Native America Calling en Beyond Sobriety <p>Fri. 3/7 11a: Getting sober is a complicated journey and there are many paths to sobriety. The White Bison group started the Wellbriety movement in the early 1990s. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:07:19 +0000 LeeMerrill 42042 at Beyond Sobriety Literacy <p>Thu. 3/6 11a: A <a href="" target="_blank">recent study</a> of U.S. literacy rates shows that about two-thirds of Native American fourth graders are not proficient in reading. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:02:01 +0000 LeeMerrill 42040 at Literacy Heroin in Native America <p>Wed. 3/5 11a: Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent <a href="" target="_blank">heroin overdose</a> last month at his apartment in New York City. Heroin overdoses are a rising concern in cities and towns across the United States. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:59:26 +0000 LeeMerrill 42039 at Heroin in Native America Coffee Culture in Native America <p>Fri. 12/3 11a: Some of us can't successfully start our day without downing a cup of coffee. Others consider the beverage an occasional indulgence. Can drinking a great cup of coffee be more than just fun for your taste buds?</p><p>On today's show, we'll explore the history of coffee in Native America. We'll also talk with some entrepreneurs in the industry who are creating business models designed to benefit indigenous communities around the world.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:05:26 +0000 LeeMerrill 38800 at Coffee Culture in Native America Native Americas Best 40 under 40 <p>Thu. 12/12 11a: In October, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development announced the prestigious “<a href="" target="_blank">40 under 40</a>” awards for Native leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities and causes. We invited some of the awardees to join us to talk about their work.</p><p>What do young leaders bring to efforts to change communities across Native America? Do young leaders offer unique perspectives because of their age? Is there someone under 40 in your community you would like to recognize?</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:24:55 +0000 LeeMerrill 38795 at Native Americas Best 40 under 40 Healthy Oceans <p>Thu. 12/5 11a: Many Native leaders are talking about how climate change is impacting their communities. Coastal tribes are facing unique challenges from rising sea levels and ocean acidification. These changes threaten to disrupt the traditional diets and life of the Native people who call coastal regions home.</p><p>How have changes in the ocean impacted your community? Is your tribe taking action to deal with changes in the ocean? What would you like to see local and federal leaders do to address the environmental damage in our oceans?</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:54:11 +0000 LeeMerrill 38410 at Healthy Oceans Native Magazines <p>Wed. 12/4 11a: Magazines are a fun way to keep up to date on the latest news and entertainment. Publications like Native Peoples Magazine, SNAG and the First Alaskans Magazine are just a few that feature Native Americans and Alaska Natives.</p><p>What’s your favorite magazine for checking in on Indigenous issues? What magazines do you make sure to read every month? How can magazines provide a different perspective from other forms of media?</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:48:27 +0000 LeeMerrill 38407 at Native Magazines December Current Events <p>Tue. 12/3 11a: The <a href="" target="_blank">Trickster art gallery</a> in Illinois will open a Native Library and Research Center in a few weeks. <a href="" target="_blank">The Native Learning Center</a> is offering online trainings for homeowners and community leaders in December. What’s happening in your community this month? Are you planning an event or training that you’d like to highlight? Call in and share information about gatherings, trainings, and celebrations taking place around Native America.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:17:59 +0000 LeeMerrill 38406 at December Current Events Native Museum Directors <p>Fri. 11/1 11a: Join us today for a discussion about Native museums. We will check in with the <a href="" target="_blank">Museum of Indian Arts and Culture</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Heard Museum</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Museum of Contemporary Native Arts</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank">American Indian Cultural Center and Museum</a>. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:46:39 +0000 LeeMerrill 36974 at Native Museum Directors Costumes for Education <p>Thu. 10/31 11a: Every Halloween, pictures emerge of children and adults who dressed up like an “Indian” for the holiday. Halloween is not the only time when people dress up like Indians. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:08:26 +0000 LeeMerrill 36883 at Costumes for Education Art Therapy in Native America <p>Wed. 10/30 11a: Native America is well known for its art and the talented artists who share their view of Native life. Today we will explore how Native art is being used to heal. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:04:34 +0000 LeeMerrill 36882 at Art Therapy in Native America Cooking Up Winter Stews <p>Tue. 10/29 11a: Cold weather is a great time to cook a big batch of soup or stew. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:00:37 +0000 LeeMerrill 36881 at Cooking Up Winter Stews Racism Online <p>Fri. 10/4 11a: The first woman of East Indian descent was recently crowed &ldquo;Miss America.&quot; One of the biggest news stories after the announcement was the <a href="" target="_blank">racist backlash online</a>. Another race-related story generated nationwide attention recently when a <a href="" target="_blank">waitress</a> at Famous Dave&rsquo;s was fired for an online picture of her with a sign that suggested Native Americans are bad tippers. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:45:02 +0000 LeeMerrill 35838 at Racism Online Let’s Go Ricing <p>Fri. 9/20 11a: September is <a href=";view=article&amp;id=1165&amp;Itemid=122" target="_blank">National Rice Month</a> and we’re celebrating it with a trip to the upper Midwest. The grain is ripe for the picking and many Natives are heading out on the lakes with their canoes and flails.