Week of Sepember 29 on Native America Calling

Monday, September 29, 2014 – Turning Out The Native Vote
This fall, we are focusing on key issues in the 2014 elections. Groups across the country are working to encourage more Native American and Alaska Native voters to cast a ballot this year. Do you plan to vote in November? Will you vote early or by absentee ballot? Join us as we learn more about efforts to increase Native voter turnout. We also want to hear why you vote, or don’t vote, in state and federal elections.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -Difficulties of Learning Your Native Language
Out of the hundreds of languages that were once spoken in North America, there are only a handful of them left – and even fewer speakers. However, there is a growing interest among many Native Americans to learn their language. You could take a class or use an online program, but learning a language is challenging. Have you started to learn your Native language as an adult? What challenges did you face? Can our elders, fluent speakers and tribal leaders make it easier for us to learn our languages?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – In the News: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Since the 1980s, over a thousand Indigenous women in Canada have been murdered or disappeared. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Indigenous women are 4 percent of Canada’s population but make up 16 percent of the country’s murder cases. Family members and activists are drawing attention to these cases. Some are saying the media is part of the problem because news organizations don’t cover cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women as often as cases involving white women. What do you think needs to be done to address this issue and protect Indigenous girls and women? Should media coverage be part of the discussion? Is the safety of women an issue in your community?

Thursday, October 2, 2014 – Take Care of Your Bones!
In honor of the month where skeletons take center stage, we want to talk about our own skeletons. Did you know the human body has 206 bones? Or that there are 26 bones in the human foot? Join us as we explore fun facts about bones and answer your questions about bones. Have you ever wondered what foods are best for supporting the health of your bones? What puts you at risk for osteoporosis? Why do our bones pop sometimes? Send your questions about bone health to comments@nativeamericacalling.com.

Friday, October 03, 2014 – Drinking In Moderation
At the end of most ads for alcohol, the phrase “Please Drink Responsibly” often pops up. What does that really mean? If you have family members who dealt with alcoholism, is it possible to drink in moderation? What does drinking in moderation look like? One person’s idea of moderation might be only drinking one six pack of beer while others might see moderation as a glass of wine with dinner. What is the difference between alcohol problems and alcohol dependency? Can you address drinking by cutting back the amount of alcohol you drink without completely stopping? Guests include Dr. Reid Hester, director of the research division of Behavior Therapy Associates, LLC.

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.

Reminder: Burn Permits Suspended

 

Reminder: Burn Permits Suspended

WILLITS – With cooler temperatures and the possibility of precipitation CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief Christopher P. Rowney wants to remind everyone that residential and open outdoor burning permits are still suspended. The suspension will remain in effect until formally cancelled.

Although the change in weather is welcome amid California’s extremely dry conditions, it will do little to ease the current hazardous fuel conditions. That will require significant wet storms for an extended period of time.

Chief Rowney explained, “Mendocino County fire history shows that suspending debris burning is an effective way of preventing wildfires that result from debris burn escapes. Although all fires cannot be prevented through a burning suspension, their numbers can be significantly reduced. This is particularly critical in our current situation.”

CAL FIRE Mendocino continues to ask residents to do their part to prevent wildfires; “one less spark – one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.

