The Native American Speaks: 2009

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  • The Native American Speaks: 12-27-09

    1/22/2013

    Musician Robby Romero (Apache) discusses his Rock'n'Roll/Native music fusion and his latest album, "Native Rock - The Singles," which will be relesed on November 17. Romero also talks about his work on environmental, youth, and indigenous issues. You can learn even more about Robby Romero at http://eaglethunder.com/artist/robbyromero and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robby-Romero/52180382525. Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 12-20-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN Language Program Director Justin Neely discusses completion and deployment of language curricula for both youngsters and adults. He also talked about the program's other initiatives, especially the tools available on www.Potawatomi.org, which can be accessed at http://www.potawatomi.org/Culture/Language/default.aspx. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 12-13-09

    1/22/2013

    Carl Jarvis of Titan Weatherization, a CPN member, discusses a training program to be run by the CPN Employment & Training Program and Titan. It will teach Native Americans and veterans how to perform tests to determine if homes need to be weatherized to be more energy efficient and how do the weatherization. The program will also perform weatherization on Native Americans' homes. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 12-06-09

    1/22/2013

    Dave Carney, newly-elected CPN legislator for District #8, is the guest. Rep. Carney discusses his background, the company which he serves as CEO, and his goals as a legislator. Rep. Carney's legislative Web site is www.Dave-Carney.com. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 11-22-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Bob Trousdale, director of the Nation's Job Pride program, discusses the role his spiritual faith has played in allowing him to face his battle with esophageal cancer with strength and equanimity. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 11-15-09

    1/22/2013

    Musician Robby Romero (Apache) discusses his Rock'n'Roll/Native music fusion and his latest album, "Native Rock - The Singles," which will be relesed on November 17. Romero also talks about his work on environmental, youth, and indigenous issues. You can learn even more about Robby Romero at http://eaglethunder.com/artist/robbyromero and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robby-Romero/52180382525. Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 11-08-09

    1/22/2013

    Jason O'Neal, a CPN member and Chief of the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police, discusses the growth in his police force's capabilities. Chief O'Neal talks about the enhancement in his department's communications capabilities made possible through judicious use of federal economic stimulus money and why those improvements are important for his department's law enforcement ability. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 11-01-09

    1/22/2013

    Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Chief Jason O'Neal, a CPN member, and Renee Brewer, Executive Director of the Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV), discuss NAAV's work and the need for more education and prevention efforts with regard to domestic violence in Indian Country. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 10-25-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member John George, now an 85-year-old resident of Seattle, continues discussing his career as a stage dancer/singer/actor. Mr. George describes working on the Broadway production of "The King and I" with the late Yul Brynner and in other productions with such stars as Jack Haley (Tin Man in 'Wizard of Oz'), Shirley McLaine, Shirley Jones, and Giselle McKenzie. Mr. George also discusses the lessons about perserverance and getting training or an education that he hopes young people can...

  • The Native American Speaks: 10-18-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member John George, now an 85-year-old resident of Seattle, talks about his career as a stage dancer/singer/actor. Mr. George describes working on the Broadway production of "The King and I" with the late Yul Brynner and in other productions with such stars as Shirley McLaine, Shirley Jones, and Giselle McKenzie. Mr. George also discusses the lessons about perserverance and getting training or an education that he hopes young people can learn from his life and career. Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 10-11-09

    1/22/2013

    Joe Clay, who works for the CPN in the Employment & Traing Program, talks about the program's assistance for Native American youth who are seeking employment. He also talks about the recent release of his new Christian Rap music album, recorded under the nom de music 'New Child,' - "A Brand New Lifestyle." To learn more about Joe Clay's music or purchase his album, go to http://www.myspace.com/newchild517. Click Here to Download This...

