2022 was a great year for recordings by Indigenous musicians across Turtle Island, which can only mean that it was Gaënö’s best year yet! If you haven’t tuned in yet, today’s Ha’degaënögeh (End of Year Review) is the perfect introduction to the various kinds of music and conversations found on the show. Nearly 40 new episodes of Gaënö’ this year, from pop to rock, hip hop to EDM, traditional to folk and most everywhere in between with conversations ranging from the lighthearted to the hard issues facing all of our communities.
As I reflect back on this last year, I want to thank the hardworking folks at NV1, all of the amazing affiliates carrying Gaënö’ and you the listener- Gaënö’ would be incomplete without all of you! Nya:wëh to Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) and the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center for your continued support.
A special thank you to Keith Secola, Ansley Simpson, Sunburnt Stone, Nimkish, JuQ, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Ombigiizi, Neon Natives, Bebe Buckskin, Micki Free, Elexa Dawson, Paul Steward, Jir Anderson, Melody McArthur, December Wind, Def-I & Ariano, JC Campbell, Julia Keefe, Nakoa Heavyrunner, Ghostkeeper, Blackbird, iiwaa, Mike Bern, Shawnee Kish, Digging Roots, Nadjiwan, The Halluci Nation, Crystal Shawanda, The Tewa, Blue Moon Marquee, Elemantra, Joy Harjo, Julian Taylor, Blue Mountain Tribe and Sandra Sutter!
Happy New Year and Cheers to 2023! Great things are coming and I can’t wait to bring you along on the journey! Aeswadënöda:je’s! You outta sing along!
01 Keith Secola (Ojibwa)- Waves of Gitchi Goomi (Portals) (Originally aired January 10, 2022)
02 Ansley Simpson (Anishinaabe)- Mourning Keeps Coming Back (Spirit to Soar) (January 24, 2022)
03 Nimkish (Cree)- Bad News (single) (Feb 07, 2022)
04 JuQ (Oglala Lakota)- Frybread Booty (single) (Feb 14, 2022)
05 December Wind (Mohawk)- 215 (single) (May 09, 2022)
06 Nakoa Heavyrunner & Darron Heavyrunner (Assiniboine/Blackfoot)- Told You Before (Ft Taya Heavyrunner) (Lie No More) (June 16, 2022)
07 iiwaa (Piipaash, Quechuan, Gila River)- Boys Don’t Cry (Dysmorphia) (August 01, 2022)
08 Shawnee Kish (Mohawk)- Mr Tie (single) (August 17, 2022)
09 The Halluci Nation (Cayuga, Mohawk)- Collaboration Not Appropriation (One More Saturday Night) (September 19, 2022)
10 Elemantra (Seneca)- Plastic World (Only Momentary) (November 6, 2022)
11 Joy Harjo (Mvskoke)- Calling the Spirit Back (I Pray for My Enemies) (November 14, 2022)