Week of June 2nd on Native America Calling

Monday, June 2, 2014 – A Day at the Exhibits
Today we take you on national tour through our Native airwaves. Join us as we travel to different parts of the country to learn about exhibits in museums, libraries and galleries. Do you enjoy spending the warm days of summer learning about Native America through curated exhibits? Have you ever discovered something you never knew about your own tribe at a museum or gallery? Join us for a virtual tour of Turtle Island’s summer exhibits, on the next Native America Calling.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Current Events
It’s summertime again. Gardens are blooming and families are headed outside. Today we bring you information about trainings, events and celebrations taking place around Native America this month. It’s our June edition of Current Events on Native America Calling. We’ll hear new music releases from Native artists and learn about art exhibitions and workshops taking place in the coming weeks. You are welcome to join the conversation and tell us what’s on your calendar in June.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – Smoke Free
It’s common knowledge that smoking and second hand smoke is bad for our health. But sometimes it’s hard find smoke-free air in Native communities. Many reservations do not enforce state anti-smoking laws. But there’s a growing movement across Native America to pass new regulations to address smoking. The Navajo Nation recently made the news when the Crownpoint Chapter voted to ban smoking in public places. Has your tribe considered new rules about smoking in restaurants or public buildings? Do you think more tribes should go smoke-free in public places? Why or why not?

Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Why Do We Hate?
The Westboro Baptist Church recently threatened to protest at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) categorizes the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. Join us as we talk about how hate groups are defined and reactions to their activities in Native America. According to a recent report from SPLC, hate groups have declined in the past year, but are on the rise since 2000. Why do you think hate group activities continue? Why do we hate? If hate is learned, can it be unlearned?

Friday, June 6, 2014 – The Legacy of Brown v Board of Education
Last month, the United States marked the 60th anniversary of the court ruling Brown v. Board of Education. In that historic ruling, the Supreme Court found that separating children in school on the basis of race was unconstitutional. What did this landmark ruling mean for Native American and Alaska Native students? The history of Native education is unique. Do Native students have access to equal education as outlined in the Brown v. Board of Education ruling? What does the future of education look like in Native America?

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Mental Health Forum: All Systems of Care

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency
Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Stacey Cryer, Director

Press Release
Date: May 29, 20145

Mental Health Forum: All Systems of Care

The Mendocino County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Forum for All Systems of Care will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Ukiah. The meeting will occur at Health and Human Service Agency Public Health Building in Conference Room 1, 1120 So. Dora St. Ukiah, CA.

This meeting covers all programs funded by MHSA for all the age groups: Children, Youth and Transitional Youth, Adults and Older Adults. Members of the public, clients and consumers, MHSA Stakeholders and community agencies are encouraged to attend the meeting to provide suggestions, ideas and feedback on the MHSA programs.

Meeting agendas are published at: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/mhsa.htm .

Mendocino Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday, May 24, from 10 am to 5 pm, the Mendocino County Museum will present the 2nd Annual Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire at its Museum grounds in Willits. The family-friendly Faire will feature do-it-yourself (DIY) projects at interactive booths, technology demonstrations, craft workshops, and solar energy demonstrations. Activities that will keep the Faire buzzing include a Lego building table, slot car races, a 3-D scanner, and even a homemade drone. The Faire will offer ‘deconstruction zone’ where kids can take apart electronics components to see how they work, and a “Swap O Rama Rama,” where people can bring in old clothes and repurpose for a number of uses. Also onsite this year will be the renowned Solar Living Institute from Hopland, who will help kids construct and operate solar-powered toy cars and demonstrate baking in solar ovens in two sessions.

Admission to the Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 13 to 18 years, and free for children 12 years and under. Included is admission to the Mendocino County Museum, a treasure trove of the County’s historical and cultural artifacts. More information on the Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire can be found at www.MendocinoMakerFaire.com. The Mendocino County Museum is located at 400 East Commercial Street in Willits, across from Recreation Grove Park, and can be reached at 459-2736 or Info@MendocinoMuseum.org.

