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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.






Ep. 47 - Doin' Work, Credit Checks, Salmon Days W. Willie Frank Jr

The crew welcomes Willie Frank Jr. to the show as they discuss the Equifax credit breach, doin that work out east, healthcare for all and a few other tidbits. It's that native cypher style in effect!

Duration: 01:01:40

Ep. 46 - DACA Debacle W. Alejandra Perez + Burning Man Should Burn

Gyasi is joined by his usual partners in crime Wesley and Minty, as well as organizer and activist Alejandra Perez to discuss the current state of the DACA issue, dig into some Burning Man mess, and a little bit of craziness with all the natural disasters and weather.

Duration: 01:03:24

Ep. 45 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

We got a little bit of everything this week: a miracle touches Gyasi (The Good), Harvey, Savanna Greywind, salmon spills (The Bad) and Mayweather vs. McGregor (The Ugly). Get in and get that fix!

Duration: 00:54:51

Ep. 44 - Charlottesville Aftermath & The Eclipse

Gyasi Ross and his crew are back in the building, getting down on a couple major topics: Charlottesville and the aftermath, and the recent total eclipse (of Gyasi's heart).

Duration: 00:57:34

Ep. 43 - Rose Creek Singers

It's a two part kinda show this week. Gyasi is in solo to start things off, with some thoughts on the news, a couple memories and some stories, and Wes has the Rose Creek Singers in studio to give their story, being a woman-only drum group. It's a beautiful episode.

Duration: 00:59:39

Ep. 42 - Hug A White Man

Gyasi, Wes and Minty get deep into their efforts to comfort the white man when he's so under attack in this day and age. They also talk relationships and all of the unsaid, maybe under-discussed aspects of dating while Native.

Duration: 00:55:55

Ep. 35 - Old Dogs New Tricks

Gyasi, Minty and Wes are back at it! After a brief summer hiatus, the crew is back in Studio 212 with a healthy download on everything that's been going on lately, from Pow Wow Season, the Mooch who went from Wall Street to Washington, Poverty Porn from the Zuckerberg and a lot more!

Duration: 00:51:25

Ep. 40 - All Hail The Queens! (The Womxn's Takeover V.2)

Mint Mama takes over once again and brings the women back in to shush the men and get down to the business of recentering some energy on the divine half of the equation. She's joined by a panel really sharp ladies, including Seattle Mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver.

Duration: 01:13:00

Ep. 39 - Survivor: The Abuse And Exploitation Of Native Women

Heads up: This one is heavy. Gyasi and Wesley welcome a survivor, protector and activist to speak and tell her story. This is not easy listening, and the abuse, exploitation and violence in this episode may be difficult for some people to hear.

Duration: 00:55:29

Ep. 36 - White Terrorists, Turmoil, Paris And News

Join the crew for some talk about all the violence and why white terrorists are the big threat, there's a bunch of turmoil around the world and here at home, and some thoughts on Paris Accord and how we're all going to die. Maybe.

Duration: 01:08:52

Ep 36 BDWW Welcomes The Melanin God!

Gyasi and Wes are joined by a longtime friend of Gyasi's, the enigmatic Tik aka The Melanin God. they dig into news, crazy republicans, native losses in the Trump budget, some news about Prolific the rapper plus some odds and ends. Dig in.

Duration: 01:05:11

Ep. 35 - Celebrate The Graduates!

With Minty out of town on some R&R, Gyasi and Wes celebrate the work and accomplishments of three indigenous women making their way through varying stages of the educational system. It's a celebration of triumph and a reflection of what they've triumphed over.

Duration: 01:25:04

BDWW 33 - The Enrollment Episode

After a couple shows discussing various efforts to disenroll tribal members for various reason, Gyasi, Minty & Wes turn their attention to what enrollment means, how it works and some of the disagreements in the Native community about all of it.

Duration: 01:08:56

Ep. 33 - The Graduation Reflection

It's a little different show today. Gyasi Ross steps out solo to offer his thoughts on the achievements of those Natives who have fought through the system to graduate from their respective institutions. Short, sweet, and a different side than we've seen so far. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:15:36

BDWW 31 - Dream Hampton, Nikkita Oliver And Gabriel Teodros

Gyasi and Wes are joined by the incomparable Dream Hampton: author, organizer, activist, hip hop head. Along with Ms. Hampton Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver is back in the building, along with Seattle rapper and artist Gabriel Teodros.

Duration: 01:01:59

BDWW 30 - When Gyasi's Away Minty & Wes Will Play

With Gyasi in New York on a super secret special mission to save Seattle from itself, Minty and Wes get down in studio, taking on United Airlines, Putin's fear of gay clowns and couple other tidbits.

Duration: 00:52:55

Special Re-Air: Our Womxn's March Episode w/ Seattle Mayoral Candidate Nikkita Oliver

With the crew on a much deserved rest week, we bring you a special re-air of our Womxn's March episode with a number of really strong, powerful ladies, including Seattle's next mayor, Nikkita Oliver.

Duration: 01:02:32

BDWW 28 Rachel Dolezal And Identity In America

Gyasi and the gang are joined by Rachel Dolezal to discuss her life, her book and the confounding, confusing, and controversial story that surrounds her.

Duration: 01:27:22

BDWW 27 Journalism w The Strangers Sydney Brownstone

Gyasi and the gang are joined by a Sydney Brownstone, a reporter from Seattle's alternative weekly paper The Stranger. This week they're taking on news, fake news, Republicans & drugs & underage boys, plus a few other tidbits.

Duration: 01:19:23

BDWW 26 - Standing Rock The Aftermath

With the resistance at Standing Rock winding down in the Dakotas, Gyasi and Wes sit down with some of the water protectors who were at the camps to discuss the events and address the question "Where do we go from here?"

Duration: 01:13:42

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