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Native America Calling is a live call-in program, linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together into a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Listener Call-In Line: 1-800-996-2848

Native America Calling is a live call-in program, linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together into a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Listener Call-In Line: 1-800-996-2848
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Anchorage, AK

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Native America Calling is a live call-in program, linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together into a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Listener Call-In Line: 1-800-996-2848

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English

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02-21-18 After the Colten Boushie verdict

2/21/2018
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A white Canadian farmer is cleared in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation. The verdict from a jury with no apparent Indigenous members prompted an angry outcry and calls to address flaws in the justice system. The premier of Saskatchewan says there needs to be a dialogue on racism across Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented an agenda to Parliament that would overhaul relations between the government and Indigenous peoples. Can this...

Duration:00:58:59

02-20-18 Through the Generations: the new Native ranchers

2/20/2018
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Kelsey Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux), 24, is a fourth generation rancher and owner of DX Beef. She’s one of a handful of Native farmers and ranchers under the age of 25. The USDA’s Census of Agriculture counted 293 of them in 2012. She’s also the youth programs coordinator for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, helping promote interest in ranching among young Native Americans. Some tribes, organizations and individuals are working to connect the wisdom from elders in the industry to...

Duration:00:58:59

02-19-18 Marijuana’s controversial cousin: hemp

2/19/2018
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Growing hemp is not as simple as putting seeds into the ground. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians tribe in Wisconsin is suing the state’s attorney general. It’s legal to grow hemp in the state, but the tribe insists they shouldn’t have to submit to the state’s oversight. Other tribes are also getting pushback in their attempts to turn hemp into a cash crop. The plant is related to marijuana but does not contain the psychoactive effects. It is listed as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement...

Duration:00:58:59

02-16-18 The State of Indian Nations

2/16/2018
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The new president of the National Congress of American Indians, Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw Nation) delivers the State of Indian Nations address. This is Keel’s third nonconsecutive term as NCAI president. We’ll bring you the speech as well as the congressional response.

Duration:00:58:59

02-15-18 Heart health for Native women

2/15/2018
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Native women die younger compared to their peers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports cardiovascular or heart disease is at the top of the list when it comes to taking the lives of women in this country. Factors like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure put women at higher risk of heart complications. We discuss ways Native women are reducing their risks and why more women are sharing their stories.

Duration:00:58:59

02-14-18 Safe teen dating

2/14/2018
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Social media and dating apps are among the places teens go to find love and companionship. Occasionally puppy love turns unhealthy or even abusive. It can be hard for parents to track. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. We’re talking about healthy dating for young people and how parents can talk to their children about it. What tips do you give to your teens about dating?

Duration:00:58:59

02-13-18 Native in the Spotlight: Mary Kathryn Nagle

2/13/2018
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Mary Kathryn Nagle’s (Cherokee) play “Sovereignty” opened two weeks ago at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The play revolves around a contemporary jurisdictional dispute as an overlay to Cherokee removal in the 1830s. Nagle is also preparing for the world premiere of her play, “Manahatta,” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival next month. In addition to earning accolades as a playwright, Nagle is an accomplished lawyer specializing tribal self-determination, civil rights and violence...

Duration:00:58:59

02-12-18 The first year of President Trump

2/12/2018
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Environmental rollbacks, job creation and the tax law from the past year all affect tribal governments and their people. Even counting his legislative accomplishments, President Donald Trump’s first year in office was anything but ordinary. We’ll look back and take the hour to discuss how his policies—and rhetoric—play out in Native America. We’ll hear from both supporters and detractors and map out what the next year might hold.

Duration:00:58:59

02-09-18 Music Maker: Nataanii Means

2/9/2018
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Corruption, exploitation of the land, and an attack on a Native cultural way of life are the things that Nataanii Means is challenging in his new album “Balance.” This Oglala Lakota, Navajo and Omaha recording artist has used his lyrics to bring awareness of what Native people face for years. Join us as we hear his words and music on our February Music Maker.

Duration:00:58:59

02-08-18 Taking a stance on the death penalty

2/8/2018
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Kirby Cleveland, a Navajo man, faces a possible death sentence if convicted on charges he killed a Navajo Nation police officer last year. If Cleveland is sentenced to death, he would join 26 other Native Americans on death row in U.S prisons, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The Navajo Nation outlawed the death penalty, as have many other tribes. But does that have any sway over how federal prosecutors approach justice for tribal members who commit capital crimes?

