Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake – October 6, 2021

Today’s hosts are Robert Pilot, Wendy Pilot, Ogimaa Giniw Ikwe and Louis Eagle Thunder. In our news segment Ogimaa highlights this coming Monday being Indigenous Peoples Day and how it’s still not recognized as a federal holiday, the weekend oil spill near Huntington Beach, California, pressuring the Biden administration to do more on climate change and environmental protection, Canada invoking a 1977 treaty with the US in the dispute over the Line 5 pipeline and more. Next state rep. Heather Keeler interviews deputy commissioner of the department of corrections Curtis Shanklin about some of the changes the department has made recently working with the state legislature, especially improving the ways incarcerated youth are treated. Later Bob Blake has the Solar News from Solar Bear as he talks about China announcing they’re getting off coal, renewables being on course to make up over 33% of US energy by 2030, General Motors wanting to overtake Tesla in the electric vehicle market and more!