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The Native Talk Radio Podcast
31 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Sioux Government & Favorite Holiday Traditions
Before the European colonists came to the continent now known as America, the Sioux in the plains region had a well established governmental structure. Some even believe that highly organized Native governments such as these were the model the founding fathers looked to when creating what is today the United States government, with separation of powers and an emphasis on representation from each village and tribe. Listen as some of the details are discussed by downloading the audio file Then, Cliff and Brandon talk holidays in a segment recorded shortly after the new year in 2016 in which we discuss different calendars used by various countries for holidays, favorite traditions, and some of the BEST countries and people to spend time with. It's fun, and will keep you entertained! Listen now.
45 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
Jeff from SageHawk Foundation Helping Natives Build Job Skills And Confidence
Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff and Brandon join with Jeff from the SageHawk foundation, available online at sagehawk.org, to discuss many of the economic barriers preventing Natives across the country from achieving gainful employment, and how Sagehawk is teaching those folks how to change their lives for the better. They do this through computer & job skill training to impoverished Native Americans all over the United States. This education is meant to give those in need a foothold they need to reach their aspirations and build up the Native American community one step at a time. They target those specifically who are considered "at-risk" due to their socio-economic status. Lack of skills means lack of money and this forces hard choices to be made. Pay for food or starve; pay for a home or be evicted/homeless; pay for bills or live without electricity or water. Download and listen to the audio file, and then visit sagehawk.org to donate and discover how YOU can help improve the lives in your community.
34 minutes | Jan 13, 2019
Plains Daily Life & War of Northern Aggression
On today's nativetalk.net, we discussthe Sioux daily life and compare it to Brandon's. It turns out while he typically plays a lot of video games and watches television, the 7 tribes of the Sioux were actually being productive. Also, while they have a fearsome reputation as warriors, not all of them were (shocking) Then in the 2nd segment we discover the 5 tribes who maintained slavery even after the War of Northern Agression (Civil War) ended. We discuss some of the aspects related to Native slaveholding. Download and listen to the entire show, then direct complaints or comments to email@example.com see you next week with a new podcast
31 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Plains Indians Names & Superbowl Talk from 2016
We begin the show today discussing the importance of names for plains indians, and how bad English translations enabled rival tribes to make fun of, for example, the famous Sitting Bull. We also go over naming traditions for plains boys and girls, and how a name could be sold, given away, or discarded at will. Then with the superbowl just around the corner, we dig into the past all the way back to 2016 before we did the NativeTalk.net podcast, and share a classic segment of the superbowl by the numbers - and give you the chance to see how much worse we used to be at broadcasting. Yes, we have actually improved over time believe it or not.
40 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
Elizabeth Warren Cherokee Heritage & North Dakota Voter ID Laws
Ok, so far be it from me to mention in passing Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee heritage claims. Seriously, I intended for it be a throwaway comment.. I certainly neve intemded for it to be a TWENTY FIVE minute conversation. I had WAY more planned for this week's show than what we got to. but hey, good news right? I dont have to prepare for next week's show! Because BRANDON couldn't let a simple stupid comment lie. So, the majority of this week's episode is unexpectedly about Elizabeth Warren's Native American claims and her subseqeunt DNA test release. Honerstly, i wish id been more preparted to talk about it, but silly me i thought it was ginna be a 30 second converation. (Yes i'm a little inebriated as I write this if you're womdering, but no I wasn't when we recorded it.)/. i actually had like 3 times as much struff as we needed for a full show as usualul. i',m always rprepared. but sometimes things... go off the raills. so anywat=y, yea. ELIZABETH WARREN!!!! c uckoo crazy bird that she is. takes over the show. whatever. It's still entertaining if muy memory serves. it sure was fun to record anyway. I liked ity. I only do this show to have anexcuse to talk to my brother anywatY!!!! so...shatupp/. it's fun and ebnjoyable to listen to. so download the audio file and enjoy. Then we talk about the znNoth Dakota voter ID registration debacle, which honestly i think i rememberver we both agree on. the issue. i dunno man, this was like,... two days ago. im peretty sure we agrerewed. Listen and find out. Nativetalk.net bitch. we gotta buncha shows. it's fun. we like it, . liosten. lots. cliff & brandoN
52 minutes | Oct 13, 2018