Native America Calling topics for the week of May 19, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014 – What is Food Sovereignty?
We all need food, but should we also demand food sovereignty? The US Food Sovereignty Alliance defines food sovereignty as, “the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture policies.” What does food sovereignty mean to you? Are you involved in small-scale farming? Have you started growing your own food? Guests include: Raymond Foxworth (Navajo) deputy director of development & senior program officer for the First Nations Development Institute, A’dae Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) program assistant with University of Arkansas Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and Amber Crotty (Diné) director of the Dine Policy Institute.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Conference Convening
Professionals, business leaders and community advocates meet at conferences each year to talk about their work. Is there a conference or convention that inspires you or helps you connect with colleagues around Native America? How do you use conferences to build your skills and help your tribe, nonprofit or business? Join us as we learn about some conferences coming up in 2014, including: the 15th TribalNet Conference, the 40th annual convention for the National American Indian Housing Council and the National Indian Education Association Convention.

Wednesday, May 15, 2014 – Book of the Month: “Blue Ravens”
Native writer Gerald Vizenor, of the White Earth Anishinaabeg Nation of Minnesota, writes about World War I through the eyes of two soldiers in his latest novel. Readers who follow Vizenor’s story of the two brothers in “Blue Ravens” will also notice themes connected to Native life and culture. Join us as we put the spotlight on Gerald Vizenor – our May 2014 Book of the Month author.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – They Said What?
Negative imagery of Native Americans is not new but incidents today travel fast online. Did you see the pictures of the “Siouxper drunk” t-shirts some University of North Dakota Students wore to a game? Or what about photos of Christina Fallin, daughter of the governor of Oklahoma, in a headdress? And did you hear about Cliven Bundy’s supporters taking ATV rides through Recapture Canyon in Utah? We want to hear how you react when you see these photos. Were you offended or do you think it’s best to ignore it? Join us and tell us how you react to photos or incidents that are offending people across Native America.

Friday, May 23, 2014 – What’s Your Favorite Movie?
The summer blockbusters are getting ready to roll out. Many people will be counting down the days until a particular movie hits the big screen. Today we invite you to take us into your own movie world to tell us what films you love the most. Which movies do you watch over and over, and why? Are you the film critic in your family? Does everyone turn to you when they need a movie suggestion? For those of you looking to grow your list of great films, we’ll bring you some fresh ideas. Guests include: Navajo filmmaker Ramona Emerson, Native filmmaker and Strongfront TV founder Jesse Green (Dakota) and Shirley Sneve (Rosebud Sioux), executive director of Native American Public Telecommunications.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Quality Improvement and Cultural Competency Committees Meeting in Boonville on May 29, 2014.

Date: May 15, 2013
Contact: Kristina Grogan
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency
Communication Coordinator

Quality Improvement and Cultural Competency Committees Meeting in Boonville on May 29, 2014.

Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Quality Improvement (QIC) and Cultural Competency Committees (CCC) meeting will be held in Boonville at the Anderson Valley Fire Department located at 14281 California 128 on May 29, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the committees is to discuss the quality of Mental Health services in Mendocino County. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to ask questions, provide feedback and give recommendations for improvement.

For more information about QIC/CCC please contact Quality Assurance Manager, Masha McCarthy by emailing mccarthm@co.mendocino.ca.us or by calling 707-472-2322.

5/13/14 Meeting Notes

Radio Station Meeting

Library Community Room

5/13/14 – 5pm

Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to mail@kyburadio.org.  Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Josh, Dixie, Emily, Michael, Lew Max, Mary Jane, and David



New People/New Shows

School Superintendent Statement


June 29th Party

ERT Workshop

Events Calendar


New People/New Shows:

School Superintendent Statement: KYBU will air three five-minute statements on Thursday, 5/14/14, at 8pm

AAHP: The next litter cleanup is scheduled for May 17 and includes the annual reviewing of Part 2 of the Caltrans safety DVD at the Library Commons before carpooling to Inspiration Point. Lew may or may not be able to attend as he will be attending a Tribal Council meeting regarding the bike path funding.

