Alaska faces severe budget cuts that significantly affect higher education, social services, and public safety, especially in rural villages. We’ll get an update on efforts to both prepare for and halt the budget vetoes taking effect. A Navajo man is making a bid for the 2020 presidential race. His platform includes re-writing the constitution. Also authorities continue to clash with protesters in Hawai’i over the pending construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. We’ll get an update from people who are there. And the Red Press Initiative is looking at press freedom in Indian Country. We’ll find out why. We’ll round up the most recent news.
Mentioned on the show:
Full interview with Mark Charles
Dr. Kalamaoka’aina Niheu (Kanaka Maoli) – co-founder of the Standing Rock Medic Healer’s Council and the Mauna Medic Healer’s Hui
Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Diné) – reporter and correspondent for Indian Country Today
Bryan Pollard (Cherokee Nation)- director of programs and strategic partnerships for the Native American Journalist Association
Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa) – associate editor for tribal affairs at High Country News
Break Music: For Dallas (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Kikāwiynaw (album)