Native Americans http://tpr.org en Celebrate Native American Culture At The United San Antonio Pow Wow http://tpr.org/post/celebrate-native-american-culture-united-san-antonio-pow-wow <p>The United San Antonio Pow Wow is February 1-2 and the once-a-year gathering is unlike any other in San Antonio. The event is presented by the group American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions.</p><p>"People who come out will be able to enjoy traditional Native American dancing, be able to taste traditional American Indian food," said Executive Director Ramon Vasquez.</p><p>The San Antonio Pow Wow is held at the Alzafar Shrine Temple on Loop 1604 in the Stone Oak area and is free to all who come.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:23:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 25277 at http://tpr.org Celebrate Native American Culture At The United San Antonio Pow Wow ACA Challenges: Language Translation & Insuring Native Americans http://tpr.org/post/aca-challenges-language-translation-insuring-native-americans <p>Fronteras: Volunteers in California are taking action to try to prevent Mexican immigrants from dying on their way to the U.S. The uninsured eligible for health care through the Affordable Care Act include millions who don&#39;t speak English well, which iss causing some challenges. Native Americans are exempt from ACA mandatory coverage requirement, which has some health professionals worried they could be left behind. Also, PBS&rsquo; new &quot;Genealogy Road Show&quot; takes a proud Texan through an emotional journey showing her family&rsquo;s strong roots in Texas history.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:47:10 +0000 Crystal Chavez 20043 at http://tpr.org ACA Challenges: Language Translation & Insuring Native Americans Barrio Battles Big Industry For Environmental Justice http://tpr.org/post/barrio-battles-big-industry-environmental-justice <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> The low income San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan, which is closely linked to the shipbuilding industry, has been largely ignored by the city until residents fought maritime industry for a new community plan, and won. Under the Affordable Care Act, Native Americans are exempt from the mandate that requires citizens to get health insurance, but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped New Mexico from trying to get consumers covered. Also, how the drought has forced some Native farmers to consider non- traditional irrigation methods and a rarely used desalting plant in Yuma could start sending water to Mexico.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:54:09 +0000 Crystal Chavez 19242 at http://tpr.org Barrio Battles Big Industry For Environmental Justice SCOTUS Ruling Brings Relief To Bi-National Gay Couples http://tpr.org/post/scotus-ruling-brings-relief-bi-national-gay-couples <p>People across the political spectrum are&nbsp;critical of&nbsp;the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate this week. We examine how the Supreme Court’s ruling on&nbsp;the Defense of Marriage Act&nbsp;will impact immigration rights. Voting rights advocates are worried about the effects&nbsp;the high court's&nbsp;decision&nbsp;on part of the Voting Rights Act&nbsp;will have on minority voters. Finally, Native American veterans have had an especially difficult time navigating the federal claim system. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:02:48 +0000 Crystal Chavez 13928 at http://tpr.org SCOTUS Ruling Brings Relief To Bi-National Gay Couples How Immigration Reform Could Affect Immigrant Scientists & Engineers http://tpr.org/post/how-immigration-reform-could-affect-immigrant-scientists-engineers <p></p><p>Fronteras: What would high-skilled immigrants like to see when it comes to immigration reform? Also on this show: We visit a dairy farm in Wisconsin where at least half the workers are undocumented to see how an immigration overhaul would impact them.&nbsp;Medicaid expansion will force Native American health providers to deal with something they’ve never faced before: Competition from non-tribal health programs. Last, a conversation with Latinitas, a group hosting events to get more young Latinas to college. Fri, 03 May 2013 17:33:03 +0000 Crystal Chavez 10777 at http://tpr.org How Immigration Reform Could Affect Immigrant Scientists & Engineers Fronteras: How Is Sequestration Affecting The Border? http://tpr.org/post/fronteras-how-sequestration-affecting-border <p><a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/news/2013/mar/10/despite-warnings-border-waits-not-longer-usual/">Despite Warnings, Border Waits Not Longer Than Usual</a></p><p>Under the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is slated to have $500 million slashed from its budget. Border authorities warn this is already making for longer waits at international airports and land crossings. Our Fronteras Desk reporter Jill Replogle went out to take the pulse on the U.S.-Mexico border.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:34:12 +0000 Crystal Chavez 7987 at http://tpr.org Fronteras: How Is Sequestration Affecting The Border? Mexico Re-Making Its Centuries-Old Tradition Of Midwifery http://tpr.org/post/mexico-re-making-its-centuries-old-tradition-midwifery <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>:&nbsp;Some are asking President&nbsp;Obama to hire more Latinos in his second term. Proponents are planning to reintroduce the Violence Against Women Act, which died in the House last session. Immigrant driver's licenses are a hot topic in New Mexico, and we look at how Mexico is re-making its centuries-old tradition of midwifery.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Crystal Chavez 4898 at http://tpr.org Mexico Re-Making Its Centuries-Old Tradition Of Midwifery