1. Reclaiming Sacred Beings

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    One man’s fascinating quest to decolonize indigenous peoples of North America and restore their cultures. Terry Cross  is the founder & Executive Director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association. He is a member of the Seneca Nation with four decades of child welfare experience, including 10 years of direct children...
  2. No Reservations

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    New Indian organizations combat stereotypes and foster leadership in innovative ways—from building a skate park to aid in suicide prevention to partnering with college sports teams named for tribes.  Darius Smith has a varied and rich career in educational & cultural affairs; Native People’s Initiative-Habitat for Humanity Int’l, Alma Curriculum &...
  3. A Healing Wind of Change

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    From jingle dancing to treaty enforcement and tribal economic development, one Ogalala woman brings it all together to build a mighty vortex of Indian power, commerce and community.  Shadana Dickerson Sultan is Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the 2014 Denver Mayor’s...
  4. Real American Food You’ve Never Tasted

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    Think you know American food? Think again. This American Indian eatery serves food so unfamiliar you have to see it before you order it. Ben Jacobs is a Native American entrepreneur and co-owner of Tocabe, an American Indian Eatery, in Denver, CO. Additional video on Tocabe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68s-1KLE2hY       Food for Thought &...
  5. Finding the Sacred Within the Profaned

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    A pueblo dump near a holy tribal clay pit inspires a Santa Clara Pueblo Indian artist to honor discarded items in a way that echoes tribal traditions and questions contemporary consumption. Nora Naranjo-Morse is a Mixed Media Artist. She is a member of the Tewa Tribe and a mixed media artist. Though...
  6. Divided We Sink

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    We must unite to save the planet–because there’s no such thing as a hole in just the other side of the boat.  Mel Hoover is Reverend Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church. He was the 2013 recipient of Unitarian Universalist Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in anti-racism, anti-oppression, community-building,...
  7. The Missing Piece with Curtis Acosta

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    An Arizona teacher discovers the missing piece of the achievement gap puzzle in our schools. Turns out, it has been right there in the classroom all along, staring teachers in the face. Curtis Acosta  is an educator and consultant with the Acosta Latino Learning Partnership.  He taught English and Chicano literature...

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