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"mountain band" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

07:21 min | Last month

"mountain band" Discussed on Native America Calling

"Assessment tool is available at roswell park dot org slash. Assess me native voice. One the native american radio network. This is native america. Calling and i'm melissa london. The colorado river is drying up and that is unwelcome news for the more than forty million people who currently rely on the water from the river. It is one of the largest rivers in the western united states. Stretching from colorado through five states and into mexico thirty tribes have access to its water through treaties and legal settlements. They have also had longstanding cultural connections. Recent federal water shortage declaration starts the first phase of water use restrictions. We'll hear who's affected coming up tribes will have to be at the forefront of helping to usher in a new way of living on limited water supply. Does your community use water from the colorado river hauer water shortages affecting your area. Give us a call at one. Eight hundred nine nine six two eight four eight. that's also one eight hundred nine nine native. Our first guest today is joy is from california and he is matthew Leave us senior. He's an elder traditionalist and salt singer. He's from the komo wavy nation. Welcome native america calling matthew and it sounds like we may have lost him on the line. So we're going to go to melissa. She's joining us from tempe arizona. Dr melissa nelson is a professor of sustainability at arizona state university. She's initially bay from the turtle mountain band of chippewa indians. Welcome native america calling melissa greetings. Thank you so much. Thank you looking forward to learning from you today. And can you start us off by giving us a sense of the differences between indigenous and non-indigenous water-management absolutely will thank you for the question When think of water for indigenous peoples from our own traditional knowledge original instructions waters relative. Water is an amt fester. We are water. The planet seventy percent water. Our bodies her seventy percent water so for us. It's not a resource outside of us that needs to be managed. It's actually a sacred element that we are completely Invalid in every day. as chief oren lyons often says if you want to know what natural law is Don't drink water for tried to not drink water for a day and that thirst that i will show you how essential water is for life and how dependent we are on water for all of life so for us waters a sacred element that needs to be cared for and conserved and protected and restored as much as possible so us water is relative not a resource and that really flies in the face of a lot of water management projects That really you know. Measure water an acre board. fedin Really try to You know control it in a way. That is not sustainable. So indigenous people are concerned with the sustainability of water for all life and not just for human life. Thank you melissa Indigenous worldview needs to be at the table in these conversations about the preservation of the colorado river and another individual who. I think we have back on the line. Who can speak to what the colorado river means to to him and also his native community is matthew livas. Matthew you there yes yes thank you for thank you. Thank you for being here. Can you talk to us about why. The colorado river is so important to you into your community. Well the way we tried. We're located in eastern san bernardino county california and the gym maybe ended. Reservation is Is started by the call of river at lake you Across lake havasu is the thriving town lake city at its peak population. Eighty thousand people and and the colorado river is vital to this lake because this league is important all of southern california arizona and and we try being young tried getting our federal recognition and nike seventy. It's been A horrendous Feet trying to accomplish a lot of Tribal issues and the water being the primary issue that we're dealing with important to our tribe because we have an allocation of colorado river water or agricultural development and We've been faced with a lot of issues over the years and Now my tribe is moving forward with active element. What is the cultural significance of the river to your tribe. Well it's it's important. It's very spiritual warriors water as life and memory and and you know our people saying to the water and we get songs from the water. It's a very powerful element you know. Essential to survival of mother earth primarily. And it's been blocked off with all these downs Long colorado river that You know All of a sudden california's become spoiled by the free water which is native american water. That's being taken from the colorado difference. Life do california and arizona and mexico is getting some but not even their full allocation As as a director in the treaty between mexican america. So there's an issue of the river but agriculture is one but misuse is a big issue. overuse misuse waste excetera. What from your perspective. What are some other ways that misuse can be reduced by being conscious of the of water. You know every takes water for granted that it's gonna continue to flow. And you know droughts are are something that happened all the time People learn to live with and adapt and change but Because of westernization people have become spoiled. And you know. Harnessing the power of the river recreating hydro-electricity and storing water and developing communities and cities such as los angeles and all the way down to san diego with colorado the water But it's being misused and If i being respected should be dr nelson. You spoke about the respect that needs to be given to water that it should be treated as a relative so from your perspective. What are some of the ways that tribes or leading the way to adjusting to water shortages and.

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"mountain band" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

04:42 min | Last month

"mountain band" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective

"And impacted my grandmother but because it was passing allie was able to adopt her son from a neighboring tribe and have a native family of her own. And what that's meant for my son is that not only. Is he growing up in his community but he has a connection to his community. That will stay with him and be relevant to him for his entire life. Matthew fletcher's family has also benefited from the indian child. Welfare act my wife. And i have two two children and those boys are the first generation. Since the early nineteenth century of my wife's family not to have had repeated removals of indian children and yet while native people have been vocal on the impact it was having on their communities. The law has its opponents. In the lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the indian child welfare act in recent years right wing think tanks like the goldwater and cato institute's have been active in swain federal courts to overturn equa on the grounds that it's tearing white families apart from their adopted native kids. Now both sides believe that the us supreme core may soon rule on the constitutionality of equa case involved a tribal custody battle that hinged on the indian child welfare act for the first time since its enactment. The indian child welfare act is in real danger of being dismantled which could have devastating effects for native people. Problem with equa is okay. Because you've got this indian blood and the tribe teams you to be an indian child. Identity just overrides everything. This is mark fiddler in adoption attorney. Who's been critical of equa. Mark is also a member of the turtle mountain band of chippewa indians and one of the few native people openly fighting to have the law overturned. I get calls like almost every day. A foster parent will say. This child has been with me for one to three years. And now after all this time after all the child's been attached bonded a tribal social worker state. Social worker will say well. We have to follow it. We've got rip this child out of a secure home and place the child for adoption an indian home solely because the child's native american and that's what really bothered me big time which is how mark ended up representing this couple joey in anita colored. It's not a matter of what their races or what color of their skin is or what color minus it's that. We have a home and that we love them and we're better people because we have them in our lives. What would you feel like if someone said you weren't good enough you're for your children simply because of the color of your skin which is exactly what the. Us government has been telling native people for centuries and while the gulf might think otherwise. The whole goal of the child. Welfare act is exactly the same as the goal of every state child welfare law which is the reunification of families after years of adoption being weaponized against native people. Equa simply requires state cer- prioritize placing need of kids with their native family or community. No child is placed with an indian family or on the reservation without the best interests of determination by the state court. The history of indian people in any tribes in the united states is truly unique tribes. Our governments tribes are listed in the constitution as sovereigns alongside for nation states but it is an acknowledgement in the constitution. That there are these people called indians and that there have separate legal status than everybody else in the united states. We didn't choose to be american indian. It's not like we house to be the separate racial group and entitled to these things. We were made to be separate. We were made to live separately. We were made to agree to certain things in order to even continue to exist these kids. They're dual citizens their citizens of estates. They live in their citizens of america but there are also citizens of sovereign nations and the culture and the history and the connection to those communities. Help define those children help them figure out their place in.

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"mountain band" Discussed on This Land

This Land

03:04 min | Last month

"mountain band" Discussed on This Land

"Is something preventing you from achieving your goals or getting in the way of your happiness checkup better help dot com slash this land. It's been a tough year in talking to someone can really help. Better help. Assesses your needs and matches you with your own licensed professional therapists you can start communicating and under forty eight hours and send a message to your counselor anytime. You'll get timely and thoughtful responses plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions all without ever having to sit in uncomfortable waiting room better help is committed to facilitating great therapeutic matches so they make it easy and free to change counselors if needed plus. It's more affordable than traditional offline. Counseling and financial aid is available. The services available for clients worldwide. They have licensed professional counselors who specialize in depression stress trauma. Anger family conflicts and self esteem. Anything you share is confidential. I want you to start living a happier life today as a listener. You'll get ten percent off your first month by visiting our sponsor a better help dot com slash. This land join over one million people who have taken charge of their mental health again. That's better help. H. e. l. p. dot com slash. This land after months of trying to find out. How the bracken's scott connected to gibson dunne one day their local texas lawyer answered the phone she told us that it wasn't her or the bracken's that found gibson done it was this other lawyer an adoption attorney and minnesota who specializes equa key even helps the bracken's find her on the phone. She couldn't remember his name. She later confirmed it by email but we already knew exactly who she was talking about. Because this minnesota attorney has a national reputation for fighting equa he's been part of more constitutional challenges to the law. Then anyone else. And his name is mark feltler. I'm got tired of indian people carrying around this victim mentality so that everything that happens with. Nick was like some kind of Assault on them. I mean you wanna talk about getting out of self defeating narrative. That's a good one to get rid of the idea. That indians victims fiddler declined to speak with me for this podcast. So we're using tape from a documentary called blood memory based on our reporting is how the bread qian's and the clifford's got connected to the big federal lawsuit. He was the one who made sure this case to strike down equa had plaintiffs fiddler is native himself a citizen of the turtle mountain band of chippewa indians here. He is again from the film blood memory. People look at me and see a white lawyer got blue eyes.

