Plains Indians: Buffalo & New Native Burial Ground in Florida

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher 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 …

Plains Indians Old Time Clothes and Weaving Practices & Seattle Native Homeless

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher 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 …

May Mental Health – With Danelle Reed Psychology PhD

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher 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 …

Trump Wants To classify Natives As A ‘Race’ & Clarify Your Life Values

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher 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. …

Three Native Stage Plays & What Makes a Winner VS Human Waste Of Space

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On Today’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast with Cliff & 6 year old Jason, we talk about three precedent setting all new stage plays, in the three biggest Oregon theater companies written by Native Americans. We go over what they are about (Trail of Tears, Thanksgiving, & The Lenape Lose …

How Native Rural Kids See The Natural World & The #1 Key To Success In Life

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program, we invite 6 year old Jason on the show to discuss the differences between how city kids, Native city kids, and rural Native kids see the natural world. There are some striking differences, and it all boils down to how …

Bitter Cold, Tribal Wealth, Slaves, & Native Marijuana Mayhem

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast LIVE from the reservation in Tacoma Washington, Cliff & Brandon discuss the TRUTH about cold weather (that THEY don’t want you to know!). We also go back in time to the old tribal ways, when governments ruled by wealth, the …

Natives On Food Stamps & Daylight Saving Time Argument

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we begin with a totally mature discussion of why Daylight Saving Time is terrible, how it began, why we continue doing it today, and other general facts including who (including Native American tribes) does and does not observe it. Then …

Pacific NW Natives Hunting Whales, VT Bank Changing Indian Logo

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio program, we start with why Brandon is wrong, wrong, wrong when it comes to Totem Pole locations. We continue with a new study on how not sleeping enough is worse for your health than ever previously thought, and finish the first segment …

Traditional Pacific Northwest Tribal Marriages & Bullying Natives for Long Hair

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program we talk about what marriage looked like for Pacific Northwest Natives back in the old traditional days. As it turns out, very interesting. If a man wanted to marry, he paid the bride’s father a set amount. Then, after their first …

Pine Ridge Mail, Totem Poles, & Previously Unknown Native Population

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher We begin todays radio program with responses to last week’s program on the Pine Ridge folks struggling to survive and in need of basic items. We gave information on where to send packages directly, as well as how to help families in need using the list at …

Desperate Native Families in ND Need Help, Best Paying Jobs, & Pacific NW Canoes

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher If someone came to your door and asked you for a pair of socks, maybe shoes for their young child, would you turn them away? I can tell you I wouldn’t. However, right now there are Oglala Sioux families in desperate need of help in South …

New Federally Recognized Tribes & Pacific NW Tribal Historical Cooking Habits

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher There are currently 566 federally recognized tribes. However, that will soon be changing as the U.S. Senate has just sent a bill to the president which would recognize 6 Virginia tribes enabling them to compete for educational funding, repatriate the remains of their ancestors and bring …

Smudging Listener Mail, Tribal Table Manners & Natives Don’t Take Knees

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher In the old days before Europeans came to the Americas, when the Indigenous peoples ruled the continent – what were the table manners like for tribes in the Pacific Northwest? Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we discuss what mealtimes were like back then. We also read …

Native Smudging Banned, Listener Mail & PNW Basketweaving

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher If rules are rules, do you have to follow them if they go against your rights? Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we discuss the practice of smudging, which is a common indiginous practice of ‘washing’ with smoke before prayer. Nellie Rider regularly smudges before her prayers, and …

History Lesson Of The Pacific Northwest Tribes & How Raven Stole Crow’s Potlatch

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program, we have a special one hour show discussing some of the history of the Pacific Northwest Tribes. Specifically, on their way of life including why they were considered by other tribes to be wealthy, how they gathered food, living arrangements, …

Trump’s Tax Plan, Health Pile, & The Polar Plunge

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio program, we start with the health pile! It’s important to be healthy, right? Yet so many are doing it so, so wrong. We go over how tropical fruits like mangos can help, and a new study says skipping meals won’t. It also …