June 29th Party: This is the free KYBU membership drive party scheduled for Sunday, June 29, from 1 to 6pm in the walnut grove park behind the radio station. Emily will contact Joe about getting the liquor license. A discussion was held about party details, such as music bands, decorations, games, piñatas, etc. Emily will ask Olga about food and her renewal and will ask Mary Lou about the dunk tank. Monique has booths and stuff left over from her circus event. We will work on a membership renewal mailing at the next meeting.

ERT Workshop: The next workshop is scheduled for May 27.  Our goal is to form a telephone tree and EFT team. It was suggested we email out the ERT information packet so people can preview it. Mary Jane will bring extra copies of the packet to the workshop. Emily will ask Daniel to email our DJs. Lew will think about creating a PSA.

Events Calendar: Emily announced the KYBU new website’s Round Valley Events calendar is ready to be used. The flyers and posters are ready. We need a PSA for this so people will use it.

Website: Per Emily, the website is coming along. Emily and Rainbow will meet next Friday regarding the charging-online feature.

Week of May 12 on Native America Calling

Monday, May 12, 2014 – Mommy Woes
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate, but mamas around Native America need support all year.Join our conversation as we take a closer look at some of the greatest challenges for Native American and Alaska Native moms. What are your struggles? Is it the high cost of childcare? Maybe making ends meet each month stresses you out. What issues do mothers face in your tribe or Native community? Is anyone helping them address their concerns?
Guests include: Bineshi Albert (Yuchi and Chippewa), operations director with the Native American Voters Alliance and mother of three, and Sharyl WhiteHawk (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibway/Anishinabe), a trainer with Mothers of Tradition.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Billy Frank Junior: A Champion of Native Rights
Last week the passing of Billy Frank Jr. caused many to pause and reflect on his life and work. The Nisqually leader and tribal fishing rights advocate influenced many people around Native America. Join our conversation about his lasting legacy. We will also hear from colleagues and Native leaders who will continue his work. You can share your photos and stories with us before the broadcast. Email us at comments@nativeamericacalling.com.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – Skin Cancer
It’s getting warmer and many of us are spending more time outdoors. How often do you stop and think about protecting your skin? According to the CDC, skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. Native Americans are less likely to develop skin cancer. But there are still risks in exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Join us as we talk about the signs of skin cancer and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – What’s the Big Deal With Gluten?
There are now many gluten-free options in grocery stores and even some restaurants. People with celiac disease must stop eating all forms of gluten and a new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that more people may have celiac disease today. But is going gluten free the latest fad diet? Do you know someone who has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? We want to hear how people are talking about gluten in your community. Wheat is not a traditional Native food. Should more Native Americans consider eliminating gluten from their diets?

Friday, May 16, 2014 – May Music Maker: Scatter Their Own
Scatter Their Own out of South Dakota’s Oglala Nation share heartfelt music in their new album “Taste The Time.” Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford nurture thoughtful songs in this new release. The sounds on the album will rock your senses and sooth your soul. We invite you to join our conversation with this alter-Native duo. Scatter Their Own is our May Music Maker and we’ll also give away cd copies of the new album.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

5/6/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

Radio Station Meeting

 Library Community Room

5/6/14 – 5pm

Meeting Notes Corrections:  Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to mail@kyburadioorg. Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees:  Daniel, Sharon, Kramer, Michael, Joshie, Emily, Max, Lew, Ryan Dixie, David, Brittany, James, and Mary Jane



Party Recap



American Legion History

Field Day Parade

Free Speech Radio News

New People/New Shows

Evening Weather Report

June 29 Party

Bulletin Board

School Superintendent

Party Recap:  Emily has received all monies except some auction money.  Some of the kegged beer is left over and will be used at the Friday, May 15th karaoke party at the land trust.  Madeline needed more volunteers.  Natalie did a great job picking out the fine wines.  Per Emily, it cost about $1000 to put on the dinner, $730 for the wine and beer, and $2800 for the entertainment.  The event netted a profit of about $2000, which is about what we usually take in.  The subject of donor fatigue was briefly discussed.  The library’s liquor license is for up to six parties a year, of which the library might share with us.  The June 29 membership party is a free event for members.

AAHP:  The next litter cleanup is scheduled for May 17 and includes the annual viewing of the Caltrans safety DVD review,

ERT:  A discussion was held about forming an emergency response team.  We will work on our protocol at the next workshop.

