Monday, August 28, 2017 – A career in medicine
Of the more than 88,000 students enrolled in U.S. medical schools last year, a mere 223 were Native Americans. That’s according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The Indian Health Service offers several scholarships to encourage more Native students to consider the field of medicine.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 –Music Maker: Tha Yoties
We’re going to howl alongside Tha Yoties out of Arizona and their new album “Midnight Patrol.” We’ll be sharing tunes from the album as we dig into the band’s conscious message about Native nations and the lands that are connected to them. Join us as we visit with Tha Yoties.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 –Book of the Month: “The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations”
The debate over the value of blood quantum has challenged both tribes and individuals over the years. The issue has many layers and reactions. For many it is a point of contention and a reminder of the U.S. Government’s attempt to define who truly is and is not Native American. The discussion continues in the new book ““The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations.” A collection of personal stories, essays, satire and poetry by different Native writers, intellectuals and artists bring readers closer to what happens when blood quantum is used as the borders of Native identity.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Native fashion now
Native fashion designers are putting their talent on the runway more and more with designs that include floral pattern bodycons and geometric pattern corset dresses. This year, the Santa Fe Indian Market continued their tradition of holding an haute couture fashion show with 11 Native designers.
Friday, September 1, 2017 — Tribal growers brace for new food safety rules
New federal food safety rules are looming across the country. They’re aimed at ensuring consumers aren’t harmed by contaminated produce, but many growers say the rules are stepping on tribal sovereignty. In addition, opponents say the provisions in the law are confusing and onerous. President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011. Its implementation is being phased in, with some larger tribal businesses having to start compliance next year.