Bay Native Circle
7:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Hosts Lakota Harden, Eddie Madril, Janeen Antoine, Vince Medina, and Morning Star Gali bring you today’s Native issues, people, culture & events.
We spotlight the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits organization with the first part of an interview with the two co-chairs. With the elections coming up on November 2, we’ll look at the casino initiative, Proposition 70, with Joe Myers, director of the National Indian Justice Center in Santa Rosa. All this and the Bay … Continued
McVicar, Antoine and Harden in a one hour special interview the Dine musical group Blackfire, siblings Klee, Clayson and Janita Benally, about their work with getting out the Dine and native vote. Blackfire sings Mean Things Happening in this World. Bay Area Indian Calendar is featured with music from Moontie Sinqua. Also interviewed are Guarance … Continued
Janeen Antoine and Gregg McVicar were there for the grand opening of the NMAI, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This historic event was followed by the First Americans Festival — six days of music, dance, food, storytelling and artistry. They have stories and tape to … Continued
Host Corrina Gould interviews Lakota Harden about Mercury contamination in the Bay Area. Gould introduces McVicar’s interview with NMAI Executive Director W. Richard West. Also feathured, the Bay Area Indian Calendar, Walela’s "Wash Your Spirit Clean", and an interview with Ashley Phillips of the Native American Health Center on their new fitness center.
We celebrate California Indian Day (this Friday) with a talk by J. Johnson of the Southern Sierra Miwok Nation about the tradition of native plant gathering in the Yosemite region. And well have the Bay Area Indian Calendar.
This week’s show features Rider Boss from Institute for Community Health Outreach (ICHO) talking about the Native American HIV/ Aids Prevention, and the lives of Indian people on the streets. Akicita Feather Necklace (Keech) shares his experiences and youth perspective of being raised both urban and rural, and the contrasts of living within Indian communities in … Continued
Rider Boss of the Native American Aids Project describes the gritty realities of life on the streets of San Francisco, and how diseases spread from the City back to the Reservation. Then host Gregg McVicar visits with Yosemite’s esteemed basket weaver, Julia Parker (Coast Miwok and Kashaya Pomo). Her 40-year retrospective opens opens this week … Continued
Ethnobiologist Dr. Ray Pierotti speaks on "Keepers of the Game," wildlife management from the Indigenous perspective. Then we visit the Fruitvale District of Oakland to learn more about the Healthy Nations Wellness Center — a Native-owned & operated fitness center, fighting diabetes and youth obesity in our community. All this and the Bay Area Indian … Continued
We review the story of Anishnabeg/Lakota Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier, soon to celebrate his 60th birthday. And since we’re in the thick of powwow season, SNAG Magazine takes the BNC microphone out to the powwow.