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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Buffy Sainte-Marie, now 74, brand new album "POWER IN THE BLOOD" was released on May 12, 2015.  Power In The Blood, is her first studio album since 2008.  On this album there are 12 tracks and she wrote them all but 2.  Album was recorded in Toronto with 3 different producers; on this album you will find 4 love songs, 2 positive-uppers, 1 blues rocker, 3 social criticisms, 1 blues rocker, and "It's My Way!"  It's My Way is the first album by folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie. 

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.