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"mountain band" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR

Talk Radio 1190 KFXR

01:46 min | 2 months ago

"mountain band" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR

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"mountain band" Discussed on LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton Reads

02:39 min | 2 months ago

"mountain band" Discussed on LeVar Burton Reads

"In every episode. I hand pick a different piece of short fiction. And i read it to the only thing. These stories have common is that i love them and i hope you will too well. Your own. today story is another one. That just hit me like a brick. If by the author. Louise urge who won the pulitzer prize for fiction earlier this year for her novel. The night is a member of the turtle mountain band and has written many novels as well as volumes of poetry children's books and a memoir of early motherhood. She also runs birchbark books. An independent bookstore in minnesota. Now much of louise's fiction including this short story considers and reflects aspects of her mixed heritage. Which is german. Through her father and french and ojibway through her mother. She's got a new novel out on november ninth called the sentence which can be preordered right now from the usual places including local independent bookstore. Don't forget our indie bookstores. It is appropriately enough a very funny ghost story set in india bookstore. So look forward to that now about the years of my birth which was first published in the new yorker our protagonist linda. Who was nicknamed tuffy as a child is someone i believed to have. Great inner strength and vulnerability all at once tuffy is a white child adopted by a native american family and the author has said that this kind of story was one. That was very familiar to her from history that of native people adopting non native people into their families and it was also informed by her own grandmother who adopted children. Who were in need. This story is sometimes very darkly funny and it made me think deeply about the nature of love and generosity. The root of the cruelties. That we can show one another and navigating all of those human impulses. Please check out the written content advisory if you're so inclined and if you're ready let's take a deep breath.

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"mountain band" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

08:15 min | 2 months ago

"mountain band" Discussed on Native America Calling

"This is a native america calling antonio gonzalez do you remember when the cove in nineteen pandemic sunk the country into a recession around april or may of last year unemployment shot up nearly fifteen percent the highest. It had ever been since the late forties. And that's according to the congressional research service during that time and record number of people filed for unemployment assistance the government sent out stimulus checks and some tribes also gave emergency funds to their citizens. Now things are changing. There's a slow economic recovery in many places. The unemployment rate was a little under six percent in june but economic information about native americans specifically is usually hard to come by this hour. We'll hear about some efforts by the federal reserve bank of minneapolis to fix that. We'll also get a glimpse of labor shortages and economic recovery for native businesses. And you can join the conversation. How did the pandemic impact businesses in your community are looking for a job. Call in. We want to hear from you. Join our discussion today. We're at one eight hundred nine nine. Six two eight four eight. Our phone lines are open. We're ready to hear from you. That's one eight hundred nine nine native and we also have some guests joining us today from belcourt north dakota as less thomas. He's the vice president for the north dakota native tourism alliance and he's an enrolled citizen of the turtle mountain band of chippewa. Welcome to any see less. Good afternoon First of all. I do like to thank the creator. A good way for native america calling for allowing us a platform to discuss Tourism job creation in any country and harden. I just gonna introduce our other guests and then we'll get started. Thank you thank you. Also joining us. From wisconsin sean mccabe. He's the managing member of mccabe consulting group. He's navajo welcome back to native america calling. Yes thank you yet. A been a sean maccabee initia- initially but you brushes chain. Johnny dish She you for having me great. Thank you and also joining us from victoria. British columbia. Canada is donna fair. She's a research fellow at the federal reserve bank of minneapolis for the center of indian country development and she's also an associate professor of economics at the university of victoria. Welcome donna much. Wonderful be here. We'll donna let's go ahead and get the conversation started with you and take us back to the economy nationally before the pandemic what would what did it look like so as a as you well know. So native. american employment has typically been below General employment within the united states. So for white americans. Employment levels hovered around eighty one percent or so but for native americans on aggregate. It was vote eighty six percent. Just that's for the people who are working age generally But the academic the economic followed from the pandemic really exacerbated that inequality. Well the april employment to population ratios. Where the lowest for all races had been that you said since the nineteen forties the native american employment ratio showed the biggest overall drop falling from seventy percent in january two low fifty five percent in april and a non metro areas actually following his lows forty percent and is that compared what some of the employment looks like for indian country as well i see exactly so we don't have unfortunately a reservation specific numbers however been on metro areas are proxy for that. So we're thinking about employment. Employment levels will forty percent and unemployment rates about twenty percent which is very dramatic. And a sean. Is this marrying wiz. Some of the things. You're hearing from your clients as tribes across the country Have historically faced during economic hardships and then with cova nineteen pandemic a lot of reservations closed and a lot of reservations rely on tourism and businesses and it even goes down to individuals who are maybe artists are have food trucks or something like that Go ahead sean. Yeah no thank you. I think certainly We can all agree that a couple of nineteen pandemic has been One of the great disruptors of Of american indian operations both economically and from a health perspective Certainly Our clients that we're working with Either through audit or accounting We're seeing Some unprecedented interruptions and business. Which is caused the unemployment rates For native people in particular As a lot of enterprises have closed due the pandemic restrictions And one of the challenges. Right now that we're seeing is getting those people to come back to work. certainly There's a lot of incentives to get back to work and i think some communities are thriving To get people back to work with their also those that are struggling somewhat to try and get people back to the enterprises that are starting to open up and of course we all have a priority to hire our own people And what we're seeing And really kind of advising our clients is you know. Make it a priority to get Our people back to work with the incentives that we can afford through various means to get enterprises back to operating levels pre pandemic and also pointed pre penned up but certainly there's been a great disruption and a lot of Like in the industry that you've mentioned tourism gaming and even You know normal operation. government operations etc and. Less you focus on the tourism industry. How has that been hit. economically for indian country. Especially when we're looking and talking about the job market. Is well well here. In the state of north dakota the unregulated e tab machines and gaming in north dakota Tribal gaming really taken a hit and losing revenue in jobs at all five nations in north dakota and so a few years back We organized all the tribes here in north dakota under the north dakota native tourism alliance and the mta dot com and the alliance was formed to preserve promote and protect all of our native cultures here in five nations of north dakota and we partnered up with george washington university to help us develop tourism packages for each nation and to market to our end deters dot com to market to the world so We want to tell our stories from our perspective. Our is all the true stories Tribe has its own unique Story to tell so to create jobs in the tourism industry here in the state of north dakota. it's a three billion dollar yearly industry. It's the third largest north dakota behind agriculture and oil. Bend nine out of twenty jobs have to tourism industry so to diversify and become more family friendly and points of destination. Our tribal chairman. Mr jamie asher started advocating for terrorism diversification avatar goals so by developing this north dakota tourism alliance and developing tourism packages. We work together with all of our partners. to market to the world North dakota markets. Australia new zealand italy france. Germany england the scandinavian country. So we've got we're one of the first in the nation so organized all of our tribes in one state and work with our tourism department. so.

