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Check on your elders

We visit with the executive director of National Indian Council on Aging to talk a new campaign to target elder social isolation. Plus we learn more about a new documentary called "Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust"

The pandemic has been very stressful for many different people. The National Indian Council on Aging created a new campaign reminding everyone to check up on elders during this time of isolation. One study shows that prolonged social isolation is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. The organization's Executive Director Larry Curley, Navajo, joins us today to tell us more about this campaign. 

Filmmaker Ann Kaneko joins the show to talk about her recent documentary called "Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust." Also joining us is Kathy Jefferson Bancroft who is the historic preservation officer for the Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone. They tell us about their new documentary following an unexpected alliance between California Natives and Japanese Americans.

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • A new report finds that Native people are 113 percent more likely to face a court-martial than their White peers.

  • The Snoqualmie Casino in Washington state is victorious in its lawsuit for a COVID-19 insurance claim.

  • The numbers are in for Census 2020 and Indian Country’s increase in population is unlikely to bring more political power.

  • Glacier National Park in Montana is starting its first American Indian artist-in-residence program for the month of September.

  • A prominent radio show in Canada has a new host.

  • In Albuquerque, New Mexico two men from the Navajo Nation made history over the weekend. 

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Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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