Native America Calling
2:34 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Poverty on Native Lands 2012

Tue. 9/18 11a: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, hosts of "Smiley & West," took their show on the road to highlight the plight of poor people of all races in the Poverty Tour 2.0 and it was aired live on Native Voice One last week.

Maybe you heard some of the discussion on Native airwaves.

Was there a moment that resonated with your Native life? What does poverty look like in your neighborhood? Are there certain factors that keep it brewing? Does the view change once you cross the reservation line? Should it be up to the government to end poverty on reservations or should the responsibility fall on our tribal nations?

Guests include Manley Begay (Navajo) Faculty Chair of the Native Nations Institute at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona.