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Native America Calling is a daily, interactive program connecting listeners with soul-stirring and thought-provoking conversations about Native and Indigenous communities. Each program features leaders, influencers, and folx on the front lines working to improve the quality of life for Native, Indigenous, and First Peoples around the globe. Native America Calling is heard on nearly 70 public, community, and tribal radio stations in the United States and Canada - and live streamed on our Native Voice One network. Our program is a production of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, a Native-run non-profit based in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    • 4.8 • 144 Ratings

Native America Calling is a daily, interactive program connecting listeners with soul-stirring and thought-provoking conversations about Native and Indigenous communities. Each program features leaders, influencers, and folx on the front lines working to improve the quality of life for Native, Indigenous, and First Peoples around the globe. Native America Calling is heard on nearly 70 public, community, and tribal radio stations in the United States and Canada - and live streamed on our Native Voice One network. Our program is a production of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, a Native-run non-profit based in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Friday, March 15, 2024 – Confronting forced sterilization of Indigenous women

    Friday, March 15, 2024 – Confronting forced sterilization of Indigenous women

    A bill just introduced in Canada would outlaw what most of the developed world has considered a human rights violation for decades. The law would prohibit sterilizing women without their consent. An Indigenous woman testified in front of lawmakers that she was sterilized without any prior discussion. Her mother was also sterilized without consent decades prior. The discussion comes as women from the U.S., Canada, and around the world confront past abuses of medical professionals who said they were working in the best interests of Indigenous woman.



    GUESTS



    Madonna Thunderhawk (Lakota), community worker with Standing Strong Grandmothers  



    Morningstar Mercredi (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), traditional oratory storyteller



    Kahsenniyo Kick (Mohawk) multi-disciplinary artist and sterilization survivor



    Anne Pilegaard Petersen, co-host of “Spiralkampagnen” podcast

    • 56 min
    Thursday, March 14, 2024 – Meet the 2024 NCAIED 40 under 40

    Thursday, March 14, 2024 – Meet the 2024 NCAIED 40 under 40

    Bishop Paiute Chairwoman Meryl Picard is still in her second year in office and confronting the pressures of pit mining on traditional Paiute land. Chairman Andrew Alejandre of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians was a voice for California’s new Feather Alert MMIP notification system. They are among the 40 accomplished Native Americans being celebrated this week by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. We’ll hear what’s on the minds of some of this year’s class.

    • 54 min
    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Live from RES: the global reach of Native economic development

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Live from RES: the global reach of Native economic development

    Making the most of doing business on a global scale means understanding the competitive advantages tribes bring to the table. Tribes’ unique sovereignty status and tax exemptions appeal to a number of international business ventures. And markets overseas offer the potential for a bigger and broader customer base. The key is knowing the right fit. Wednesday on a special edition of Native America Calling live from #RES2024, we’ll hear from expert international business leaders about the right time to reach out to markets beyond the usual borders.



    GUESTS



    Chris James (Cherokee), president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development



    Chairman Leonard Forsman (Suquamish)



    Wayne Garnons-Williams (Plains Cree from Treaty 6, Moosomin First Nation), Chair of International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organization



    Dr. Jim Collard (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Citizen Potawatomi Nation director of Planning and Economic Development



    Dijana Mitrovic, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Specialist and CEO and founder of DM Global Consulting

    • 56 min
    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Live from RES: Small business makes a big difference for tribal economies

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Live from RES: Small business makes a big difference for tribal economies

    Small businesses owners put their dreams and financial futures on the line when they open their doors for the first time. In the process of improving their own skills and financial standing, they become building blocks for their tribes, providing jobs and circulating revenue within the community. The Navajo Nation just secured nearly $89 million toward promoting and supporting small business. We’re at the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas to hear what that support goes for, and discuss other insights about the trends for Native small businesses.

    • 56 min
    Monday, March 11, 2024 – Is there another way to look at time?

    Monday, March 11, 2024 – Is there another way to look at time?

    For most states this time of year, shifting time is as easy as moving the hour hand forward an hour. But Daylight Savings Time doesn’t change the staunch allegiance to the clock required during the typical day. But it wasn’t always that way. Tribes once had built-in schedules for harvests, ceremonies, family and feasts. Some of those traditions may have adapted to eight-hour work days, and five-day work weeks, but remnants of different cultural approaches to time remain.

    • 56 min
    Friday, March 8, 2024 – Oscar buzz

    Friday, March 8, 2024 – Oscar buzz

    Native Americans are up for a historic three Academy Awards, thanks to Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking film, Killers of the Flower Moon. The story of the Osage Reign of Terror earned nominations for Lily Gladstone for Best Actress, Scott George for Best Original Song, and the late Robbie Robertson for Best Soundtrack. We’ll hear from the nominees as we tap into the mounting excitement over the 96th Academy Awards.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Ana Thema ,

Excellent show

I love this show! Such high quality content with great guests and hosts. Thought provoking and informative on important issues.

XarifaBedford ,

Excellent Source of Information

As a White American, I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about Native/Indigenous issues directly from the people themselves. This program format is welcoming and informative. Thank you for all the valuable content and straightforward journalism.

K. Vollmer ,

Awesome & educational

I listen to a few different Native podcasts, and this ranks right up there with “all my ancestors” - I love it! The flow is great, and the information provided is enlightening and helpful for my own education and conversations with others. Thank you very much for putting this together, my family looks forward to every new episode :)

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