Tribally-run museums offer two important benefits: they offer a Native voice for Native history within a system dominated by traditional European perspectives – and they bring the promise of economic development. Thursday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce takes on a field trip to celebrate Tribal Museums Day.
Deb Haaland faces her critics and supporters on her way to heading the U.S. Department of Interior, the Navajo Nation vaccinates nearly a third of their citizens in under a month, and the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package includes relief for tribes. These are some of the stories we’ll look into on the regular news roundup.
Mary Annette Pember (Red Cliff Ojibwe) – national correspondent for Indian Country Today
Allison Herrera (Xolon Salinan) – Indigenous Affairs reporter at KOSU
Aaron Yazzie (Diné) – mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
Mentioned on the show:
Break 1 music: Quiero Que Me Salves (feat. Sexteto Tabala) (song) Lido Pimienta (artist) Miss Colombia (album)
Break 2 music: Meskwaki Nation Intertribal (song) Meskwaki Nation (artist) Oneida Powwow: 40th Anniversary (album)