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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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4401 Lomas Blvd NE Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87110 1-800-996-2848


Episodes

12-08-17 Music Maker: Randy Wood

12/8/2017
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Saddle Lake Cree First Nation singer Randy Wood is helping us wrap up another great year of Native music as our December Music Maker. In this hour we get to hear his style of round dance that not only keeps in line with the traditions and teachings of his tribal roots but also gives people something to smile and move to. Several of the songs are dedications to people who have influenced Randy’s life and music. It’s time to round dance once again on our airwaves.

Duration: 00:58:59


12-07-17 Native contributions during World War II

12/7/2017
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Alaska Natives picked up arms, forming citizen militias to guard against a possible foreign invasion. That is among the many Native contributions to the war. As the nation takes time to remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor, we’ll honor some of the contributions by Native Americans and Alaska Natives to World War II. We’ll talk with a descendant of a Navajo Code Talker, a Cherokee Nation veteran, and we'll learn more about the Alaska Territorial Guard.

Duration: 00:58:59


12-06-17 Clean drinking water

12/6/2017
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Access to safe drinking water is an issue for thousands of Native people in the Southwest. Mining for uranium and other minerals, toxins leeching into well water, and inadequate infrastructure all play into water availability. Federal agencies, universities and environmental groups like the Navajo Water Project are trying to address contaminated ground water by researching contamination sources, studying health effects and bringing in clean water from elsewhere. As part of a series on...

Duration: 00:58:59


12-05-17 Native skin care

12/5/2017
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The cold, dry air of winter takes a toll on a person’s skin. Harsh weather is one of the things that can exacerbate conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Millions of people also suffer from acne, fungal infections and sunburns. We’ll talk about skin care and hear from some Native entrepreneurs whose products focus on using traditional, Native ingredients.

Duration: 00:58:59


12-04-17 Stopping elder abuse

12/4/2017
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Elders may hold high status among Native Americans, but that isn’t always enough to protect them from abuse. They are the victims of financial theft and physical and emotional abuse, often at the hands of family members. There are few concrete statistics, but experts say elder abuse is a real and serious problem in our Native nations. Their best protection is from other family members, health care workers, law enforcement officials and even neighbors who know what to look for. We’ll talk...

Duration: 00:58:59


12-01-17 Sound Off: Disrespect at the White House

12/1/2017
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Monday’s event honoring Native American Code Talkers should have been a solemn occasion to honor the heroic efforts of Native veterans. It was also a chance for President Trump to send a message of inclusiveness and respect to Native nations. Instead, with one word, the president managed to unite Native leaders, organizations and citizens against him. What can Trump do now to make amends to veterans and others he offended? Does anyone expect him to do it?

Duration: 00:58:59


11-30-17 Music Maker: The Snake Oil Salesmen

11/30/2017
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The Snake Oil Salesmen have blended rock and folk with a touch of twang since 2011. They like to call themselves musical healers and honest storytellers. Our musical spotlight for November comes after the release of their new album, “Dead and Breathing.” We’ll dive into the tunes the band says are meant to bridge the gap between fireside tales, kitchen parties and the world of rock and roll.

Duration: 00:58:59


11-29-17 Coping with high school stress

11/29/2017
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Grades, personal relationships, finding a date for prom. Those are among the triggers for student stress. Some of the causes for stress may seem trivial to adults, but a 2014 study by the American Psychological Association finds stress can take a toll on teens’ healthy eating habits, sleep and school performance. We’ll explore the causes and potential solutions for stress in school. Coping with stress may be one way to improve Native students’ chances for reaching graduation.

Duration: 00:58:59


11-28-17 Your turn: enduring Standing Rock memories

11/28/2017
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“Standing Rock.” “Water Protectors.” “Water is Life.” They are among the words and phrases that are permanently linked to a moment in time. The memories of those who were there paint a picture of what remains an important series of events for Native people. Some prepared food for others at the camps. some found themselves injured from encounters with police. Still others have yet to learn the outcome of criminal charges against them. We’ll hear some of the firsthand accounts from Standing...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-27-17 Health and wellness the Indigenous way

11/27/2017
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A converted school bus that helps steer Navajo kids away from sugary drinks. A health advocate fights the food desert, one package of healthy food at a time. Native tradition helps an urban population switch to healthier eating habits. Those are some of the scenarios we learn about in the National Native News series, Health and Wellness: the Indigenous way. Producer Antonia Gonzales worked in conjunction with New Mexico In Focus for this series of reports about what is healthy and what are...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-24-17 November in the News

11/24/2017
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What’s a better way to spend the day after a holiday than to catch up on the news from Native America. From national policy to tribal politics, we take time to regularly speak with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. Join us for our regular news round-up.

