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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

08-18-17 Childhood obesity

8/19/2017
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Newly-released research shows childhood obesity rates in Native America are stabilizing. The researchers behind the study say that’s good news for a population that statistically struggles with maintaining a healthy weight. We’ll talk with the scientists who conducted the study and other experts about the findings and what they mean for bringing obesity in our youth under control.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-17-17 National Native News

8/18/2017
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Congress is considering a measure to help fund Amber Alert systems on reservations. The bill gained momentum after the kidnapping and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynn Mike on the Navajo Nation last year. While a swift response to stranger abductions is important, the problem of missing children in tribal communities is more complex. Our guests for this show all have different perspectives on the problem of Native children who go missing and how to respond.

Duration: 00:59:00


08-16-17 A look at tribal courts

8/17/2017
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A new film premiering on public television examines two tribal court systems in California. Tribal Justice, follows Quechan tribal chief judge Claudette White and Yurok chief judge Abby Abinanti as they serve their communities. We’ll talk with the director and the judges about practicing tribal restorative justice

Duration: 00:59:00


08-15-17 First days of college

8/16/2017
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Whether you are heading to tribal college across town or traveling to a university miles away from home, the first day of class can be exciting and terrifying. We’ll have tips for surviving the first hour, day, week and months of college. From how to talk to your professor, to navigating a nutty roommate, we’ve got you covered for managing the maze of college. We’ll also have some ways high school seniors can think ahead to this day a year from now.

Duration: 00:59:00


08-14-17 #NativeRadioRocks

8/15/2017
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We’re recognizing National Radio Day coming up on Aug. 20 by hearing from some tribal radio stations around the country. Did you know there are nearly 60 tribal radio stations? They broadcast music, news, public affairs, locally-produced programs and Native America Calling. Many have programs in Native languages and all have a special connection and purpose in their communities. Help us celebrate by telling us listening to tribal radio means to you.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-11-17 Fish Camp

8/12/2017
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In Alaska, fish camp is a carryover of a time when Alaska Natives traveled with the seasons to harvest food. Today, it is a time to gather with family, catch and process fish for the winter. Drying, smoking and canning are all part of the experience. Fish camp is hard work, but the rewards of having traditional food in the middle of winter are worth it. We’ll talk with Alaska Natives from a variety of areas about their fish camp experiences.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-10-17 Native Cinema Showcase 2017

8/11/2017
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More than a dozen filmmakers from across Turtle Island are featured in the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase, held Aug. 15 to 20 during the Santa Fe Indian Market. We’re giving you an early preview and putting the spotlight on a few films as we talk about Native storytelling in the world of cinema.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-09-17 The intersection of Western and Indigenous science

8/10/2017
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As Western science took over the mainstream in North America, traditional Indigenous science took a backseat. It’s not taught in most schools Native children attend. Sometimes Indigenous science is not viewed as valuable by non-Native scientists. This can create conflicts when the two paths cross.

Duration: 00:59:00


08-08-17 Gourd dancing

8/9/2017
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Every 4th of July, dozens of men gather in Carnegie Oklahoma to build an arbor for the annual Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration. Hundreds of gourd dancers participate. Gourd dancing is a time-honored tradition, performed by men, with women supporting behind them. We’ll talk with the president and vice-president of the Kiowa Gourd Clan about the tradition and practice of gourd dancing.

Duration: 00:59:00


08-07-17 When words hurt

8/8/2017
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Domestic violence brings to mind images of black eyes or broken bones. But sometimes the violence comes in the form of words that leave no visible marks. Insults, threats and humiliation are just a few examples of emotional abuse. Sometimes it can lead to physical violence, sometimes it doesn’t. In our Native communities, emotional abuse can take the form of belittling traditional methods or preventing a partner from spiritual practices. We’ll talk with experts about the signs of emotional...