Holiday Pile & Native Stereotypes & Myths

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff & Jason discuss how good ol’ American consumerism is alive and well, as recent reports show holiday shopping is at an all time high, with spending up to 18% higher than last year. Then we discuss the fact that thankgiving …

Job Discrimination Against American Indians & What Thanksgiving Means to Natives

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio program, Cliff & Brandon continue last weeks discussion on the discrimination of American Indians in the work force, highlighting the experiences of those who have experienced it themselves and what can be done about it.  In the second segment, we discuss Thankgiving, and …

High School Mohawk Club, Giving Guns to Toddlers & The Animal Pile

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast, Cliff & Brandon start with an animal pile including giving guns to toddlers (what could go wrong?) for hunting purposes, and getting a DUI for driving a horse. Then in the second segment we discuss discrimination against American Indians, which is always …

Daylight Savings, How to Be Happy & Deceased Carlisle Students Return Home

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Cliff & 6 year old Jason host today’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast, where we discuss why Daylight Saving time and why turning the clock back is actually bad for your mental health. Then, we go into the BBC top list of how to be happy, while 6 year old …

Listener Mail Women’s Pile, Indian Mascot& Trump Tweets on Indian Heritage Month

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program, we read a few listener mails, starting with Hate mail we received about last week’s Women’s pile in regard to lying about cheating men. Then Matthew from Tempe Arizona calls in to our message line at 970-278-5791 to let he know …

Women’s Pile- Makeup, Women’s Intuition & How 1800’s People Viewed Native Women

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we’re talking all about Women. Are you a woman who wears makeup? Or do you prefer to go the more natural route? A new Harvard University study sheds some insight on how your cosmetic preferences changes the way the people you meet in …

Kids Pile, CA fire, & The Legend of Coyote VS The Monster

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Kids Pile, CA fire, & The Legend of Coyote VS The Monster: Today on the NativeTalk.net radio program, Cliff & Brandon discuss the differences between how we got punished back in our day compared to how children are punished in today’s society. Then we talk about …

Native Legal System & Cliff Reads An Old Indian Legend

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net Radio program, we begin with a few fun items on how the gender of your children affects how fathers specifically interact with daughters vs sons, and a crazy man in Kentuky who has built a life size replica of Noah’s Ark somehow …

Tribal Marijuana Industry, Chief Wahoo, & British New World Tapestry

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Tribal Marijuana Industry, Chief Wahoo, & British New World Tapestry on this week’s NativeTalk.net radio podcast with Cliff & Chippewa Ron. Download the full audio file directly using this link, and we welcome your comments by email podcast@nativetalk.net facebook comment, or leave us a voicemail message at …

Fall is Here & Homeless Natives in Tiny Homes

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher NativeTalk.net podcast with Cliff & Chippewa Ron. This week: Fall is Here & Homeless Natives in Tiny Homes. Yes, Fall is here, but what exactly is it that causes those leaves to change colors and fall off the trees? A new study from SUNY college in …

High School Native Mascot, School War Chant, & Eliminating the Word ‘Squaw’

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher NativeTalk.net podcast with Cliff & Chippewa Ron – Political correctness is no doubt out of control in todays society, and it seems people are getting offended with the smallest of triggers. Our sensitivity bar is set pretty high, and it takes an awful lot to offend us. …

Native Tribe Suing Pharmacies & Political Correctness Gone Mad?

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher NativeTalk.net podcast with Cliff & Chippewa Ron – Political correctness is no doubt out of control in todays society, and it seems people are getting offended with the smallest of triggers. Our sensitivity bar is set pretty high, and it takes an awful lot to offend us. …

Pow Wow Season & New Native Center – A Good Representation Of Indian Culture?