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"mountain band" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:15 min | 9 months ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WTOP

"Hell is expected to move relatively quickly, with both sides getting about two days to present their case, and then they'll likely work through part of the weekend. I'm told the former president is expected to watch a good chunk of the try His attorneys call it unconstitutional. Democrats accused Mr Trump of inciting rioters at the U. S. Capitol. As for how the people see it, CBS NEWS deputy director of surveys Jennifer DEPEND Toe 56% majority of Americans would like to see the Senate vote to convict former President Trump nine and 10. Democrats want to see Trump convicted, joined by more than half of independence, Only 17% of Republicans think Trump should be convicted. The covert variant, first detected in the UK is expected to be the dominant strain here in the U. S. Soon. CBS is CAMI, McCormick says. There's more to learn. It is scary, just cause I mean, there's are still a lot of unknowns and Potvin. Doctors admit they don't know enough about covert variants to say for sure whether you could be re infected. You might have had the illness he might have received the vaccine. Do not let your guard down in some places like Tennessee less than 4% of those vaccinated are going in for their second shots because they're worried about side effects. Ah, lot of that is posted on social media, and then patients look at that and say, Gosh, you know, I didn't have any side effects with the first. Why take the chance for the second? The NTSB is expected to announce soon the possible cause of the helicopter crash. Killed NBA great Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter and seven other people a year ago, investigators have been focusing on bad weather and lack of safety features that may have alerted the pilot to surrounding mountains. Bands called his brand of smash mouth football. Marty Ball, the former Chiefs publicist says longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer, who suffered from Alzheimer's, has died at the age of 77 numbers Aaron for the big game, CBS is Wendy Gillette Super Bowl 55 attracted 96.4 million viewers for Viacom, CBS. Lowest Watch Super Bowl since 2007, the company focused on record breaking streaming numbers, an average of 5.7 million viewers a minute wish you could let out your frustrating over pandemic restrictions. Check out this scene in Israel..

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"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:24 min | 11 months ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Get lit with all of it Book club event. November was Native American Heritage Month. So we thought, what better way to celebrate than to read a novel by one of America's most acclaimed indigenous writers Louise Erdrich. Louise is a National book award winner and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chip Walk. And while Native American identity has always been central to her work, her latest novel, the Night Watchman, tells a highly personal story about indigenous rights, one from her own family history. The novel just made the Kirkus Review Best of 2020 list for fiction, And it's based on the true story of Louisa's grandfather, Ah, Chippewa Council member who helped lead a challenge to a bill introduced to Congress in 1953. It would strip indigenous people of their land rights. His activism took him all the way from the Turtle Mountain reservation in North Dakota to the steps of the Capitol building. The novel also follows the story of Patrice, a 19 year old chip wall woman who runs into trouble when she heads to Minneapolis to look for her missing. Sister. Patrice is also juggling the feelings of two suitors, one a Chippewa boxer and the other his white coach. It is a rich and deeply moving portrait of a community and culture pushed to the margins but far from extinguished. I began the conversation by asking Louise about her grandfather, who served as the inspiration for this novel. I wanted to know. When was the first time Louise heard the story of her grandfather's activism. I always knew something about this. You know, I grew up thinking I knew it. But and I had these letters from him that my mother gave me because I was born the year these letters were written to them. You know, there's parts of the letters were like Greeting me as a baby. I mean, beautiful pieces of these letters that he wrote. And Only recently did I read them. In tandem with the history of what happened. With termination with this Extraordinarily destructive bill that passed through Congress both houses And threatened everything about being native people. What point did you decide that you wanted to work this in tow a novel? How did I decide this? I mean, what instantly came into my mind wasn't Very admirable, Really. I was having trouble with another book, Clyde. And I thought Uh, What now? And I started reading the letters over at that point. I thought this is what I'm meant to be writing now, and that's why the trouble is with the other book. Here's what I have to do. I know it's going to happen. I have it Z like I've been waiting till I'm this age till I have I mean, on some level, there might be some maturity involved with it. I don't know, but I I really couldn't have done it before. Now. I had all of this material, but I couldn't use. I couldn't. I couldn't really grapple with it. You didn't have the life experience. You think I don't think I am but the patience to put these things together and also I made friends with historians and they kept telling me Look at those letters, you know, and we went down to the National Archives in Kansas City on guess so here I have to just give up, shout out to libraries and archives and people who keep Pieces of history that Are so granular, so fascinating. And once I started looking for my grandfather's school, his boarding school you've heard a lot about government boarding schools. Perhaps he went to several government boarding schools. And including the one that my parents taught at. He went to that school. I found out all these things about him. From his boarding school files, and anyone who's native American understands that the government basically keeps everything you ever have done in boarding school. There's letters from him as a kid, and contrary to what a lot of people think like he really wanted to get into that school. Uh, times are very hard and a lot of people went For the simple reason that people got, you know, three square meals. They got health care. They got everything they didn't have to walk miles to school. So he wanted to be there. You know, one of our listeners and one of our book club members wrote to us on social media that they learned so much from this book about the boarding schools they had. They had never known this. They had didn't really understand it until they read this book, so I'm curious as you as a novelist. How do you decide? How much of what you write. Is going to be about education, even though that's not your job. And and how and when to just put that on the back burner and go ahead and write. I honestly don't think about the education at all. Because to me, these things are just fascinating. And I want to know them, though. I don't really think about whether other people want to know them. I'm just my method of writing is a lot about Engaging myself in a story and I'm I hope that if I engage myself Other people will come along with me. I didn't want to ask you since you mentioned historians and how important they were to this work, Can you Help us understand what was going on in the country at the time of this termination bill. Yes. So this was, you know, post war. United States in which there was You know the baby born.

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"mountain band" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:08 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on KQED Radio

"National parks. Stores in a same people knew about and brighten my name is Tony Barnes from the trite Michigan. My father was a truck driver in Michigan, and when they opened a new national, our family was the first one there. In addition, He took her to point DeLeon, Canada in 1968, my parents about a cottage of north at Shane Lake and testicle accounting, and we fit the summer fair water, ski cookout and dances. My six siblings and I had our glorious This is Hector in Spokane, Washington. We never camped at the candidates. Our parents were always working and never have time or extra money to take time off to take us camping or going outdoors. Our primary language with Spanish and there is that much outreach to the Spanish community took it People outdoors. This's Melissa fare from Mill Valley, California for me, we were not outdoorsy it all my parents were refugees, and it both wasn't part of their culture growing up, and they couldn't understand why we kids would want to sleep in the woods when we had a perfectly nice and safe bed at home. Go on a real hike until after law School really have since gotten really comfortable in the outdoors and even completed some ultra marathons. It's really nice to discover these places of an adult. ST Pete's blood being from the island. We went outside every day and go to the country during the summer of our grandparents. So tell us if you're hungry, it's your fault. Because there's food everywhere you have to go in for sports finance, please. I'm calling from Pasadena, California. I was born in 1955 as a Negro in the segregated south side of Chicago to a two parent household of four people. I was seven Of nine Children in the summer. My family let us out to play after breakfast. We had to be home for lunch, and they were freely until dinnertime way, really enjoy the great outdoors in that way. Time My name is creased. I'm calling from Charlotte, North Carolina. My father was military and we moved every three years. But we were really lucky to have been stationed in Japan and as a girl scout of the We hyped up Mount Fuji's among other outing, We were also station in California, quite 70 national parks really nearby, So we visited there often camping out. It's better. I come to find that a lot of African American Children do not get to have these wonderful experiences growing up, so I am really, really grateful to have had the opportunities. What about you? What was your experience with the outdoors? Growing up is a person of color. Tell us about it by calling 8778698253. That's 8778 my take. It's the takeaway. This week. During the roll call of the Democratic National Convention, a record number of Native Americans were featured in the lead up to the November elections. We're looking at different aspects of Harrison Biden's records and plans Today we turned to their stances on tribal nations and asked how the campaign and the Democratic Party is working with tribal leaders. Ryan Ramirez is chair of the Democratic National Committee's Native American Caucus and unenrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. I asked him about his work with the Obama administration. So under President Obama was in 7 4008, part of a small group that helped write his platform for in the country in terms of his policy piece for any country and helped in that regard. That was the first time in history that we've ever had. A candidate really try to engage the needs of American vote and most in particular, you know, he was very, very thoughtful about including in the country when he spoke, just the fact of including us. And his overall vision for the United States was something that we had never seen before. President Obama was by far the greatest president in history of the United States in terms of his record in dealing with Indian country. Do you think his administration could have done a better job handling protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline and standing Rock? Yeah. I mean, so everybody, you know, I think would say yes, And in that regard that is something that's incredibly important in terms of meaningful consultation in terms of Indian country. Ultimately, they got to the right point in terms of denying A permit for that in the Trump Administration's and came in shortly thereafter and reversed course in that regard, But yeah, I would, I would say, you know, they could have done a better job of engaging and consulting with the travel government in terms of the impacts. Off off the pipeline were living amid a global pandemic and we have to consider the impact of health disparities and I'm wondering if this has underscored the need for specific funding commitments from the federal government to tribal nations. Yeah, I would say 100%. Yes s o You know, everything associated with with covert is is hitting extremely hard in terms of of Indian country. I mean, in terms of the cove at 19. Situation and the bills that are working their way through Congress. There is always more to be done, and the more that they can do to live up to their true the interest responsibilities, the better off we're going to be Ryan, let's turn to this year's democratic platform. Are there specific parts of it aimed at addressing the needs of tribal nations? Most definitely, I think one of the things I'm most proud of is the great work. The representative of Holland did associate with the platform committee. So she was Our representative in terms of the Native American on the drafting committee. She led that work myself and others were serving on the platform committee and what's included in that platform, I think is is incredibly historic. You know, for the first time ever and includes the land acknowledgement recognizing and honoring the native communities on this continent and recognizing the fact that our country was built. On indigenous homelands and goes through and respectfully acknowledges the tribes within Wisconsin.