Plains Food, Native HS Graduation Rate & Chris Writes In On White Privilege
On todays NativeTalk.net radio program, we begin with the Plains Indians and the fact that not ALL of them were nomadic. Some actually stayed back and farmed, and built permanant structures. We talk about what they farmed, how they built their homes, and about some of the festivals they had. Then we discuss the dismal graduation rate in North Dakota (65%), especially when compared to their white counterparts which is 23% higher. We discuss this and some of the changes the N.D. school system is adopting to address the situation. A year later, it does seem as though things are improving. Finally, Chris wrote in in response to the last live show we did to call CLiff out on his views in regard to white privilege, and seeks to explain what it is, and why it is a thing. Quite a good program, and I am sure everyone will enjoy listening! Download the audio file to hear the full conversation, and if you wish to comment as chris did you can email firstname.lastname@example.org We'll be back next week with more Native Talk Radio
35 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Plains Horses, Terrible Travel Stories, & Alzheimers Health News
Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we begin with the Plains Indians. As some of you may know, the horse is not a native animal to the American continent. This meant the Plains Indians way of life did not include use of this animal. However, the Spaniards did bring horses with them, and some of them escaped. This changed things dramatically, from the way they hunted, to the way they traveled, and even their homes. We talk about that here today. Download the audio file and listen to the whole show right now. Then we discuss air travel, and recount a few terrible experiences we have had along with a great news story of travel gone bad. Then we go into the health pile, including some alzheimers news and a stupid recurring joke that always makes me laugh for some reason. Hopefully you enjoy that! And we'll be back next week with a whole new show and your emails in response to last week's podcast about Nancy's letter and why she hates our program. Thank you again for your great letters!
35 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
Nancy Hates Our Native Talk Show
So, each week on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we encourage people to email email@example.com, or give us a call and leave a message at 970-278-5791. Well, a woman named Nancy took us up on that, and wrote in to tell us how much she hates our show. The best part is, according to the letter she actually liked us until she visited our website and saw our pictures (apparently we appear too white for her liking). We provide a forum on this show, and literally anyone with a comment or opinion - whether we agree with you or not - is welcome to voice it. That doesn't mean we aren't going to respond, but it does mean that all opinions are welcome. So, download the audio file and listen to Nancy's letter accusing us of racism based on our appearance alone, and enjoy the ensuing discussion! And if you have any comments of your own, feel free to email in, or comment on our facebook page. See you next week
32 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Best Age To Be, Crazy Caricature Woman & Gun VS Hatchet
Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we...don't have anything new Native for you. However, we DO have classic Cliff & Brandon from the podcast we used to do before this one with nothing but fun talk about interesting topics to help pass the time! So today we bring you 80's talk, the best possible age to be, a crazy plastic surgury woman, Gun VS Hatchet (which will win in a fight?) and a question quiz game! I'm certain you will find it entertaining and fun, so download the audio file and get listening! Email us anytime firstname.lastname@example.org, or call and drop us a message at 970-278-5791. Next week I expect we will return with an actual new show. Thanks for sticking with us!
33 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
Natives Can't Make Whiskey & Plains Smoke Signals
On today's NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff & Brandon discuss why native tribes are legally barred from creating their own whisky or any other microbrewery - even though everyone else can. Plus talking about liquor never gets old. Then in the second segment we talk about the Plains indians and how they used to communicate. After all, if you don't have cell phones, social media, or facebook - how DO people communicate? Surprisingly inventive methods as the case turns out. Nothing but good clean fun, and more stimulating Native Talk radio. Download the show audio file, and enjoy listening!
32 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
Cliff's Native Experience in Kwethluk Alaska
Recently we've been talking about Alaska, and this week Cliff shares his experiences with the visit, what happened, what he saw, and a whole lot more. So if you've ever wanted to visit Alaska, or just want to know what someone else thought of life up there - this is a good one to listen to. Hope you enjoy the audio file, and if you have any comments yourself email them to email@example.com or call the message line at 970-278-5791. We'll be back next week with more stimulating Native Talk Radio. See you then!