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Pow Wow Season is upon us. If you believe as I do, this is a fantastic opportunity for tribes to showcase their culture, come together in fellowship, and have a lot of fun too! I am a strong believer in tribes maintaining a strong cultural presence. …

Fake Native Art, Homework, & The Wrong Way To Discipline Your Child

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher The NativeTalk.net Radio Podcast – Fake Native Art, Homework, & The Wrong Way To Discipline Your Child: Back to school time is upon us! If you have children, you know they have homework, but are they getting too much? A new study says they might be. …

Native Poverty, Losing Everything, & Finding Your Way To Success

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Here on the NativeTalk.net radio program, we know that a lot of Native Indians across this country are struggling to keep their lives together. They are fighting to find success, in whatever success means to them personally. For a lot of people though, their prospects look …

Fear of Police & Seeking Your Heritage

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s NativeTalk.net radio program, we start with trouble sleeping. We’ve all been there, your mind just can’t stop racing and easy sleep seems to elude you night after night. Now, EasyJet has your answer! The roar of a jet engine, or rather the recording, is …

Police Killing Innocents & Holidays Natives Hate

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Police are here to protect us, the citizens of whichever municipality you reside in. I have always been a strong supporter of law enforcement, and when mistakes get made I more often than not give the police the benefit of the doubt. However, it seems more …

Zuckerburg Visits the Blackfoot Reservation, Listener Mail & A Breakup Pile

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk Radio Podcast, we receive 2 listener mails, including a woman with an idea about perhaps interviewing Natives on reservations near her home on the East coast and another who wants to correct some inaccuracies we reported on previously. Then, we do a story …

Moon Landing & Listener Mail on Homelessness and The Nooksack Disenrollment

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher This podcast was recorded on July 20th, which also happens to be the day Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon back in 1969. We celebrate with a few Moon facts, as well as a Moon Quiz. Listen to the audio file and see how well you do …

Tribal Connections, Nooksack Disenrollment & Climate Change

What happens when Native Tribal leaders care more about their own power and wealth than they do their membership? What happens when their power is challenged by the people who are sick and tired of watching their leaders do whatever they want? Well, if you’re the Nooksack Tribal Council of the Pacific NW, you identify an ancestor of the opposition …

Homeless Natives & Lawyers Having Sex With Clients

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Homelessness is a major issue for Native Americans, and especially in the Dakotas. Recently a Native homeless man in South Dakota was found dead, frozen to death in a park after having been turned away from the local shelter for being drunk. Other Native women have …

Listener Mail, Dangerous Foods, & Nepotism On Reservations

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher We often get comments from listeners from past shows, and we like to feature their comments in our ‘listener mail’ segments. We begin today with comments on our recent shows, and then get into the list of most dangerous foods to eat while driving (including chocolate …

Native Photographer & Were Natives Really The First Americans?

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Forced assimilation of Natives into the American culture of the day was a historically bad time for our first peoples. Fortunately, these widespread practices were eventually halted, but this did not stop the march of self-assimilation on a more natural level. However, one the forced practices …

Raccoons, Domestic Abuse Billboard, & Trump’s BIA Funding Cut

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher There is little doubt that the Trump administration is an enemy to many government organizations. He plans to cut funding and personnel to a number of departments, and it certainly appears the BIA is one of them. Many are concerned about what this means for Indian …

Chippewas, The NCAI, Health Pile, & Tribal Tourism

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Have you ever invented something only to find it was already created in 1944? I have long wanted Natives in Congress & Native American lobby groups. Turns out, we have a long history of both. The NCAI was created in 1944, and many Natives have served …

Health Pile & How Washington Is Hurting Native Americans

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On today’s 30 minute NativeTalk.net radio program, we discuss how Washington is hurting Native Americans. As it turns out, rather than having the Natives best interests in mind, or even white european settlers, the BIA actually is actually doing nothing more than looking out for their OWN …

Native Housing Discrimination Problems

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher When Native Americans are looking to rent homes, they face a series of challenges more daunting than many in the general community face. Even those who would choose to live on the reservation, are often forced to find housing off the rez due to a severe …

Guest Anna Bean and Maintaining Tribal Traditions & Council Responsibilities

Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we welcome Anna Bean for the second week in a row, as she runs for an open seat on the Puyallup Tribal council in this year’s upcoming election. If you want to discover more about her, whether you are a Puyallup member or not, you can connect with her on Facebook here. Today we discuss the  importance of …

Guest Anna Bean & Problems Plaguing Natives Today

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Today on the NativeTalk.net radio podcast, we welcome Anna Bean, who is running for an open seat on the Puyallup Tribal council in this year’s upcoming election. If you want to discover more about her, whether you are a Puyallup member or not, you can connect …

