Monday, June 19, 2017 — Buying a home
For many people, buying a home is a big step in building equity and creating individual wealth. But the process is complicated. It requires saving a large down payment and qualifying for a mortgage. We’ll talk about what it takes to buy a house and what other kinds of benefits come from owning your own home, whether it’s in the city or on your tribe’s reservation.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – A look at Navajo documentaries
Two documentaries, funded in part by Vision Maker Media, explore unique experiences for members of the Navajo Nation. In the film “The Mayors of Shiprock,” young people from the Diné Youth Committee, meet weekly to explore ways to make changes in their community. “Metal Road,” follows three Navajos who work on the railroad as they change railroad tracks across the country. We’ll talk with Navajo filmmakers Ramona Emerson and Sarah Del Seronde about their films.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — Safety at work and home
Accidents are the third leading cause of death for Native Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And Natives are 42 percent more likely to work in high risk occupations, according to the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. There are plenty of things employers and individuals can do to prevent accidents and injuries from happening at home and in the workplace. We’ll hear from tribal safety specialists on how to create safe environments.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 — Beyond traditional Native art expressions
Some Indigenous artists are pushing the envelope. Potters, painters and sculptors are creating works that stretch what’s considered traditional. We will take a look at how Native art is evolving and how artists are invoking tradition in new and innovative ways.
Friday, June 23, 2017 – Powwow etiquette
Never touch a powwow dancer’s regalia or a singer’s drum without asking. Follow the emcee’s instructions to know when to stand. Stay off the arena floor unless invited. Those are some of the universal practices that will keep you in good standing if you go to a powwow. Whether you were born into a powwow family or are a new visitor to the dance circle, it’s important to know the protocols and appropriate behavior. We’ll talk with powwow veterans about the best ways to ensure everyone has a meaningful powwow experience.