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Valerie Red-Horse, award winning motion picture and television producer, telling contemporary Native American stories of empowerment

Moonanum James, United American Indians of New England organizer, on the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth and Clinton's commitment to Leonard Peltier

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00:00 Introduction
11:14 Question of the Week:
Question: Hello, I came across a web site that says the term "Transgenderism" is "empty". You can see it at http://www.femimage.com/news-WhatTranssexualityIs.htm. The full quote follows: "A recent term in usage is 'Transgenderism', essentially an empty word conjured up as a neutral label for any individual not conforming to common social rules of gender expression. The term was created to help unite very disparate individuals under a vague commonality of interest in gender, in order to provide a basis for mutual benefit and support within an often violently antagonistic society."
Was that a put-down or what? Listening to your broadcasts, it seems to me that you use the term in anything but an empty manner. Thanks ... From Sharing, Fairfax, VA
20:36 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
35:49 Valerie Red-Horse, award-winning executive producer of "Naturally Native", a contemporary Indian women's story which she wrote, produced and co-directed. A tireless worker and experienced businesswoman, she is committed to being a positive role model for Native American youth. Valerie tells us about herself and her work as actress, investment banker, feature film and television producer, with a focus on "Naturally Native". We also talked about the role of casinos in contemporary Indian culture, and about her upcoming work on a hollywood production of a story about Navajo code talkers in World War 2.
56:40 Special Message
62:20 Boston area (and some national) announcements
65:33 Moonanum James, co-leader of United American Indians of New England, an organization of Native people and supporters who fight against racism and for the freedom of Leonard Peltier and other political prisoners. UAINE supports Indigenous struggles, not only in New England but throughout the Americas. UAINE Moonanum talks with us about the true history of Thanksgiving and the relationship between Indians and early European settlers.
Visit the UAINE website at idt.net/~uaine19/
We also talk about the pending Clinton action on the appeal for clemency for Leonard Peltier.
Find out more about Leonard Peltier at www.freepeltier.org
Join with Moonanum and us in urging President Clinton to pardon this innocent man. Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST) and ask for a pardon for Leonard Peltier
88:30 End
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