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:23:13 +0000 LeeMerrill 35147 at Let’s Go Ricing Veteran Health <p>Thu. 9/19 11a: Veterans who serve in the United States Armed Forces are entitled to health care both during and after their service. Native American veterans are in a unique situation. They can access health care from both the <a href="" target="_blank">Indian Health Service</a> (IHS) and the <a href="" target="_blank">US Department of Veterans Affairs</a>.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:06:51 +0000 LeeMerrill 35145 at Veteran Health Native Designers Fit for High Fashion <p>Wed. 9/18 11a: Today it’s all about high fashion in our electronic talking circle. The New York City fashion week wrapped up last week. There were moments that made many heads turn and jaws drop.</p><p>Among the parade of high fashion fabrics and accessories were several Indigenous designs. As the world continues to buzz about what was on the cat walk this year, we want to highlight the fashion brilliance of Indigenous designers.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:04:16 +0000 LeeMerrill 35144 at Native Designers Fit for High Fashion To War or Not To War? <p>Tue. 9/17 11a: As the Obama administration considers how to respond to a horrifying chemical weapon attack in Syria, people around the country are once again debating the use of US military intervention.</p><p>Do you think US forces would help or hurt the situation in Syria? If Syrian president Bashar al-Assad agrees to give up chemical weapons, will that be enough?</p><p>What are people saying in your community? How might the conversation change if Indigenous perspectives were included in discussions about military intervention abroad?</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:06:45 +0000 LeeMerrill 35037 at To War or Not To War? Is Disenrollment Cultural Genocide? <p>Mon. 9/16 11a: Families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, will see some changes this fall. A boost in monthly benefits during the recession is set to expire on November 1st. The US Congress is also considering budget cuts for the SNAP program as lawmakers debate reauthorization of the farm bill.</p><p>What might these changes mean for Native families that rely on SNAP to put food on the table? Has your family ever used food assistance? Is healthy, affordable food accessible in your community?</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:55:40 +0000 LeeMerrill 35035 at Is Disenrollment Cultural Genocide? Summertime Is Barbecuing Time <p>Fri. 7/5 11a: Summer is in full swing and it’s time to kick the tires and light the fires on the old barbeque grill. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:47:59 +0000 LeeMerrill 31643 at Summertime Is Barbecuing Time The Battle for Baby Veronica <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Tue. 4/9 11a: The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl next week.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:11:03 +0000 LeeMerrill 27474 at The Battle for Baby Veronica Native Fashion - When You’re In, You’re In <p>Mon. 4/8 11a: Right now the nation is watching Taos Pueblo designer Patricia Michaels as she continues to edge her way to the top of this season’s cable TV series “<a href="" target="_blank">Project Runway</a>.” Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:53:41 +0000 LeeMerrill 27385 at Native Fashion - When You’re In, You’re In Gay Marriage and Tradition <p>Wed. 4/3 11a: The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians in Michigan recently voted to allow same sex couples to marry on the reservation. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:54:47 +0000 LeeMerrill 27235 at Gay Marriage and Tradition Book of the Month: The Seeds We Planted <p>Wed. 3/20 11a: “<a href="" target="_blank">The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School</a>” by Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua provides a view into Indigenous urban education. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:54:13 +0000 LeeMerrill 26626 at Book of the Month: The Seeds We Planted Remember Our Mother Earth <p>Tue. 3/19 11a: Native American communities have a special reverence for the home many call Mother Earth. Every spring, groups around the country and the world celebrate our planet by setting aside one day to recognize its importance on <a href="" target="_blank">Earth Day</a>. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:31:43 +0000 LeeMerrill 26556 at Remember Our Mother Earth What Is Your Definition Of An Artist? <p>Mar. 3/8 11a: The development of art schools, like the <a href="" target="_blank">Institute of American Indian Arts</a> in Santa Fe, has drawn many Natives away from their home to pursue their dreams of becoming an artist. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:06:38 +0000 LeeMerrill 26070 at What Is Your Definition Of An Artist? March Current Events <p>Fri. 3/1 11a: In March, the <a href="" target="_blank">Southcentral Foundation of Alaska</a> is hosting its 16th Annual Gathering and is inviting everyone for a day of activity and entertainment. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:20:00 +0000 LeeMerrill 25721 at March Current Events 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Wounded Knee <p>Wed. 2/27 11a:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">On this date 40 years ago the world’s attention was on Pine Ridge, South Dakota as the American Indian Movement or A.I.M. heeded the call to protect Native rights and freedom.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:40:55 +0000 LeeMerrill 25605 at 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of Wounded Knee Book of the Month: “Decolonizing Museums” <p>Wed. 2/20 11a: Amy Lonetree’s (Ho-Chunk) new book “<a href="" target="_blank">Decolonizing</a><a href="" target="_blank"> Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums”</a> opens a discussion about the role Native people might play in choosing how the story of our peoples is shared or displayed. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:31:53 +0000 LeeMerrill 25295 at Book of the Month: “Decolonizing Museums” Heart Health <p>Tue. 2/19 11a:&nbsp;<a href="" style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">Heart disease</a><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;is a leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:41:02 +0000 LeeMerrill 25240 at Heart Health February Music Maker: Miracle Dolls <p>Fri. 2/15 11a: Since so much love went into their latest musical venture, <a href="" target="_blank">the Miracle Dolls</a> waited until Valentine's Day to release their new album “Kiss Me Auras.” Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:22:31 +0000 LeeMerrill 25096 at February Music Maker: Miracle Dolls