Recent Native America Calling Shows on Tribal Member Disenrollments, Blood Quantum, and Banishment


Native America Calling Show Today on Tribal Elections

Fletcher will be on Native America Calling, as well as MSU law student (on leave, due to recent successful election bid) Chris Mercier. Listen live.

Here is the description:

Friday, September 26, 2014 – Tribal Elections

The 2014 midterm elections in November are an opportunity for voters to make their voice heard by local, state and federal officials. In Native America, voters are also casting ballots in tribal elections this year. Did you cast a ballot in a tribal election in 2014? Are candidates still out talking to members of your community for an upcoming election? Do you vote only in your tribal elections? Or do you choose not to vote because you moved to the city and it’s hard to follow what’s going on back home? Join us as we explore tribal elections in our 2014 Election series on Native America Calling.

Fletcher on Native America Calling this Friday on Affirmative Action

Here. The program description:

Friday, October 26, 2012 – Affirmative Action in Education:
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education. This issue is something that has many in Indian Country concerned. With this in mind we ask, is diversity in college admissions a right Native students should be afforded? Can Native students still expect a quality college education if their test scores and academics aren’t measured equally to non-native students from more affluent backgrounds? What will the future look like for Native college hopefuls if the Supreme Court decides for or against? We’ll explore these questions and more as we discuss the Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and the future of Native College students.

Last Friday’s Native America Calling Program on HEARTH Act


Friday, August 10, 2012 – Tribes Taking Control Over Leasing Their Land: (listen)
As the month of July came to a close President Barack Obama put a pen to paper to make the Helping to Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act a new law. It grants greater authority to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement their own regulations for leasing on Indian lands. What opportunities does this law provide to tribal nations and their citizens? How does this new extension of sovereignty play into strengthening tribal communities? How does this legislation change things for Native families who want to own their own home or tribal citizens who want to open up their own business? Guests include Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Tribe of Chippewa Indians) Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior.

Featuring Bryan Newland, MSU ILPC grad (2007).