29 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
Yupik Alaskan Legends & Facts About the Yupik Natives
Today we continue the fascinating stories of Cliff's trip to Alaska, this time starting with traditional Yupik Alaskan Native legends. These stories include the story of how to "hook a man". In this case literally, with the moral I think being not to care so much about looks. This theme continues with the story "The Big Mouthed Baby" and we finish with a classic "Raven & The Whale" animal story where the raven is a total con artist who tricks the villagers out of their winter food. I don't think they much liked fast talking out-of-towners back then. In the second segment Cliff is joined by Brandon, our sister Brittany, and our mother Vickie as we discuss some interesting Yupik facts & how they used to live. Next week we'll finish up with the story of how the actual trip went. We hope you'll tune in for that, and as always keep listening and share the show with your friends! See you next week with more stimulating native talk radio.
33 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
Idaho Tuition Break For Natives & Alaska Facts
On today's NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff & Brandon welcome both our sister Brittany and our mother (who both happen to be accredited elementary school teachers) to the show to discuss the rising costs of a university education, and the steps Idaho State University has taken to reduce tuition costs for their Native tribes from $3,700 a semester down to just over $700 in total. We also go into the education system in general and all share various thoughts on the subject. Overall, a very good and entertaining discussion, which you can hear right now by downloading the audio file or playing it through your favorite podcasting app. Then, Cliff discusses his recent trip to Kwethluk Alaska where he had a meeting with the tribal council of the Organized Village of Kwethluk, as well as other unrelated experiences up there. We recorded the story in full, however due to length (Brandon apparently fell asleep during the telling) we've broken it up into various segments we'll play over the next few weeks. Today - Facts about Alaska. Learn interesting things you never knew about our 49th state, and hear Cliff's impressions that will make you want to book a ticket on Alaskan airlines pretty much immediately. We hope you enjoy listening to the audio file, and as always you can comment through the facebook page, send an email, or call in and leave a message at 970-278-5791 and we'll be back next week with more great stories and information!
32 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
Listener Mail- Depression/Non-Natives Fitting In & Plains Indians Counting Coup
On today's NativeTalk.net radio program, Cliff and Brandon read listener mail, first from a depressed and formerly suicidal Native woman with advice for folks on preventing suicide in people that you know. Then we read an email from Matthew in Tempe Arizona who has a Bachelors degree in American Indian studies and helps us with some clarification on last week's plains indians teepee discussion. He also wonders as a non-native himself, but with an interest in getting involved in Indian country affairs - is there a place for him and others like him? We discuss and offer our thoughts. Finally in the second segment, we talk about how the plains indians "counted coup" and their 'points' system they used to garner respect and earn the right of leadership. Listen right now by downloading the full audio file, and catch the entire conversation. You can email the show firstname.lastname@example.org and as always you can call the studio line and leave a message at 970-278-5791 or just listen and enjoy each and every week!
40 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
Suicide & Teepees Of the Plains Natives
Today on the nativetalk.net radio podcast, Cliff & Brandon live from Washington State discuss the recent epidemic of suicide, what causes it, and how to help people suffering from depression. We talk about some of our own experiences and attempt to help anyone considering such action realize they are not alone and help is out there. We finish with the plains indians and their homes. Of course we all know they lived in the famous teepee, but what did that life look like? Who was in charge of what? how did they lock their doors at night?? Lisen right now for the answers to these and and other quesions you have by downloading the show right now. Well see you all next week with another podcast!
