Lorena Richards

Tribal Radio Music Director

Lorena Richards is an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe & lifelong resident of Ignacio, CO. A mother of three, Lorena has worked at KSUT Tribal Radio for over eight years. Before her passion for radio, Lorena’s passion was cooking which took her to Culinary School. Returning home she began volunteering for KSUT and has since worked her way into a full-time position & the current Music Director for Southern Ute Tribal Radio. Lorena has two afternoon programs during the week and she hosts the Tuesday & Thursday "Native Morning Show." Her goal is to get her Bachelor’s degree in Video Journalism.

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This recording captures Northern Cree performing their best and their latest Crow Hop, Sneak Up, Slide Step, Chicken Dance, Southern style Fancy Dance songs and a special Round Dance. Featuring Northern Cree's powerful singing and trademark songmaking skills, this collection will dazzle pow-wow fans and keep dancers on their toes.

Tune in this Friday, June 19, 2015 to hear the entire album on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM 12P.M.(MST).

This weeks Feature CD is the 20th Series of Fancy Dance Songs, on this album is a variety of drum groups from all across Indian Country; Grey Buffalo, Northern Wind, Little Island Cree and Black Lodge just to name a few.   

The Tootoosis Family of Canada have been highly respected within the Native community for many years for their dedication to Cree traditions. This recording was recorded Live at the 2008 FSIN Pow-Wow and the 2009 FNUC Pow-Wow.  Salute to all those who continue to promote Native culture and intertribal unity. Tune in this Friday, June 5, 2015 12P.M. (MST) to hear the entire CD.  This CD was donated to KSUT, Tribal Radio.

Grammy-nominated Dine Singer Kevin Yazzie honors the spirit of giving and appreciation of swirling vocal harmonies.  These songs celebrate the gift of life and the blessings that come with each new day.  Join us Friday, May 29, 2015 at noon for the Featured CD.  This CD was donated by Canyon Records www.canyonrecords.com 

Eastern Eagle are a Mi’kmaq powwow drum group from Nova Scotia. In 2013 they celebrated their 20th anniversary and the songs in this cd are some of there best over the years and some new ones too...  Tune in this Friday, May 15, 2015 for this weeks Feature CD, Eastern Eagle on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM.

Thunder Hill, one of the top singing groups to have come from the Native peoples of the Southern Plains, they have earned the respect of elders and of the young Pow-Wow fans. Recorded live with a legendary crew of singers, these songs carry the spirit of the Southern Plains to all the four directions.  Tune in this Friday, May 8, 2015 to hear this weeks Feature CD; Thunder Hill, Miles from Yesterday 12P.M. (MST).  This album was donated to KSUT. 

Gathering of Nations is taking place  April 23 - 25, 2015 in  Albuquerque New Mexico, it  is the largest Pow Wow in North America.  This weeks Feature CD is Spirit Rising, recorded live at the 2014 GON Pow Wow,  Featuring various drum groups.  Tune in this Friday, April 24, 2015 to hear the entire album, from 12 P.M. (MST). 

This weeks Feature CD is composed by the Pow-Wow man himself Edmund Bull, this album is a powerful contemporary recording released back in 2010. 

Edmund Bull breaks new ground by creating a unique blend of Pow wow singing, rock and country music. "Indian Boy" is a first rate album that will appeal to all music lovers.  Tune in this Friday April 17, 2015 12P.M. (MST) to hear the entire CD on Tribal Radio 91.3FM & 89.7FM. 

With fierce singing sustained by the heartbeat of the Pow-Wow drum, Tha Tribe honors the cultural strength of the original inhabitants of North America. True warriors of the Pow-Wow trail, Tha Tribe deliver another breathtaking collection of original style songs.

Tune in this Friday, March 20, 2015 for this weeks Feature CD; Tha Tribe, Warriors in the Mist at 12 P.M. (MST) to hear the entire CD. 

Black Bear Singers are a group of young Atikamekw First Nations from Manawan, Quebec. For 13 years they have been working their Northern Contemporary Powwow Style. Recorded Live!! 

Tune in this Friday, March 13, 2015 for this weeks Feature CD; Black Bear, Rez Road 12 P.M. (MST) to hear the entire CD.

