Monday, April 27, 2015 – Single Woes In Native America
There are a number of things that prevent eligible, single Natives from committing to a relationship. Some Native singles, who are looking for other Native singles, say they’re single because they just can’t find anyone. Whether they’re living in cities with few eligible single Natives or they’re related to everyone in their rural community, some say it can be hard to find a date. Do you agree? What’s keeping you single? If, after a long search, you’re no longer single, what worked for you?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – TBD
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – Do You Powwow?
Some say powwow is more than just the dance and the gathering – it’s a way of life. Today we take a look at what powwow means to Native America and the people who hit powwow highway each year. Does religion play a big role when you step into the powwow arena? Has powwow lost its original meaning over the years or is it as vibrant as when you first danced? Is powwow a true representation of our tribal nations? How do the events on the powwow trail compare to our Native traditions? Join us as bring you voices from the 2015 Gathering of Nations Powwow.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 – Retire Chief Wahoo?
This year marks the 100th year that the Cleveland baseball team has used the “Indians” name. The Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo, has often been criticized because of its cartoon-like caricature of a Native American. With all of the attention on the Washington DC Football Team’s trademarks, where does the Cleveland Indians fit in the mascot fight? Are you offended by Chief Wahoo? Do you think it’s time to retire the mascot? Or do you feel that the mascot is not offensive to Native Americans? Guests: Robert Roche (Chiricahua Apache) – executive director of the American Indian Education Center and Amanda Blackhorse (Diné) – social worker and plaintiff for Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc.
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Current Events
On today’s show, we highlight events happening in the month of May in Native America. The Institute of American Indian Arts will host a reading by members of the first class of IAIA students earning an MFA in creative writing on May 11 to 14 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Sixth Annual Native American Healthcare Conference will be held from May 17 to 19 in Valley Center, California. Also, the 4th Annual Indian Canyon Two Spirit Gathering is scheduled for May 22 to 24 in Hollister, California. Is there an event going on in your community that you would like to share with us on air?
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