The number of Native Americans living in urban areas has grown substantially in recent decades. Urban and rural life each has its advantages and disadvantages. Access to health care, jobs, culture and family life all play into the decision on where to reside. The official definition of rural and urban can change depending on who you ask. A recent report that attempted to rewrite the definitions had to reexamine their work after people complained. We’ll look at the importance of urban and rural designations and why people choose one over the other.
Janeen Comenote (enrolled Quinault) – executive director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition
Natasha Singh (a Stevens Village tribal member) – General Counsel for the Tanana Chiefs Conference
Break Music: Gold Skies (Neon Natives Remix) (song/single) Neon Natives (artist)