Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Well if one thing should be painfully obvious, "Let's Talk Native..." is an important voice for an under-served people. The media was perfectly content with New York State Senator Mark Grisanti's version of his altercation at the Seneca Niagara Casino last Friday night . They were fine with painting Native people in the worst possible light over this whole mess. It was only through my show, my guests and the cell phone video of one of my phone guests that this story began being questioned. If you are offended that the truth is coming out, don't support my show. If you liked Mr. Grisanti's unchallenged version of his altercation, don't support my show. If you think the main stream media is doing a fine job without a Native voice among them, then by all means, do not support my show. But if you want to learn about Native issues, if you care to understand a Native perspective, if you think there is value in challenging how poorly the main stream media characterizes Native issues and events, then support "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane". Give us a listen. Call, comment, agree, disagree; but Let's Talk. I promise to be respectful; no racial slurs, no savage attacks and if you don't "know who the *#@& I am, that's OK. If you are Native and you haven't listened and if you don't support a Native voice on Western New York's air waves, then my show isn't for you.