Recap of the KWSO Talk Show, Feb. 10, 2015

Talk ShowKWSO is pleased to announce the re-launch of the KWSO Talk Show, a live interactive show featuring news, music, politics and more from an indigenized, local perspective. The show is hosted by Warm Springs tribal member Alyssa Macy.

KWSO is still interested in hearing your show name suggestions and topics that you’d like to hear us discuss. You can send ideas to The next show is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

The first show launched on Tuesday, February 10 with the focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Native Love and Healthy Relationships. Here is a re-cap of resources and music discussed on the show. You can also download and listen to the show on Soundcloud.

Expressing our love for one another and ourselves is healthy. We should all strive to love ourselves…the amazing good we possess as well as the faults. By heaving a healthy relationship with ourselves, we can have healthy relationships with others. Let’s model that for our children and let’s use these healthy relationships to build our NATION.

Native Love

Verizon has partnered with NIWRC to raise awareness and help end violence against Native youth by empowering them to redefine Native Love. Those of us in Native communities often hear jokes about “Indian loving” as waking up with a hickey and black eye- that’s not love, that’s dating violence. Our NativeLove project encourages Native youth to think about what Native Love really is, so we can create change in our thinking and restore safety to our communities by restoring our traditional ways of loving, characterized by respect, honor, kindness, family and compassion.

Our NativeLove project includes a youth video/photo challenge, posters, social media campaigns, FAQs, and teen resources and toolkits. These are offered to support and inform youth and educators about healthy relationship and to encourage dialogue in Native communities.

Teen Violence Awareness Month

There is a national discussion underway about healthy relationships and recognizing abuse. This is important because 1 out of 3 young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships. Find resources for adults and teens and let’s talk about and model healthy relationships. #LoveIsRespect

Valentines Gifts with an Indigenous Twist

Listing of Valentines Day gifts for you or that special somebody from local and online vendors.