Duration:00:58:59

02-07-18 A cultural curriculum in Oregon

2/7/2018
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In Oregon, the graduation rates for Native students remain well below all other groups. A new report from the state’s Department of Education shows graduation is up by six percent overall from four years ago. But Native students are at the bottom. But there is some hope in Warm Springs centered around a curriculum that includes Native history and culture. The creators of the curriculum have confidence that students exposed to their culture are more likely to stay in school and achieve...

Duration:00:58:59

02-06-18 573 and counting

2/6/2018
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Six Virginia tribes join the list of those recognized by the federal government. President Trump signed legislation granting federal recognition to the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Rappahannock, Monacan and Nansemond tribes. The move is the result of a two-decade fight in Congress to correct what one senator says is an “injustice”. We’ll talk with tribal leaders about what recognition means for the tribes. We’ll also explore the disturbing history of the white...

Duration:00:58:59

02-05-18 Strike two for ‘Wahoo’

2/5/2018
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The Cleveland Major League Baseball team is removing the disturbing “Chief Wahoo” logo from team uniforms and ballpark banners starting next year. The recent action is part of the team’s announced plan to distance itself from the offensive mascot. Native organizations and mascot activists cheered the move that comes after decades of criticism, protests and even lawsuits. It’s a win for Native Americans. But the team didn’t quite hit a home run. Fans will still be able to buy hats and other...

Duration:00:58:59

02-02-18 Eating disorders: when food is the enemy

2/2/2018
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So many Native gatherings center around food, including feast days, feeds, potlatches and even informal events. But despite traditional connections, some people suffer from an unhealthy relationship to food. Millions of people develop disorders like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, and the National Institute of Mental Health says researchers are still working to find out why. One 2012 study of 500 Native men and women finds eating disorders affect Native people the same rate as other...

Duration:00:58:59

02-01-18 New momentum against sexual harassment

2/1/2018
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A U.S. Department of the Interior workplace environment survey found that more than a third of Bureau of Indian Affairs employees experienced some form of harassment, including sexual harassment, while on the job. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staff members and promised a new ‘zero tolerance’ stance against any harassment. As conversations continue about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and in politics, we’re taking a look at the issue in Native America....

Duration:00:58:59

01-31-18 Book of the Month: Cards Against Colonialism

1/31/2018
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People use different methods to get a message across or bring critical thinking to the fore. What about a game that combats stereotypes and colonization and the ills connected to them with the flip of a card? In our spotlight this month it’s all about an emerging game that uses humor to literally get difficult issues on the table. “Cards Against Colonialism” by the Native American Teaching Aids is the product of tribal members, elders and educators. They aim to confront some of the...

Duration:00:58:59

01-30-18 Fighting the flu

1/30/2018
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It could start with a sore throat or maybe an aching feeling all over your body. The first thought is, “I hope I’m not getting sick!” Many health officials are calling this flu season the worst in decades, both in numbers and severity. The Indian Health Service recommends flu shots to help prevent infection. But that’s only one tool to help avoid what is a discomfort for most people and a real threat to others. We’ll talk with experts about preventing and treating the flu and learn why...

Duration:00:58:59

01-29-18 More movement on monuments

1/29/2018
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The Trump administration is asking a federal court overseeing a lawsuit by tribes and environmental organizations fighting shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument to move the case to Utah district court. The move may put the defendants in a more favorable position, as a recent poll found almost half of Utah residents support shrinking the monument. The Antiquities Act, which is at the heart of the legal cases against the reduction, does not specifically authorize presidents to reduce...

Duration:00:58:59

01-26-18 January in the News

1/26/2018
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It’s our first news show of 2018. It’s been a year since President Donald Trump took office. Amid the near-daily turmoil from his tweets and off-the-cuff remarks, his administration has managed to change policies that significantly affect Indian Country. From national policy to tribal politics, we’ll take time to check in with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. Join us for our regular news round-up.

Duration:00:58:59

01-25-18 Music Maker: Buffy Sainte-Marie

1/25/2018
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Buffy Sainte-Marie’s (Cree) music has moved audiences for decades. Her songwriting has consistently taught lessons about strength and the need to speak up. She describes her latest album “Medicine Songs” as a collection of front line songs about unity and resistance. This month we dive into this collection of melodies which include new sounds along with some of her classics that are reinvigorated with lyrics and arrangements that confront current times.

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