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Breakdances With Wolves is author, attorney and activist Gyasi Ross and his right hand man Wesley B. Roach, two Natives with opinions and loaded microphones.

Breakdances With Wolves is author, attorney and activist Gyasi Ross and his right hand man Wesley B. Roach, two Natives with opinions and loaded microphones.
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United States

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Breakdances With Wolves is author, attorney and activist Gyasi Ross and his right hand man Wesley B. Roach, two Natives with opinions and loaded microphones.

Language:

English

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206-354-5081


Episodes

Your Old Tweets Will Kill You + Christmas!

12/17/2018
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Gyasi and Wes are blessed once again with the presence of the wonderful Mama Mint Diva, who back from here east coast tour, has a lot to say. Which is good, because on today's menu are Kevin Hart's boneheaded stunts, Christmas and few things we're feelin'.

Duration:01:08:03

Live From South Seattle College

12/11/2018
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Aaaaaaay! We did a show live at South Seattle College. Not all the audio went as planned (we blame our token white dude), but what we do have is a little bit about who we are, what we do, and the things in life that have us feeling good. Plus if you stick around 'til the end, we have some dope music from Anthony Bluehorse. Dig in family, we do this for you!

Duration:00:29:05

Pretendians w. Fern Renville & Roger Fernandes

12/3/2018
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Gyasi and Wes are joined by Fern Renville and Roger Fernandes to talk Identity, Indigeneity, Pretendians, and culture intertwined with the idea of who we are and where we belong.

Duration:01:23:22

The Amazing Elaine Miles, Actress

11/26/2018
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Gyasi and Wes are joined by the funny, sweet and amazing Elaine Miles, an actress known for roles in TV's Northern Exposure and Smoke Signals among a lot of other stuff. It's an amazing conversation about chance, opportunity and life in the entertainment world.

Duration:01:13:20

Native American Heritage Month w. Sarah Ortiz & OG Nancy Shippentower

11/12/2018
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Gyasi and Wes are joined by educator and activist Sarah Marie Ortiz and Triple OG Warrior Woman Nancy Shippentower to talk Native American Heritage Month, and whether or not it's something positive or just tokenism. Or maybe something else. Kick back and get a dose of Native magic.

Duration:01:18:33

Oglala Lakota Mark Tilsen And The Fight Against The Bayou Bridge Pipeline

11/7/2018
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Gyasi and Wes are joined via phone by Indigenous revolutionary Mark Tilsen who is on the frontlines of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline battle. This is one you have to hear.

Duration:01:09:31

The Womxn's Takeover - Native Diets And Food

11/2/2018
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Ya'll ain't even ready! Minty is back in control of the situation and she brought her co-pilot Patty Stonefish with her to boot the men off the mics while they and some very special guest discuss Native food traditions, Native diets and how to reclaim the way we feed ourselves.

Duration:00:53:10

Native Lands, Fishing Rights And Elizabeth Warren

10/26/2018
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With Wes and Patty off on super secret missions, Gyasi and Minty sit down with their token white producer to talk Native Lands, the fishing industry in the PNW and the eye-rolling mess that is Elizabeth Warren.

Duration:00:47:13

Chillin' Out Maxin' Relaxin And Coolin'

10/16/2018
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The crew is kicking it family only this episode, and it's a good catch up with our three hosts. There's a little about Indigenous People's Day, some musical criticism, some Kanye thoughts, voter ID laws and voter suppression and a lot more. Join in the convo!

Duration:01:11:22

From The Vault Replay - MC, Icon, Businessman...It's The Litefoot Episode

10/8/2018
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We're taking a look back at one of our favorite episodes this week, it's our interview with rapper, hustler, financial independence advocate and all around good guy Gary "Litefoot" Davis. There's a little history on his musical career, but one of the biggest themes from this show is how to empower our communities financially and spiritually.

Duration:00:55:02

Fashion, Burger King & Kavanaugh with Photographer & Designer Kelly Bedoni

10/1/2018
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Gyasi's back but Minty is out stackin' racks, so it's up to Wesley to help hold it down with their guest, photographer and fashion expert Kelly Bedoni. There's some entertainment, there's a dive into the Native fashion scene, some politics and of course we end it with 3 Things I'm Feeling!

Duration:00:58:03

Wes & Minty Do The Movies

9/28/2018
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With Gyasi in the wilds of Paris, Wes and Minty sit down to take on (to steal something from the white man) the good, the bad and the ugly of Native focused films.

Duration:00:58:36

Wes & Minty Are Your Captains Now!

9/19/2018
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Wes & Minty have hijacked control of the mic. Admittedly easier with Gyasi out of state, but all the same it's that Native attitude and conversations you can't get nowhere else. There's some somber stuff, some funny stuff and our two favorite co-hosts hold it down!

Duration:00:52:43

The Immortal Technique Interview

9/12/2018
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Gyasi is riding solo this week on an interview with one of the most rebellious artists in hip hop, the revolutionarily-minded Immortal Technique. In a wide ranging conversation, the two get into history, philosophy and facts about system from the subways to the satellites.

Duration:01:03:39

Dr. Kim TallBear - A Sex Episode! Copy

9/4/2018
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We had Dr. Kim on a few weeks ago, and the convo was dope but it was definitely focused more on the academic side of her work. This time, she's getting comfortable and opening up all kinds of interesting topics. It's gettin' hot in hurr!

Duration:01:26:36

Talkin' Smacktivism W. Nikkita Oliver

8/27/2018
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The gang is back and they brought Nikkita Oliver back to the studio to talk Smacktivism aka gently nudging your allies out of their problematic stances. Well, that's the nice way to put it. But this is all from a place of love. We swear. Plus we got some tidbits like the thing with Kyrie Irving, and a few others. Dive in and enjoy!

Duration:01:15:23

Hawaiian Indigeneity W. Gerry Ebalaroza

8/22/2018
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Gyasi and crew are joined by native Hawaiian scholar, speaker and consultant Gerry Ebalaroza to talk the Hawaiian indigenous struggle, cultural appropriation, the spirit of Aloha, and and navigating the mainland.

Duration:01:05:54

The Alcohol Talk Part 2

8/13/2018
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The whole crew is back in the mix and they're taking on Part 2 of their conversation about alcohol. Should Natives drink? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or something in-between? It's a complicated topic but it's one that needs to be explored. Come join us on the journey.

Duration:01:07:40

Identity, Sexuality And Teepee Confessions

7/27/2018
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We were blessed with the presence of Prof. Kim TallBear of the University of Alberta to talk identity, sexuality, relationships and a few other things we aren't going to put here in this description. But it's colorful, meaningful and entertaining.

Duration:01:16:16

Firewater: A Discussion About Alcohol & Natives

7/24/2018
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Gyasi and Wes sit down for a talk about drinking and Natives. Is it cool? Should it be alright? How does it play into Native identity? Part of an ongoing conversation about one of the biggest issues in Indian Country.

Duration:01:03:24