Water Is Life & Native Wills

This week on the NativeTalk.net Radio Program – In this continuation of last week’s discussion, we go into the origination of the plains indians unique beliefs when it comes to water. The blackfeet indians in particular believed in the reals of existance, land, sky, and water. Water was especially sacred to them, and the animal figures that featured prominently in …

Water Is Life & Native Wills

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher This week on the NativeTalk.net Radio Program – In this continuation of last week’s discussion, we go into the origination of the plains indians unique beliefs when it comes to water. The blackfeet indians in particular believed in the reals of existance, land, sky, and water. …

Work Pile & Water Is Life

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher On NativeTalk.net this week: Our goal is to advance the interests of Natives in all forms, and this week we begin with a work pile. Have you ever called in sick to work… when you’re really not even sick. CareerBuilder.com just published a survey of 2500 …

Housing Discrimination Against Natives & Healthier Eating Through Gardening

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Finding a good safe place to live can be a challenge, especially for many Native American individuals and families. Native Americans, like many minorities face stiff sterotypes that can lead landlords to implement unfair and potentially illegal restrictions on renters based upon race and what they …

Blood Quantum Listener Mail & Native Tribes Oppose The Wall

Last week we talked about blood quantum limits, and using it as a basis for some tribes instituting dis-enrollment policies & whether or not that was good or bad (bad. we decided it was bad). This week we read listener mail comments which came in from various native members of different tribes. Thank you to Anthony for your two cents, who …

Offensive County Fair Name & Obama VS Trump

Today on the Nativetalk.net radio program, we begin with San Diego County who named their fair a terribly offensive name, and yes it has been changed. Actually, neither Brandon nor I really think it was that bad – it’s not if a microbrewery held a festival named “The Trail Of Beers”. That I would totally understand. This is not nearly as bad. …

Natives Hate Trump, Won’t Do Anything Good Hate Mail Against Cliff (Part 2)

Two weeks ago I reported on Michelle Obama’s comment of living without hope. I disagreed, and we got a LOT of reaction to that show. We were unable to finish everything within the 30 minutes allotted, so here is part 2 of 2 with Listener Mail reaction. Part two starts with Laurie believes 1st Lady Obama is speaking for the majority, …

Natives Hate Trump, Won’t Do Anything Good & Hate Mail Against Cliff (Part 2)

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Two weeks ago I reported on Michelle Obama’s comment of living without hope. I disagreed, and we got a LOT of reaction to that show. We were unable to finish everything within the 30 minutes allotted, so here is part 2 of 2 with Listener Mail …

Natives Hate Trump, Won’t Do Anything Good For Tribes & Hate Mail Against Cliff (part 1)

Last week I reported on Michelle Obama’s comment of living without hope. I disagreed, and we got a LOT of reaction to that show. Surprisingly, we start listener mail with Joe who comments on the Redskins controversy we talked about on May 29th. Then we get into the recent response to last week’s show. Nathan in Sacramento likes what I …

Natives Hate Trump, Won’t Do Anything Good & Hate Mail Against Cliff (Part 1)

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Last week I reported on Michelle Obama’s comment of living without hope. I disagreed, and we got a LOT of reaction to that show.  Surprisingly, we start listener mail with Joe who comments on the Redskins controversy we talked about on May 29th. Then we get …

Remembering The Sand Creek Massacre, Who Won the Election? & Dakota Access Pipeline Update

Who won the Presidential Election and will take over as the 45th president? That might seem like a silly question, but Georgia resident Joe Chandler still has no idea and plans to keep it that way. He tells reporters that it is “very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance”. Chandler has avoided all television, internet, and newspapers in an effort …

Remembering The Sand Creek Massacre, Who Won the Election? &Dakota Access Update

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Who won the Presidential Election and will take over as the 45th president? That might seem like a silly question, but Georgia resident Joe Chandler still has no idea and plans to keep it that way. Following this thrilling news story, we go straight into remembering …

Is Thaksgiving Offensive?, Trivia Facts, & New Chef Cooks the Traditional Native Way

