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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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.