Native America Calling

Weekdays 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Tara Gatewood

Native America Calling is a live call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States and is designed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans. Native America Calling is heard on 52 stations in the United States and in Canada by approximately 500,000 listeners each week. 

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Native America Calling
9:51 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Are You Afraid to Call the Police?

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Fri. 02/27 11a: The relationship between people of color and the police is strained in many communities across the US. Are you afraid to call the police? Do the police in your area handle Native American cases with care and cultural sensitivity? Join our conversation about the current relationship between the police and Native people in your community. Would you like to see an improved relationship between the police and the Native American in your city, town or village?

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Native America Calling
10:17 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Native American Art Greats

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Thurs. 02/26 11a: Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh are influential in our understanding of art and history. What about Native artists and their mark on the world? Who are the Native American artists that deserve the same type of recognition? Which of our Native forefathers should be known by those who care about art history? Is there a Native artist that you think everyone should study?

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Native America Calling
10:14 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Tribal Marijuana Laws

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Wed. 02/25 11a: Laws on growing and selling marijuana are up for debate across the country. Washington State and Colorado legalized the recreational sale of the drug in recent years. Voters in Alaska and Oregon also approved similar measures last fall. Tribes across the US are facing new decisions. The US Department of Justice issued a memorandum in December 2014 on how the federal government views potential new tribal laws on marijuana sales, growing or possession.

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Native America Calling
10:09 am
Mon February 23, 2015

February Book of the Month

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Tues. 02/24 11a: First Nations educator and author Glen Coulthard, a citizen of the Yellowknives Dene Nation, takes on the ideas of Indigenous identity and colonization in his new book, “Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition.” Coulthard examines the systems of what he calls settler colonial power in the book’s chapters. He also explores how these systems took a toll on Indigenous self-governance and rights to the land. What kind of impact has recognition as a nation had your Native life?

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Native America Calling
10:02 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Native in the Spotlight: Tom Goldtooth

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Mon. 02/23 11a: Tom Goldtooth (Dine’ and Mdewakanton Dakota) is the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, a 25-year-old organization devoted to Indigenous environmental and economic justice. Join us for a conversation with Tom Goldtooth about his visit to a climate change conference in Lima Peru, genetically engineered trees, food sovereignty and much more. We’ll also discuss the future of the environmental justice movement and hear about his hopes for Indigenous peoples across the world.

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Native America Calling
10:17 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Bipolar Disorder

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Fri. 02/20 11a: We were all saddened by young Native actress Misty Upham’s death last year. News articles revealed that she had stopped taking medications for bipolar disorder and anxiety before she was found dead in Auburn, Washington. Bipolar disorder affects 2.6 million adults, according to theNational Institute of Mental Health. Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? What questions do you have about life after a bipolar diagnosis?

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Native America Calling
10:23 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Pipelines

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Thur. 02/19 11a: The US House of Representatives recently voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline extension. President Obama is expected to veto the bill and cite the need for the US State Department to finish a review of the pipeline proposal. Many tribes oppose the construction of the pipeline. While debate over the KXL pipeline continues, we take a closer look at other proposed or existing pipelines in the US. According to the Association of Oil and Pipelines, the US has over 2.5 million miles of pipelines. Are pipelines a safe way to transport oil and gas?

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Native America Calling
10:19 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Fight Over Eagle Feathers

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Wed. 02/18 11a: Eagles are a sacred animal to many Native tribes and their feathers are an important part of our blessings, prayers, ceremonies and other cultural events. Now that The Bald and Golden Eagle Act and 50 CFR 22 laws are in place, eagle feathers and parts or harder to come by and it’s causing controversy across Native America. Eagle feathers can only be possessed and distributed to federally recognized tribes, leaving members of state-recognized tribes at a loss. Are you concerned about access to eagle feathers?

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Native America Calling
10:14 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Racism Against Our Children

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Tues. 02/17 11a: Last month, a group of middle school students from the American Horse School on the Oglala Lakota Nation left a hockey game after a group of fans allegedly assaulted the students with beer and racial slurs. Authorities are currently investigating the incident. Some suggest the acts were hate crimes or even child abuse. Tensions are running high and many are asking what can be done to protect our Native children from such hate. Do you talk to the children in your life about racism?

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Native America Calling
10:11 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Encore: Smoke Signals Reunion

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Mon. 02/16 11a: It’s been more than 16 years since the film “Smoke Signals” made its way to audiences around the country. The film has become a beloved classic among both Native and non-Native audiences and is hailed for its view on the modern day life of Native Americans. What has this film meant to you over the years? Can you recite scenes from it word for word? Did this film change perceptions of Native Americans? We invite you to an encore presentation of this hour when we were joined by “Smoke Signals” cast, crew and some fans.

