Monday, November 20, 2017 – Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease
Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, can be a difficult journey. Family members can undergo radical personality changes. They can become confused, depressed and even argumentative. It’s not always clear how to respond. In our Native Nations there is emphasis on the importance of elders, but is there enough information out there about how Natives can navigate this devastating disease? We’ll talk with experts about what caregivers and family members can do take care of family members with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Education through music
The Mana Maoli nonprofit is giving youth in Hawaii a chance to experience the world of music through their project Mana Mele. It focuses on academics, business and culture and gives youth exposure to the music industry and all of its facets. We go to the heart of this music and multimedia academy to learn what happens when you put the power of music in the hands of the youth. What doors become unlocked when music becomes the center stage when we are young?
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — No thanks for Thanksgiving
As millions of people get ready to feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and stuffing, there are those in Native America who could care less. In fact, some Native people view the holiday as a reminder of the start of colonization. In this program, we’ll talk to Native people about why they say “no thanks” to Thanksgiving.
Thursday November 23, 2017 — Indigenous Comic Con re-broadcast
We’re going to revisit one of our favorite recent shows from the Indigenous Comic Con. The event at Isleta Resort and Casino was a successful gathering of Native comic book creators, filmmakers, authors, artists and enthusiasts. Our live broadcast from the con touched in with comic book creators about why telling Native stories through action-packed sagas is important.
Friday, November 24, 2017 – November in the News
What’s a better way to spend the day after a holiday than to 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. Join us for our regular news round-up.