Monday, October 27, 2014 – Our Furry Family Members
When we decide to bring a furry animal into our lives as pets, their paws, tails and bright eyes become precious to us. Our cameras and phones are full of pictures. Our furniture and clothes are covered in their fur. Our wallets are thinner because we buy them so much. But it’s all worth it because our pets are part of the family. So how much time and money do you put aside for your pets? Do you have a room just for the cat? Does your dog have his own couch? Tell us how you love your pets!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – October Book of the Month: A Nation Rising
A new book titled “A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty,” invites readers to learn more about the Kanaka Maoli or Native peoples of Hawaii. Indigenous voices come together in the pages of this book to recount the history of this land along with the major social movements and people that have inspired them. We invite you to join us as we learn more about Native Hawaiian sovereignty with our October Book of the Month guests, including Kanaka Maoli contributors Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua and Ikaika Hussey.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is often associated with individuals serving in the military. Did you know that anyone who experiences a terrifying event can have this disorder? How often does PTSD impact Native Americans? PTSD symptoms include flashbacks to traumatic events, feelings of anger, hopelessness and trouble sleeping. Does that sound familiar to you? Join us as we learn more about PTSD, including treatment options and how to help a friend or family member who has PTSD.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Sending a Message through Film
Have you ever seen a film that changed your life? Has a movie ever altered how you see the world? There are some great Native films playing around the country right now. Join us as we preview a few of them. The Cherokee Word for Water is a narrative film that tells the true story of a fight for water in a small Cherokee community. La Donna Harris: Indian 101 is a documentary that chronicles the life of Comanche activist La Donna Harris. We’ll speak with the filmmakers of their films about how they use images to share their message.

Friday, October 31, 2014 – The Paranormal
We will soon wind down from Halloween and the sugar rush, but there are still ghosts and demons that make some people worry. The paranormal may still be out there. You may not believe in that kind of stuff, but others are believers and say they have seen real ghosts. Are you a believer in the paranormal? Have you seen things that made you question what you previously thought about ghosts?
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Coming up on Native American Calling – week of October 27, 2014