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"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The takeaway has been looking at past in present access to national parks in the US And so we wanted to ask you our listeners about your experiences with the outdoors as people of color and whether or not you camped height bike or climbed in outdoor spaces near and far Hi, this is Jeannie Send in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in writing these frequent and I didn't have any experience going to the outdoors with my family because my parents were both working all the time. And I don't think he even knew about National Park. And I guess we didn't need to simply live down the beach. But I still think my parents don't know about national parks. It just wasn't the same people knew about and brighten my name is Tony Burns from the trite Michigan. My father was a truck driver in Michigan. And Quinn base opened a new national park. Our family was the first one there. In addition, Trigger two point DeLeon, Canada in 1968 my parents about a cottage of north at Shane Lake in Pensacola County, and we fit The summer there, water ski cookout and dances. My six siblings and I had a glorious Different Hexter in Spokane, Washington. We never camped at the kids. Our parents were always working and never had time or extra money to take time off to take us camping or going outdoors. Our primary language with Spanish and there is that much outrage to the Spanish community took it People outdoors. This's a mole. It's a prayer from Mill Valley, California for me, we were not outdoorsy it all my parents were refugees, and it both wasn't part of their culture growing up, they couldn't understand. Are we kids would want to sleep in the woods. When we had a perfectly nice and safe bed at home. I didn't go on a real hike until after law School really have since gotten really comfortable in the outdoors and even completed some ultra marathons. It's really nice to discover these places of an adult. She shows ST Pete's blurred out being from the island. We went out every day and go to the country during the summers are grand period will tell us if you're hungry, It's your fault. Because there's food everywhere. You have to go in for it or it's fine. Nana, please. I'm calling from Pasadena, California. I was born in 1955. As a Negro in the segregated south side of Chicago to a two parent household of four people. I was seven of nine Children in the summer, my family let us out to play after breakfast. We had to be home for lunch, and they were freely until dinner time. We really enjoy the great outdoors in that way time. My name is Cree. I'm calling from Charlotte, North Carolina. Uh, my father was in the military and we moved every three years. But we were really lucky that the states in Japan and as a girl scout there, we hiked up Mount Fuji's most other outing. We were also taste in California Quite Trinity National parks with really nearby, So we visited there often camping out, etcetera. I've come to find that a lot of African American Children do not get to have these wonderful experiences growing at so I am really, really grateful to have had the opportunity. What about you? What was your experience with the outdoors? Growing up is a person of color. Tell us about it by calling 8778698253. That's 8778 my take. It's the takeaway. This week. During the roll call of the Democratic National Convention, a record number of Native Americans were featured in the lead up to the November elections. We're looking at different aspects of Harrison Biden's records in plans Today we turn to their stances on tribal nations and asked how the campaign and the Democratic Party is working with tribal leaders. Ryan Ramirez is chair of the Democratic National Committee's Native American Caucus and unenrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. I asked him about his work with the Obama administration. So under President Obama, I was in 7 4008, part of a small group that helps Right his platform for in the country in terms of his policy piece for freeing the country and helped in that regard. That was the first time in history that we've ever had. Candidate really try to engage the Native American vote and most in particular, you know, he was very, very thoughtful about including in the country when he spoke just the fact of including us. In his overall vision for the United States was something that we had never seen before. President Obama was by far the greatest president in history of the United States in terms of his record in dealing with Indian country. Do you think his administration could have done a better job handling protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline and standing Rock? Yeah. I mean, so everybody, you know, I think would say yes, And in that regard that is something that's incredibly important in terms of meaningful consultation in terms of of Indian country. Ultimately, they got to the right point in terms of denying A permit for that in the Trump Administration's and came in shortly thereafter and reversed course in that regard, But yeah, I would, I would say, you know, they could have done a better job of engaging and consulting with the tribal government in terms of the impacts. Love of the pipeline were living amid a global pandemic and we have to consider the impact of health disparities and I'm wondering if this has underscored the need for specific funding commitments from the federal government to tribal nations. Yeah, I would say 100%. Yes s o. You know, everything associated with with Cove it is is hitting extremely hard in terms of of Indian country. I mean, in terms of the cove, it 19 Situation and the bills that are working their way through Congress. There is always more to be done, and the more that they can do to live up to their treaty and trust responsibilities, the better off we're going to be Ryan, let's turn to this year's democratic platform. Are there specific parts of it aimed at addressing the needs of tribal nations? Yes, most definitely. I think one of the things I'm most proud of is the great work. The representative depth Holland did associated with the platform committee. So she was our representative in terms of the Native American on the drafting committee. She led that work. Myself and others were serving on the platform committee. And what's included in that platform, I think is is incredibly historic. You know, for the first time ever. It includes a land acknowledgement recognizing and honoring the native communities. On this continent and recognizing the fact that our country was built on indigenous homelands and goes through and respectfully acknowledges. The tribes.