Duration: 00:58:59


11-23-17 Indigenous Comic Con re-broadcast

11/22/2017
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We’re going to revisit one of our favorite recent shows from the Indigenous Comic Con. The event at Isleta Resort and Casino was a successful gathering of Native comic book creators, filmmakers, authors, artists and enthusiasts. Our live broadcast from the con touched in with comic book creators about why telling Native stories through action-packed sagas is important.

Duration: 00:58:59


11-22-17 No thanks for Thanksgiving

11/22/2017
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As millions of people get ready to feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and stuffing, there are those in Native America who could care less. In fact, some Native people view the holiday as a reminder of the start of colonization. In this program, we’ll talk to Native people about why they say “no thanks” to Thanksgiving.

Duration: 00:58:59


11-21-17 Education through music

11/21/2017
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The Mana Maoli nonprofit is giving youth in Hawaii a chance to experience the world of music through their project Mana Mele. It focuses on academics, business and culture and gives youth exposure to the music industry and all of its facets. We go to the heart of this music and multimedia academy to learn what happens when you put the power of music in the hands of the youth. What doors become unlocked when music becomes the center stage when we are young?

Duration: 00:58:59


11-20-17 Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease

11/20/2017
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Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, can be a difficult journey. Family members can undergo radical personality changes. They can become confused, depressed and even argumentative. It’s not always clear how to respond. In our Native Nations there is emphasis on the importance of elders, but is there enough information out there about how Natives can navigate this devastating disease? We’ll talk with experts about what caregivers and family members...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-17-17 Managing wild horses

11/17/2017
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Wild horse populations on tribal lands are flourishing. And that’s a problem. The horses compete with livestock and wildlife for food and other resources. Tribes also complain the horses consume plants that have spiritual and nutritional importance. The animals contribute to soil erosion that also harms rivers and other waterways. Wild horse adoptions are down and slaughtering the animals remains controversial. We’ll explore how tribes confront wild horse management with limited budgets...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-16-17 NAGPRA: 27 Years of Repatriation

11/16/2017
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Before the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) federal museums had no mandate to return the remains of native ancestors or their cultural items. On the 27th anniversary of the law’s enactment, we take a moment to look how it has helped Native Nations. We’ll also consider where the act has come up short. Has NAGPRA helped your tribe bring home those that were kept in museum collections? What’s ahead for those who call on NAGPRA to protect Native culture?

Duration: 00:58:59


11-15-17 Urban vs. rural

11/15/2017
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The number of Native Americans living in urban areas has grown substantially in recent decades. Urban and rural life each has its advantages and disadvantages. Access to health care, jobs, culture and family life all play into the decision on where to reside. The official definition of rural and urban can change depending on who you ask. A recent report that attempted to rewrite the definitions had to reexamine their work after people complained. We’ll look at the importance of urban and...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-14-17 The last chance for Cobell settlement payments

11/14/2017
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The deadline is near for those eligible to receive cash payments from the U.S. government over the historic Cobell settlement. Many people who have money coming to them don’t know they’re on the list. November 27th is the last day to file a claim stemming from the case. After that the remaining money goes into the Education Scholarship Fund established under the settlement. Those working to find recipients estimate some 35-thousand tribal members and their descendants remain eligible but...

Duration: 00:58:59


11-13-17 The ANWR oil drilling debate resumes

11/13/2017
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Congress is taking steps to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska to oil and gas drilling. Opponents have turned back similar efforts before, but Republicans in Congress and the Trump Administration are generating momentum for the idea. Alaska Native voices are on both sides of the issue. Some Alaska Native corporations stand to benefit from oil development. Others say it’s a fragile ecosystem and home to traditional food sources and sacred places.

Duration: 00:58:59

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