- Layli Longsoldier interview: Live at Circle Cinema during Tulsa Litfest
In this episode we are invited by Tulsa Litfest to do an interview with the amazing poet, Layli Longsoldier. This interview is done live at Circle Cinema where we talk about her poetry she created for the film, "Lakota Vs. the United States", and other adventures.
Not only do we have one great guest, but we also got a great guest host, Lindsey Claire Smith who joins us in this enlightening conversation.
Thanks a lot to Circle Cinema and Tulsa Litfest for allowing us the opportunity for this great interview.
Don't forget to watch "Lakota Vs. the United States". Release date: July 14, 2023 https://www.magpicturesinternational.com/lakota-nation
also go out and buy the book, "Whereas" by Layli Longsoldier. And look out for her new book, soon to be published, "We".
Music is by
The Chahta Vba Isht Taloa Cocophony Orchestra and Broken Consort
And as always, don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!47m | May 30, 2023
- Teton Trade Cloth Fashion Summit - Stitch by Millie
Featured artists Millie Bigler wraps a successful runway show at the Teton Trad Cloth Fashion Summit held at First Americans Museum in April, featuring our own Angela Startz as a model!
Hear what inspires her, how engineering and sewing match up in her brain, and enjoy a special performance by Blossom.40m | May 23, 2023
- Shutter - is it a mystery, a ghost story, or just a really good book?
Dine author Ramona Emerson is taking on the Navajo mystery series with her first installment of the Rita Todacheene trilogy. More accurate and more layered than that mystery series by that white guy, we visit with her about working with the dead, her documentaries and her passion for Law & Order. Duh Duh!1h 3m | May 16, 2023
- Bury My Heart with Marly Fixico
Young Elder Marly Fixico leads the discussion about the 2007 HBO movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and lights a fire under Angela and Sunrise to Protect our Children and to get #LandBack. How well did the book translate into a movie? Tune and and find out.1h 11m | May 9, 2023
- Native Journalism: Our Stories by Our Voices with ICT Editor
Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Navajo) is the editor of ICT. She is the first woman to be the chief news executive and top editor of the 40-year-old newspaper and website. She's also a Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) board member.
She joins Angela and new host Monica Braine (Assiniboine and Hunkpapa Lakota) to talk about Alaska Daily, the importance of journalism, her favorite films, and how she handles being the first Native woman to run the newsroom.37m | May 2, 2023
- IPX Interviews by Candice: Arigon Starr, Jessica Harjo and Michael Sheyashe
Candice interviews graphic novelist Arigon Staff, designer Jessica Harjo and writer Michael Sheyashe at this year's IndigiePopX. Hear all about Super Indian, Contenders, indigenous fashion, and Natives in comic books with our continuing coverage of IPX.27m | Apr 25, 2023
- Natives on Broadway with Larissa FastHorse
Larissa FastHorse is the first Native woman to have a play on Broadway and we get to catch up with her in this exclusive interview. Tune in and learn more about well-meaning white people and how autobiographical The Thanksgiving Play is.
Visit 2st.com for for tickets, and don't just keep it real, keep it REEL INDIGENOUS.32m | Apr 18, 2023
- THE INDIGENOUS READING CIRCLE SPECIAL: "The Only Good Indians", a novel by Stephen Graham Jones
In this episode, a bunch of good Indians talk about "The Only Good Indians", a novel by Stephen Graham Jones (not to be mistaken with the Wes Studi flick, "The Only Good Indian"). And joining us is a special guest (and great Indian): Erin Tripp, who stepped out of the library to bring the Indigenous Reading Circle to us (we are so honored) to share her thoughts on this great reads. And if you love Erin and her insights, follow her at:
and join her when she does her next Indigenous Reading Circle.
Thanks for listening, and enjoy.
And remember, whether you're a good Indian, bad Indian or somewhere in between (or maybe a little bit of each), don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!54m | Apr 11, 2023
- A Special Episode
In this episode, we get really deep as we discuss a classic TV show. We tackle the themes of genocide, displacement, pride, resiliency, and white fragility. There is a lot to unpack in this episode and it gets very emotional. It may be emotional for you, dear listener, but we do hope that you can make it to the end. So, make sure you have your tissues and prepare yourself for this special episode.
The music is:
"Trickster", an original composition by Candice Byrd-Boney
And if you learn anything about this episode, we hope that you learn this: Zack Morris didn't just keep it real, he kept it
Of course, the credits are the same as every episode but because this episode was a real emotional one for us to record and was even more emotional to edit, we brought in a special editor to help us out. So, a big thank you to our guest editor, April Folsom.29m | Apr 1, 2023
- Kaniehtiio Horn interview at IPX
We met Deer Woman! Another report from the fantastic Indigipop X! This time, we sat down in the breakroom with actress, podcaster, filmmaker, cat and human mom: Kaniehtiio Horn. She talks about her experiences in the world, and how amazing being a mom is.
Please enjoy all of the interruptions from the breakroom. We know we did.
And remember, don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!31m | Mar 28, 2023
- CBS Hit Show Ghost's Roman Zaragoza and Round 2 of Artist Interviews from IPX
With his hit show Ghosts taking over the airwaves, Roman Zaragoza is a busy guy! We discuss his work at Native Voices at the Autry and the Oregon Shakespeare Company, along with his upcoming documentary on the Modoc War.
