Sheila Nanaeto

Tribal Radio Station Manager

Sheila has hosted the native Morning Show on KSUT Tribal Radio since 2000.  In 2006 she also became co-host of Feeding the Spirit, a prgram focused on Native American health issues.  In 2009, Sheila was hired by KSUT as the administration director intern and shortly thereafter became the director of Tribal Radio.  She is currently one of KSUT's Executive Directors on the management team.

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Originally recorded in 1974 in Klagetoh, AZ and re-released in 2011 on the Indian House Label.  The songs on this recording were considered modern style some 40 years ago.  Called Skip-dance and Two-step songs in English  the Klagetoh Swingers have dubbed these "Songs about Love" since the songs included on this recording are about this particular popular subject.  Singers included on this recording are Amos Y. Begay, Frank J. Begay, Ted B. Bonnie, Ned T. Clark, Ben J. Johnson & Joe J. Roanhorse.   

Elders' Vision, recorded live during the 43rd Annual Kyi-Yo Powwow at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Blackfoot Confederacy originated in 2004 during the Annual North American Indian Days in Browning, Montana. Original singers were sought out for their knowledge of the songs that belong to the Four Nations of the Confederacy. With a strong commitment to preserving the songs of the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Blackfoot Style of singing these singers have sat once again to share the songs with the people.

"Happy Trails" is a compilation of 14 Round Dance Songs composed and produced by Leo Charlie from the Thompson Salish Lower Nichola Band from B.C. Canada.  Composing round dance songs that reflect love lost, love newly found, and sprinkled with English lyrics. Mr. Charlie, an independent producer can be found selling his original songs at various powwows and round dances across the US and Canada. KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio would like to Thank Mr. Charlie for his donation of this CD to the station.      

Started in May 2010 and originally known as the Iron Horse Trio.

North Bear Singers represent the Northern Arpaho Nation starting out as young men traveling around to local powwows,  singers have grown up around the drum and consider each other Brothers on many levels.  The "Feelings & Emotions" CD is a collaboration with Eagle Calf Records out of Billings, MT and includes the ever popular "Daddy's Girl" a harmonized round dance song.  This song was sang live and won North Bear the 2012 World Hand Drum singing contest at the Gathering of Nations in Alb., New Mexico.  You can get a copy of this and other CDs at www.e

Santana's 36th album is dedicated to Native American Indians and features 13 mostly original songs he has been saving for a special release. Only one song, the Latin-flavored "Eres La Luz," features vocals (singers Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay). The remaining instrumental tracks showcase Santana's virtuoso guitar playing in a beautifully arranged and carefully paced album.

This week's "Friday Featured CD" is Mountain Kree, a Northern Drum Group from the Small Boys Camp, Alberta, Canada. Their self-titled album "Mountain Kree" was recorded live at the 2011 Legends Casino Powwow in Toppinish, Washington. Released on April 12, 2012, the group consist of Ten singers and the CD includes 13 different powwow song varying from Men's Grass to Woman's Jingle.  Join KSUT Tribal Radio this Friday, August 3rd at Noon (MST) for "Mountain Kree"

Wild Rose Singers recorded "Established" live at the Hiltem'Waq'iswit Clearwater River Casino Powwow in 2010. Started in 1997 with a core group of five singers, Wild Rose attended local powwows and events bringing their music to the people.  Today twelve members comprise the group as well as three outstanding lady backup singers.

Randy Wood from St. George, Utah once again brings another unique arrangement of round dance songs.  His distinctive style of blended contemporary and traditional round dance songs has won him awards and nominations throughout mainstream and native music organizations. Including the GRAMMY, NAMMY, Aboriginal Music Awards and JUNO award.  Enjoy 15 tracks of Randy Wood's originally composed songs as it it is showcased as the July 20th Friday Featured CD on KSUT Tribal Radio. Randy Wood recordings can be obtain by visiting www.roundanceblues.net     

The themes of love, laughter, pain, struggle and healing form the raw material for Emotions, a collection of Round Dance songs from Randall Paskemin, one of the most prolific traditional Native American singers and songmakers. Performed in the Cree Round Dance hand drum style, the magnetic rhythm of Paskemin's drumming and the honesty of his lyrics have the power to soothe your heartache, put strength in your heart and a smile on your face.