Duration: 00:59:00


08-03-17 Teen pregnancy: what’s working

8/4/2017
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The birth rate in the U.S. has declined to its lowest rate in history. That decline applies to teenage mothers as well, according to 2016 data by the National Center for Health Statistics. The most recent (2015) data broken down by race shows the Native American birth rate went down or stayed the same for younger teens, ages 15 to 17. We’ll check in with experts on what’s behind the trends and what else needs to be done to prevent teen pregnancy.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-02-17 Bowling in Native America

8/3/2017
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Whether you bowled a few games as a kid, or you’re still striving for that perfect 300 game, you know the fun bowling alleys offer. The sound of bowling pins crashing at the end of the lane is music to a bowling enthusiast’s ears. The sport has a significant Native following. There is a lot of talent heading to Native bowling tournaments year-round. We talk to a few Native bowlers about the sport and why Native leagues are so popular.

Duration: 00:58:59


08-01-17 Encore: A poetic planet

8/2/2017
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We turn to Native poets to get us closer to the beauty of Mother Earth. From the rivers to the stars there is plenty to celebrate. If there is a poem you’d like to share with others on this special day of poetry we’re all ears. Make plans to join us and let the poetry loose. We continue Earth Day week exploring just how poetic our planet can get.

Duration: 00:58:59


07-31-17 Native in the Spotlight: Fernando Cellicion

8/1/2017
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Zuni musician Fernando Cellicion once wrote a school essay declaring he would someday be famous. His teacher told him “Indians can’t be famous.” Cellicion eventually mastered the flute and more than a dozen other instruments. He also performs with a family dance troop. His talents have taken him to 40 different countries. He says that skeptical teacher came back to him to apologize and said “I’m glad you didn’t listen to me.” The New Mexico Music Commission Foundation recently honored...

Duration: 00:59:00


07-28-17 July in the News

7/29/2017
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From health care to Standing Rock to tribal politics, we take time to regularly speak with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. We’ll devote the hour to catching up on major news events throughout Native America. Join us for our regular news round-up.

Duration: 00:58:59


07-27-17 July Book of the Month: “How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century” by Louis V. Clark III

7/28/2017
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In an interview with his publisher, Louis V. Clark III said, “I hope that my words bring a better understanding to those of us who share this planet.” That’s in reference to his book “How to be an Indian in the 21st Century.” He was born and raised on Wisconsin’s Oneida Reservation and is a member of the Iroquois Confederacy. His book is a weaving of words that take the shape of verse and prose. He delves into moments in his own Native life to help the conversation on race in America...

Duration: 00:58:59


07-26-17 Auntie knows best

7/27/2017
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It’s National Aunt and Uncle Day. We’re taking the time to talk about the role aunties play in our lives. Some of us were raised by our aunts. Others had aunts who occasionally stepped in to get us in line. Either way, aunts hold a special place in Native America. We’ll also get advice from everyone’s favorite aunt, Auntie Beachress. Send us your favorite auntie stories to comments@nativeamericacalling.com.

Duration: 00:58:59


07-25-17 Saving Indigenous seeds

7/26/2017
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Native groups like Sierra Seeds, White Earth Seed Library and Dream for Wild Health are building up seed resources to strengthen traditional varieties of vegetables and other plants. In some instances they’re reviving plants species that neared extinction because of increasingly commercialized farming practices. These seed stewards say they are working toward better plant diversity and increased food sovereignty.

Duration: 00:58:59


07-24-17 Restarting uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

7/25/2017
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The Canyon Mine in Arizona opened in 1986, but work stalled as uranium prices fell. Now, mine owner Energy Fuels plans on resuming work at the mine just south of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest. The Havasupai tribe opposes the mine for religious and environmental reasons. We’ll learn more about the history of the mine and the possible future of uranium mining in Arizona.

Duration: 00:58:59


07-21-17 The continuing fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline

7/22/2017
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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to battle the Dakota Access Pipeline in the courts. A judge will decide this fall whether or not to stop the flow of oil while the legal dispute continues. Meanwhile local courts are slowly churning through the hundreds criminal trespassing and riot cases. We’ll get some perspective on both legal fronts and hear the latest from Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault II.

Duration: 00:58:59

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