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Native America Calling
1:19 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Shady Business

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  Fri. 02/13 11a: Have you ever come across a deal that just seemed too good to be true? According the Fraud Research Center, the estimated cost of financial fraud and scams are almost $50 billion each year. From phone calls about great financial deals to emails announcing you’ve won a foreign lottery, the ways to cheat people out of their money are endless. With the tax season in full swing, the IRS is warning the public about dishonest tax preparation tactics. What should we know about protecting ourselves against fraud?

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Native America Calling
4:08 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Transgender Native Americans

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Thurs. 02/12 11a: Before assimilation, two-spirit people, including those who identify as transgender, played very important roles in tribal communities. Transgender people now face discrimination. According to a study by the National Center for Transgender Equality, over half of transgender people have attempted suicide. In today’s show, we talk about the struggle to regain that historical acceptance and celebrate our Native people who call themselves transgender. We will also look at the roles of transgender people in their communities today.

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Native America Calling
3:59 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Detecting And Treating Cancer

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Wed. 02/11 11a: Cancer is a scary diagnosis, but early detection and treatment can help improve the chances that you will survive and spend many more good years with your loved ones.  Some tribes are working with health experts to bring the latest information and research on cancer to their communities. Have you or a loved one survived cancer? What advice do you now share with others?

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Native America Calling
10:14 am
Mon February 9, 2015

February Music Maker: Sister Says

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  Tues. 02/10 11a: Siblings Gillian and Robert Thompson (Haida and Tsimshian) make music a family affair. Once again, their soulful group Sister Says tempts audiences to take a deep look at life and love in their latest album “Heart Placement.” The Canadian duo out of Vancouver, British Columbia grew up with various musical influences and you can hear it in their new 12-track album full of pop, jazz rock and soul sounds. We invite you to join us for our February Music Maker – Sister Says.

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Native America Calling
10:01 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Affordable Care Act Update

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 Mon. 02/09 11a: Last year, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare required that all Americans have health insurance coverage. While American Indians and Alaska Natives are exempt from the shared responsibility payment, there has been a push to sign up Natives for health insurance. This year’s deadline is approaching. Today we check in on whether people across Native America are signing up for insurance. Our guests can answer your questions about health insurance. Have you signed up for insurance under Obamacare? Why or why not?

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Native America Calling
10:15 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Interracial Relationships

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Thurs. 02/05 11a: Interracial relationships can be challenging, especially if you have strong ties to your culture, traditions and language. Conflicts and problems may arise from lack of understanding, stereotypes, or discrimination from both sides. When children are involved, things can get even more complicated. What makes an interracial relationship a healthy one? What is it like for a Native American to join a non-Native family?
 

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Native America Calling
10:10 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Satire Or Offensive?

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Wed. 02/04 11a: The recent terrorist attacks in France heated up debate about the line between what’s considered satire and what is simply offensive. Some say art and political satire are overstepping the line but others disagree. What about when it comes to Native America? There are many things to Native Nations considered sacred and off limits. What happens when the sacred gets the satirical spotlight? Join us and share where you draw the line between what is satire and what’s an attack on your beliefs.

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Native America Calling
10:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Current Events In Native America

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Tues. 02/03 11a: Every first Tuesday of the month, we host a Current Events show. During the hour we will highlight events around Native America during the month of February including community fairs, powwows, fundraisers, conferences to museum exhibits. This month the exhibit Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection opens at the Seattle Art Museum and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is offering grants for tribal libraries. The Bay-Area American Indian Two-Spirit 4th annual Two Spirit Powwow will be held in San Francisco.

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Native America Calling
9:55 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Obama’s Community College Plan

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Mon. 02/02 11a: President Obama proposed a plan last month to provide two years of community college free to students who earn good grades and graduate on time. Tribal colleges would be included in this plan. What would two years of free college mean for Native American and Alaska Native students? How useful is community college in building a successful career? Is it the best way for young people to move in to the middle class?

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Native America Calling
10:07 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Preventing Birth Defects

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Fri. 1/30 11a: January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, birth defects occur in about 1 in 33 babies born in the United States. Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are some things mothers can do to reduce the risk of birth defects. On this show, we learn more about birth defects and the steps parents can take to reduce the chance their baby will be born with a birth defect.

