Monday, August 7, 2017 – When words hurt
Domestic violence brings to mind images of black eyes or broken bones. But sometimes the violence comes in the form of words that leave no visible marks. Insults, threats and humiliation are just a few examples of emotional abuse. Sometimes it can lead to physical violence, sometimes it doesn’t. In our Native communities, emotional abuse can take the form of belittling traditional methods or preventing a partner from spiritual practices. We’ll talk with experts about the signs of emotional abuse what steps can be taken to address it.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Gourd dancing
Every 4th of July, dozens of men gather in Carnegie Oklahoma to build an arbor for the annual Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration. Hundreds of gourd dancers participate. Gourd dancing is a time-honored tradition, performed by men, with women supporting behind them. We’ll talk with the president and vice-president of the Kiowa Gourd Clan about the tradition and practice of gourd dancing.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — The intersection of western and Indigenous science
As Western science took over the mainstream in North America, traditional Indigenous science took a backseat. It’s not taught in most schools Native children attend. Sometimes Indigenous science is not viewed as valuable by non-Native scientists. This can create conflicts when the two paths cross.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 — Native Cinema Showcase 2017
More than a dozen filmmakers from across Turtle Island are featured in the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase, held Aug. 15 to 20 during the Santa Fe Indian Market. We’re giving you an early preview and putting the spotlight on a few films as we talk about Native storytelling in the world of cinema.
Friday, August 11, 2017 – Fish Camp
In Alaska, fish camp is a carryover of a time when Alaska Natives traveled with the seasons to harvest food. Today, it is a time to gather with family, catch and process fish for the winter. Drying, smoking and canning are all part of the experience. Fish camp is hard work, but the rewards of having traditional food in the middle of winter are worth it. We’ll talk with Alaska Natives from a variety of areas about their fish camp experiences.