Program 304

Program 304 – Health and Healing

Rose High BearDelores George and Evelyn Umtuch

with Rose High Bear

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Arlie Neskahi:
It’s no secret that Americans are getting fat. In 1999, 34% of American adults were overweight and an additional 30% were obese. And the rate is increasing. More than twenty million people in America have type II diabetes. In Native America, there are even greater rates of obesity, and an epidemic of diabetes. In today’s Health and Healing, Rose High Bear explores the struggle against the disease for two brave women of the Yakama Tribe.

Program 304 – Turtle Island Storytellers

Columbia River.

Columbia River. Courtesy Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. http://www.critfc.org/

Johnson Meninick

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Johnson Meninick:
[speaking in Yakama]

Arlie Neskahi:
Yakama elder, Johnson Meninick speaks of his people’s legends and shares his wisdom on today’s Turtle Island Storytellers. To Johnson, mountains are described as living beings that have taken care of the people below for thousands of years. Let’s listen in.