Monday August 22, 2016 – Can the Dakota Access Pipeline be stopped?
Protesters near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation hope to stop the momentum toward building the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois. They set up at the Camp of the Sacred Stones and are raising awareness of the issue, filling social media with videos and pictures. Meanwhile, lawyers on both sides are battling in the courts.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Starting college the right way
This is the time of year when young people are heading off to college for the first time. There are a lot of details and new experiences for incoming freshmen: financial aid, class schedules, dorm roommates, and missing home. Beyond the basics, what do Native students need to know to be prepared?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 — At the Native Cinema Showcase 2016
We put the spotlight on some of the Native filmmakers whose films recently graced the big screen. The Native Cinema Showcase, during Santa Fe Indian Market, highlights recent works. We discuss films, the movie industry and how Native Americans fit into the world of cinema.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 — “You are cordially invited…” to a traditional Native American wedding
They’re not the typical Western weddings with the puffy, white gowns, tuxedos and tiered cake. Many young Native American couples are opting for the traditional ceremony. What does it take to put on a traditional wedding?
Friday, August 26, 2016 – August in the News
The protest against the Dakota Access Project gathered steam, although organizers complained about unfavorable media coverage. They took their messages to social media. That’s one of the topics on the table as we check in on recent news. Also, the Navajo Nation sues the EPA over last year’s Gold King Mine spill, an Arizona court deals a blow to a Gila River Indian Community custody case, and the presidential candidates continue to ignore Native American issues.