Sicangu Lakota rising hip-hop artist Frank Waln talks story with Originals First about art, education, museums and contesting the “symbolic annihilation” of Indigenous People. …read more »
A rising force in Native American Hip Hop along with his group Nake Nula Waun, Frank Waln has reached levels most said he would never reach, and he’s still climbing. Frank Waln is a Gates Millenium Scholar who studied two years of pre-med at Creighton University in Omaha, NE before giving it all up to pursue his dream fully and put everything into music. Frank has been playing piano since the third grade, and been making beats and producing music for a number of years.
2013 was a very good year for Indigenous music. Here are our favourite reasons why it’s an incredible time to tune in. We’re still here—and we’re still making amazing music. …read more »
Once again we bring you our round up of the latest and greatest new albums to come out in Indian Country. Get cozy this autumn with some new music! …read more »
More in awards season news – the Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA) announced their nominees! Check them out here. …read more »
Rosebud Sioux hip-hop artist Frank Waln of Nake Nula Waun has just released a new track called Swagged Out Brave Heart of a Lion that focuses on the warrior spirit. …read more »