Week of 9/22 on Native America Calling

Monday, September 22, 2014 – Responding To Emergencies
When natural disasters strike communities, the federal government is supposed to help with funding to rebuild homes and buildings. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dollars are available after a natural disaster is declared. Has your community used FEMA funds to respond to a storm, flood or fire? Has your tribe received money the federal government set aside for rebuilding? What FEMA policies don’t work in Native America?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – Youth Drug Abuse
A new study revealed that substance abuse for American Indian teens is higher than the national average. Are you concerned about drug and alcohol abuse among teens in your community? A study from the University of Michigan found the top three drugs abused by 12th graders in the US are marijuana, synthetic marijuana and the prescription drug Adderall. What are Native American teens using to get high? Where do they get drugs? And how can tribal leaders, parents and teachers spot the signs of drug use and address it?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Music Maker: Gabriel Ayala
Gabriel Ayala from the Yaqui Nation shares his vibrant style of music, which he calls JazzMenco, in his new album “Live At The Mission.” This 10-track ensemble of rhythm and energy features the cutting sounds of Flamenco and classical guitar. Ayala is known for his ability to make the guitar strings sing a song of grace and passion. We invite you to join us for our September Music Maker edition as we take in the latest sounds of Gabriel Ayala.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 – Addressing Climate Change
World leaders meet this week in New York for the United Nation’s Climate Summit 2014. They will discuss climate change agreements that include decreasing the number of trees cut down around the world and boosting the use of renewable energy. Leaders have until next year to make agreements that would be enforced in 2020. Is this global conversation including Indigenous communities, including our tribes in the United States? What would make a difference for our Native communities? Are your leaders taking action to address global climate change?

Friday, September 26, 2014 – Tribal Elections
The 2014 midterm elections in November are an opportunity for voters to make their voice heard by local, state and federal officials. In Native America, voters are also casting ballots in tribal elections this year. Did you cast a ballot in a tribal election in 2014? Are candidates still out talking to members of your community for an upcoming election? Do you vote only in your tribal elections? Or do you choose not to vote because you moved to the city and it’s hard to follow what’s going on back home? Join us as we explore tribal elections in our 2014 Election series on Native America Calling.

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.

BLACK FIRE Final Incident Update Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00 PM

BLACK FIRE

Final Incident Update

Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00 PM

Fire Information Line: (707) 459-7425

www.fire.ca.gov

Location: Black Bart Road County: Mendocino

Acres: 403 % Containment: 100%

Start Date & Time: Saturday September 13, 2014 @3:48PM

Injuries: 3 Structures Threatened: 0

Cause: Under Investigation Structures Destroyed: 5 Outbuildings Destroyed: 6

RESOURCES ASSIGNED TO THE FIRELINE

Current Situation: The fire is 100% contained. Firefighters continue patrol operations. Continuing demobilization of resources.

With the current weather conditions and elevated fire danger, we are asking everyone to use extreme caution, “one less spark – one less wildfire”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to

Cooperating Agencies: Potter Valley FD, Redwood Valley-Calpella FPD, Little Lake FPD, Ukiah Fire Authority, Hopland VFD, Cloverdale Fire, Anderson Valley FD, Laytonville FPD, Leggett Valley FPD, Comptche VFD, Brooktrails FD, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, CAL OES, American Red Cross and California Highway Patrol.

9/16/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting
Library Community Room
9/16/14 – 5:00pm

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

Attendees: Emily, Mike, Jay, Sharon, Lew, Dixie, Max, Mary Jane and David

Agenda:

Introductions
New/Old People/Shows
Party Recap
Football
Supervisors
Pat Higgins
Bulletin Board
Indian Days
AAHP

New/Old People/New Shows: None.

Party Recap: Per Dixie, Ellen wants to do a box lunch auction sometime. Emily reported that the party netted $4067.05. Emily passed around a thank-you list for any additions. It was suggested that we keep the same people to handle the membership table in the future to ensure accuracy. Another suggestion was to try to get all the names on one list. Rainbow and Emily will be on a conference call next week with the software vendor. If it is not working out in one year, we will look around for a different vendor. There was a miscommunication with Olga regarding the food for the party. Lew will ask Mario to help resolve this matter. A discussion was held about how great the pie toss turned out.

Football: Lew will contact Clive about training next week to help with the October 24 and November 1 game broadcasts.

Supervisors: Holly is booked for an 8pm interview with Lew. Lew emailed an offer to Tom Woodhouse.

Pat Higgins: There is a salmon symposium coming up. Lew will do an 8pm call-in show with Pat Higgins in October.

Bulletin Board: Per Sharon, the Bulletin Board is set for the rest of the month. She will get with Sandy to see if Sandy can do the first two weeks in October.

