Indigenous Americans: Healing From a Painful LegacyIn the late 1800s, the federal government established boarding schools for Native Americans, forcibly separating children from their families, homes, and communities.
Erik Stegman is the Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy, and his family is from the Carry the Kettle First Nation of Saskatchewan, Canada. He joins host Tetiana Anderson to provide a historical and personal perspective about Native American boarding schools, the trauma suffered by those in attendance, and a philanthropic approach to healing and reconciliation.
Expanding Indigenous Civic Engagement and Digital EquityA majority of American Indians and Alaskan Natives live in urban areas, but are underrepresented in various facets of society.
Janeen Comenote, citizen of the Quinault Nation and Executive Director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to encourage civic engagement among Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities, and the need for digital equity.
Indigenous Youth: Challenges and ChangeNative American youth face complex challenges and an increased risk of suicide.
Nikki Pitre, Couer d`Alene tribe member and Executive Director of the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss a youth-informed, youth-led survey designed to provide Native American youth with resources they need to create a brighter future.
Puppies With a Purpose: Supporting America’s VeteransResearch suggests that trained service dogs can help military service members and veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
John Miller, President and CEO of America’s VetDogs, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss ways that service dogs can provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence for veterans, and how some professional sports teams are stepping up to assist with training.
Toxic Exposure: An Expansion of VA BenefitsExposure to burn pits during military service has been associated with health problems, including respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.
Katie Purswell, Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation with the American Legion, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the PACT Act — legislation recently signed into law that expands the eligibility of veteran benefits to those who have served in areas of known toxic exposure.
Inspired by The Greatest GenerationOf the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, less than 200,000 are alive today.
Major Gen. Andrew Davis, USMC (Ret.) of the World War II Foundation, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss efforts to chronicle personal accounts of the men and women who served in the Allied Forces during the war.
Hidden Helpers: America’s Military KidsChildren who live with, and provide care for, wounded, injured, or ill service members or veterans can face severe impacts to their mental health.
Liz Rotenberry of the Dole Caregiver Fellows program at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss a campaign to provide a deeper understanding of the personal experiences and needs of military caregivers and their families.
Resources and Support: A History of Serving VeteransTransitioning from active military service to civilian life can present unique challenges for veterans and their families.
Kendra E. Davenport, President and CEO of Easterseals, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the organization’s historic efforts and new initiatives to connect veterans and military families with the appropriate services and support they need.
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