42 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Gun Violence & Firearm Suicide With Danelle Reed PhD
On todays podcast, Cliff & fellow Puyallup member Danelle Reed discuss gun violence. Does limiting or enacting tougher gun laws really reduce violence and crime? If not, why? What is happening in countries where guns have been essentially banned? Then in the second segment we stick with guns, but this time turn to self- violence, which is to say suicide. Why does it happen, and can anything be done to stop THAT? Surely few things could be sadder than someone's private torture leading them to believe that ending their own life is the only solution. Often family members don't even see the signs of it coming, and it seems to hit out of the blue. Today Cliff & Danelle discuss the prevalence of this tragic trend, the methods people are using, and some real ways it can be averted. Send in your opinions to email@example.com, or comment via the facebook page! We hope you enjoy listening to the show, and we'll be back next week with more stimulating Native Talk radio at NativeTalk.net
32 minutes | May 20, 2018
Plains Indians: Buffalo & New Native Burial Ground in Florida
On today’s NativeTalk.net radio program, Cliff & Brandon begin with the dangers of raising the rent on unstable tenants, especially ones with guns. Then we go into our weekly feature on the Plains Indians, this time discussing the buffalo. Why were the buffalo so important? What did they use them for besides food? How did they hunt the buffalo before the advent of horses? In the second segment, we follow the amazing discovery of a 7000 year old Native burial site 20 feet under the Florida waters. We go into how it was discovered, and the implications of what this means to the local Native tribes, and question whether it should be studied at all. Perhaps researchers should just let sleeping spirits lie in peace? Listen to the entire show online by downloading the audio file directly, and share the show with your friends! Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week with more stimulating Native talk radio at NativeTalk.net
41 minutes | May 13, 2018
Plains Indians Old Time Clothes and Weaving Practices & Seattle Native Homeless
On today’s NativeTalk.net program, Cliff& Brandon discuss the Plains Indians and how they lived before the Europeans arrived. Today, we talk Arts & Clothing, including Star Quilts and using porcupine quills instead of beads. Then, we discuss the rampant homeless problem in Seattle, where Natives make up 1% of the total population, but 6% of the homeless. Is there a way for advocate programs to focus in on helping homeless Natives specifically, and help them connect to their culture while keeping them off the streets at the same time? The answer maybe is yes, as several groups with exactly that focus have now received funding for the first time. Learn all about these topics by downloading and listening to the full audio file right now! Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week with more stimulating Native Talk Radio from NativeTalk.net
41 minutes | May 2, 2018
May Mental Health - With Danelle Reed Psychology PhD
Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff joins with fellow Puyallup tribal member Danelle Reed, PhD in clinical psychology to discuss May Mental Health Moth. Mental health is an issue that affects every American, and particularly Native Americans. Natives living with a mental health condition numbers at 28% vs other nationalities which range from 16-18%. In addition we know that 1 of 5 Americans in total experience a mental issue in any given year, a full quarter of homeless folks live with mental illness. Knowing this, it is clear it is something which needs to be addressed far more than it currently is. We have been talking on this very program in the last few weeks how having a strong purpose in life, setting goals & being future oriented helps you make decisions today to help tomorrows dreams become a reality (visit nativetalk.net to download recent shows to hear those discussions with 6 year old Jason). This is why it so wonderful to get an experts opinion on these and many other subjects such as substance abuse and depression. Danelle helps us understand and overcome the stigma of mental issues. Anyone out there suffering from any troubles of course can always email the show firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct you to the resources you need to get help. In the second segment Danelle & Cliff discuss the huge new loneliness study released by Cigna, which reveals that Americans in epidemic numbers are lonelier than they have ever been in history. Nearly half of all people report sometimes or always feeling alone or left out, and a quarter say they rarely or never feel as though there are people who understand them. An incredibly interesting show, which you should download and listen to right now. See you again next week with more stimulating Native Talk radio, on NativeTalk.net
28 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Trump Wants To classify Natives As A 'Race' & Clarify Your Life Values
On today's NativeTalk.net program with Cliff & Jason, we start with National Penguin Day including a few fun penguin facts. Then we dive into the new Trump administration idea of reclassifying Native Americans as a 'race' rather than sovereign tribal citizens for the purposes of Medicaid. This would allow states with rules requiring 20 – 80 hours of work in order to be eligible for Medicaid to apply to Natives as well. We oppose this idea. Then, in an effort to help those who may be struggling in life and who feel they don’t have the tools to succeed in their lives, we go over a few ways to clarify your values. Life is lived from the inside out, and to be successful you must know who you are, what you believe, and what you stand for. The very core of your personality are your values, which determine your beliefs, which shape your expectations, dictate your attitude, and in turn control your actions. We want you to be happy, and we want you to succeed! Email us email@example.com with comments or any questions. See you next week with a new show
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