Monday, November 17, 2014 – Rebel Music
MTV World recently premiered an episode of Rebel Music focusing on Native America. The series focuses on musicians who use their craft to raise awareness about social issues. We’ll get the story behind the episode and speak with some of the musicians, artists and a journalist featured in the show. Guests include: Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo), Inez Jasper (Sto:lo/Ojibwa/Métis), and Simon Moya-Smith (Oglala Lakota).
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Evaluating Charities
Many people respond to the call each year to give to charities during the holidays. Charities and nonprofits provide services to many in need, including Native America. ProPublica and NPR recently investigate the American Red Cross and found allegations of mismanagement of resources like food waste during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. How can we know if a charity is worthy of our donations? Guests include: Laura Sullivan, correspondent, NPR Investigations, Sandra Miniutti, vice president of marketing and CFO of Charity Navigator and Carly Hare, executive director of Native Americans in Philanthropy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Tribes And Legalized Marijuana
Earlier this month, voters in Oregon and Alaska voted to legalize recreational marijuana. There are nine tribes in Oregon and over 200 tribes in Alaska. How are they responding to changes in state laws on marijuana? Tribes in Colorado and Washington have mostly stood against marijuana legalization in their states and continue to ban its presence in their Native communities. Join us as we explore where tribes stand on marijuana legalization and what conflicts exist between, tribal, federal and state laws and policies.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Native Millennials
We know that millennials are a young generation that is educated, tech savvy and pretty sure of themselves. But what are Native American millennials? Are we shaped by something else? Do we have different values? We are, indeed, different than our non-Native counterparts. We come from a different history and a different environment, so out values and challenges as young Native Americans are going to be different than the average millennial. When we talk about Native American millennials, we’re talking about our tribal cultures, education, community and the future.
Friday, November 21, 2014 – Book of the Month: “Rock & Roll Highway”
Six Nations musician Robbie Robertson (Mohawk) has shared his rhythms and lyrics with the world for decades. Today his son Sebastian Robertson is helping Robbie give more insight into his own story. Sebastian’s book “Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story” is aimed at young readers but those young at heart have a lot to embrace too. Colorful illustrations chronicle Robbie’s journey from a young person to the heights of his musical career. Readers can connect with the people and places that Robbie liked to along the way, including Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan. We invite you to hear more about this Native musician’s life in our November Book of the Month conversation with Mohawk author and musician Sebastian Robertson.
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