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Native Opinion is a unique Indigenous culture education Radio show & podcast from an American Indian perspective on current affairs. The Hosts of this show are Michael Kickingbear, an enrolled member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation of Connecticut and David GreyOwl, of the Echoda Eastern Band of Cherokee nation of Alabama. Together they present Indigenous views on American history, politics, the environment, and culture. This show is open to all people, and its main focus is to provide education and insight about all things Native American. Sensitive subjects are explored such as American immigration policy, The United States political system. racism in America, plus a whole lot more. Subscribe to the show and receive it each week on your favorite mobile device!

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    • 4.7 • 156 Ratings

Native Opinion is a unique Indigenous culture education Radio show & podcast from an American Indian perspective on current affairs. The Hosts of this show are Michael Kickingbear, an enrolled member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation of Connecticut and David GreyOwl, of the Echoda Eastern Band of Cherokee nation of Alabama. Together they present Indigenous views on American history, politics, the environment, and culture. This show is open to all people, and its main focus is to provide education and insight about all things Native American. Sensitive subjects are explored such as American immigration policy, The United States political system. racism in America, plus a whole lot more. Subscribe to the show and receive it each week on your favorite mobile device!

    Episode 422 "Are They Really Afraid?"

    Episode 422 "Are They Really Afraid?"

    "We have seen bans on education and bans on the truth before. It never ends well."

    • 21 min
    WEDNESDAY EDITION Episode 421 "Hate Fueled Misery."

    WEDNESDAY EDITION Episode 421 "Hate Fueled Misery."

    "The misery inflicted on people of color because of hatred has to end. Tribes in the West are trapped, locked in during a deadly storm because of no infrastructure, (roads), problems created by hatred. People dumped on streets during the coldest Christmas night in DC history, because of hate. Accountability has to take place."

    • 27 min
    EPISODE 420 "It's Anybody's Guess"

    EPISODE 420 "It's Anybody's Guess"

    "As we approach 2023 it is anybody’s guess how this nation ends up. With the midterms out of the way, the Republican Party already has their new version of Trump in Representative-Elect Santos. He ran his entire campaign on a lie, and of course, there are right wing voters who are embracing him, and to be fair, some who want him gone."

    • 23 min
    Episode 419 “Have yourself a Merry NATIVE Christmas.”

    Episode 419 “Have yourself a Merry NATIVE Christmas.”

    This podcast is sponsored by The Mohegan Trading Post, selling Native American fine art, apparel, indigenous based foods, and craft supplies.


    Episode Description:
    Another "Christmas" holiday is here. How do you celebrate? How do Native People Celebrate? In this episode, we explore this question just a bit...

    Also,

    Climate change is contributing to severe droughts in the lower 48 states, but Glacial thaws in the state of Alaska has created large swaths of land once covered in ice and snow, and now thawed. The state of Alaska is now considering turning them into farmland. But is that what is really happeneing?





    Content Source list:

    Why We Need a War on Christmas:

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6lJ7Tr63Y&ab_channel=OurChangingClimate

    Jesus Steals the Winter Solestus:

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/@adrianbliss

    Ndn 12 Days of Christmas:

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/@josihair

    Watch Expert Explain Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLq9pRoLvE0&ab_channel=CNETHighlights

    How Developments In Nuclear Fusion Change Everything | Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains...

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s2ynUAJ5ZU&ab_channel=StarTalk

    CBS News

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/video/climate-change-sparks-alaska-farm-boom/?intcid=CNM-00-10abd1h

    • 55 min
    Wed Edition Episode 418 "Are You Kidding Me??

    Wed Edition Episode 418 "Are You Kidding Me??

    The lie about equality and equal rights is just that. They are just that, lies. When laws have to be created to create “equal rights and protections”, then there was never any intent to provide “equal rights and protections” for everyone without it being forced.

    • 23 min
    episode 417 "A National Day of Mourning"

    episode 417 "A National Day of Mourning"

    Americans celebrate a holiday they call Thanksgiving. It is a time where they share food and time with families, watch commercialized parades on TV, and then (some) finish their day by watching a professional football game.

    For indigenous people whose traditional territories are encroached upon each and every day, "Thanksgiving" is actually a day of Mourning. In this episode of Native Opinion, we take our listeners to the National Day of Mourning event hosted by the United American Indians Of New England. Listeners will hear indigenous perspectives on a wide variety of subjects at this event during the American lie of a holiday called "Thanksgiving."

    For myself, I do spend time with my family, and share a nice meal. However, I am NOT celebrating this day as a holiday. Instead, today is one of my national days of mourning. I am thinking about my Pequot ancestors who unwillingly gave their lives for this country. Not through a military war, but instead, they had their lives destroyed by this country through acts of genocide. Their deaths were literally celebrated by the first colonial settlers under the first established American colony in Massachusetts. That celebration in 1637 marked the first American thanksgiving.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Marie1992Kay ,

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Thank you for educating me on Native matters. 💛

aguirrepaul ,

Vote folks!

Great podcast & great discussion of politics. Tuning in from Kumeyaay lands aka San Diego CA! Thank you for sharing helpful insights!

G Labah ,

Very Good for Volunteer Effort

These two do a terrific job for an all-volunteer, unpaid effort. They do a great job of finding stories that are under-appreciated but have a significant impact upon the lives of indigenous and non-indigenous populations alike. Issues and crises facing the indigenous population that are discussed here are usually important for all to hear, not just indigenous peoples of North America.

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