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What does it take to get back on your feet after a bout of homelessness? For some homeless Native Americans, the journey home is not as simple as finding an apartment and a job. They also need to reconnect with family and reestablish a place in their tribal communities. In today’s show, we discuss the issues homeless Natives face and we put the spotlight on programs and groups that work to try to bring homeless Natives home.
Samuel Johns (Ahtna Athabaskan) — founder of the Forget me not movement
Colleen Echohawk (Pawnee) — executive director at the Chief Seattle Club and on the Chief Seattle Club Facebook
Dr. Jennifer Denetdale (Diné) — commissioner on the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and a professor at the University of New Mexico. Also on Facebook
Deb Foster (St. Croix Ojibwe) — executive director of the Ain Dah Yung Center
Break Music: Spirit Dance (song) Anthony Wakeman (artist) Handprints Of Our People (album)