Archives for March 2015
Federal Jury Rules Against Vern Traversie in ‘KKK’ Carving Case
Alaska Native communities brace for possible budget cuts
Monday, March 30 – **Pre-recorded** Indigenous Reggae Rhythms (Part I): Hawaii & New Zealand
Today we start a journey through the sounds of Indigenous reggae, beginning with some island-hopping.Who are your favorite reggae artists?
Tuesday, March 31- The “Native” Accent
The film Smoke Signals made “Hey Victor” an Indian Country catchphrase and example of a “rez” accent.Do you have a rez accent? Are you proud or ashamed of how you speak?
Wednesday, April 1 – Current Events
Join us for our monthly round up of conferences, fundraisers, powwows and fairs in Native communities.
Thursday, April 2 – VAWA – 2 Years Later
Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act two years ago. Are tribes using the law to protect women? Join us as we learn about a pilot program used by some tribes to exercise new powers under VAWA.
Friday, April 3 – Fashion Forward Or Fashion Backward?
At New York Fashion Week last month, one designer showcased clothes that featured a Native image. What do you think when you see Native symbols, especially sacred ones, on the runway?
One Virginia tribe set to find out about federal recognition status
South Dakota high school basketball player tallest in state
Monday, March 23, 2015 – LISTEN HERE
Earlier this month, a video showing members of a fraternity at University of Oklahoma, singing racist chants surfaced on YouTube. The national chapter of the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, responded swiftly by closing the OU chapter and developing an initiative to address racism. Two students who led the chant were expelled from OU. While many are applauding the quick action by the university and fraternity, others are wondering if expulsion is the right answer. When racism occurs on campus, can universities help students learn about the harm of racism? Over 1,000 Native American students attend the University of Oklahoma. Have those students experienced racism at the school? What can we learn from this incident that can help address racism in the future?
Funds awarded for housing projects in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim region
Suspect arrested for attack on BIA manager in South Dakota
Navajo Nation president signs tribal-state gaming compact
New Mexico tribe receives funds to expand broadband services
Native business leader talks about cultural appropriation
Colorado Indian mascot bill advances out of committee
Minnesota tribe and partners announce new health campaign
First Nation closes fishery saying stocks are weak
Southwest Alaska community considers opening liquor store
Yukon-Kuskokwim tribes consider creating new regional tribal government
Army National Guard member talks about significance of women in the military