Monday, May 12, 2014 – Mommy Woes
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate, but mamas around Native America need support all year.Join our conversation as we take a closer look at some of the greatest challenges for Native American and Alaska Native moms. What are your struggles? Is it the high cost of childcare? Maybe making ends meet each month stresses you out. What issues do mothers face in your tribe or Native community? Is anyone helping them address their concerns?
Guests include: Bineshi Albert (Yuchi and Chippewa), operations director with the Native American Voters Alliance and mother of three, and Sharyl WhiteHawk (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibway/Anishinabe), a trainer with Mothers of Tradition.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Billy Frank Junior: A Champion of Native Rights
Last week the passing of Billy Frank Jr. caused many to pause and reflect on his life and work. The Nisqually leader and tribal fishing rights advocate influenced many people around Native America. Join our conversation about his lasting legacy. We will also hear from colleagues and Native leaders who will continue his work. You can share your photos and stories with us before the broadcast. Email us at

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – Skin Cancer
It’s getting warmer and many of us are spending more time outdoors. How often do you stop and think about protecting your skin? According to the CDC, skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. Native Americans are less likely to develop skin cancer. But there are still risks in exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Join us as we talk about the signs of skin cancer and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – What’s the Big Deal With Gluten?
There are now many gluten-free options in grocery stores and even some restaurants. People with celiac disease must stop eating all forms of gluten and a new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that more people may have celiac disease today. But is going gluten free the latest fad diet? Do you know someone who has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? We want to hear how people are talking about gluten in your community. Wheat is not a traditional Native food. Should more Native Americans consider eliminating gluten from their diets?

Friday, May 16, 2014 – May Music Maker: Scatter Their Own
Scatter Their Own out of South Dakota’s Oglala Nation share heartfelt music in their new album “Taste The Time.” Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford nurture thoughtful songs in this new release. The sounds on the album will rock your senses and sooth your soul. We invite you to join our conversation with this alter-Native duo. Scatter Their Own is our May Music Maker and we’ll also give away cd copies of the new album.

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.

Week of May 12 on Native America Calling