Shiprock Girl’s Basketball Coach: Larenson Henderson

October 10, 2017

In episode 55, Larenson Henderson (Navajo) talks about how he built a winning program at Shiprock High School. He discusses what he looks for in student athletes. He commented, "We won state when the girls focused on making 3.0 GPAs." Coach Henderson was part of 6 NM State Championship teams, two of them as a head coach.

Red Earth Running Co. Founder: Dirk Whitebreast

October 5, 2017

In episode 54, Dirk Whitebreast talks about how he developed a passion for running. Dirk states, "I started running after my sister's suicide." He further explains why he started the company Red Earth Running. Dirk was also the youngest council member of the Sac & Fox Meskwaki Nation.

Navajo Rug Weaver: Kevin Aspaas

September 28, 2017

In this episode, listen to Kevin Aspaas (Navajo) discuss designing the complicated wedge weave and the male and female perspective of weaving. Kevin talks about marketing rugs and the process of being invited to prestigious art shows.

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Bony War Pony Production: Kodee Artist and Evan Littlefish

September 22, 2017

In episode 52, hear Bony War Pony Production crew, Kodee Artist and Evan Littlefish, discuss the process for creating their comedy films that are based on their childhood. Additionally, they talk about overcoming individual ego to make films.

MMA Fighter: Calob Ramirez

September 18, 2017

In this episode, listen to amateur MMA fighter, Calob Ramirez (Apache), talk about his rise to winning an international competition in Montery, Mexico. Calob discusses his training and how he maintains focus. 

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Comedian: Isiah Yazzie

September 13, 2017

In this episode, listen to Isiah Yazzie (Navajo) talk about planning, producing, and performing comedy shows around Indian Country. Isiah has shared the stage with Tito Hoover and James & Ernie. 

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Nike N7 Runner: Alvina Begay

September 6, 2017

In this episode, listen to Alvina Begay (Navajo) talk about training for the Olympic trials and for the Boston Marathon. Alvina also dicusses the importance of her culture and the impact her family has made on her running career.

Photo: Run SMART

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Healthy Active Native Founder: Waylon Pahona

September 1, 2017

In this episode, listen to the transformational story of Waylon Pahona (Hopi, Tewa, Maricopa Pee-Posh). He stated, “The secret to fitness is helping people believe in themselves.”

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Founder of Real Native Fitness: Dietreich Rios-Nicolais

August 27, 2017

In episode 47, listen the founder of Real Native Fitness, Dietreich Rios-Nicolais (Ojibwe), talk about the fitness industry and how his non profit organization is bringing fitness to reservations around the U.S. His journey started after playing professional basketball.

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NM Congressional Candidate: Debra Haaland

August 24, 2017

In this episode, listen to Debra Haaland discuss her path to leadership. Ms. Haaland is attempting to be the first Native American woman elected to congress. She stated, “I try to live my life in a way that young girls will look up to me.”


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