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Monday, July 21, 2014 – Teaching Art
Creating art is an important tradition in many Native American and Alaska Native communities. Many artisans also make teaching those skills a high priority. Who is teaching traditional techniques to young people in your tribe or village? Are there artists who are reviving some art forms through education? How can teaching traditional art forms help to preserve cultural traditions? Join us as we hear from art educators from around Native America who are working with our young ones to keep art in their daily lives.
Break Music: Shawnee Stomp Dance (song) The Unconquered Spirit (artist) Chants and Trances of the Native American Indian, Vol. 1 (album)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014— Native in the Spotlight: Frank Waln
Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is an award winning hip-hop artist from the Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota. His hip-hop group, Nake Nula Waun, which means: “I am always ready, at all times, for anything” in Lakota, won two Native American Music Awards. His music tackles social issues like environmental concerns and he participated in the Healing Walk 2014. Join us for a conversation with Frank about his music and environmental justice. You are also welcome to call in and speak directly with Frank Waln about his life and work.
Break Music: AbOriginal (song) Frank Waln (artist) AbOriginal – Single (album)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - July Music Maker: Dawn Avery
Mohawk artist Dawn Avery is known for her alluring cello sounds and vocals. Her latest album “50 Shades of Red” offers listeners a 12-track exploration of peace and passion through sound. Avery says her album has a lot of love both sensual and spiritual. Tracks like “My Life With You” and “My Heart Is Strong” maneuver through a layered composition of lyrics and notes. We invite you to connect to Dawn Avery’s newest musical venture on our June Music Maker edition of Native America Calling.
Break Music: Ndn Girl On Top (song) Dawn Avery (artist) 50 Shades of Red (album)
Thursday, July 24, 2014– Hawaiian Sovereignty
The current debate over Native Hawaiian sovereignty involves many Indigenous voices. While some are in favor of the U.S. of reestablishing a collective government-to- government relationship, others are opposed and often sight illegal occupation as the reason. Listening sessions on the matter are under way right now across the nation. Other issues connected to this discussion include federal recognition, community and culture. What do you think about the Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement? Given your own tribe’s history with the U.S. government, what would you like to add to the discussion?
Break Music: Chant (song) Mihana (artist) One Little Dream (album)
Friday, July 25, 2014– Beading
Native artists have created beaded work for generations. Through the years, beading has evolved from large clay beads to small glass beads from Europe. Beaders today put their touch on everything from earrings to stethoscopes. Just about anything can be decorated with beads. Beading can take a long time, with intricate designs, while other creations are simple strings of beads crafted for volume and profit. Does your tribe have a unique style of beading? Does your family have a tradition of beading? Guests include: beaders Brian Zepeda (Seminole) and Summer Peters (Ojibwe).
Break Music: Show Stopper (song) BlackStone (artist) On The Oregon Trail (album)