|KFAI's Indian Uprising for April
Because the producer was not aware of the time change
to Daylight Savings Time on April 3rd, this program is rescheduled to
air on April 10th.
This program is about eating nutritional food, healthy
self-determination. It's a mystery to many, it seems, that the
food we eat is what we have become. In plain words, we are
and fat. Okay, if the word fat offends, use other terms like,
overweight, flabby, stout, portly, pursy, corpulent, chubby, tubby,
pudgy, plump, round, fleshy, paunchy, potbellied, roundbellied,
big-bellied, large-bellied, great-bellied, baywindowed, bulky, hulky,
massive, gross, fatty, etc. There are a dozen or more synonyms
Heck, with all these descriptions, we could create a poem or a
song out of them.
People in the United States, by and large (pun intended), according to
health experts are the fattest people in the world. They eat and
too much. For the Dakota and Lakota, referring to the invading
people in their language is the term Wasichu, meaning "taking of the
fat," in other words, taking the best. How ironic though, that
indigenous are physically taking in the bad fat. And just because
can't hide being fat we should not brag about it, as some do.
All of us have been colonized and domesticated to one degree or
another. This is a direct correlation to our being unhealthy,
physically and emotionally. How we negatively see and what we
about each other is one of the many unfortunate results. However,
can be healthy. We can break many of the shackles of colonization
domestication. Being healthy means actually feeling good about
ourselves. Let's practice it. What have we got to lose.
Like it's been said, "you are what you eat."
World's healthiest foods: Eating to Live
degenerative diseases in Indian country can be fought with healthy
diets) by Brenda Norrell for Indian Country, March 2, 2005
"Healthy diets feature whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables,
legumes and fish, and slow down aging. Further, studies show that
pesticides and other environmental toxins used to grow and manufacture
conventional processed foods impact health negatively. "
Water, anyone? By Jean Johnson for Indian
Country Today, March 2, 2005
"Everyone's hands, it seems, are permanently curled around soda pop
cans. But before ossification sets completely in, we still have a
chance and a choice. Perhaps it's time to give nature's elixir a second
chance: time to take Mother Earth up on her bargain and dip into some
cool, clear water." http://www.Indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096410431
Fry bread: the official bread of diabetes
(Letters to the Editor) by Maurene Denzel to the Dakota Journal, March
"As I scanned the front page of the Dakota Journal, Feb. 18-25, I was
struck by the irony in these two articles that were printed side by
side. They were, Diabetes: What you should know and Fry
bread voted state bread."
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