KNSJ SHOWS: This week on Native America Calling, 12/26-30

KNSJ Shows
 Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta)

Monday – Friday, 1-2pm Eastern

Monday, December 26, 2016 – Encore: The unlikely lacrosse trailblazers
A group of Native American high school girls defied tradition by playing-and excelling at-lacrosse. The documentary “Keepers of the Game” reveals both the triumphs and obstacles team and the girls individually experienced. In this inspiring and emotional encore presentation, we hear from some of the key people featured in the documentary.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – Making New Year’s resolutions

It’s time to look ahead to the coming year with the promises you make yourself to shed bad habits and make a new beginning. It’s also a chance to take stock of all you accomplished in the previous year. Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2016? Did you keep it?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – On the inside: Life behind bars

Our Native fathers, mothers sons and daughters who are behind bars face struggles with isolation, mental health, religious freedom and violence. Convicts also face difficulty readjusting to life after serving their sentences. We explore what life is like behind bars for Native inmates and the work to help support them and their families.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 – Remembering those who walked on in 2016

We’ll take a moment to remember a few people through their friends and family members. Chilkat and Ravenstail weaver Clarissa Rizal, a Raven of the T’akdeintaan (black-legged Kittywake) Clan, walked on in December. We’ll learn about her work and weaving legacy. In July David Beautiful Bald Eagle made his final passage. He was a fluent Lakota speaker, WWII veteran, and an actor in over 40 films including Dances With Wolves. We honor them and others.

Friday, December 30, 2016 – December in the News
An expose in the Arizona Republic paints a damning picture of the Navajo Housing Authority. It’s a detailed account that attempts to add up the legacy-and lack thereof-of $1.6 billion in housing funds. We’ll talk to the reporters about their series and what’s being done now. We’ll also revisit some stories from 2016 including the Nooksack disenrollment fight and others.
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