American Legion History:  Per Lew, Malcolm and another vet are working on a scrapbook and want our help to turn it into an auditory project.  Bill Cull could pick up on it.  They could do a PSA to tell all vets what’s going on and prepare a show with local vets to tell their stories.

Field Day Parade:  This event will happen this Mothers Day weekend.  David has a bigger rig now that could seat people on hay bales.  The parade will probably be on Sunday, but we need to find out.  People can wear their KYBU shirts, and Emily will bring extra shirts for people to wear and either give them back afterward or buy them.  Robot DJ will wear a cowboy hat.  We need a saddle, etc.

Big Time:  The high school had its annual Big Time on Wednesday.  Emily attended and said we really need to buy a shade tent.  She will look at canopies the next time she goes to Costco.

Free Speech Radio News:  Per Max, FSRN is still active, still makes stories, and intends to produce the news again when they obtain enough funding.  The current replacement news is different and not very informative.  People are encouraged to look for a better replacement.

New People/New Shows:  Brittany and James are working on getting their show going and want to call it “The Dinner Hour” and air it around 8 to 9pm.  It would consist of fun facts, weather, music, and other things.   It would be recorded at first and later go live.  They will need to get four shows together to begin airing the show.

Evening Weather Report:  Josh is willing to do the evening weather report one or two days around 6:45 pm.

June 29th Party:   This free membership drive party will be held on Sunday, June 29, from 1 to 6pm in the walnut grove park behind the station.   The food and drinks will be free for KYBU members.  We are planning a carnival and are trying to find out what happened to the dunk tank so we could use it for a “Dunk the DJs” activity.  The rumor is that the dunk tank is dead but we need to find out.  We are open to more ideas but discussed having pony rides (Jennifer), a bouncing castle, piñatas, a guess your age booth, a fortune teller (Dixie), music, Mickey the Clown, etc.

Bulletin Board:  Sharon went over the bulletin board schedule.  There are a couple of open times that we still need to cover.

School Superintendent:  Sharon asked about interviews for the three candidates.  Paul is interested.  She knows Paul well and will try to contact the others (Kathy and Warren) to make them the same offer.  It’s short notice.  We could offer brief statements for now, or we wait until October to do more extensive interviews when it’s down to two candidates.

Week of May 5 on Native America Calling

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Affirmative Action Today
The US Supreme Court recently upheld a ban using race in the admissions process of Michigan colleges and universities. Affirmative action is the subject of lawsuits across the country. Should race be part of college applications? Affirmative action started in the 1960s to create opportunities for African American students. Did it help or hurt Native students? Where do you stand on affirmative action? Do you think it helps or hurts students today?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Current Events
May is a month when many of us start to take part in summer activities. What are you excited about this month? Join us for the next edition of Current Events on Native America Calling. We’ve gathered information about events, gatherings, celebrations and music tours around Native America. You are also welcome to call in and share details about an event in your community!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 – Access To Eagles
Many tribes consider eagles sacred animals and use them for ceremonies. The Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940 outlawed the possession or taking of bald and golden eagles. In 1994, changes in US policies made it possible for people to get eagle feathers and parts for ceremonies. Individuals who want eagle feathers must go through a long and complicated process. Many people in Native America are on waiting lists or have no access at all. How does limited access influence cultural practices? Guests include: Bill Volker (Comanche) founder and director of SIA.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – Quilting In Native America
Quilting has a rich history in Native America. The craft was first introduced to Native women by European settlers but quilting has evolved in many tribes across Native America. Are you a quilter? How do you integrate your cultural values into the quilts you make? And what role do quilts play in your life and your community?

Friday, May 9, 2014 – Momma Always Said
It’s time to remember some of the motherly advice you’ve received over the years. On this eve of the Mother’s Day weekend, we will open up our talking circle to hear the words of wisdom that your mother or another mother figure shared with you. What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you? Do you find yourself sharing that advice with others or to your own children? Have your mother’s words ever helped you wither some of life’s biggest storms? Did mom’s words keep you from making the biggest mistake of your life? What did your mom always say?

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.