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
5:18 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Bridging the Wealth Gap in Tribal Communities

Wed. 01/18 11a: The growing wealth gap between the rich and the poor in this country is now part of the national consciousness. Where does Native America fit into this escalating debate? More Native families live in poverty than any other group in the country. One solution being offered is to entice more Native students to enter business school. But often getting a business degree and the Indian worldview creates a conflict.

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Native America Calling
12:50 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Walk for Leonard Peltier

Tues. 12/20 11a: The “Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights” begins this Sunday. The walk will begin with a ceremony at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. It will follow a route across the southern U.S. and end in Washington D.C. in May. 

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Native America Calling
7:50 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Russell Means Winning Over Cancer

Mon. 12/19 11a: In late August, we brought you the story of famous AIM activist and Native actor Russell Means’ (Lakota) fight with throat cancer. 

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Native America Calling
1:46 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Champions of Change

Fri. 12/16 11a: In honor on Native American Heritage Month, the White House honored eleven Native American young people as "Champions of Change" for their service to their tribes and communities.

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Native America Calling
7:20 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Native Twelve Days of Christmas

Tues. 12/13 11a: An innovative new children’s book called the “Native American Twelve Days of Christmas” creatively adapts the traditional English Christmas carol to describe and illustrate the unique cultures and traditions of twelve Native American tribes across Indian Country. 

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Native America Calling
5:33 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Spirit Riders

12/12 11a: The Sunka Wakan Oyate (the Horse Nation) is the foundation for a youth program on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in South Dakota. The suicide rate there is nearly three times the national average. The Spirit Riders Youth Horseback Club nurtures youth to build close relationships with the Horse Nation, nature, culture and self.

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Native America Calling
10:08 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Native in the Spotlight

Mon. 11/7 11a: Ron "Ostwelve" Harris. Harris grew up with his grandparents until he was 13,when as he says, he took his journey from the small town to the city to not only find hip hop, but himself. 

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Native America Calling
5:37 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Tribal Leaders and Education

Wed. 10/26 at 11a:  The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is holding its annual convention in Albuquerque, NM. One of the key questions at the conference is, “are tribal governments and tribal leaders ready to support the education of their tribal members?”

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Native America Calling
12:45 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

Best Ways to Stay Breast Cancer Free

10/25 at 11am: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among Native American women over the age of 45. It is more common among Alaska Native women and northern and southern plains women than among Natives from other regions in the U.S. 

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Native America Calling
4:03 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Keepseagle Claims Case

Bureau of Indian Affairs

10/24 at 11 am:  The clock is ticking for Native American farmers and ranchers in the historic Keepseagle claims case. The period to file a claim in the Keepseagle class action settlement is two months away. The Keepseagle case was won by Native Americans, who claimed  that the U.S. Department of Agriculture discriminated against them. 

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Public Affairs
10:52 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Bennie Klain on Native America Calling

Mon. 11:00am:  Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain, of Trickster Films, LLC, recently completed the documentary film Columbus Day Legacy .  He'll talk about his career and his craft.

Public Affairs
10:19 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Native in the Spotlight: LaDonna Harris

LaDonna Harris
source: NativeVillage.org

Mon. 3/21 at 11am: LaDonna Harris (Comanche) has left quite an imprint on Indian Country - and she's not done yet. LaDonna, known affectionately by many as "Mama LaDonna," has produced a stellar career in politics, civil and human rights, and in organizing Indigenous people around the globe.

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