Monday, December 7, 2015 – Interpreting Dreams
Have you ever woken from a dream and wondered what it all meant? Dreams about flying, falling or even being chased can mean different things to different people. Sometimes our dreams can provide insight into our daily lives, and sometimes they are just puzzling. Native Voice One’s show Seers from the First People explores what dreams mean. Join us for a conversation with the hosts, who will analyze your dreams from their perspective.

Tuesday December 8, 2015 – History from an Indigenous Perspective
The history of record is often told by those in dominate society, while other communities find their voices silenced. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States tells 400 years of history from an Indigenous perspective. Join us for a conversation with the author, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about the U.S. policies, events and decisions that shaped the future of Native America.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – Smoking in Native America
Why are Native Americans still smoking so much? American cigarette smoking on the whole is on the decline. But Native Americans and Alaska Natives are the heaviest smokers compared to all other ethnicities. Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – Reclaiming History
Language, culture and identity are helping educators and advocates tackle social issues like substance abuse and depression.  Organizations are turning to Native values like respect to address homelessness and caring elders.  Native movements are helping replace other figures that historically oppressed Native nations. Others are restoring traditional place names. What types of movements are reshaping your community? What are the secrets to inspiring Indigenous youth to better their surroundings?

Friday, December 11, 2015 – December Music Maker: Gyasi Ross
Over the years Native America has had the chance to experience what Blackfeet & Suquamish author, attorney, activist and poet Gyasi Ross has had to say through news outlets and his book. This month we bring you the opportunity to hear Gyasi through his new album “Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here)” off of Cabin Games label. It’s a blend of spoken word poetry that opens up stories about life and lessons learned all set to a rhythmic hip-hop sound. Names like Winona LaDuke and Marlon Brando are thrown into the mix of words on a couple of the tracks.


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