Native Opinion an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion an American Indian Perspective

Native Opinion is a unique Indigenous culture education Radio show & podcast from an American Indian perspective on current affairs. The Hosts of this show are Michael Kickingbear, an enrolled member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal nation of Connecticut and David GreyOwl, of the Echoda Eastern Band of Cherokee nation of Alabama. Together they present Indigenous views on American history, politics, the environment, and culture. This show is open to all people, and its main focus is to provide education and insight about all things Native American. Sensitive subjects are explored such as American immigration policy, The United States political system. racism in America, plus a whole lot more. Subscribe to the show and receive it each week on your favorite mobile device!

Episodes

August 4, 2022 123 min
WARNING! THIS EPISODE IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR SMALL CHILDREN!

In this episode of Native Opinion, we provide our deconstruction of Pope Francis visit to Cree territory in Canada, and the apology he provided to the victims of residential schools under the direction of the Catholic Church and the Canadian federal government. Was his apology enough? How was it received? Does Indian country accept it? We provide our perspectives.

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To kick people when they are at their lowest is a form of abuse that will not go unchallenged. To hoodwink a populace with damaging, flagrant deeds, will not go unanswered.
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Climate Change causes droughts, with lake levels at an all-time low. In the United States, water is called a "resource," no different than some other capitalistic commodity. In this episode, we look at the challenges water faces, and what the effects of climate change are doing to it. We also discuss the misunderstood term "sustainability." We ask a specific question: "Does the United States really care about ...
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Navigating the political atmosphere at the national level right now with so many important issues that need to be addressed. In this episode, we focus on two. Saving lives and saving democracy. Both require levels of leadership that are questionable if it actually exists in Washington DC. The need for severe change is real, with decisions that require real consequences. We need people to have the courage to make the right solid d...
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The attempts, the successes, the lies, and the coverups. We are still here despite their attempts. In our main segment, we have a very serious discussion about gun violence in the United States. Who has failed the children and teachers who are the innocent victims? Who Is responsible? The Gun Manufacturers? Or the politicians who fail to implement meaningful, responsible, and restrictive gun legislation? Our answers may surprise yo...
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America calls it a "Natural Resource”, but water is more than that. Much more. Yet the need and desire of state and federal governments to control access is often a detriment to indigenous People.

Is this episode we examine some of these problems. We look at how the effects of man-made climate change is depleting available water, and why water rights arguments from political opponents are challenging some tribes.
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It is still all about the numbers. The push to stop legal abortion is all about preserving and securing a hold on the ideology of white supremacy. If one was to drill down and see what the push has been in the past it is all about preserving white majorities.
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May 12, 2022 66 min
There has always been a pervasive greed and hatred toward Natives and other peoples of color in this country. The desire to not be inclusive is a part of the everyday behaviors of State and local governments. When it comes to the overall inequality people of color face in this country, the phrase; ”Let them eat grass.” comes to mind.
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The more things change the more they stay the same. We have witnessed many changes in Indian Country since our show’s beginning. What a journey it has been!
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Why do many non-Natives feel we need oversight or mentoring? What is the matter with them? They just can’t help themselves.
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"Again, big oil is trying to conflate food prices with ethanol production. The biggest lies always sell."
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Things were fine with the environment in this country, and water “management” was not a problem until the arrival of the colonizers. In this episode, we take a look at a long-standing and recently overturned federal rule which was used to limit tribal sovereignty.
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"The US is quick to provide aid to other countries in crisis. Natives and other people of color face crisis' every day with little to no assistance from this government."
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Tradition comes in many forms. For our indigenous communities, one way they are preserved are through our food systems. In this episode of our show, we present two examples of how tribes are using traditional food systems for the continuance of traditional ways. In our "Racism in America" segment, we focus on a hotel in South Dakota who refuses to allow Native folks to rent rooms, resulting in a federal law suit.

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"All we hear about climate change is what we all hear on the news. But who those changes affect are rarely if ever talked about."
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It really feels like the desire of some folks to embarrass themselves and the country as a whole has finally reached the pinnacle of Lowes. In this episode, we run another story about the Port Neeches Grove High school in Texas, and their continued disgusting behavior of appropriating Native American culture through their athletics sports program, this time their cheerleader squad performing at Walt Disney World.

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TITLE DESCRIPTION: We can only dream and continue to fight.
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March 18, 2022 22 min
They still don’t understand or don’t want to understand.
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The theory of the census count favoring and skewing the census numbers to favor non- melaninated people has been proven by the census bureaus’ own confession.
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"Why?"
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