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Whole Family Wellness

All My Relations Podcast

08:13 min | 1 year ago

Whole Family Wellness

"Let's start by having you introduce yourselves the way you would to a large group of people So I was born and raised in the area. That is now known as North Dakota. I'm from the Turtle Mountain Band of my Mom's side of the family. So I'm initial Bay and I'm Papa Lakota from the Standing Rock on my Dad's side of the family I lived on the East Coast for a number of years where I went to college at Dartmouth and I went to Grad School at Columbia University for Journalism and I am now the mom to a one year old and the partner to fashion. We live together in Phoenix Arizona where we run our our initiative called while for Culture. So wellness is my passion. I'm also a writer and a journalist but pretty much everything I do. Now is like health and family related Well softball scoop dodged everyone to the both of you and for those. That had a chance to me on. Yep Suga cash on knock to damage over jude are Choon. I'm from the Salt River. People around this area right here and Just happy to be here sup without the ATHOL AENA. Happy to be sitting here to be speaking with both of you. And it's awesome and you guys are one of our favorite podcasts and so we are just honored to be here and wanted to say thank you to the for the awesome work that you're doing with this in just around native country and the individual work you know we worked together. Matija in the past and I worked a little bit with us well at college horizon. So it's awesome to be here in this space to be able to be discussing more of these so very happy with that also work with the native Wellness Institute. I'm a board member there and I've been working with them now for about ten years now and Chelsea said one of the CO founders in our initiative that we call wealth for culture and and as Chelsea had said as well. Wellness is something. That's definitely my passion and the wellness that's rooted within our people and sexual ways. Yeah something that. I'm very passionate about and Just very Excited to try to share what little we know in this area of health and wellness as it pertains to family as you said and we know that that's a big part of of our communities you know it's it's the strong communities are built by our strong families and that's really the root of healing in the root of preserving and maintaining evolving. Our indigene are families and I think that's one of the most beautiful things we can put our energy and effort to especially in Mike this. You know when it's just we have so much going on and on world you know so my heart is full and I'm happy I you know I think the other thing. That's really cool. Is that you know you're a photographer. And you danced for years right with your work with Rohan long on the street. Dance B boy crews and stuff Yeah I didn't think about that what I think about this work. You do too because it's kind of like you know this evolution of becoming these. These people like Chelsea talks about you know going to Dartmouth and Columbia and becoming a journalist and and then you yourself. It's like being a photographer and working in industry and it takes so many different skills to put out content on a regular basis. And you know you to have been developing those skills for a really long time so maybe we could start just having you talk a little about the origins of welfare culture. And and your purpose and what that means to you individually. Well we founded in twenty fourteen shortly after I met. Actually we both were on our own individual healing and wellness journeys And we came together as friends and we did this cool photo. Shoot Auch Photograph me as it was at the time we were calling it like an urban warrior kind of thing but it was just this really cool fitness that we did in your city but meanwhile we were having all these conversations talking about how you know healthy. Lifestyles really are congruent. With our ancestral ways. Both of us were raised in ceremony. But both of us also kind of went the wayside with that a little bit You know during our teens and twenties and you know moving away both both of us moving away from our reservoirs and into cities and kind of just exploring the world and but eventually coming full circle back to that and so it was really cool because I connected as friends through that shared passion for connecting wellness with with our culture. At the time. We realized that there wasn't a lot of imagery of healthy active strong native people and we wanted to change that and so we co founded while for culture and it started as a website and an instagram and facebook page and then it quickly grew into basically this consulting business in Marietta. Other things that we do as well. Yeah we got together because like Jesse had said she was doing journalism. And as you'd mentioned I was doing photography and I after a while. I really wanted to start to kind of help. Help help with the movement that that you're contributing to your work is just to help to portray this our image. You know what I mean that we do have in our communities that often doesn't portrayed in so we started really like she said delve into that and we started really looking at it. And you know I was coming from a perspective of coming. From my community where diabetes obesity cardiovascular heart disease is really super high high in comparison to the non native people that are live on the border. Just a couple miles away you know. The life expectancy is just the gap between is is insane and so I was coming from from that perspective. That how we need to we need to really reclaim our health. And we need to put our health for first and foremost in our diginity to continue on and for me it was it was it was moved my body exercising and training and Alice really trying to draw those connections between that in and being a part of the community and We share a lot. Two of my personal observation is that I watched the the the the the community. I guess involvement and ceremonial things that bring wellness and love and happiness declined because of poor health. People can't show up so I just got really driven on this. This thing like you know we need to. We need to reclaim our health. In whatever way that is for people you know for me was exercising and know trend to really strengthen my relationship to food and so we got together and we start man this is. There's so much more than just you know putting out an image of somebody working out and trying to encourage and motivate people. That's a big part of it. You know but there's certainly a lot more to it so you know. We delved into it to try to create more of a wellness model. That was kind of rooted in in a lot of our cultural values and just kind of going around native country with my work. With Native Wellness Institute the Focus was always on on for sure was pinpointing historic trauma was healing but we didn't see the inclusion a lot of bringing a healthy lifestyle once again. It's as far as physical health. Bring our foods right back into the conversation healing or bringing movement and into the conversation. We're really seeing that so much too and I think that that's sort of like our generations contribution like it's what we're doing this all of us living here now so we really kind of just tried to go forward with that and develop it over the years and later on we became a family and and we realized that everything we were we were coming up with in creating and learning about and putting into practice and sharing about and doing workshops and trainings on was. We're things that we have this opportunity now to live that into model that and to to show that and I think that that's one of the most powerful things we can do is just model that you know model that that that wellness of that. Good life for all of our families to see you know. We're we're strengthening that spirit of wellness step brings families together increase healing once again to you know when when anyone participates in that and so and so you know. That's that's how we got to where we are with it today and as you said now we are really you know as a young family moving forward with that

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Book of the Month: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Native America Calling

06:05 min | 1 year ago

Book of the Month: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

"So much life happens in Louise urges latest book the night watchman this Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians author takes readers to the termination era. Were the threat of losing. Land in a tight. Something important is firing up. One of the characters was inspired by the life of this author's beloved grandfather in the book we follow this character named Thomas as ams up to share his words in Congress on the pages we also meet a cast of characters which includes strong indigenous women who define resilience of their time although set some generations. Back this story. Informs Present Day indigenous struggles including exploitation of our women racism and attacks on sovereignty and the land that are native nations connect to. I look forward to hearing how you're gelling to the story. And we invite you to join the discussion with their march book of the month. Author Louise and thanks to harpercollins publishers. The first ten p the first ten people who make it on air with a question or comment. We'll a copy of the night watchman. Our phone lines are open now so go ahead and dial in. We're at one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight. It's also one eight hundred nine nine native and today joining us from Washington. Dc is Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa author Louis Surgery. She is a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of the small independent bookstore. Birchbark books my pleasure to have her here. Louise Welcome thank you so much. It's my pleasure. Tehran I'm delighted to be here into Louise. I really appreciate when our authors teach us about our own history and sometimes that history includes troubling times until this book takes us right to the heart of what termination the threat of termination losing the ability to say that we are a sovereign nation. Your characters take us to this moment in so I'm set the scene for us a little on just how much it's impacted not only the characters in the book but of course your own tribal nation. What would you like to say about termination? Well first of all I. I BELIEVE. Termination was a long time in preparation. You know when you look back through the history of what was happening just before you see that there was a big housing Bob. Postwar housing boom so termination came out of The the narrative of dispossession The government really wanted some very large stands of timber and those were on the cliff and the menominee reservations and they were among the first terminated. So there was five that were on the first light and turn on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Band of Chippewa was one of them. So it didn't come out of nowhere. There had been some plans in the making and they got the perfect interface with two houses of Congress under Republican control and also the President Eisenhower Republicans so they had a sort of a clear shot termination at that point and the person who is the commissioner of Indian affairs at the time was a guy named Dillon s Myer and he had presided over the incarceration of Japanese American people. Right right during the war. So we have this Guy Dylan Myers. Who's all set up knowing exactly how to he? He was going to relocate everybody right that was the plan. That's that went hand in hand with relocation and then there's Arthur v Watkins who who was Passionately for termination. He had grown up on Allotment land that went into tax forfeiture and his family. Got It so he. He's the other person the main person and then Then there's the people who suddenly got this notice that your tribe is going to be terminated or emancipated. The word was you. Get your freedom. That's how it was couched. Those are the phrases. Did that make you feel it? Being compared to this that you are now mandated. You no longer have to be a native. It's it's so it's so it's so of all of our times I mean this is the language that is used when Dispossession is the real motive. flowed out some high-sounding kyw principled words and let people think I mean. They thought they were going to pull this over a native people right and not. My grandfather had an eighth grade government boarding school education but he got it immediately and he and I think most people did but the the the kind of shock is that this kind of rhetoric would come out with the expectation that native people would not even understand that there was nothing to emancipate that freedom meant freedom to lose all of their their land and their their treaty guaranteed privileges as long as the grass grows and the river. Shell slow you know that those words would be would be meaningless because Both houses of Congress had voted to abrogate treaties that have been established since the very beginning of this country

