Sep 10, 2017
Native Opinion Episode
“WHY DO WE STILL INSIST ON HELPING THEM?”
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***OUR GUEST FOR THIS EPISODE IS MARILYN VANN***
Marilyn Vann serves as President and a director of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, a non-profit corporation which educates the public on the history, culture, and political rights of the African Indian peoples of the 5 nations (formerly known as the Five Civilized Tribes) whose ancestors were enrolled as “freedmen” tribal members by the US government Dawes Commission approximately 100 years ago.
Marilyn is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She is a descendant of Joseph Vann and Rider Fields, who were native Cherokee citizens by blood who immigrated to what is now Eastern Oklahoma prior to 1840, her father, a member of the Cherokee nation was born in what is now Nowata County and was listed on the Dawes “Final Rolls” of Cherokee citizens, the base tribal rolls prepared and recognized by the United States government and the Cherokee nation at the turn of the 20th century.
As a non-profit board member, Marilyn has organized fundraisers and educational workshops on tribal history and genealogy. She organizes educational meetings throughout Eastern Oklahoma pertaining to tribal issues.
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Listener Lee Provided an Article to the show:
TITLE: Canada First Nations declare drugs state
SUB-TITLE: Seven Canadian indigenous tribes have declared a state of emergency due to a worsening drug crisis.
AUTHOR: BBC NEWS
***MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE***
Artist: Maimouna Youssef
(with support by Dj Dummy & Raquel Ra Brown)
TRACK: Good Fight (From the album entitled “Vintage Babies”
Maimouna Youssef aka "Mumu Fresh" is a Grammy nominated seasoned singer, emcee, songwriter, and producer. She received a Grammy nomination for her contribution on the Roots hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007 for best rap song and has since taken off as an independent artist. This is the right place for all things fresh! Welcome to the Movement!!!
This track just dropped on August 29th and is produced by Maimouna Youssef & Andre Smith.
Find more for her music at:
*We thank Listener Binah for the music suggestion this week*
***NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS***
VOTING NOW OPEN!
***ARTICLES PRESENTED IN THIS EPISODE***
Title: What Percentage Indian Do You Have to Be
in Order to Be a Member of a Tribe or Nation?
SUB-TITLE: 50 or 25 percent blood quantum or lineal descent, every tribe has its own criteria for mandatory percentage Indian
AUTHOR: Sonny Skyhawk
DATE: July 8, 2017
TITLE: Talking Stick and Feather: Indigenous
Tools Hold Sacred Power of Free Speech
SUB-TITLE: These two time-honored tools were well thought out and created by indigenous leaders
AUTHOR: Joan Tavares Avant
DATE: August 15, 2017
***ARTICLES DISCUSSION AROUND BURNING MAN***
TITLE: Fake “Powwow” At Burning Man Has Indian Country Raising its Eyebrows
AUTHOR: Jazmyn Espinoza-Church
DATE: September 6th, 2017
TITLE: First Nations Bring Power of Prayer to
AUTHOR: Jacob Devaney
The Burning Man Official Website:
The Global Drum Prayer Official Website:
Deaths that have occurred by non-natives trying to simulate our ceremonies:
The Unify Peace Network Website:
AUDIO from The Global Drum Prayer, broadcast by “UNIFY
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***MAIN NEWS CONTENT SEGMENT***
TITLE: A Repeal of the Indian Health Care
Improvement Act Is ‘Misguided’
SUB-TITLE: Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s comments misleading rhetoric and fear-stoking
DATE: February 3, 2017
TITLE: Trump Administration Ends Affordable
Care Act Contracts In 18 Cities
AUTHOR: Carla K. Johnson
DATE: JULY 20, 2017