Indian Days: Emily passed around a sign-up sheet for the Health Fair on Friday, September 26, the parade on Saturday, and Indian Days at Hidden Oaks Park on Saturday from 12 to 5pm.

Adopt-A-Highway Program: KYBU is joining the annual Caltrans cleanup event on Saturday, September 20, Volunteers are invited to meet at 10am at the Farmers Market Coffee shop on Howard before carpooling to Inspiration Point to clean up litter on the Highway 162 turnouts for both sides of the two miles assigned to KYBU. Wear long pants and sturdy boots and bring water. Volunteers must follow Caltrans safety rules. Call 983-9319 with any questions.

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The Associated Press

A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

No damage was reported.

The quake was about 150 north of the epicenter of a magnitude 6.0 temblor that caused extensive damage in Napa and the surrounding area on Aug. 24.

 

BLACK FIRE Incident Update Monday September 15, 2014 7:00 AM

BLACK FIRE

Incident Update

Monday September 15, 2014 7:00 AM

www.fire.ca.gov

 

Fire Information Line: (707) 459-7425

 

Location: Black Bart Road County: Mendocino
   
Acres: 417 % Containment: 50%
   
Start Date & Time: Saturday September 13, 2014 @3:48PM    
Injuries: 3 Structures Threatened: 10  

 

Cause: Under Investigation Structures Destroyed:   5         Outbuildings Destroyed: 5
     

 

RESOURCES ASSIGNED

 

Fire Engines: 30 Fire Crews: 10 Bulldozers: 4

                                                                       

Water Tenders: 5 Total Personnel: 332
   

 

                       

Current Situation: Fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees Firefighters are working in extreme conditions; high heat, low humidity, with the potential for erratic winds. Firefighters are aggressively utilizing resources to construct containment lines, extinguish hotspots near the containment lines & defend structures. The Evacuation Order has been cancelled. The American Red Cross has officially closed the Evacuation Shelter at Eagle Peak Middle School. Red Cross representatives have advised that it can be re-opened, should a need exist.

Road Closures: Black Bart Trail East.

 

For information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.

 

Cooperating Agencies: Potter Valley FD, Redwood Valley-Calpella FPD, Little Lake FPD, Ukiah Fire Authority, Hopland VFD, Cloverdale Fire, Anderson Valley FD, Laytonville FPD, Leggett Valley FPD, Comptche VFD, Brooktrails FD, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, CAL OES, American Red Cross and California Highway Patrol.

 

 

                                                                                              

 

 

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One Day Rabies Vaccine Clinic and Dog License Amnesty

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency

Date: September 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

One Day Rabies Vaccine Clinic and Dog License Amnesty

Saturday September 20, 2014

On Saturday September 20, 2014 Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services will hold a one day Dog License Amnesty Program in conjunction with a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Ukiah Shelter at 298 Plant Road. The rabies microchipping clinic will be open from 10 am until 2 pm. This “one-stop shop” opportunity will allow County residents to bring their dog license up to date and, if necessary, have their dog vaccinated against the rabies virus. Low cost microchipping will also be available.

The low-cost rabies vaccine will be offered for dogs or cats on Saturday. The cost of the rabies vaccine will be $6.00.

License fees are $25 for altered dogs and $55 for unaltered dogs. Cats are not required to have licenses, but a rabies vaccine is strongly recommended. Cats must come to the vaccine clinic in a secure cat carrier, and dogs must be on leash.

Low-cost microchipping will also be available during this time for just $10. This service, which includes registration of the chip, can be a vital tool in helping a lost pet get home.

All dogs over 4 months of age are required by Mendocino County law to have a current rabies vaccine and have a dog license. All penalties for expired licenses will be waived if the dog is registered on September 20. Unfortunately, dog owners who have received a citation from Animal Control for failure to have a current license will not be eligible to participate in the Amnesty Program.

For questions please call the Animal Care Services’ Ukiah Shelter at 463-4427.

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