The Tootoosis Family of Canada have been highly respected within the Native community for many years for their dedication to Cree traditions. This recording is their salute to all those who continue to promote Native culture and intertribal unity. Recorded in 1976 this collection of songs features modern pow-wow style songs as well as the northwest Saskatchewan style of hand drumming. 

This weeks Feature CD comes From Big River Cree, from Saskatchewan, Canada.  This album is composed with all their Greatest hits.  Tune in this Friday, February 27, 2015 for this weeks Feature CD.  This CD was donated to KSUT by Turtle Island Music. f you are interested in this album or any other Native Artist, visit them online at http://www.turtleislandmusic.com

Wi Ma Hiya From South Dakota, Win or Lose is their 2nd Handgame album they have composed as a group.  This album was released last month January, 2015.  Tune in this Friday, Febuary 20, 2015 12P.M.(MST) on Tribal Radio to hear the entire CD 91.3FM & 89.7FM.  This CD was donated to the Station by our Program Director Mike Santistevan.  

Maynard Whitehawk and Lance Crowe, these two singers from Saskatchewan have made a great name for themselves in the Native American Church community. There are well respected in this sacred circle with friends and fans throughout North America.  Tune in for this weeks Feautre CD, Spiritual Walk 12P.M. (MST) to hear the entire album on Tribal Radio.  This CD was donated to the station.

Quinton "Magwa" Tootoosis is from Poundmaker, Saskatchewan.  His name synonymous with Northern Cree, Poundmaker, Saskatchewan world class round dance singing and hand drumming.  Quinton's grandfather used to sing to him and his brothers when they were infants; mourning songs, sun dance songs and taught the boys hand games. As well, he taught them pow-wow songs in the original old style way of singing. Quinton has attended a vast majority of major pow-wows across Canada and the US.  Join us this Friday, February 6, 2015 12P.M.

Chase Sayer and Luc Ernest, from Saskatchewan Canada, they now reside in the Southern United States.  Back to the Roots, is this weeks Feature CD, make sure an tune in Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00P.M.(MST).  This album gives families and friends a chance to listen to their songs, along the Pow-wow or Round Dance Trail.  This CD was Donated to KSUT. 

Please join KSUT, for this weeks Feature CD Chicken Scratch Christmas this Friday, December 12, 2014 12PM (MST).  Twelve popular Christmas carols are done in the happy go lucky chicken scratch style by one of the premiere bands of the Tohono O'odham. Includes Frosty the Snowman, Silent Night, Feliz Navidad and Jingle Bells.

Warscout a well known drum group composed "RED CHRISTMAS" a compilation of Round Dance songs sang in the Plains Cree Style with a Holiday theme.  Released in 2006 on the Canyon Records label this CD embodies the Holiday spirit including everything from humor to courtship.  Round Dance Season has started in many rural communities throughout Canada and the Northern United States.  A Social Dance held primarily during the Winter months, with the majority occurring during the  Holiday Season.  Join us this Friday, December 5, 2014 12PM(MST) for this weeks Feature CD  KSUT Tribal Radio would lik

Northern Cree and Wild Band of Comanches, are two respectable drum groups that have devoted their lives to preserve the living legacy of their indigenous heritage through songs and dance.  This collaboration brings together the mighty singing traditions of the Northern & Southern Plains, naming the album "Breaking Boundaries" meant to break boundaries amongst Native people.   Join us this Friday, October 3, 2014 12PM(MST) for this weeks Feature CD "Breaking Boundaries." 

This weeks Feature CD "Heart of Nations"  comes from the land, which is known as Turtle Island.  A land of nations, can speak of days in which all thrived and lived in harmony with Mother Earth.  Turtle Island Music has maintained integrity to keep their people united with Mother Earth through songs.  Tune in this Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12PM(MST) for this weeks Feature CD "Heart of Nation."  This CD was donated to KSUT by Turtle Island Music.  If you are interested in this album or any other Native Artist, visit them online at http://www.tur

Young Buffalo Horse is an intertribal group, a group of young men and women that originated from the original group "Buffalo Horse" of Red Wood Falls Minnesota.   They strive each day to touch people with their songs and hold their traditions of singing so that they can influence young natives to learn and continue their traditions as well. 

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