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Elena Ortiz-Junes, Native American activist, writer, and vice chair of the Ortiz center, talks about Thanksgiving, Native Americans, problems with anthropologists, and much more

Transgender Day of Remembrance:
Nancy & Ethan discuss the origins of the observance and current day realities

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"I just purchased some hormonal cremes and Fem Drops from [an online source]. I applied some creme on my hips and behind and took half of one drop. The dosage is 4 drops morning and nite on the tongue but with a warning for heart patients. I take Lipitor and have borderline normal blood pressure. I had one of the scariest experiences of my life! Almost immediately (within fifteen minutes or so) I think what I was experiencing was my blood pressure going thru the roof. I got dressed and was about to go to the hospital. It eventually started to subside about 2 hours later. I'm at a crossroads in my life to begin with. Of course I need to know where I stand and what my next moves should be. This happened last week. I'm 50, look 40, can and expect to lose some weight shortly. I do not plan on being on any meds the rest of my life. What happened and what do you suggest?"
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46:15 With the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday each year, we are reminded of our country's historical relationship with the people who lived on this land before us. Elena Ortiz-Junes, Native American activist, writer, and vice chair of the Ortiz Center, talks about the onslaught of european culture and native efforts to defend against loss of indigenous traditions. She tells the story of Po'Pay and the Pueblo Revolt, an attempt by the southwestern Pueblo people to retain autonomy in the face of Spanish colonization.
  • Read about Po'Pay - including contributions from Elena's Father Alphonso Ortiz - here
  • Visit the U.S. Capitol's Po'Pay website
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90:55 GenderTalk Round Table on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nancy Nangeroni talks about the history of the Transgender Day of Remembrance; Ethan St. Pierre talks about some of the current hate crime statistics.

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