Urban Indianz Podcast: Art to Art with Michael Saint Sanford from Checkmate Society
The Sioux Empire Podcast Network produced program, The Urban Indianz Podcast was featured in the RapidJournalouranl. Check it out:
Urban Indianz Podcast Episode 003 – The Meth Epidemic
With Gabriel Night Shield, Levi Hansen, Char Green, and Kat Stands
Produced by Robert Mehling
Special Guest: Comic Creator / Writer James Murray
Native Hip Hop Spotlight – Ryan Craig & The RezHogz: I Got Your Back
The Meth Project:
Meth Project Help Resources:
Meth Related Convictions Lead To Banishments On Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
Dances with Wolves actor not welcome on Fort Peck Reservation
The Red Road to Wellbriety in the Native American Way
Survey: More High Schoolers Try Meth in South Dakota than Across the Nation
Methamphetamine In Indian Country: An American Problem Uniquely Affecting Indian Country
Floyd Mayweather Says New Rappers Have Made It “OK To Be A Junkie”
Crank Lucas: History of Hip Hop Drug Songs
Therapeutic Music 5
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Here’s the story:
“Sioux Falls-based podcast finds ‘lost’ voice for Native Americans”
Gabriel Night Shield sees the same repeating stereotypes of Native Americans.
“It’s one of the two: the drunk living in the streets,” Night Shield said. “Or the guy that’s living in the teepees.”
What he doesn’t see is his story. The Sioux Falls resident, who grew up in Rosebud, is a musician, a businessman and father. Millions of other Native Americans lead similar lives, but don’t see it reflected in the media, Night Shield said.
He’s taking matters into his own hands, releasing a new podcast next month to focus on the lives of Native Americans in urban settings.
The “Urban Indianz” podcast will premiere June 12 with three episodes on iTunes, SoundCloud and other outlets.
Night Shield, who lived in Boston and Seattle before settling in Sioux Falls 17 years ago, envisions the podcast as one with a national audience. He and his two co-hosts, Levi Hansen and Char Green-Maximo, will tackle one topic in each episode, drawing from their own lives for inspiration.
Moving between reservations and large cities can be overwhelming for Native Americans, Night Shield said. Life away from home can be isolating, and that’s often what causes people to move back and live closer to their family.
He hopes to provide them and other listeners with a new perspective on current events, and talk about what it’s like to work and raise a family in a city away from the reservation.
“I feel like that voice is lost,” Night Shield said.
Each episode will also have a segment on art and end with Native American hip hop. Night Shield is a music producer and locally-based rapper who has won multiple national awards.
The show will be produced by the Sioux Empire Podcast Network, with a new episode every two weeks.
–Patrick Anderson, USA Today May 24th, 2017
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I am super excited to announce a new podcast arriving on June 12 on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. TheSiouxEmpire.com’s second in-house produced Podcast series; The Urban Indianz Podcast and will by hosted by three-time Native American Music Award Winner 2010 & 2014 ISMA Best Hip Hop Winner VIBE Magazine TOP 50 Unsigned Artist Gabriel Night Shield, Levi Hansen of the band Black Mask Armada, and Char Green. From Robert Mehling, producer of The Sioux Empire Podcast. The Urban Indianz Podcast will look at the issues and culture of Urban Native life. Every episode will end with a Native Hip Hop Artist Spotlight. More details are coming soon. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Check Out TheSiouxEmpire.com for the most up do date news about the show.