Native American

12:00am

Thu May 24, 2012
Life on native reservations

Today on Your Call: What is life like on Native American reservations today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with David Treuer, author of Rez Life, an examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.  A United Nations special rapporteur recently recommended the restoration of some tribal lands in the US, including the Black Hills in South Dakota.  Does the United States owe reparations to native people? If you've lived on a reservation, what's your experience?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

David Treuer, author of Rez Life

Caleen Sisk, chief of the Winnemem Wintu tribe

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4:26pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

One hundred years with Ishi, the "last wild Indian" of North America

Photo from the Online Archive of California

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the public debut of a man called Ishi. Ishi was Native American, aYana from the Deer Creek area, about 150 miles northeast of Berkeley. And for the past century he’s been known as “the last wild Indian in North America.”

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1:30pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Science versus the sacred: studying native remains at UC Berkeley

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board/5228289913/sizes/m/in/photostream/

UC Berkeley is home to the country’s second largest collection of human skeletons outside of a graveyard, about 12 thousand total. Some are thousands of years old. The University has unearthed and studied these remains for centuries. They’ve taught researchers a great deal about California’s prehistoric past.

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