Monday, October 2, 2017 – Protecting your personal information
A serious security breach of the consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax, exposes an estimated 143 million people to hackers and identity thieves. Having your identity stolen by criminals can create problems with your own credit and lead to months of hassles to clear up misdeeds done in your name. Do you know the signs of identity theft? We’ll talk with experts about preventing and tackling identity theft.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Native in the Spotlight: Leona Morgan
Activist and organizer Leona Morgan (Diné) is fighting what she calls ‘nuclear colonialism’ with Geiger counters and citizen monitoring of radiation. The co-founder of Diné No Nukes, says the anti-nuclear movement is often driven by older white men. But she is working hard to encourage young Navajos to care about the dangers of uranium. We’ll talk with her about her work, passions and her fight for environmental justice.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — Take a knee?
President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire athletes who do not stand during the national anthem. The comment revived the debate over the proper respect for national symbols. The American flag and the national anthem prompt mixed reactions among Native people. What does patriotism mean to you?
Thursday, October 5, 2017 — A culture of whaling
When 16-year-old Chris Apassingok killed a whale and brought it back to his village, he was living out an important part of his culture and providing food for his people. He was in no way prepared for the resulting backlash that erupted on social media and grew into vulgar insults and even death threats. We’ll look at the issue from a Native perspective and discuss what whaling means and how outside views affect this long-standing hunting tradition.
Friday, October 6, 2017 – The next Standing Rock?
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is opening up a new round of public hearings over a key permit for the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement plan. The multi-billion dollar project is the largest ever for the Canadian oil company, Enbridge. The White Earth Band of Ojibwe is among the tribes fighting the pipeline because they say it cuts through the heart of their treaty land, their traditional wild rice beds and the pristine waters of northern Minnesota. Opposition is mounting as state and federal officials march toward a final decision.