Monday, March 24, 2014 -Celebrating Native Women

It’s Women’s History Month and we want to take a moment to celebrate our Native women. Which women are making a difference in your community? How has a female mentor, family member or colleague impacted your life? Who do you think Native America should honor this month?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – Bossy Girls

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is teaming up with the Girl Scouts of America to call on people to stop using the word “bossy” to describe young girls. The Ban Bossy campaign highlights the importance of words in sending a message to young girls who step up as leaders. Do the words we use to describe young women matter in Native America? Are you a woman who was called bossy growing up, but know a young man would have been called a leader for the same actions? Should we stop using the word “bossy”?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – What’s Keeping You Online?

From cellphones and tablets to computers, we know technology connects Native America. Today we want you to tell us why you spend time online. Are you the person who’s logging on to conquer the latest game? Do you get your news online through Facebook or Twitter? What does it mean to go viral on the digital moccasin telegraph? Are you a household name because of a video you posted? We also want to hear what apps keep you glued to your phone, maybe even late at night when you should be asleep. What apps are vital to your existence? What online viral videos are making you smile right now?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 – Animals In Captivity

The documentary Blackfish has drawn attention to the conditions of orcas in captivity at theme parks like SeaWorld. A California state lawmaker also recently introduced legislation that calls for a ban on keeping orcas in captivity for entertainment. Do you think it’s ethical to keep animals in captivity? How do you feel when you see animals that are sacred to your tribe in a cage or entertaining visitors? Is it important to make animals accessible to the public so people will understand the importance of conservation?

Friday, March 28, 2014 – Birth Stories

Many children love to hear the story of when they were born. Do you know the story of your birth? Were you born during a natural disaster or in an unusual place? We want to hear your birth stories – either when you were born or when your own children were born! Do you enjoy hearing the tales of what was happening when a new life came into the world? How can these stories better help us understand our place in our families or our communities? Do you know the people who were in the room when you were born?

Native America Calling – week of March 24