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"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of the turtle mountain band of Chippewa in the nineteen fifties he fought against the congressional initiative to move native people off their land in the city's policy Drake says amounted to tribal termination termination was way to finally resolve what Congress thought of this the Indian problem that we had an eighth grade education Drake's grandfather built a local coalition to resist the move and organized a trip to testify before Congress I believe what he inspired other tribal nations to fight back against termination and it was a long brutal fight for survival also John powers reviews the Brazilian film Barker route that's part political fable part horror thriller man he says funny first news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi saying the trump administration says it'll ensure corona virus testing is covered by health insurance plans Medicare and Medicaid health and Human Services says it's designating the virus testing as an essential health benefit former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suspending his presidential campaign and throwing his support behind former vice president Joe Biden and peers Windsor Johnson reports Bloomberg's decision to drop out of the race follows a disappointing super Tuesday Bloomberg who only won the small U. S. territory of American Samoa on super Tuesday is now endorsing Joe Biden for the democratic nomination Boston University communications professor Tammy the hill says Bloomberg could give the biting campaign a financial boost it numbered which true to what he was saying about really just wanting to spend his money in its time is up for to help defeat Donald Trump and then that means that a lot of that time money and effort and energy can go toward helping Biden and Biden has had less financial support overall and so this could actually be a big boost for fighting the remaining democratic candidates are looking ahead to next Tuesday when six states including Michigan and Missouri hold primaries Windsor Johnston NPR news by the way Biden won the primary in Maine an Afghan woman receiving an award at the state department is appealing to the administration to ensure the peace process protects women's rights in the country and peers Michele Kelemen reports this comes a day after president trump spoke by phone with the leader of the Taliban speaking on the stage with First Lady melania trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeii owes a reef ago fari is asking them for continued support to ensure that Afghan peace process does not erase the gains that have been made since the dark days of the Taliban would you go fari a mayor in the conservative region of Afghanistan is one of the twelve recipients of the women of courage award last weekend the U. S. signed a deal with the Taliban that includes a timeline for a U. S. troop with Ralph and telephone commitments to break with terrorist groups and enter into peace talks with Afghan officials Michele Kelemen NPR news the state department the European commission's proposing the E. U.'s first ever climate law aiming to make the block carbon neutral by the year twenty fifty Terry Schultz reports from Brussels legislation was introduced as a fierce critic Greta tune Burke was on hand European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen is centering her presidency a green deal which pledges among other things the by twenty fifty the European Union will take as much carbon out of the atmosphere as it emits the climate law will oblige the European Union to take our time with goals into account in all future policies and legislation good written Berg says the plan is nowhere near ambitious enough she told Wonderland and you lawmakers this proposal is surrender teri Schultz reporting from Brussels you're listening to NPR news executives from some of the country's major airlines are insuring the White House that they have stepped up measures to better disinfect their planes in the wake of the corona virus epidemic American JetBlue United and southwest are among those who whose bottom line stand to be affected if more customers decide to curtail their overseas travel president trump says executives had not asked for financial assistance to make up for financial losses the spokesperson for vice president Mike pence meanwhile he's leaving the White House task force on response tweets that pence will go to Olympia Washington on Thursday the nation's first covert nineteen fatalities were in Washington state nine people died tourism in Europe is being hit hard by the corona virus outbreak in peers Eleanor Beardsley reports it's not just the Chinese who are not traveling anymore European tourism has seen a drop off in two waves first the Chinese stopped coming in Paris there are no more lines outside Louis Vuitton's flagship store on the shelves Elise A. as the virus spreads other visitors are staying away hotel cancellation rates have reached ninety percent in some areas in Italy France the world's top tourist destination is now Europe's second hardest hit country major concerts sporting and cultural events are being canceled after a French ban on gatherings of more than five thousand people in confined spaces Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris the Dow Jones industrial average is up seven hundred seventy points or nearly three percent at twenty six.

"mountain band" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on KCRW

"The sustaining members of this NPR station this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Scott Simon let's test Louise director introduce the main character of her new novel the night watchman his name is Thomas washed Thomas was named for the muskrat why Josh the lowly hardworking water loving road muskrats were everywhere on the slough dotted reservation they're small sample forms slipped easily through water at dusk continually perfecting their burrows and eating how they love to eat although the bush cuts were numerous and ordinary they were also crucial in the beginning after the great flood it was a muskrat who had helped to remake the earth in that way as it turned out Thomas was perfectly named and is that your grandfather Patrick all right is Patrick Cornell yes Vegeta Weezer trick of course joins us from the studios of Minnesota public radio she's winner of the National Book Award library of Congress prize the pencil bell award for number every sixteen highly acclaimed novels the night watchman is your most recent thanks so much for being with us thank you thank you for having me here like your grandfather Thomas is the tribal leader of the turtle mountain band of Chippewa in these times and so many people refer to almost anything is an existential threat in the fall of nineteen fifty three when the novel opens that's exactly what the chapel were facing was not yes it was and on the turtle mountain band was on the first five tribes or nations who were slated to be terminated let's explain the termination it is the termination what I did was basically abrogate the nation to nation treaties that existed from the very beginning of our country's history Congress decided to cast them aside and to terminate the entire basis of native American land ownership Thomas waszak inspired by your grandfather is in fact a night watchman as well as a tribal leader in the news about this this act of Congress that should they often galvanizes him doesn't he does it took months for this to filter out into Indian country and they had only a matter of months to mount some sort of defense for the very existence the show many characters in here that are fascinating and quirky and wonderful to get to know but let me ask you to tell us about a couple of Thomas's niece Patrice known as pixie she's the kind of woman who did things perfectly when an arranged and the story picks up she has a separate quest when she goes off to find and locate her sister in Minneapolis and he learns that life off the reservation has challenges to that's right and she follows her sister because her sister has become part of this other program that it would it hinged into termination that was called relocation and relocation was designed to remove a native people from the reservations by giving them incentives to move to the city so instead of putting that money into infrastructure on reservations the government decided to move people off that valuable property now I gather you were trying to get hold of the story and feeling if I may a little lost and then you're you reread your grandfather's letters I re read his letters every so often to get a grip on why and why I'm doing this this writing and he was a wonderful writer his letters beautiful full of humor and storytelling and he wrote them during this time when he was fighting termination and working as the night watchman and what I think I absorbed was his sense of decency and his commitment to his family and his people it's hard to write about a decent person you know it is it is it is hard when I write characters my instinct is really to give them a flaw a conflict something huge that they they're struggling against as we look back on it now what was the effect of tribal termination in nineteen fifty five as a check out my the turtle mountain band of Chippewa was the one tried to resist early and early on of those first five what happened was complete devastation and loss the forests were sold off the tribes ended up with again you know through the generations are smaller and smaller land base and now finally it was a loss of identity it was loss of life there was despair among people who were terminated they had done everything possible to fit in to American society and culture but it wasn't enough we'll explain the policy ended under under president Nixon in the nineteen seventies but September twenty eight chain of terrace Sweeney Assistant Secretary for Indian affairs in the trump administration has called for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to have their ownership yes this is of something that I worried about that wasn't why I wrote the book but maybe it was why my grandfather's letters we're so powerfully resonant for me because I've been thinking about this for years and years and why I had to write it then was it just took over I I had another book I was working on and this suddenly became vital to me and his voice Reese's voice everything in it on a float so rapidly and and I had to write it the wizard jerk her novel the night watchman thank you so much for being with us thank you Scott when we think about the costs of war the impact on the country's music scene probably isn't the first thing to come to mind but our next story is about just that how a mother and daughter in California helped spark the song writing revival in Cambodia and the aftermath of the K. mer Rouge Quinn Lipson has the story your mom is one of Cambodia's biggest pop stars the news but she wasn't born and raised there she's American.

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"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