  • The Native American Speaks: 10-04-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Karen Whitecotton-Phillips is the new executive director of the CPN's Cultural Heritage Center. She talks about her ties with her tribe, her education, and her experience at the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City. She also discusses new programs that are coming to the CPN Cultural Heritage Center. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 09-27-09

    1/22/2013

    Jake Peters, director of the American Red Cross Shawnee Service Unit, talks about the Red Cross' services and an opportunity to assist the Red Cross. The Shawnee service ujnit will host a Volunteer Boot Camp on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 09-20-09

    1/22/2013

    Dave Carney, newly-elected CPN legislator for District #8, is the guest. Rep. Carney discusses his background, the company which he serves as CEO, and his goals as a legislator. Rep. Carney's legislative Web site is www.Dave-Carney.com. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 09-13-09

    1/22/2013

    Steve Bivin of Stroud and Earl Powell of McLoud, president and past-president of the Happy OK Travelers recreational vehicle campers group, talk about RV camping as a lifestyle. Happy OK Travelers are gathered at the CPN recreational vehicle park from September 10 through September 13. Bivin and Powell also praised the CPN's hospitality and the quality of its RV facilities. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 09-06-03

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Steve Kime discusses his March-April 2001 run across Oklahoma, as the movie character Forrest Gump, to raise money for Special Olympics. Kime also talks about his work as an inspirational/motivational speaker. You can learn more about this and his two books at www.SteveKime.com. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 08-30-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Steve Kime, executive director, and Stephanie Ronck, program director, discuss the work of the Oklahoma Community Institute. Kime says the OCI provides guidance and assistance to towns and cities across Oklahoma as they plan for economic development and growth. Ronck talks about OCI's upcoming Citizens Academy, for which applications are due back at OCI's Oklahoma City office no later than September 15. Learn more about OCI at www.OCIonline.org.

  • The Native American Speaks: 08-23-09

    1/22/2013

    Earl Morse, founder of Honor Flight, is the guest, along with CPN World War II veteran Johnny Barnes of Tecumseh. Morse explains how and why he provides free flights, meals, and lodging so WWII vets can experience World War II memorials in Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.HonorFlight.org. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 08-16-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN Veterans Organization Commander Keith Cagle and Shawnee DAV Chapter Commander Dave Boardman discuss the impending visit of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Shawnee. The memorial will arrive on August 19, with the CPN Veterans Organization conducting a flag retirement ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Shawnee at 7 p.m. that day. The Wall will be moved from the LaQunita Inn to the park beginning at 10 a.m. on August 20, escorted by hundreds of motorcyclists. The...

  • The Native American Speaks: 08-09-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN members Jeff and Tyler Bray of Kingsburg, California talk about Tyler's significant rise in the estimation of college football recruiters and Jeff's new venture as co-owner of an advertising agency, following 15 years in casino marketing. Tyler Bray is one of the top 15 pro-style high school QBs in the U.S. and has made a "soft commitment" to accept a scholarship offer from San Diego State University as he prepares for his senior year of high school. Click Here to Download This Episode...

  • The Native American Speaks: 08-02-09

    1/22/2013

    Four of the eight members of the Potawatomi Leadership Program class of 2009 are guests on this edition of "TNAS." They are Cassie Castenada of California, Bill Hobia III of Oklahkoma, Stefani Klein of Pennsylvania, and Ashley Barshaw of Texas. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 07-26-09

    1/22/2013

    Four of the eight members of the Potawatomi Leadership Program class of 2009 are guests on this edition of "TNAS." They are Kayla Schannauer of Minnesota, Tiffany Thompson of Arkansas, Mikel Doyle of South Carolina, and Caleb VanVacter of Iowa. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 07-19-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN Director of Golf Operations Chris Chesser and FireLake Golf COurse assistant director Jeff Kieffer provide details of FireLake Golf Course's upcoming 26th Annual FireLake Classic, set for August 1 & 2. They also discuss the switch to Champion Bermuda grass greens from Bent grass and the improvement in course aesthetics, enjoyment of play, and course financial considerations the switch has meant. Download a FireLake Classic Flyer/Registration Form Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 07-12-09

    1/22/2013

    Former college football coach Ken Heupel, father of 2000 OU All-America quarterback Josh Heupel, and Sarah Kessler, CPN Wellness Center assistant director, discuss the upcoming "Day of Champions" football camp for 7 to 14-year-old Native American youngsters. The camp is set for Friday and Saturday, July 17 & 18 at Tecumseh, Oklahoma High School's football field. The cost is $15. Download a registration form here. Learn more about Josh Heupel's The 14 Foundation, which co-sponsors the...