Also at IPX, Noetta and Lillian interview cosplayers Tahmoh Penikett, Shauna Baker, and artist Dezbah Rose. We learn more about the art of cosplay and the winners of the IPX contest!55m | Mar 21, 2023
- IndigiPopX 2023 - Art-Artist-COMICON Pt 1
The Powwow for Geeks kicked off at First Americans Museum on March 10, and we grabbed a few interviews with some of the featured artists around the con. Featuring Absurdist Prod, Ēkvn-like, Ruby Finest, Hawden Designs, NoHeart Hokte, NDN Games and Comics, Nvya Creates/Roxanne Stopp, Michael Toya, Just Beaded Things, and Sticks Stones n Bonez. Check out our LinkTree for access to their awesome stuff! Our intrepid podcasters covered all three days of events. Be sure to peep the pics on our socials!34m | Mar 14, 2023
We know we're not supposed to talk about Bruno - no no, but in this episode, we do talk about the charming spell of a movie called, "Encanto". We talk about the wonderful music and the many layers of this Disney movie.
And remember, embrace your gifted relatives for who they are, and know that you, too, are gifted. Let’s all heal from our trauma, that way we don't just keep it real, we keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!53m | Mar 7, 2023
- Indigenous Social Media Influencers
In this episode, we get our socials on. We talk about Indigenous influencers in the social media-sphere. So, sign in, turn on, tune in, and drop out. Because we about to get socialized.
The music is:
"Like a Fool" by Kat Lock from "The Retrograde EP"
We talked about a lot of social media influencers, here's a link to a few and links to our own social media:
Thanks for listening. And when you're out there posting your better than mine life, or just overall socializing (media and otherwise), don't just keep it real...keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!1h 11m | Feb 28, 2023
- Nyla Innuksuk, Director of Slash/Back
Please be patient with our audio issues, but great content, so please stick with us.
Today, we talk with Nyla Innuksuk, a producer of virtual reality, video games, and now, the amazing alien film, "Slash/Back". Nyla talks about making movies for nephews, shooting a sci-fi movie with Indigenous child actors in our communities, and shares with us a lot of great laughter.
Enjoy the podcast and then go watch the movie, "Slash/Back" on Shudder or rent it or buy it where all fine movies are sold.
The music is:
"Sila" ft. Tanya Tagaq by The Halluci Nation from their album, "We Are The Halluci Nation" and featured in the feature film, "Slash/Back"
Thanks for listening, and remember, even when there's an alien invasion (colonizer or other creature), you don't just keep it real, you keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!1h 14m | Feb 21, 2023
- Valentine's Day Crushes!
Sending some love to our Indigenous Ladies in this episode. Noetta leads her Geek Girl Authority talk with Sunrise, tvli, Angela and Candice about some crushworthy Indigenous ladies played by Indigenous ladies. Push play and listen while you wine and dine with your special snag.
The music is:
"Never Felt Better" by Kat Lock from the "The Retrograde EP"
So, whether you're loving 'em, leaving 'em, or just crying, we here at Reel Indigenous will always have a crush on you, just as long as you don't just keep it real, you keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!51m | Feb 14, 2023
- Sunrise on Sundance Film Festival
Sundance 2023 is in the books and it was a doozy! Our Mocs on the Ground film critic Sunrise Tippeconnie shares his favs and recs with Tvli and Angela this week. Sunrise Recommends: Fancy Dance, Twice Colonized, Bad Press (Jury Awardee), Headdress, Sunflower Siege Engine.
"I Like You, But" by Kat Lock from her "Retrograde EP"
And while you're hitting the film festival circuits, don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!1h 33m | Feb 7, 2023
- Joey Clift, Part deux
For those confused, this is not a French language podcast. But this podcast does kiss in french.
In this episode, recurring character, Joey Clift shows up to talk about his short film, "My First Native American Boyfriend". He also chats it up about "Molly of Denali", "Spirit Rangers" and the comedy central cartoon shorts.
For more of Joey Clift, check his website:
And go here to watch his short film, "My First Native American Boyfriend":
The music is
"Dead Deer" by Kat Lock from "The Retrograde" EP.
Thanks for listening.
Remember, don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!1h 5m | Jan 31, 2023
- Kat Lock, Cherokee singer-songwriter and astrologist
In this episode, we chat it up with Kat Lock -- Cherokee singer-songwriter, master astrologist and music video producer. We talk about her new EP that has dropped, "THE RETROGRADE" and how a theatre kid becomes a rock star.
The music for this episode is appropriately from Kat lock. It is called:
"Reluctant" from her new EP called "THE RETROGRADE"
But don't be reluctant, and just get out there and buy this EP where all good music is sold.
To find out more about Kat, check her out at:
For Tarot readings, go to:
for the songwriting workshop register by February 17 at:
and don't forget to check out our favorite music video/short film: FOREVER BOY
Look for her live soon!
EDITOR OF THIS EPISODE: Monica Braine
Whether things are in retrograde or direct, always remember, don't just keep it real, keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS!1h 7m | Jan 24, 2023
- Kholan Studi
Continuing on this Studi trilogy (a studilogy) -- Actor extraordinaire Kholan Studi joins us as he talks about his work on the stage and in front of the camera. He also gets to chat up what it's like to have an Oscar worthy father. Listen up and enjoy. Thanks for listening.
And remember, Don't just keep it real. Keep it
REEL INDIGENOUS1h 23m | Jan 17, 2023