10:03 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"They love to eat although the bush cuts were numerous an ordinary they were also crucial in the beginning after the great flood it was a muskrat who would help to remake the earth in that way as it turned out Thomas was perfectly named and is that your grandfather Patrick all right is Patrick or no yes of actual Weezer trick of course joins us from the studios of Minnesota public radio she's winner of the national book awards library of Congress prize the pencil bell award for number every sixteen highly acclaimed novels the night watchman is our most recent thanks so much for being with us thank you thank you for having me here like your grandfather Thomas is the tribal leader of the turtle mountain band of Chippewa in these times and so many people refer to almost anything is an existential threat in the fall of nineteen fifty three when the novel opens that's exactly what the triple were facing was not yes it was and on the turtle mountain band was on the first five tribes or nations who were slated to be terminated let's explain but termination it is the termination what it did was basically abrogate the nation to nation treaties that existed from the very beginning of our country's history Congress decided to cast them aside and to terminate the entire basis of native American land ownership Thomas Rogic inspired by your grandfather is in fact a night watchman as well as a tribal leader in the news about this this act of Congress that should they often galvanizes him doesn't it does it took months for this to filter out into Indian country and they had only a matter of months to amount some sort of defense for their very existence the show many characters in here that are fascinating and quirky and wonderful to get to know but let me ask you to tell us about a couple of Thomas's niece Patrice noticed pixie she's the kind of woman who did things perfectly when an arranged and the story picks up she has a separate question when she goes off to find or locate her sister in Minneapolis and he learns that life off the reservation has challenges to that's right and she follows her sister because her sister has become part of this other program that it would it hinged into termination that was called relocation and relocation was designed to remove a native people from the reservations by giving them incentives to move to the city so instead of putting that money into infrastructure on reservations the government decided to move people off that valuable property now I gather you were trying to get hold of the story and feeling if I may a little lost and then you're you reread your grandfather's letters I re read his letters every so often to get a grip on why and why I'm doing this this writing and he was a wonderful writer his letters beautiful full of humor and storytelling and he wrote them during this time when he was fighting termination and working as the night watchman and what I think I absorbed was his sense of decency and his commitment to his family and his people it is hard to write about a decent person you know it is it is it is hard when I write characters my instinct is really to give them a flaw a conflict something huge that they they're struggling against as we look back on it now what was the effect of travel termination in nineteen fifty five as a check out my the turtle mountain band of Chippewa was the one tried to resist early and early on of those first five what happened was complete devastation and loss the forests were sold off the tribes ended up with again you know through the generations are smaller and smaller land base and now finally it was a loss of identity it was loss of life there was despair among people who were terminated they had done everything possible to fit in to American society and culture but it wasn't enough we'll explain the policy ended under under president Nixon in the nineteen seventies but September twenty eighteen of terrace Sweeney Assistant Secretary for Indian affairs in the trump administration has called for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe they have their ownership yes this is of something that I worried about that wasn't why I wrote the book but maybe it was why my grandfather's letters we're so powerfully resonant for me because I've been thinking about this for years and years and why I had to write it then was it just took over right I had another book I was working on and this suddenly became vital to me and his voice Patrice is voice everything in it on a float so rapidly and I had to write it the wizard Rick her novel the night watchman thank you so much for being with us thank you Scott black history is rich with stories often not told but when a segregated school in a small Virginia town burned down in nineteen thirty eight from its ashes came a court case that predated brown versus the board of education the law declaring segregation unconstitutional as Robbie Harris of member station WVTF reports most people in town never knew about the role it played in the fight for racial equality until now after the fire a new school was built for black students in chill Lasky Virginia Dorothy Venable taught at the county training school for decades she says black teachers were never invited to meetings that white teachers attended but this one time she wasn't having it and when she walked through the door the supervisor was none too pleased to see here the room is full featured sep okay she said she couldn't embarrass me and at that meeting she was able to get the same school supplies that the white teachers received Gary Harris was her student in the early sixties I believe that the teachers understood the challenges that were in front of us we're getting these kids ready for this life that they're facing a life of closed doors and unequal opportunities in Pulaski formal education for African Americans ended at junior high it was deliberate that black students will only go to the ninth grade Mickey Hickman is a healthy school alumnus so that would track them to lower wage jobs and that's why a young man named Chauncey Harmon left town to get his college degree he studied at the husky institute in Alabama under George Washington carver and later he became the principal a caliphate in nineteen thirty nine while he waited for the school to be rebuilt Harmon did something unheard of he started a petition for equal school facilities and teacher pay in Pulaski he had African Americans as well as whites Dr Marilyn Harmon is the lake Chauncey Harmon's daughter and for many of them it was as long as they're not coming to us let them have what they want that petition became the basis for a lawsuit seeking racial equalization Harmon and a prominent Pulaski physician named Percy Corbin won their case in nineteen forty nine five years before brown versus the board Mr Harmon was involved with one of the earliest efforts and civil rights that's when trip he wrote his dissertation on Harmon's little known fight for equality in Pulaski and its connection to brown what would become the landmark case aimed at ending racial segregation filed by Thurgood Marshall who later became a Supreme Court justice it was actually when I got started in this about and while this loads more dig into it and the more clearly it was there can you connect Thurgood Marshall to Mr Harmon's working scalping yes you definitely can I've been here for Singh be sixty one years and a year and a half ago I heard for the first time in my life the story of Chauncey Harmon in the lawsuit Dave Clark is mayor of Pulaski happened right here in my town and that tells you how far we've come and how far we have to go after the legal victory principal Harmon was not offered a contract to return to caliphate now P. Laskey is fundraising to turn the empty school building into a community center with a museum commemorating Harmon Corbin and the town's role in the fight for racial equality healthy teacher Dorothy Venable says that's fitting black people white people in about it who needs the services of what's going on and if it was going to go on in this building will be able to use it the museum won't shy away from pointing out desegregation did not come to Pulaski County schools until the late sixties more than a decade after brown versus the board of education for NPR news I'm Robbie Harris every time you turn on.

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"mountain band" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on KCRW

"NPR news I'm Scott Simon let's ask Louise Erdrich to introduce the main character of her new novel the night watchman his name is Thomas washers Thomas was named for the muskrat why Josh the lowly hardworking water loving road muskrats were everywhere on the slough dotted reservation they're small simple forms slipped easily through water task continually perfecting their burrows and eating how they love to eat although the bush cuts were numerous an ordinary they were also crucial in the beginning after the great flood it was a muskrat who would help to remake the earth in that way as it turned out Thomas was perfectly named and is that your grandfather Patrick hi this is Patrick or no yes vegetable Weezer trick of course joins us from the studios of Minnesota public radio she's winner of the National Book Award library of Congress prize the pencil bell award for number every sixteen highly acclaimed novels the night watchman is our most recent thanks so much for being with us thank you thank you for having me here like your grandfather Thomas is the tribal leader of the turtle mountain band of Chippewa in these times and so many people refer to almost anything is an existential threat in the fall of nineteen fifty three when the novel opens that's exactly what the chapel were facing was not yes it was and other turtle mountain band was on the first five tribes or nations who were slated to be terminated let's explain but termination it is the termination what I did was basically abrogate the nation to nation treaties that existed from the very beginning of our country's history the Congress decided to cast them aside and to terminate the entire basis of native American land ownership Thomas while Jack inspired by your grandfather is in fact a night watchman as well as a tribal leader in the news about this this act of Congress that should they often galvanizes him doesn't it does it took months for this to filter out into Indian country and they had only a matter of months to amount some sort of defense for their very existence the show many characters in here that are fascinating and quirky and wonderful to get to know but let me ask you to tell us about a couple of Thomas's niece Patrice noticed pixie she's the kind of woman who did things perfectly when an arranged and the story picks up she has a separate quest when she goes off to find locate her sister in Minneapolis and he learns that life off the reservation has challenges to that's right and she follows her sister because her sister has become part of this other program that it would it hinged into termination that was called relocation and relocation was designed to remove a native people from the reservations by giving them incentives to move to the city so instead of putting that money into infrastructure on reservations the government decided to move people off that valuable property now I gather you were trying to get hold of the story and feeling if I may a little lost and then you're you reread your grandfather's letters I re read his letters every so often to get a grip on why and why I'm doing this this writing and he was a wonderful writer his letters beautiful full of humor and storytelling and he wrote them during this time when he was fighting termination and working as the night watchman and what I think I absorbed was his sense of decency and his commitment to his family and his people it's hard to write about a decent person you know it is it is it is hard when I write characters my instinct is really to give them a flaw a conflict something huge that they they're struggling against as we look back on it now what was the effect of tribal termination in nineteen fifty five as a check out my the turtle mountain band of Chippewa was the one tried to resist early and early on of those first five what happened was complete devastation and loss the forests were sold off the tribes ended up with again you know through the generations are smaller and smaller land base and now finally it was a loss of identity it was loss of life there was despair among people who were terminated they had done everything possible to fit in to American society and culture but it wasn't enough we'll explain the policy ended under under president Nixon in the nineteen seventies but September twenty eighteen of terrace Sweeney Assistant Secretary for Indian affairs in the trump administration has called for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe they have their ownership yes this is of something that I worried about that wasn't why I wrote the book but maybe it was why my grandfather's letters we're so powerfully resonant for me because I've been thinking about this for years and years and why I had to write it then was it just took over I I had another book I was working on and this suddenly became vital to me and his voice Reese's voice everything in it it flowed so rapidly and and I had to write it the wizard Rick her novel the night watchman thank you so much for being with us thank you Scott when we think about the costs of war the impact on the country's music scene probably isn't in the first isn't the first thing to come to mind but our next story is about just that how a mother and daughter in California helped spark the song writing revival in Cambodia and the aftermath of the K. mer Rouge Quinn Lipson has the story your mom is one of Cambodia's biggest pop stars but she wasn't born and raised there she's.

