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Monday, April 21, 2014 – Lateral Violence In Native America (listen)
There's a famous saying about crabs - when you one in a bucket you don't need a lid because the crabs that try to escape will be pulled back down by the other crabs. This crab bucket metaphor is often repeated in Native America to describe challenges within tribes or organizations. Experts call this lateral violence and it can include gossiping, backstabbing, exclusion and name-calling. How does lateral violence influence individuals and communities? Join us as we explore the connections between lateral violence and historical trauma. We'll also learn how tribes, businesses and communities can address lateral violence. Guests include: Willie Wolf (Cheyenne River Sioux), president of Red Road Leadership and Laverne Lane (Lummi) former tribal leader.
Break Song: Beauty Way (song) Summit Dub Squad (artist) The Beauty Way (album)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Nuclear Energy (listen)
This year on Earth Day we will take a closer look at nuclear energy. President Barack Obama's energy strategy includes nuclear energy. In February, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $6.5 billion loan guarantee for the construction of two new nuclear reactors. How do you feel about nuclear energy? Do you think investing in new nuclear energy projects is a good way to meet our energy needs in North America? Would you support a nuclear energy project in your area? Guests include: Steve Kerekes, senior director for media relations at the Nuclear Energy Institute and Ronald Johnson (Mdewakanton Dakota), president of the Prarie Island Indian Community.
Break Song: Red Rocks The Earth (song) Tiger Tiger (artist) New Era (album)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Saving Seeds (listen)
It’s rare these days to find crops that are completely unchanged by modern agricultural techniques. Yet there's also a growing movement to preserve ancient strains of traditional foods through seed saving. Those who do it say it’s a way to reconnect with the past and address food insecurity in Native communities. What do traditional seeds mean to you? Is there someone in your community who is leading a seed saving effort? We also want to hear how thinks seeds could breathe new life into your own food supply. Guests include: Diane Wilson (Rosebud Sioux), executive director of Dream of Wild Health, Rowen White (Akwesasne Mohawk), co-founder of the Sierra Seed Cooperative, and Zachary Paige, farm manager with the White Earth Land Recovery Project.
Break Song: The Oldest Rabbit Dance Song (song) William Horncloud Rabbit Dance Songs Of The Lakota (artist)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 – Open House For Gathering Of Nations
Join us as we open up Studio 49’s doors to the people who have arrived in Albuquerque for the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow! This hour will feature voices from across Native America and you are welcome to join the conversation. What are your best memories from the Gathering of Nations? If you're attend, what do you hope to see this year? If you can't make it to New Mexico this time, call in and send a shout out to performers, artists and attendees! Our electronic talking circle is an open house this hour and we'll see where our guests take us as we talk about what it means to be a part of this inter-tribal powwow.
Break Song: Sisters (feat. Northern Voice) (song) A Tribe Called Red (artist) Nation II Nation (album)
Friday, April 25, 2014 – **Pre-Recorded** Native Kids Music Mix
Today we celebrate the youthful energy of Native America with the music. We’ve lined up some great tunes that will light up the little ones in your life and those young at heart. We also had the chance to catch up with some of our past Music Makers who have brought you the most memorable kid tunes over the years and we’ll share their words. What is your favorite Native American kid’s song? Do you have a beloved kiddie tune that goes back several generations? Do you think it’s important to have Native songs that our children can relate to? Why? What are the lyrics that get your little ones moving? This is a pre-recorded show and phone lines will be closed but you are welcome to post your comments on the Native America Calling Facebook page.
Break Song: Sponge Bob Square Pants (World) (song) Black Lodge (artist) MORE Kids' Pow-Wow Songs (album)
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