  • The Native American Speaks: 07-05-09

    1/22/2013

    Earl Morse, founder of Honor Flight, is the guest, along with CPN World War II veteran Johnny Barnes of Tecumseh. Morse explains how and why he provides free flights, meals, and lodging so WWII vets can experience World War II memorials in Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.HonorFlight.org. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 06-28-09

    1/22/2013

    The guest is Dr. R. David Edmunds, history professor at the University of Texas/Dallas and author of The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire. Dr. Edmunds was interviewed by Brandon V. Webb, UT/D's Communication Manager for the university's "A Conversation with..." series. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 06-21-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Mary Flud, who owns Flud Insurance, a commercial insurance agency in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses her recently-published novel, Joseph Silver Wolf. Mary Flud also discusses the damage the U.S. economic recession has done to the once-booming Las Vegas economy. She says Joseph Silver Wolf can be purchased at Amazon.com, the Barnes & Noble Web site, and other online booksellers. Click Here to Download This...

  • The Native American Speaks: 06-14-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Dr. David Macarty, an optometrist with an office in Cordell in southwest Oklahoma, talks about his CPN heritage, his practice, and the reasons it is important to have an eye examination at least annually. Learn more about Dr. Macarty's practice at www.VisionSource-DavidMacarty.com. Contact his office at 800-774-WINK or DrMacarty@CableOne.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Click Here to Download This Episode...

  • The Native American Speaks: 06-07-09

    1/22/2013

    Paul Wesselhoft is a member of both the CPN and Oklahoma legislatures. Rep. Wesselhoft discusses important legislation enacted in the 2009 Oklahoma legislative session, which ended in late May. He also talks about the role Native American governments in Oklahoma can play in protecting Oklahoma water from attempts by the Tarrant County, Texas government to obtain rights to it. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 05-31-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Kenneth Power, a Darling family member, recalls his career as a master baker and a food product developer for such large corporations as Disney. Power discusses his Web site, www.NativeAmericanFood.net, and the books he has written. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 05-17-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Jerry Lewis, a retired university instructor and secondary and elementary teacher, talks about his love for books and the knowledge they contain. Mr. Lewis recently donated 3,000 books to the CPN Cultural Heritage Center, and the CHC library has been named in his honor. The books are mainly about Indians and many are about the Potawatomis. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 05-10-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Ron Bowmnan of Annapolis, Maryland, a retired NASA project director, discusses running. Bowman has run 40,000 miles in the last 30 years, completed 80 marathons, 79 ultra-marathons (including 100 mile runs), and 106 triathlons (including Hawaii IRONMAN World Championship). He is available for remote coaching and has several instructional videos on running posted on www.MonkeySee.com at this link: www.monkeysee.com/play/13503-How-to-Get-Started-Running. Bowman's own Web site is...

  • The Native American Speaks: 05-03-09

    1/22/2013

    After setting up a small network in rural Cleveland County, Oklahoma to share his broadband service with neighbors, Robert Pipkin has seen that grow into a full-fledged business. Pipkin sells broadband internet connectivity under the corporate name LRC Group, with a Web site at www.lrcnet.net. He has begun a cooperative venture with the CPN's Rural Water District #3, placing his transceivers on RWD #3 water towers. Click Here to Download This Episode...

  • The Native American Speaks: 04-26-09

    1/22/2013

    Dale, Oklahoma schools superintendent Charles Dickinson and CPN Rural Water District #3 director Richard Kunze are the guests. They discuss the importance of the fact that, through RWD #3, Dale now has flowing, treated water for the first time in the community's 115-year existence. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 04-19-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Steve Kime, president of Junior Achievement of Greater Oklahoma City, explains the organization's services, which are designed to teach financial literacy to students, kindergarten through 12th grade. Kime also provides information about a May 12, 2009 "JA in a Day" event during which Tecumseh, Oklahoma Middle School students will be taught important financial facts and concepts. Kime is joined on this "TNAS" by Amy Serrata, JA program director. Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 04-12-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Andrew Walters, police chief of Oak Ridge North, Texas, discusses his career in law enforcement and advances within his field. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 04-05-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Jenny Affentranger, a member of the CPN Election Committee and an elementary teacher in the Bethel, Oklahoma school district, has been promoted to principal of Bethel Lower Elementary School. Affentranger becomes the first female administrator in the Bethel School District. She and Bethel Schools Superintendent David Glover discuss that and Affentranger's being named Bethel Schools Teacher-of-the-Year for the 2008-09 school year. Coincidentally, Jenny Affentranger is the daughter...

