Artists and Dancers: Lil Mike and Funny Bone

February 25, 2018
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In episode 80, Lil Mike and Funny Bone (Choctaw and Pawnee Nation) talk about their 20 year journey to perform on America's Got Talent. The Native American Hip Hop duo from Oklahoma are full time recording artists, dancers, and motivational speakers. Hear their inspirational story. Check out their page: http://mikebonenation.com

Episode sponsors: 

Tselani Professional Business Consulting Services, LLC http://www.tpbcs.com

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Triathlete: Caroline Sekaquaptewa

February 22, 2018
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In episode 79, Caroline Sekaquaptewa (Hopi) talks about completing three full Ironman triathlons and several other half and sprint triathlons. Additionally, she discusses how she balances training with teaching and raising her children as a single mother. Currently, Caroline is training for the Boston Marathon.

 

Episode sponsors: www.navajostore.com and 

Tselani Professional Business Consulting Services, LLC

http://www.tpbcs.com

 

Rodeo Athlete: Dean Holyan

February 15, 2018
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In episode 78, Dean Holyan (Navajo), an up and coming roper, talks about how he started roping, the support his family gives him, how he trains for events and where he gets his strength.

 

Episode sponsors: www.navajostore.com and 

Tselani Professional Business Consulting Services, LLC

http://www.tpbcs.com

Navajo Ultra Marathoner: Jimmie Joe

February 11, 2018
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In episode 77, Jimmie Joe (Navajo) talks about: how he started running 100 mile races, tips to training for ultra marathons, tips to avoid overtraining/injuries, and the mental and physical aspects of running 24 hour races.

 

Episode sponsored by www.navajostore.com

 

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CPA and NN Director of Economic Development: Sean McCabe

February 8, 2018
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In episode 76, Sean McCabe (Navajo) discusses the challenges of running a business on the reservation, how he over came the fear of failure, the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business, what Navajos need to do to be prosperous, and what the future looks like for Native Americans. 

Episode sponsored by www.navajostore.com

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Neon Nativez Founder: Kreig Benally

February 4, 2018
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In episode 75, Kreig Benally (Navajo & Apache) talks with me about how he started mixing music and the keys to producing popular content. In fact, one of his videos has over 2 million views on Youtube. Follow Neon Nativez on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNi__fnadTM

 

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Writer/Poet: Tacey M. Atsitty

January 27, 2018
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In episode 74, Tacey M. Atsitty (Navajo) chats about the highlights of her career, how she became a writer, her opinion about modern Dine women, her advice to future writers, and the release of her latest book, "Rain Scald." You can purchase her book at: http://taceymatsitty.com.

PC: Dorothy Grandbois

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Professional Basketball Player: Damen Bell-Holter

January 26, 2018
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In episode 73, Damen Bell-Holter (Haida) discusses his experience about playing professional basketball, the rigors of traveling as a pro, the importance of eating healthy and training. Damen is one of the first Native Americans to play basketball professionally. He signed a contract with the Boston Celtics and then played professionally around the world. Damen is available to conduct skills camps and to speak with youth about his experiences. Contact him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Navajo Cultural Arts Program: Dr. Christine Ami

January 19, 2018
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In episode 72, Dr. Christine Ami (Navajo) talks about the Navajo Cultural Arts Program (NCAP) at Dine College, the importance of teaching business skills to Native entrepreneurs, the BA in Navajo Psychology, keys to completing her Ph.D., and her struggle with homesickness while away at college. Check out NCAP https://www.navajoculturalartsprogram.org

 

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Ms. Ariana Young: Miss Northern Navajo

January 15, 2018
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In episode 71, Ariana Young (Navajo) discusses: ke based self awareness, how she deals with winning and losing pagents, her kinalda experience, and her perspective of Navajo taboos. Contact her mom Ann Young on Facebook for speaking engagements with your students.

 

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