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January 2010
In This Issue
2010 State of Indian Nations Address
Native Sounds: Arvel Bird
AIROS Playlist for Black History Month
Favorite Valentine's Day Songs
Producer Profile: Milt Lee
2010 State of Indian Nations Address
Jefferson KeelAIROS will carry the 2010 State of Indian Nations Address delivered by NCAI President Jefferson Keel (Chickasaw) live, Friday January 29 at 9:30 EST. Listen on the livestream and check our schedule for encore feeds.

Listen to the podcast at www.airos.org beginning at 9:30AM CT on Friday, January 29.

Themes will include: Indian Country's priorities for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress; economic development; health care; the protection of American Indian tribal sovereignty; homeland security; and the many other issues currently facing Indian nations.

Share your thoughts about the speech and Obama's State of the Union Address on the AIROS blog or our Facebook and MySpace pages
Native Sounds: Arvel Bird
Arvel Bird
Arvel Bird is rocking on with his newest album Ride Indian Ride. The blues/rock album is a departure from his more traditional cultural music, with an edgier blues/rock sound that blends his Native American/Celtic roots with a stronger, more soulful beat.

Last time Arvel was in Lincoln, NE, he stopped by the NAPT offices and talked with us about his upcoming and current projects. Check our schedule to listen on the livestream or download the interview with Arvel from Studio 249 now.

We also wanted to share our top five favorite tracks from Arvel.

For more information on Arvel, check out Arvel's MySpace page and web site.

Subscribe to the Native Sounds podcast.
AIROS Devotes A Playlist to Artists of African and Native Descent
Radmilla Cody, Photo by: John RunningTo honor Black History Month, AIROS is compiling a playlist of artists who are both African American and Native American. For example did you know that Donna Summer is Cherokee and former Miss Navajo and recording artist Radmilla Cody (pictured left) is also of African American heritage?

Check out our playlist and listen to AIROS during Black History month as we feature these artists.

Favorite Valentine's Day Songs
In the spirit of the holiday, the staff at NAPT is sharing their picks for Valentine's Day songs. The list consist of Native American musicians who have composed great love songs. If you would like to suggest songs for Valentine's Day, post it on our blog and we'll try to play it. Also feel free to post your shout outs and dedications on the page and we'll try to include them too. Also feel free to post them on our Facebook or MySpace pages

If you enjoyed these, be sure to checkout our other playlists on the AIROS blog.

Producer Profile

Milt Lee
Milt Lee
(Cheyenne River Sioux)

Lee is an award winning multimedia producer of 35 years, and is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  In Video Letters from Prison, Lee personally follows three young Lakota girls from the Pine Ridge Reservation as they establish communication with their incarcerated father.

Read the article.
Download a MP3 of the interview.

Listen to the webcast of the interview on AIROS. Check our schedule for feedtimes
Top Five AIROS Audio Downloads
1. Jamestown: The Native American Connection

2. Monacan Voices

3. Daschle Named Secretary of HHS (from Election 2008 Coverage)

4. Producer Profile: J. Carlos Peinado

5. Producer Profile: Michelle Danforth
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