  • The Native American Speaks: 03-29-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Debra Holloway of Midweszt City, Oklahoma talks about her music, which she uses to spread an anti-domestic abuse message. Holloway's music and message can be seen on her Web site, www.ForTheBlackandBlue.com. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 03-22-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Mary Flud, who owns Flud Insurance, a commercial insurance agency in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses her recently-published novel, Joseph Silver Wolf. Mary Flud also discusses the damage the U.S. economic recession has done to the once-booming Las Vegas economy. She says Joseph Silver Wolf can be purchased at Amazon.com, the Barnes & Noble Web site, and other online booksellers. Click Here to Download This...

  • The Native American Speaks: 03-15-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN Veteran-of-the-Month Michael Abel is the guest. Abel discusses his Air Force career, especially his work as a bomb-dog handler. He also talks about working as a sound technician on many top-level music tours, his work with the CPN Tribal Heritage Program, and his work as a musician. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 03-08-09

    1/22/2013

    Sharon Grimberg, executive producer and writer for PBS' We Shall Remain, discusses the series of five 90-minute productions, which air on consecutive Monday evenings beginning on April 13. We Shall Remain tells about five historic intersections between Native Americans and the people who came to their land, the people who pushed westward across it, or the U.S. government. Learn more about We Shall Remain at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/. View a related Web-based video production about the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's...

  • The Native American Speaks: 03-01-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Ann Brock and husband Allen discuss their Gospel music group Franklin Road, named for the street on which they live in rural north Norman, Oklahoma. They discuss their spiritual influences and Ann's connections to her tribe. Their album, The Journey, is available through their Web site, www.MySpace.com/FranklinRoadMusic or by e-mailing the Brocks at FranklinRoad@GMail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Click Here to...

  • The Native American Speaks: 02-22-09

    1/22/2013

    Keith Cagle, new commander of the CPN Veterans Organization, and Dave Boardman, commander of the Shawnee DAV post, discuss their organizations. They also talk about a joint effort to raise funds for a veterans memorial in Shawnee's Woodland-Veterans Park and plans to bring the traveling Viet Nam Memorial Wall replica to Shawnee in August. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 02-15-09

    1/22/2013

    Mark Norman of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority discusses the switch from analog to digital broadcasting, which affects people who receive their TV signal via an outside antenna or a 'rabbit ears' antenna. Norman explains what must be done to continue receiving TV programming, why the switch is being made, and that some stations will make the switch on February 17, 2009 while others will wait until as late as June 12, 2009. Click Here to Download This...

  • The Native American Speaks: 02-08-09

    1/22/2013

    Norman, Oklahoma native Rob Lake discusses the world of magic and illusion, his 2008 "Illusionist of the Year" award, and his February 14, 2009 performance at FireLake Grand Casino. Learn more about Rob Lake at www.RobLake.com. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 02-01-09

    1/22/2013

    Carl Jarvis, a CPN member and owner of Broadband Contract Services, discusses the 15% discount on AT&T mobile phone services that he has negotiated for Native Americans, tribes and Native American groups, tribal employees, and companies that contract with those tribes and those companies' employees. Go to www.att.com/wireless/tribalemployees to learn more about the discount and to sign-up online. Click Here to Download This Episode...

  • The Native American Speaks: 01-25-09

    1/22/2013

    Citizen Potawatomi Nation Director of Public Information discusses the new audio version of the HowNiKan, progress on the online archives for the HowNiKan, and distribution of the HowNiKan electronically. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 01-18-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN Language Program Director Justin Neely discusses seasonal feasts and the latest efforts of the CPN Language Program. Click Here to Download This Episode

  • The Native American Speaks: 01-11-09

    1/22/2013

    CPN member Ann Brock and husband Allen discuss their Gospel music group Franklin Road, named for the street on which they live in rural north Norman, Oklahoma. They discuss their spiritual influences and Ann's connections to her tribe. Their album, The Journey, is available through their Web site, www.MySpace.com/FranklinRoadMusic or by e-mailing the Brocks at FranklinRoad@GMail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Click Here to...