Monday, June 2, 2014 – A Day at the Exhibits
Today we take you on national tour through our Native airwaves. Join us as we travel to different parts of the country to learn about exhibits in museums, libraries and galleries. Do you enjoy spending the warm days of summer learning about Native America through curated exhibits? Have you ever discovered something you never knew about your own tribe at a museum or gallery? Join us for a virtual tour of Turtle Island’s summer exhibits, on the next Native America Calling.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Current Events
It’s summertime again. Gardens are blooming and families are headed outside. Today we bring you information about trainings, events and celebrations taking place around Native America this month. It’s our June edition of Current Events on Native America Calling. We’ll hear new music releases from Native artists and learn about art exhibitions and workshops taking place in the coming weeks. You are welcome to join the conversation and tell us what’s on your calendar in June.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – Smoke Free
It’s common knowledge that smoking and second hand smoke is bad for our health. But sometimes it’s hard find smoke-free air in Native communities. Many reservations do not enforce state anti-smoking laws. But there’s a growing movement across Native America to pass new regulations to address smoking. The Navajo Nation recently made the news when the Crownpoint Chapter voted to ban smoking in public places. Has your tribe considered new rules about smoking in restaurants or public buildings? Do you think more tribes should go smoke-free in public places? Why or why not?
Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Why Do We Hate?
The Westboro Baptist Church recently threatened to protest at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) categorizes the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. Join us as we talk about how hate groups are defined and reactions to their activities in Native America. According to a recent report from SPLC, hate groups have declined in the past year, but are on the rise since 2000. Why do you think hate group activities continue? Why do we hate? If hate is learned, can it be unlearned?
Friday, June 6, 2014 – The Legacy of Brown v Board of Education
Last month, the United States marked the 60th anniversary of the court ruling Brown v. Board of Education. In that historic ruling, the Supreme Court found that separating children in school on the basis of race was unconstitutional. What did this landmark ruling mean for Native American and Alaska Native students? The history of Native education is unique. Do Native students have access to equal education as outlined in the Brown v. Board of Education ruling? What does the future of education look like in Native America?
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.