The Western Tribes

Wind Song Talk Show is in the middle of our Regional Mini-Series. This week, Stefani and I explore the Nations in the Western U.S. Last week, we took a break from our mini-series to discuss the issue of native students reprimanded for speaking their own language, specifically Menominee seventh-grader Miranda Washinawotok.The Menominee Nation the student is a member of is located in Oregon, so it wasn’t completely irrelevant.

This week will focus on the Central West, in which we mention and discuss several nations we come across on the web. This research is often difficult due the fact that not every Nation has joined the World Wide Web yet. The focus of the mini-series is to open the eyes of the public to the sheer number of Native Peoples still thriving today.

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Intro

Wind Song Talk Show is my project.

Wind Song episodes will be appearing here very soon. The show started in October 2011 and is still going strong. We discuss Native American (read indigenous) cultures and how they interact with the modern American culture. Issues such as politics, sovereignty, worldviews, and traditions. Basically, it’s two best friends discussing anything and everything Native.

It is our hope that we can educate and inform the masses that 1) Native groups still exist 2) not every Native culture is the same and 3) clear up the common misconceptions about and forced up on all Native Americans as a singular minority.

The radio show is hosted at Western Carolina University’s radio station WWCU-FM Power 90.5 (read ninety dot five). In the Mountains region of North Carolina, tune in to FM station 90.5.