Native America Calling Airs Live Monday - Friday, 1-2pm Eastern
To participate call: 1-800-996-2848, that's 1-800-99-NATIVE
Monday, May 20, 2013 – Where Will The Next Generation Work?
Finding a job can be challenging, especially for young people just out of school. Did you use a summer job as an opportunity to get ahead in your career? Are you a recent graduate searching for your first job? What do you people need to know to be a good employee? What jobs are available for young people in your area? Guests include: Scott Evans (Ysleta Del Sur) Founder of Native American Jumpstart.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Indigenous Reggae (listen)
Reggae has been the music for oppressed people around the world for decades. Its message of hope and love has also spread to Indigenous cultures throughout Turtle Island. Reggae bands Katchafire and Maoli have taken the irresistible beat and made it their own. The bands bring their love of music to Studio 49 to talk about how reggae music influenced the indigenous cultures in Aotearoa and Hawai’i. What does reggae music mean to you? Does reggae's message of empowerment still ring true today? Guests include Glenn Awong (Hawaiian) Lead Vocals for Maoli.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – Living Out Your Golden Years
Some people look toward their retirement with fear about what the future holds. Others take it in stride and plan for new adventures in their golden years. What are you doing to enjoy life after retirement? Does growing old mean an end to having fun? What advice would you give to people approaching retirement? What does retirement mean in your tribe or village? What have you learned as you watched your parents or grandparents live through their golden years?
Thursday, May 23, 2013 – GED or Diploma?
The General Education Development exam, or GED, is one option for high school students and adults who did not get a high school diploma. High school dropout rates for Native students are higher than many other groups. Is the GED a good alternative for students who are thinking about dropping out or already left school before graduation? Did you choose to get your GED? What does getting a GED mean to you? In 2014, the GED exam will include changes that officials say will help better prepare people for future work. What are the benefits for students who earn a GED? How do the long term success rates for students with a GED compare to students who earned a high school diploma? Guests include Jack Soto (Navajo/Cocopah) Interm Project Coordinator for the National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education.
Friday, May 24, 2013 – Native Americans in the Heart of Texas
When you think of Texas, do you imagine big hair, big oil and that Texas drawl that is famous around the world? Many don't know that there are three federally recognized tribes in Texas. The Texas State legislature recently passed a bill that calls for a celebration of American Indian Heritage Day every year in September. How have Native Americans shaped the history of what is now Texas? What do you want to know about these tribes in Texas? Do you feel like people in your state don't even know your tribe exists?
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