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Monday, September 24, 2012 - And the 2012 Community Spirit Award Goes to...:
Often we look to heroes on the basketball court and up on the silver screen but, do we ever look at the heroes that live next door to us or even down the block? The First Peoples Fund, a national organization dedicated to supporting Native artists is honoring six artists for their unselfish work that helps bring spirit back to their communities through artistic expression and commitment to cultural values. How does giving back to our communities through selfless acts of art and kindness make our reservations or villages better places to live? Can giving of ourselves inspire others to do the same? Guests include Lori Pourier (Oglala/Mnicoujou Lakota) President of First Peoples Fund and some of the recipients of the 2012 First Peoples Community Spirit Awards.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Where Do You Think Native Art Stands?:
When Maori contemporary dancer Jack Gray arrived in the United States, he eventually landed in Santa Fe. Besides adobe buildings and jewelry dripping in turquoise, Gray also discovered a lot of Native art - which left him with a lot of questions, such as: "As Native people, are we looking at ourselves through Native eyes, or colonist eyes? And what image is being projected as a result?" We'll discuss these questions and more when we look at the state of Native art through Maori and Native American eyes. Guests include Jack Gray (Maori) founder of Atamira Dance Collective, Stephen Fadden (Mohawk) an educator and lecturer at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Marty Two Bulls Jr. (Lakota) a contemporary painter and artist living in Santa Fe.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Book of the Month: Corpse Whale:
Sometimes poetry can be the fastest medium of sharing the intricate details of a story. It helps give a better understanding of the complex emotions that are attached to a story. Inuit writer dg nanouk okpik turns to poetry to share what living an Indigenous life today means in her new book, "Corpse Whale." She is noted as a writer who seamlessly melds both traditional and contemporary narratives, weaving in and out of the spiritual and ecological. When poetry is used as the means of creating Indigenous understanding which senses are ignited and amplified? We invite you to join us as we visit with our September Book of the Month Author dg nanouk okpik.

Thursday, September 27, 2012- Different Strokes:
Long before medical terminology came into play, a person in the Native community who lost control over their body or facial muscles was considered a victim of bad medicine or witchcraft. The family of the victim would seek the healing treatment from a highly recommended medicine man or woman, sometimes traveling long distances for medical advice. Today, people who have suffered similar afflictions are dealing with what is known as a stroke. The onset of a stroke can be gradual or it can happen immediately and sometimes can lead to physical impairments, followed by months of rehab and sometimes sudden death. What are the symptoms of a stroke and is it preventable? Guests TBA.

Friday, September 28, 2012- The Road to Federal Recognition:
Today there are more than 560 bands and tribes that are listed as federally recognized governments. The act of being recognized by the federal government ultimately means acknowledgement as a sovereign nation. This includes the right to govern by overseeing economic development, education, housing, health issues, and control over your land base. It also means access to federal dollars. Tribes that are out of the federal recognition loop say the current process of seeking recognition is out dated. What are the challenges facing those who continue to push for federal recognition? What are tribes doing to push forward? Guests TBA

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