KNSJ SHOWS: This week on Native America Calling, 12/19-12/23

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Riders on their way to Mankato, Minn., to commemorate the Dakota 38
(Photo: courtesy Smooth Feather productions)

Monday, December 19, 2016 – Stealing Native designs 

Some enterprising companies are taking advantage of the popularity of the Dakota Access pipeline fight by selling knock-off “No DAPL” t-shirts. Some Native artists say their designs are being used without permission. The problem of stealing Native designs by non-Natives is not new: In 2015, designs very similar to fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail’s (Northern Cheyenne/Crow) work showed up on the runway. What can artists do to protect their work? How do you now that what you’re buying is from the original source?
Methamphetamine abuse is a serious problem. Law enforcement officials and health advocates agree the abuse of this very dangerous drug has a ripple effect to our families, schools and community. Is meth addiction getting the attention it needs? We’ll hear stories of recovery and what some people are doing to fight this plague.
Horseback riders are en route to Mankato, Minnesota for the annual Dakota 38 +2 memorial ride. They plan arriving at their destination December 26th to mark the 154 years since President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest mass execution in U.S. history. We’ll take a moment to commemorate the day and the events that led up to it. We’ll also learn more about the annual ride to honor the memory of the 38 Dakota warriors who were executed.
So often, masculinity is defined by strength, money-making ability and stoicism. It wasn’t always like that in Native American societies. Our guests will outline what current Native masculinity looks like and how that relates or conflicts with traditional roles for men. How do you think masculinity and the roles for Native men have changed over time? What kinds of things are we teaching to our Native boys on how to be men?
Ishmael Hope (Tlingit and Inupiaq) is a Jack of all artistic trades. He’s a writer, poet, actor, storyteller, and scholar. You might also know his name from his involvement in the video game, “Never Alone.” We’ll hear a poem or two, and talk about his recent endeavors in literature and what it means for him, as an Alaska Native, to navigate the literary world.

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