy explores the latest developments in Indigenous food and food sovereignty.

Duration:00:54:28

10-21-21 Questions about federal pandemic relief distribution

10/21/2021
The more than $20 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time. But a new analysis points out what the study’s authors say is vastly inequitable distribution of that money. Scholars with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development say flaws in the formula established to distribute the money are the main culprit and both the Biden and Trump administrations chose to ignore recommendations by tribes and others to make the...

Duration:00:56:26

10-20-21 Makah Tribe’s whale hunt journey

10/20/2021
The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last grey whale harvest. After numerous legal challenges, a federal judge how recommends the tribe be allowed the practice that is at the heart of their cultural and spiritual identity. Their last hunt—after grey whales were removed from the endangered species list—was marred by protests, active interference and even death threats against members of the tribe. We’ll learn the cultural importance behind whale...

Duration:00:54:52

10-19-21 Native consultants and liaisons

10/19/2021
When businesses or media productions take on Native themes, images or storylines, they turn to Native consultants to avoid stereotypes or offensive messages. It takes a broad knowledge of Native cultures and often requires standing up to executives with entrenched ideas. We’ll hear from Native consultants about what the job is like and the growing importance to have Native voices in the corporate and media world.

Duration:00:56:29

10-18-21 They/them? Understanding nonbinary gender identities

10/18/2021
In many Native American cultures, there’s an understanding and respect for those who identify with a gender that is neither male nor female. Only recently have the terms “nonbinary,” “them” and “they,” entered the mainstream lexicon in reference to gender. “Nonbinary” is a catch-all term meaning not strictly male or female. That includes many—but not all—of those who call themselves “Two-Spirit.” We’ll learn more about nonbinary identities how some advocates want to change the way nonbinary...

Duration:00:56:29

10-15-21 The complex path to home ownership on tribal land

10/15/2021
Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements. Even if they manage to satisfy all the requirements, they may still be unable to get a mortgage from a standard lender. In addition, some tribal members who benefited from HUD’s Indian Home Loan Guaranteed Program are coming up against constraints.

Duration:00:56:29

10-14-21 Monitoring damaging oil spills

10/14/2021
California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive Pacific Coast area. National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp issued a statement urging the federal government and others to “take this opportunity to engage with Tribal Nations to protect our natural resources and find solutions to prevent these devastating events from happening again.” It’s also a harbinger of the threat...

Duration:00:56:29

10-13-21 Music Maker: Ailani

10/13/2021
The album “Heartbroken Bones” is Ailani’s gift to the world and it’s full of youthful energy. It pulls in listeners with a clean sound and a voice that soulfully speaks with honesty. This young Santa Clara Pueblo musician uses their music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature through playful indie pop compositions. We’ll hear what led this melodic creative down a musical and artful path and what it means to share stories through sound.

Duration:00:56:29

10-12-21 Young people promote healthy living

10/12/2021
Some civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them. Several groups are hoping to deploy Native youth to help improve statistics for Native Americans who are disproportionately affected by many adverse health problems, from diabetes to obesity.

Duration:00:56:29

10-11-21 Slow progress on Indigenous issues awareness

10/11/2021
The Black Lives Matter social justice movement called attention to just how unbalanced public awareness and recognition is for Native American issues. Native people and their allies took to the streets, toppling statues and monuments that civic leaders long ago established to promote a decidedly white, colonialist—sometimes racist—viewpoint. Now elected officials are pondering what to do with statues of Christopher Columbus, Father Junipero Serra, and others. Meanwhile the number of places...

Duration:00:56:29

10-08-21 The push to protect sacred land in Nevada

10/8/2021
Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of land with a National Monument designation. The area known as Avi Kwa Ame is sacred or culturally significant to at least 10 tribes. There’s pressure from developers who want to establish wind energy farms that supporters of the protections say would significantly harm the beauty and cultural importance of the landscape.

Duration:00:56:29

10-07-21 Aquaculture for profit and the planet

10/7/2021
Farming kelp provides a nutritious food source as well as habitat for sea creatures further up the food chain. It’s also a potentially profitable venture for some coastal tribes. That’s just one of the plants and animals that show promise for cultivation for economic development. And aquaculture connects to traditional Indigenous methods while also fitting in with efforts to offer long-term employment solutions that are environmentally sustainable.

Duration:00:56:29

10-06-21 Slavery from an Indigenous perspective

10/6/2021
The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous people in the history of North America. Spanish colonizers set in motion a complicated legacy of slavery throughout the Americas that changed identity, culture and relationships forever. We’ll talk about the history and legacy of Indigenous slavery and get insights from speakers with the National Museum of the American Indian’s symposium, “The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United...

Duration:00:56:29

10-05-21 Keeping Indigenous elders healthy and connected

10/5/2021
Elders are already at risk for isolation. The pandemic only worsens the problem as the best way to protect them from the threat of COVID-19 is to keep them separated from other people. But that isolation can increase the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease and stroke and mental health issues like anxiety and depression, according to the CDC. The National Indian Council On Aging launched the Connected Indigenous Elders campaign to keep elders engaged. We’ll hear about the program and...

Duration:00:56:29

10-04-21 New fossil discoveries and Indigenous origins

10/4/2021
Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America. Many tribes have pushed back against the so-called land bridge across the Bering Strait theory because it conflicts with traditional knowledge. The new fossil evidence could add weight to their case. We’ll talk with Indigenous archaeologists about the new scientific revelations and inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in archaeological science.

Duration:00:56:29

10-01-21 Indigenous culinary innovation

10/1/2021
Corn was originally cultivated by Indigenous people in what is now Mexico. That led to another important Indigenous innovation whose origin dates back about 3,000 years: nixtamalization. It’s the process of soaking corn in an alkaline solution with hardwood ash or limestone to break down its natural barrier, releasing niacin, an integral part of human nutrition. It’s also turned corn into a culinary staple leading to commonly used foods like corn tortillas and hominy. We’ll talk about the...

Duration:00:56:29

09-30-21 Preston Singletary, Nick Galanin and multidisciplinary inspiration

9/30/2021
Preston Singletary (Tlingit) has a new album coming out with his band Khu.éex. He also has a traveling exhibition of his glass artwork, heading next to the National Museum of the American Indian. And his design for a public work of art was chosen to be installed outside Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. Nick Galanin is another busy artist with one-man shows all over the globe. He also has a new album of his music out. They are among several Native multidisciplinary artists who draw inspiration...

Duration:00:56:44

09-29-21 Book of the Month: Wahani Puzzles

9/29/2021
Puzzles stimulate the brain and provide entertainment. And they can reveal a person’s creativity and ability to solve problems. Today they are also being used to celebrate Native art and culture thanks to Wahani Puzzles. September’s Book of the Month is an Indigenous creative effort that showcases work by Native artists Cara Romero, Dyani White Hawk and Kevin Pourier in a jigsaw puzzle collection. It’s the brainchild of Singer Horse Capture (A'aninin). We visit with her about this unique...

Duration:00:56:44

09-28-21 ANCSA at 50: Evolving Alaska Native identity

9/28/2021
Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The valuable resources that come with the land were a primary catalyst for the groundbreaking legislation passed 50 years ago. ANCSA also permanently merged Alaska Native identity with corporate entities, requiring a new vision for cultural progress and responsibility.

Duration:00:56:44