Monday, February 13, 2017 — Steering teens to informed decisions about sex
An Oregon-based program aims to help Native American teens make better decisions when it comes to sex. Organizers with the STAND program hope their weekly education sessions that incorporate culture and language will help cut rates for sexually-transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. They are among several programs that see a need for solid, research-based curricula to help teens get the basics about sex education.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — Married into culture
Love can lead us down many new paths. Sometimes the journey is toward a culture different than the one we’re born into. One of our guests honors her husband’s Salish culture by mastering traditional weaving. We’ll talk to others, as well, about the rewards and obstacles of navigating a spouse’s Native culture.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – February Music Maker: Cary Morin
“Cradle to the Grave” is the latest by Crow musician Cary Morin and it’s in invitation to take in some skilled finger picking fun. Continuing on his journey of solo acoustic exploration Morin is giving blues rock roots lovers almost a dozen tracks on his fourth solo album. The lyrics are also a passage through his life and lessons learned and from it this artist says he’s come to the understanding that life is fleeting. We invite you to our discussion with Cary Morin.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 – The State of Indian Nations
A major standoff over an oil pipeline in North Dakota, a new U.S. president and new priorities for federal decision-making; A lot has changed for our Native Nations since the last State of Indian Nations a year ago. We will hear the annual State of Indian Nations addres by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby as well as the congressional response.
Friday, February 17, 2017 – What can protests accomplish?
Some enduring images from the Dakota Access Pipeline protest over the past year include throngs of people getting doused with water hoses in freezing temperatures and clashing with police in riot gear. Protesting and civil disobedience have long histories both in and out of our Native Nations. From Wounded Knee to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, demonstrations are a show of force for a pressing issue. But what purpose do they serve?