Native Americans have really made a splash on the contemporary music scene, including the world of jazz. For over a decade GRAMMY winning recording artist John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache/Chicano) has created music that not only blends music styles but instruments and sounds from Native American culture like the cedar flute and powwow singing. We invite you to join our conversation about his new album, “Creation Story” on our December Music Maker edition of Native America Calling.
Archives for December 2014
‘Tis the season for cakes, cookies, fudge, chocolate, frosting, sugar sprinkles, candy, office holiday parties, dinners and feasts.
Join Native America Calling this holiday season as we talk about managing diabetes when you are faced with many temptations. Does the holiday season create a danger for your health? Should friends and family take action to ease the sugar and carb load on those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic? Have you had to change your holiday habits because you need to manage your diabetes? We’ll have tips and advice and we welcome your stories about how you manage diabetes during the holiday season.
Menominee and Seminole tribes make final push to gain state approval for casino
Native American coalition works to ban red-face at sport stadiums
Two Michigan tribes set to repatriate remains found decades ago
Monday, December 22, 2014 – Native American Holiday Music
Today we preview holiday music produced by Native artists. What are your favorite holiday songs?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – Diabetes And Holiday Treats
The holidays are synonymous with rich foods. How do you deal with temptation if you also need to manage diabetes?
Wednesday, December 24, 2014- Best and Worst Gifts
Tell us about the highs and lows of gift-giving in your family.
Thursday, December 25, 2014 – **Pre-recorded** Music Maker in Review
Join us as we listen back to songs from the Music Maker artists featured each month in 2014.
Friday, December 26, 2014 – First Native Episode
Many TV shows take on Native American issues for one episode. What are your favorite and least favorite episodes on mainstream television shows?
Monday, December 15, 2014 – Marketing to Children Children always want the latest toys and gadgets. How much do ads influence young people, especially during the holiday season?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Climate Change in Alaska Melting ice and other environmental changes are already having an impact on subsistence hunting in Alaska. What are villages doing to adapt?
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – A Discussion on History & Stereotypes Author and professor Philip J. Deloria (Dakota) joins us for a deep examination of how people perceive Native Americans.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 — The Games We Play The winter months are a great time to play games inside with friends and family. What are your favorite games?
Friday, December 19, 2014 – Book of the Month: Dreaming in Indian This month’s featured book is an anthology that features the words of individuals from communities across Native America.