April 2011 First Person Radio Archives

We talk with Clyde Bellecourt in studio, joined by Chief Terrance Nelson by phone from Canada. Clyde has worked in education from the start of Heart of the Earth Survival School in 1972 to the present. He deeply believes that education is the key to the success of the Indian community; Terry Nelson is Chief of Rosseau River Anishinaabe First Nation.

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We talk with Albert McLeod, from Two Spirited People of Manitoba about project 595, a suicide prevention program which now includes a focus on LGBT Native people

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John Echohawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, was a co-founder of the Native American Rights Fund in 1970 and has been its Executive Director since 1977.

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Kris Rhodes and Joy Rivera of the American Indian Cancer Foundation join us in-studio. We will discuss the many challenges confronting the Indian community in cancer areas where prevalence is high and growing. Kris was a long-time researcher at the University of MN and Joy Rivera is a well-known community organizer who worked with and taught Indian youth for decades.

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