We begin today with the question tribal members ask every year, is celebrating Thanksgiving offensive to Native Americans? Of course we all know the war which was waged against Natives in the centuries following colonization, but should that affect the yearly dinner with family? Or does the spirit of the holiday, being thankful for what we have today and having …

Is Thanksgiving Offensive? Trivia Facts, & Chef Cooks the Traditional Native Way

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher We begin today with the question tribal members ask every year, is celebrating Thanksgiving offensive to Native Americans? Of course we all know the war which was waged against Natives in the centuries following colonization, but should that affect the yearly dinner with family? Or does …

Vicious Attack on Native Americans! DAPL Protesters Are Doing It Wrong & Native Themed Restaurant

Here’s a fun topic: compassionate people who want to “help” by advocating the complete destruction of your culture and way of life. It’s definitely a topic I am pretty passionate about. An article appearing in the New York Post by Naomi Schaefer Riley, at it’s core disagrees with what I believe is a fundamental tenet of native survival – sovereign independence. …

Vicious Attack on Native Americans! DAPL Protesters & Native Themed Restaurant

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Here’s a fun topic: compassionate people who want to “help” by advocating the complete destruction of your culture and way of life.An article appearing in the New York Post by Naomi Schaefer Riley, at it’s core disagrees with what I believe is a fundamental tenet of native survival …

Standing Rock Injustices VS Wildlife Refuge Standoff & Listener Mail

As we have now had several months to watch the Standing Rock protests unfold, as well as the criminal trials regarding the Occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, many have begun to make comparisons between the two. On this episode of the Puyallup Native Podcast, Cliff and Brandon focus in on what occurred with the Oregon standoff, how an armed group of …

Food Pile & How (not) To End Native Poverty (Indian Relocation Act of 1956)

Good health is a major issue for Native Americans, and the first part of that is eating right. That’s why in this edition of the Native Radio Podcast we start with a food pile, where we talk about how to get your kids to eat more vegetables (the answer:more colorful options), how to keep your teeth white without chemical treatments, …

Signs of Hoarding, & Native Language Apps

Are you a hoarder? How do you know? Well, today we’ve got some of the major hoarding signs – things like an inability to get rid of possessions – Brandon and I talk about some of the more ridiculous things we’ve held on to over the years, and some of the stories that go along with that. Having an emotional …

Historical Trauma Effects on Poverty & Nutrition for Native Americans

What does historical trauma mean to you? If you didn’t directly experience something, how could it possibly affect you and your life today? I used to think that “historical trauma” was a ridiculous myth for exactly that reason, and people should just get over the wrongs of the past. I completely agreed that what happened was horrible, but since nothing …

Letter From a Native Alcoholic & Best/Worst Jobs of 2016

Segment 1: This week an alcoholic member of the Lummi Indian Tribe in Northern Washington wrote us asking for help. He suffers from clinical depression, no High School diploma, and serious difficulty in getting or keeping a job. He has 4 years of experience as a housing framer, but lost that job due to showing at work drunk one day. …

Standing Rock Update & Cliff Visits a Reservation

Listener mail came in from a man who believes the Standing Rock reservation is getting what they deserve with the Dakota Access Pipeline because they sold their land. We of course disagree with him, and detail some of the protests and lawsuits happening over there right now. In fact, it seems now that the private security tasked with protecting the …

Listener Mail & The Dakota Access Pipeline VS Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Anytime something as controversial as a pipeline is built, opinions and activists abound. We begin our show with a few listener mails, one from Vanessa who has some general comments, and one from Joanne who is very angry at the US Government. We read her email, and at the end of it she mentions the Dakota Access Pipeline, which happens …

Utah Monument Fight & Land Rights for Natives

In 1906 the United States passed the Antiquities Act, which can be used to protect culturally significant areas from destruction by vandals. Since then, many places have been declared national monuments, and those areas become regulated by the National Parks Service. The result is similar to creating a national park, however utilizing the Antiquities Act enables a much faster designation. …

