Monday, November 10, 2014 – Election Wrap Up
Nearly 83 million Americans voted last week, according to the United States Elections Project. Republicans gained control of the Senate and US House of Representatives. How many Native Americans and Alaska Natives turned out to vote? What does a Republican congress mean for tribes? Guests include OJ Semans (Rosebud Sioux), co-director of Four Directions, located on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) journalist and Atwood Chair at the University of Alaska and Liz Medicine Crow (Tlingit and Haida), CEO of the First Alaskans Institute.
Tuesday, November 13, 2014 – Honoring Our Veterans
On this Veteran’s Day, we will honor our veterans in Native America through songs and stories. Listeners are welcome to call in and share what Veteran’s Day means to them or talk about a veteran who deserves recognition. Did you know that Veteran’s Day became an official US holiday in 1938? Join us for an hour dedicated to veterans and their families.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Grandparents Raising Children
Raising children can be challenging. In Native America, an increasing number of grandparents stepping in to help raise their grandchildren or even raise them all by themselves. Were you raised by a grandparent? How did that experience shape how you see the world today? What do you think when you see an elder taking care of a child? Should communities do more to support grandparents who are the primary caregivers for young ones?
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Violence in Schools
Jaylen Fryberg shot five of classmates, including some cousins, late last month at Marysville-Pilchuck High in Washington State. Two of the shooting victims died and the Tulalip teen also died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound. Members of the tribe and surrounding community continue to mourn the loss of three young people. In this hour, we will take a broad view of school violence. Are you concerned about the potential for violence in your child or grandchild’s school? What can tribes, teachers and community members do to make sure our children are safe? Does your school have a program to address threats of violence?
Friday, November 14, 2014 – Lessons on Epigenetics
Epigenetics is the study of how our genes change over time due to the environment. It may explain why we inherit good and bad traits and memories from our ancestors. Have Native Americans inherited bad memories from their ancestors who survived starvation, abuse and illnesses? Did the genes of our great-great-great grandmother change to adapt to survive through the Trail of Tears or The Long Walk and then were passed on to our parents and us? Guests include Dr. James Jarvis (Mohawk).
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