Monday, October 13, 2014 – Using the Word Genocide
Last month, A Tribe Called Red cancelled a planned performance at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The musicians say it was “because of the museum’s misrepresentation and downplay of the genocide that was experienced by Indigenous people in Canada by refusing to name it genocide.” The word genocide was coined by Raphael Lempkin in 1944 to describe the systematic murder of European Jews. But the word genocide isn’t only used to describe the Holocaust. Do you think we should use the word genocide when talking about colonization in the US? What does the word genocide mean to you? Guests include: Simon Moya-Smith (Oglala Lakota), correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network and Dr.Brendan Lindsay, assistant professor of California History at Sacramento State University.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Energy Vampires
Energy vampires are not elusive, hundred-year-old supernatural beings that feed on human blood. They’re not sexy either. Energy vampires lurk everywhere, even in the sun. They come in many shapes – and no shapes at all – to feed on our energy. From gossipers to complainers to bad eating habits and stressful work environments, our energy can be drained in many ways. And that makes us unhealthy may lead to real sickness. While we can’t put a wooden stake in these kinds of energy vampires, there are relationships and situations we can change that will save us from energy vampires. Join our conversation about how to improve and sustain your energy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Thrifty in Native America
Poverty or hard times can make people find creative ways to be frugal. Those thrifty habits can also be passed down to future generations. Many of us in Native America know how to stretch a limited budget. Some thrifty folks are very knowledgeable about saving money and do extensive research before they even go grocery shopping. Others go without certain items because they know they don’t really need it. We want to hear your story. Are you a person who gets a rush from clipping coupons or seeing 75 percent off signs at the stores? Are your kids embarrassed by your thriftiness? Do you think being thrifty is different than being cheap? What lessons in frugality are you passing on to your children or grandchildren?

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Native Women on the Ballot
The November midterm election is less than a month away. Native women are running for elected offices around the US. Join us as we check in with Native American and Alaska Native women who are running in state and tribal elections in 2014. What does it take to get elected to office as a Native woman? What obstacles do Native women face when running for an elected position?

Friday, October 17, 2014 – Fighting Breast Cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On National Mammography Day, we’ll discuss who should get a mammogram, recent controversies around mammograms and what it means to fight breast cancer. Awareness has been a priority in recent years. Is that enough? Are Native American women getting the preventative care and treatment they need to deal with breast cancer? Guests include: Karuna Jaggar, executive director, Breast Cancer Action, Carolyn Oyama, senior consultant for women’s health at Indian Health Service.

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