Monday, May 29, 2017 – A Tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow ***Pre-Recorded***
On this Memorial Day we take the hour to learn more about the life and legacy of the late Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow of the Crow Nation. His role in the U.S. Army and efforts towards Native American history earned him a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Born in 1913, the esteemed veteran, educator and cultural advocate witnessed many things in his life including the birth of his Native nation’s tribal college. His view on education and culture has inspired many to keep close to their traditions and community. We invite you to join us for our pre-recorded tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Chasing the win
Slot machines seem to explode with music, bells and flashy graphics whenever you win something. That’s among the sensory overload gambling establishments offer to boost the entertainment value of gambling. But the consequences of compulsive gambling are far from entertaining. Gambling addicts often lie to friends and family as they experience financial problems. We’ll talk with experts about the signs and treatment options for those addicted to gambling.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Book of the Month: “Rock Piles Along the Eddy” by Ishmael Hope
Inupiaq and Tlingit poet Ishmael Hope understands the importance of culture and its tie to place. In his new collection of poetry titled “Rock Piles Along the Eddy,” he illuminates just how the two are woven together. Poems like “Indigenous Thought” and “Caribou Hunters Out At Camp” are two out of dozens of thought-provoking works. His word play gets readers close to his sense of life as a descendant of rich culture and heritage.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 — Autism in Native America
About 1.5 percent of 8-year-olds are living with autism spectrum disorder, according to the 2016 Community Report on Autism by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Native families are among those who are caring for a young loved one with autism. Health experts say when children with autism are not properly diagnosed early, they are at risk for developing life-long behavior problems. In this program, we turn to health specialists to find out exactly what autism is and why early intervention could change young lives.
Friday, June 2, 2017 — Plant medicine
Before Tylenol or Tums, Native people had a vast knowledge of plant medicine to help heal the body and spirit. Although fewer Native people have this knowledge today, it’s still an important part of Native culture, health and ceremony. In this program, we’ll talk about the importance of plant medicine in Native America. We’ll also explore how land and environmental issues are impacting the growth and harvest of medicinal and sacred plants.