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Native America Calling
10:28 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Taking Native Cuisine Beyond Tribal Borders

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Thur. 1/29 11a: Moving away from our tribal communities and living in urban areas can be a challenge when all that’s familiar turns into a memory and we begin to miss things from home. Food is a big one. In the vast food world, restaurants specialize in countless cuisines, including Native American fare. Native and non-Native chefs cook up frybread, stews and fried deliciousness that taste just like mom’s best. These places can turn into our favorite restaurants and an oasis of familiar flavors that bring back memories of home. Where is your favorite restaurant to get Native food?

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Native America Calling
10:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Alcohol Poisoning

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Wed. 1/28 11a: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on alcohol poisoning in communities across the United States. Higher rates of alcohol poisoning were found in Alaska, New Mexico and Arizona. Who do you think is at risk of getting alcohol poisoning? Your first thought may be teens, but the CDC found that the group most likely to die of alcohol poisoning is middle-aged men. Is alcohol poisoning a concern in your community? Is binge drinking creating challenges for your tribe?

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Native America Calling
10:13 am
Mon January 26, 2015

“My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks” By Brenda J. Child

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Tues. 1/27 11a: Ojibwe historian Brenda J. Child shares part of her culture and family history in the new book, “My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks.” It’s part memoir and part history lesson of the Native peoples of the Great Lakes region from the early 20th century. What information have you found by looking back at your tribe’s history through your own family ties? Join us as we jump into this book with our January Book of the Month author.

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Native America Calling
9:56 am
Mon January 26, 2015

State of Indian Nations

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Mon. 1/26 11a: Brian Cladoosby (Swinomish), president of the National Congress of American Indians,  delivered the annual State of Indian Nations address last week. In his speech, Cladoosby called on the federal government to honor treaty obligations and change laws that make it difficult for tribes to improve local economic conditions. He also mentioned broadband access, education and public safety. Today on Native America Calling, we bring you the full speech and commentary on the priorities outlined by president Cladoosby.

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Native America Calling
10:21 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Reaction To The 2015 State Of The Union Address

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Fri. 1/23 11a: Tuesday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  Is your tribe looking to the president to take action on an issue in the final years of his administration?  Join us for analysis and reactions to the 2015 State of the Union speech. We will look at how this speech is relevant to Native America.

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Native America Calling
10:22 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Music Maker: R. Carlos Nakai

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Fri. 01/16 11a: Native recording artist R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo/Ute) has shared his captivating sounds with the world for decades, including the beauty of the Native flute. His music has also connected listeners to Native American culture and tradition. This month we lend an ear to a special reissue of his number one #1 selling album, “Canyon Trilogy Deluxe Platinum Edition,” which includes never released tracks. We invite you to join us as we visit with R. Carlos Nakai – our January 2014 Music Maker on Native America Calling.

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Native America Calling
10:43 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Addressing Anger

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Thur. 01/15 11a: Anger is a common emotion. Daily irritations can boil over into full-blown temper tantrums. Anger can manifest in strong feelings or even actions against others. Join our conversation about anger. What makes you angry? How do you express your anger?  Were you raised to think of anger as a positive or negative emotion? When anger gets out of control, what do you do to bring yourself back down? Does your tribe have a traditional way to address anger? Guests include: Glenn Beaver (Kiowa) community liaison for the Kiowa Teen Suicide Prevention Program.

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Native America Calling
10:31 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Native America Climbing The Professional Ladder

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Wed. 01/14 11a: To move up in the workplace, some people dedicate years to education. Others spend years to gaining experience and learning all they can to do their best at work. The big day when you change the title on your business card can be very rewarding. On today’s show, we put the spotlight on Native professionals who have recently started new and exciting positions. Have you moved up the work ladder? Are you starting a new chapter in your professional career? Call in and tell us about your career path – or celebrate the professional accomplishments of a family member or colleague.

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Native America Calling
10:19 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Winter Saftey In Native America

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Tues. 01/13 11a: When big winter storms hit, there are many steps you can take to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Did you know January is the peak time for carbon monoxide poisonings? The National Safety Council also reports that cooking is the leading cause of house fires in the winter. What steps do you take to make sure you and your loved ones are safe during the cold winter months?

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Native America Calling
10:11 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Tribes Gaining Federal Recognition

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Mon. 01/12 11a: The process of acknowledgement for non-federally recognized tribes is long and complicated. Tribal groups seeking recognition spend many years in the process of seeking federal recognition. Seven criteria are required for recognition but a new proposed rule from the Bureau of Indian Affairs could mean big changes. How might these new regulations impact tribes seeking federal recognition? Could the proposed rules reduce the time it takes to gain recognition?

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