Monday, December 25, 2017 — Music Maker in review
Tiger Lee, Raye Zaragoza, Tha Yoties, and Radmilla Cody. Those are just a few of the dozen Music Makers we’ve featured on Native America Calling over the past year. We’re picking out our favorite moments and some choice tunes to liven up your holiday. Sit back and turn up the volume as we hear some graceful melodies and driving beats from some notable Native musicians. This is a pre-recorded show so we won’t take live calls, but feel free to reach out to us on our web page NativeAmericaCalling.com, on Facebook or Twitter.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 — Native in the Spotlight: Pomaika’i Lyman
Pomaika’i Lyman (Kanaka Maoli) draws her musical inspiration from her late grandmother, “Aunty” Genoa Keawe, an iconic Hawaiian musician who performed in Hawaii and across the world. Pomaika’i’s voice and traditional Hawaiian ha’i melodies have been compared to her grandmother’s. We’re shining the spotlight on Pomaika’i to find out what’s next for her singing career and why she feels it’s important to keep the family’s musical legacy going.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 — Jewelry: a woman’s touch
Native jewelry makers create wearable art that connects to their culture. In many tribes, men are the ones who work the metal and set the stones for earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. But there are now many Native women jewelry craftspeople. Some perfect traditional designs and materials. Others introduce new, modern elements. We’ll talk with several female jewelry makers about what inspires their expression.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 – Beating the odds: a conversation with Nicco Montaño
Nicco Montaño (Navajo) is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first women’s flyweight champion. What’s even more impressive is she won the championship bout with a broken foot. Afterwards her hometown of Lukachukai, Ariz. welcomed her with a parade and a potluck lunch in her honor. The TV show, Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion followed her journey to the championship title. We’ll talk with Montaño about her passion for mixed martial arts and what it takes to win in the sport.
Friday, December 29, 2017 – December News
As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we’ll also catch up on the news from Native America. From national policy to tribal politics, we take time to regularly speak with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. We’ll also share our top 10 Native news stories from 2017. Join us for our regular news round-up.