Injured Tree Frog, Smoking Natives, & Terrible Schools

What would you do, if you were out mowing the lawn and ended up accidentally running over and injuring a frog? Would you not care and just move on with your day? or would you take more… drastic measures to save that frogs life? Well, on today’s Puyallup Tribal Podcast, the more involved approach is the subject of the first …

Voter ID Update, Offensive Native Art, National Parks & The Amish Apologize

Last week we talked in depth on the subject of requiring voter ID’s when voting in federal elections. Brandon nor I really had any problem with this requirement in order to cut down on voter fraud. However, we do acknowledge that some folks have a harder time than others getting those IDs. Unless a state is willing to make concessions …

Discriminatory Voter ID Laws & Listener Mail (Police & The Homeless)

Have you ever voted in a federal election? What is the process like? Generally, you go to your polling place, give your name, show your ID, and proceed with voting. Pretty easy. Some however have always had an issue with being asked to show your ID, claiming that doing so violates the voter’s rights act of 1965. In a nutshell, …

Police Use Of Deadly Force Debate

When a police officer uses deadly force in the course of their duties, emotions can run very high. In many cases, police officers sometimes step over the line, whether they mean to or not. They even sometimes breaking the law. In cases where a police officer uses deadly force, victims and their families are left very upset. They often choose …

The Scope of Federal Qualified Immunity in Civil Rights Cases

By Michael P. Stone and Marc J. Berger Government officials including peace officers are shielded from federal civil rights liability for their discretionary official acts by a doctrine known as qualified immunity.  Under this doctrine, government officials cannot be held individually liable for federal civil rights violations unless their conduct violated  a “clearly established … right of which a reasonable …

Reconnecting With Your Lost Native Heritage

On last week’s show, we discussed growing up as a white native. Many of us have grown up all our lives as members of a tribe, but remain completely disconnected from their native cultures. Some of (like me) appear white, and others such as Dartmouth graduate Robert Bennett outwardly appear red, and are just white on the inside (like an …

Reading Habits & Redskins Name Controversy

How many books have you read in the last 12 months? And do you find the Washington Redskins football team name offensive? These are the two topics we discuss on today’s 30 minute audio podcast. Click here to download the audio directly right now. Segment 1: Reading is more important than you realize. If you are well read, you have …

Tribal Weed & Failure To Innovate

Some tribes are lucky enough to have reservations near major cities, which results in extremely successful casinos. What if you’re hours away from anything in an economically depressed area though? A casino isn’t going to generate anything if no one comes. Well, an Oregon tribe in just that situation thinks they have the answer – Marijuana. Right now their per …

Family Values & Pe Sla Land Controversy

What does family mean to you? How has the definition of family changed over the years, and is it important to you still today? Do you consider your tribe part of your family, and if not why? Do tribes today have an obligation to promote our culture and do we need a place where we can come together and practice …

Native Addiction & Alcohol Dependancy

Alcohol & Drug dependency. It’s certainly a stereotype – and one that is unfortunately too often true. How do we help people addicted to substances get off? And how do we prevent our children and grandchildren from starting? Do people even want help? To do anything at all, we must understand why people start in the first place. This is …

Listener Mail & The Role Of Government

We’ve rescheduled the addiction topic until next week in favor of this one, because we had Annette Bryan who is currently running for Puyallup Tribal Council join us! Elections will be held June 6th, so if you’re a member of the the Puyallup Tribe, don’t forget to vote! Visit Annette’s website at annettebryan.com Here is the direct download link to …

Political Pile, Honesty Test, & Tribal Housing questions

This week’s show had Sean in Georgia replacing Brandon, who was too busy with some family stuff to give you 1 measly hour. However, Sean did a great job and I know you’ll enjoy the show! Here is a direct download link Segment 1: Election Talk. How can Colorado award 21 delegates without a single vote? Also “Hookers for Hillary” …

1st show – Political Correctness, Criminal Pile, & World’s Sexiest Accent

iTunesShare Google PlayClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadLeave a reviewSoundCloudSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSStitcher Yes this 1st episode is still branded as “The English Express”, which is a podcast we’ve already been doing for quite awhile. However, I came across a few news stories that I found legitimately worth talking about in a serious way. Since they both had to …