Native America Calling: Questions about federal pandemic relief distribution (October 21, 2021)The more than $200 billion in federal pandemic aid to tribes provided welcome financial relief at a critical time but the way the funds have been distributed has been repeatedly questioned.
Native America Calling: Makah Tribe’s whale hunt journey (October 20, 2021)The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last harvest.
Native America Calling: Native consultants and liaisons (October 19, 2021)When businesses or media productions take on Native themes, images or storylines, they turn to Native consultants to avoid stereotypes or offensive messages.
Native America Calling: They/them? Understanding nonbinary gender identities (October 18, 2021)In many Native cultures, there’s an understanding and respect for those who identify with a gender that is neither male nor female.
Native America Calling: The complex path to home ownership on tribal land (October 15, 2021)Tribal members hoping to purchase a home on tribal land often face a gauntlet of red tape, delays and complicated legal arrangements.
Native America Calling: Monitoring damaging oil spills (October 14, 2021)California officials are still tallying the damage from an underwater oil pipeline rupture that leaked nearly 150,000 gallons of oil along a sensitive coastal area.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (October 13, 2021)Ailani, a young musician from the Pueblo of Santa Clara, uses music to dialogue about love, identity and human nature.
Native America Calling: Young people promote healthy living (October 12, 2021)Civic-minded young Native people are devoting their energy to promoting healthy living for themselves and those around them.
Native America Calling: Slow progress on Indigenous issues awareness (October 11, 2021)The number of places recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day is growing and getting more organized. But there’s more work to do.
Native America Calling: The push to protect sacred land in Nevada (October 8, 2021)Tribes in Nevada are among those turning to the federal government to permanently protect almost 400,000 acres of sacred and ancestral territory.
Native America Calling: Aquaculture for profit and the planet (October 7, 2021)Kelp farming is a potentially profitable economic development venture for some coastal tribes.
Native America Calling: Slavery from an Indigenous perspective (October 6, 2021)The scourge of slavery was an unfortunate reality for Indigenous people in the history of North America.
Native America Calling: Keeping Indigenous elders healthy and connected (October 5, 2021)Elders are already at risk for isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsens the problem.
Native America Calling: New fossil discoveries and Indigenous origins (October 4, 2021)Newly discovered fossilized human footprints issue another blow to the conventional scientific theory about when humans came to North America.
Native America Calling: Indigenous culinary innovation (October 1, 2021)Native America Calling will talk about the origins and science that made its way into the historical and contemporary culinary traditions.
Native America Calling: Preston Singletary and multidisciplinary collaboration (September 30, 2021)Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.
Native America Calling: Book of the Month (September 29, 2021)September’s Book of the Month is a creative effort that showcases work by Native artists and stimulates the brain, providing entertainment in the process.
Native America Calling: ANCSA at 50: Evolving Alaska Native identity (September 28, 2021)Land stewardship is at the core of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Native America Calling: ANCSA at 50: Its history and legacy (September 27, 2021)This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA.
Native America Calling: Making waves on the basketball court in southeast Alaska (September 24, 2021)The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.
Native America Calling: Doing right by Native people with disabilities (September 23, 2021)Native people are over-represented in the number of people with disabilities.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Klee Benally (September 22, 2021)Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Native America Calling: Recruiting Native medical professionals (September 21, 2021)Native doctors and nurses are in short supply. How are more being recruited into the industry?
Native America Calling: The First Americans Museum debuts (September 17, 2021)After years of start-and-stop planning and construction, the First Americans Museum of Oklahoma is opening to the public.
Native America Calling: The Indigenous connection to Mexican Independence Day (September 16, 2021)Native America Calling will get the history and explore the role of Indigenous Mexicans in Mexican Independence Day.
Native America Calling: Rethinking Native pageant royalty (September 15, 2021)Summer pageants and fairs offer a chance for young Native women to represent their nations as royalty.
Native America Calling: Honoring the work of Native journalists (September 14, 2021)The nation’s premier Native journalist’s organization is marking the best of their craft from the past year.
Native America Calling: Water shortages for tribes along the Colorado River (September 13, 2021)Native America Calling will talk with tribes about how they are coping with two decades of extreme drought and how they’re preparing for a drier future.
Native America Calling: “Exposure” art exhibit voices nuclear frustrations (September 10, 2021)Indigenous artists from North America and beyond document their relationships with nuclear testing and uranium contamination in a new exhibit.
Native America Calling: Indigenous fashion showcase (September 8, 2021)This year’s fashion show at Santa Fe Indian Market is a reminder of just how hot Indigenous fashion is.
Native America Calling: Ready when disaster strikes (September 7, 2021)When disaster strikes, tribes have to be ready to mobilize response teams, work with surrounding jurisdictions, render aid to community members and help the rebuilding process.
Native America Calling: Innovative ideas for addressing Native homelessness (September 6, 2021)Homelessness is an unfortunate reality for a disproportionate number of Native people, especially those in urban areas.
Native America Calling: Revisiting the idea of reparations (September 3, 2021)Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.
Native America Calling: Proposed NAGPRA rules to strengthen repatriation (September 2, 2021)A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the ancestors they continue to keep in their collections.
Native America Calling: Environmental trends threaten Alaska sustenance fishing (September 1, 2021)Fishing for king and chum salmon on the Yukon River in Alaska is cancelled this year because fish numbers are so low.
Native America Calling: Book of the Month (August 31, 2021)Native America Calling welcomes Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians author Angeline Boulley to discuss her novel “Firekeeper’s Daughter.”
Native America Calling: Indigenous prenatal nutrition (August 30, 2021)Pregnant women need a healthy diet to minimize the risk of developmental problems with their babies. But many Indigenous people have limited access to fresh food and good nutritional guidance.
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