 

 

Michael's newest cd 'Believe' picks up where his award winning cd 'Seven' left off. 'Believe' cranks it up a notch or two and is evident with the songs he's put down in this highly anticipated cd. His approach to songwriting, as only a few in this genre can do, and as Native People's magazine writes of Michael,"an American songwriting icon", is stronger than ever. The musical versatility in songs like Fat Cats, Sacred Ground, For Chief Joseph, Blessings and the title track Believe are enough to satisfy all styles.

Tony Duncan is  of the Apache, Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan Nations. He is an accomplished flutist, powwow dancer and Five time World Champion Hoop Dancer.  A regular performer Duncan presents flute music that represents his Northern and Southern style of flute playing.  Join Tribal Radio at noon Friday, June 29 for the Featured CD for more information or to get a copy of this or any other Canyon Record Artist/Group visit their website at www.canyonrecords.com  

Recorded live at the 25th Annual ASU Powwow in Tempe, AZ  members represent the people of Treaty Six First Nations.  Cree Confederation bridges the older Pow-Wow singing style with the contemporary evolution of today's vibrant Pow-Wow culture. The collective energy of singing, drumming and the powerful message of Plains Cree song lyrics have lead Cree Confederation to multiple singing championships across Native America for more information on this or any other Canyon Records recording visit www.canyonrecords.com       fff

Wild Band of Comanches newest release recorded live at Red Mountain Powwow in Scottsdale, AZ is a compellation of thirteen tracks including the Comanche Flag Song.  Coming from the the Great State of Oklahoma the group travels across Indian Country bringing their powerful singing to the people.  Wild Band has twice been awarded the title of World Singing Champions of Southern Singing at the Gathering of Nations as well as many other powwows on the circuit. You can find Wild Band of Comanches and many other drum groups on at www.beartraks.net   

Originally released in 1967 and recorded live up the mountain behind Taos Pueblo.  This CD consist of 16 songs, ten of which were  composed by three of the singers present during the recording.  Singers were chosen for their experience as round dance singers and composers.  Present are John C. Gomez, Orlando Lujan, Ralph Lujan, Benny Mondragon,  Ruben Romero and Louis Sandoval. Join KSUT Tribal Radio on June 8 for the Featured CD "Round Dance Songs of the Taos Pueblo-Vol.I" on the Indian House Label and available at www.indianhouse.com  

Young Spirit was formed in the summer of 2001 during a Hobbema powwow, members are primarily from Frog Lake, Alberta Canada but have singers from all over Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, Arizona and California.  Available on the Bear Traks Media LLC  label at www.beartraks.net .  http://beartraks.net

Gary Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, raised in the wilds of Montana and Wyoming now residing in Portland, OR. Small is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation resides in remote Southeast Montana to the east of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Small takes great pride in his heritage and talks of his roots proudly and with confidence.  Like renowned guitarists, Carlos Santana and B.B.King, Smalls guitar is the forefront to one of the most incredible percussion sections in the area.

KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio will have an informational booth at the 2012 Beardance Powwow located at the Sky Ute Events Center in Ignacio, CO May 25 & 26, 2012.  Other activities to be held during the weekend include a Traditional Hand Game Tournament, Los Pinos Classic Men's & Women's Softball Tournament, as well as the Annual Beardance.  More information is available on the Tribal Radio "FAN PAGE" you will need to "like" the page to view the flyer follow the link to our FACEBOOK FANAGE   www.facebook.com/KSUTTribalRadio91

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