Monday, November 06, 2017 – November Book of the Month: “Hero Twins” by Dale Deforest
The action starts in 1860 when an order is given to the Calvary to retrieve something they feel is extraordinary. From there the narrative takes us into the story of Changing Woman and the beginning of the Hero Twins saga. Native Realities Press issue number one of the “Hero Twins” comic by Navajo illustrator Dale Deforest is out and we are bringing you closer to the adventure with our November book of the month.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — Women make less money
Native American women are some of the lowest paid employees in the country, according to a new study by the American Association of University Women. The gender pay gap happens for a variety of reasons including the types of jobs women and men gravitate towards, education, and child rearing. The authors of the study say the gender pay gap is closing but it’s going to take years, even decades for women to reach pay equity with men.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – Native in the Spotlight: Shayai Lucero
Shayai Lucero’s (Acoma/Laguna) paternal grandfather told her that whenever you act inappropriately you get a mark on your hands that only the Creator can see. The goal is to meet Creator with as few marks as possible. This is one of the cultural teachings that guides her actions. In a TED-X talk, Lucero recalled turning to those teachings to guide her response to angry, racist incidents. We’ll hear about her approach which involves culture, heart and humor.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Masculinity at ‘toxic’ levels
“Toxic masculinity’ is a concept being used by opinion columnists and academics to tag bad behavior by everyone from Harvey Weinstein to President Donald Trump. Discussions link toxic masculinity to issues as serious as gun violence, and as mundane as shaggy beards. We’ll talk with a group of Native men about what it means to be a man, what guidance Native traditions provide and what masculinity has to offer when it stays this side of poisonous.
Friday, November 10, 2017 — Live from Indigenous Comic Con
If Moonshot, Blanket of Butterflies, and the Baker twins sound familiar, you might be nerdy enough to fit in at the second annual Indigenous Comic Con. We’ll be broadcasting live from the event that features Native artists, filmmakers, writers, game developers, cosplayers and fans. This year the 3-day gathering is at the Isleta Resort & Casino outside of Albuquerque.