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"mountain band" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:50 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To eat although the bush cuts were numerous an ordinary they were also crucial in the beginning after the great flood it was a muskrat who would help to remake the earth in that way as it turned out Thomas was perfectly named and is that your grandfather Patrick all right is Patrick or no yes I've actually we've heard Rick of course joins us from the studios of Minnesota public radio she's winner of the national book awards library of Congress prize the pencil bell award for number every sixteen highly acclaimed novels the night watchman is our most recent thanks so much for being with us thank you thank you for having me here like your grandfather Thomas is the tribal leader of the turtle mountain band of Chippewa in these times and so many people refer to almost anything is an existential threat in the fall of nineteen fifty three when the novel opens that's exactly what the chapel were facing was not yes it was and on the turtle mountain band was on the first five tribes or nations who were slated to be terminated let's explain the termination it is the termination what it did was basically abrogate the nation to nation treaties that existed from the very beginning of our country's history Congress decided to cast them aside and to terminate the entire basis of native American land ownership Thomas Rogic inspired by your grandfather is in fact a night watchman as well as a tribal leader in the news about this this act of Congress that should they often galvanizes him doesn't it does it took months for this to filter out into Indian country and they had only a matter of months to amount some sort of defense for their very existence there's so many characters in here that are fascinating and quirky and wonderful to get to know but let me ask you to tell us about a couple of Thomas's niece Patrice noticed pixie she's the kind of woman who did things perfectly when an arranged and the story picks up she has a separate question when she goes off to find and locate her sister in Minneapolis and he learns that life off the reservation has challenges to that's right and she follows her sister because her sister has become part of this other program that it would it hinged into termination that was called relocation and relocation was designed to remove a native people from the reservations by giving them incentives to move to the city so instead of putting that money into infrastructure on reservations the government decided to move people off that valuable property now I gather you were trying to get hold of the story and feeling if I may a little lost and then you're you reread your grandfather's letters I re read his letters every so often to get a grip on why and why I'm doing this this writing and he was a wonderful writer his letters beautiful full of humor and storytelling and he wrote them during this time when he was fighting termination and working as the night watchman and what I think I absorbed was his sense of decency and his commitment to his family and his people it's hard to write about a decent person you know it is it is it is hard when I write characters my instinct is really to give them a flaw a conflict something huge that they they're struggling against as we look back on it now what was the effect of travel termination in nineteen fifty five as a check out my the turtle mountain band of Chippewa was the one tried to resist early and early on of those first five what happened was complete devastation and loss the forests were sold off the tribes ended up with again you know through the generations are smaller and smaller land base and now finally it was a loss of identity it was loss of life there was despair among people who were terminated they had done everything possible to fit in to American society and culture but it wasn't enough we'll explain the policy ended under under president Nixon in the nineteen seventies but September twenty eight chain of terrorists we need assistance secretary for Indian affairs in the trump administration has called for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe they have their ownership yes this is something that I worried about that wasn't why I wrote the book but maybe it was why my grandfather's letters we're so powerfully resonant for me because I've been thinking about this for years and years and why I had to write it then was it just took over right I had another book I was working on and this suddenly became vital to me and his voice Patrice is voice everything in it on a float so rapidly and and I had to write it the wizard jerk her novel the night watchman thank you so much for being with us thank you Scott when we think about the costs of war the impact on the country's music scene probably isn't in the further isn't the first thing to come to mind but our next story is about just that how a mother and daughter in California helped spark the song writing revival in Cambodia in the aftermath of the Cameroon Quinn Lipson has the story your mom is one of Cambodia's biggest pop stars she wasn't born and raised there she's American her.

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"mountain band" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"mountain band" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Expect to see the racial the clothes for me as a tool for the right lane Metropark what you found with green mountain band I will have a movie lane closure for sanitary sewer work until five take a look at your weather today rain likely this afternoon otherwise mostly cloudy in high near thirty eight for tonight rain will likely continue before eight PM then a lot around thirty one for tomorrow mostly cloudy with a high near thirty two currently thirty eight here in the city number's been I'm the patriot FM one one point five AM fourteen hundred Sean Hannity doesn't see much difference in the Democratic Front runners yeah Bernie Sanders now volunteers are being told to zero in on the week this is a fellow socialist Elizabeth Warren my personal opinion is there's not really a dime's worth of difference between the two of them both radical extreme left wing socialists I want to Medicare for all and would want the dream new deal the Sean Hannity show afternoons at three on FM one a one point five and a fourteen hundred the patriot GM building a two point three billion dollar battery plant in Ohio we'll have the story coming up on the patriot is stay this can't spend five minutes listening to a politician on the left here about how the rich pay their fair share the word fair even social commentator Daniel Hannan.

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"mountain band" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"mountain band" Discussed on WJR 760

"Highway broken such a working causing a delay right now he's found M. fifty nine between mountain band I those delays are backing up me Ryan road I'm Pete's five act of the U. T. R. traffic and weather first on the flights more sunshine for the rest of the afternoon with a high of eighty seven a clear sky tonight the low of actually called the sixty two it'll be a sunny Friday tomorrow as the afternoon high temperature hits eighty four degrees from the weather channel I'm meteorologist Jeff Mar on newstalk seven sixty WJR well a case of Cortez want to escalate the family feud within the Democrat party pelo seat today taking the high road wouldn't take the bait spoke about the importance of diversity within their ranks and that they respect all those folks it certainly aimed at the squad of the freshmen for Omar case your court just Presley and our own receded to lead but but trying to bring down the heat a little bit I don't know how long that will last because they seem to crave attention and the way they get it is to buy just going to the mattresses when more moderate members of their party won't support their more extreme positions I said before the break we go to Robert and we shall he's calling in from Frasier hello Robert yeah hi how you doing today it is indeed an insight to I'm just getting so sick of racist racist everything's right and you do that people not gonna pay attention to what one company there really is great this comes we need you to get so many more things done in Congress infrastructure deal they haven't even approve the U. S. M. C. a B. L. F. they stand by the press even Churchill kind of stood by the president that don't back down from trying to suppress if he had the Congress founders inside we get a much better deal from Charlotte in to get it quicker because they're sitting back and waiting all because all the fight it out when you deal with trump and you know a couple years and maybe not present I'm gonna wait it out yeah what one we know it used to be when you were in a war you didn't talk down the commander in chief and we're in a war with China right now so you know there should be an especially on that front Democrat there are so many things that the Democrats have asked for it you know controls against currency manipulation something that John Dingell has been had railed about for twenty years in in my my time of covering and there's a lot there with the China thing that they should be supporting him out but they are just so reflexive in their opposition other things I don't support in mind but you know pick and choose your issues because there are some that would benefit your constituents as well Robert thanks for calling pre sheet and yeah I interestingly when called out for using the is she says when she's the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color for calling her out for what they said was racism egg okay to Cortez today said oh no no no absolutely not that's not what I intended to say yeah it's a little too late for that Anthony in Chesterfield no little thing about to the homeland security in the role that they play in this country Hey Anthony hello guys thank you very much for taking my call long time listener first call with you greatly appreciate it well I guess I I I have to I have to tell you you know I've been a sheriff's deputy for almost seven years with the county that I'll I'll leave nameless but a fairly large county and the amount of resources in the amount of help that the department of homeland security can provide when we need their assistance guy can I tell you it is a tremendous amount of help in the fact that these left wing politicians such as a see for example are calling for basically the department only homeland security to be abolish is completely ludicrous is completely insane and you brought up a very good point earlier about how unfortunately after the events of nine eleven homeland security was created to make sure all these agencies talk eight I just it boggles my mind to hear these politicians say the homeland security needs to go because these politicians at the federal level do not realize the safety of our nation and how it would dramatically be decreased if the homeland security just went by they just were gone well in any no we should include in that Anthony thank goodness you did it's not just the federal agencies talking amongst themselves it's also listening to what you guys have to say ABS absolutely guy there with homeland security the amount of communication now that we have on at the county level at the city level the township level because of homeland security in the innovations that they've made the technology they've introduced has been completely life changing it keeps us safe Anthony saying thanks so much please make that a regular calling I love your view points will be back.

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