Native Threads Profiles

Profiles of Native American People, Artists, Actors, Entertainers and Business people.

 

LightningCLoud feat. Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud

LightningCloud

LightningCloud is a North American Hip Hop group based out of Los Angeles, California. The duo consists of Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud. Invigorated by the sounds and energy of the underground club scenes, LightningCloud found a way to fuse the elements of Hip Hop with Electro-House music, giving birth to [...]

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Evren Ozan

Evren was six years old when he discovered the native flute on a cross-country road trip.  At the first stop, the Grand Canyon, Evren went straight to the native instruments counter and picked out a cedar flute.  He paid for it with all of his trip allowance, and has been [...]

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Freddy Herrera

 Right place, right time, that seems to be Freddy Herrera’s M.O.
Growing up in Riverside, CA., skateboarding was really the only thing, besides family, that he cared about. Then came music.
Always a lover of whatever was good on the radio (no $ for records) he never [...]

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Freddie Bitsoie

Chef Freddie Bitsoie loves life. There is nothing more that fills his soul than when he makes someone smile by telling a good story or by presenting someone with a very good dish. He wants everyone around him to have a great time. These are very simple ways to describe Freddie, yet life for this [...]

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Sahar Khadjenoury

Before Sahar Khadjenoury made her move into film and television, she grew a fondness for the theatrical stage. From a young age, she had been a performer – ranging from comedy to dance. Sahar’s exotic look and witty personality boosted her career as an actor, model, and international spokesperson. Her look is an [...]

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Kateri Walker

Kateri Walker is a tribal member of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, Ontario, Canada and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; she is also of Belgian descent.  Kateri received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan; she majored in Theater & Drama. Kateri recently returned to [...]

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Steven Judd

Steven Judd is a staff writer and Disney/ABC Fellow on the new Disney XD single-camera comedy series “Zeke and Luther.”
Judd was inspired to write and direct film to offset the stereotypical portrayal of American Indians he saw as a child. Judd began his own production company, Restless Natives [...]

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Randy Bardwell

 After speaking with Randy for a mere 10 minutes you get the distinct feeling that he understands the unique position he’s in to help guide our Native youth into the vast possibilities of entrepreneurship in Indian Country. “Our ancestors were the ultimate entrepreneurs. The only difference is that instead [...]

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Sonya Flores Moquoquish

 Sonya Flores is Kupa from Pala Indian Reservation, California and Ute from Fort Duchesne, Utah. For over 22 years she has been dancing Fancy Shawl, Jingle, and Northern Traditional. Winning numerous dance competitions she has been recognized and crowned “Princess” twice by two Pow Wow organizations [...]

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Nathaniel Arcand

 Nathaniel Arcand’s career began 17 years ago when he accompanied a close friend to a photo shoot. Darryl Mork, owner of the Edmonton-based company Darryl Mork Talent Agency, approached him afterwards asking Nathaniel if he had any experience in film or television. The question intrigued [...]

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Ray Rivera

Ray Rivera the IV is a 23 year old tribal member of the Yaqui and Apache nations born and raised in Los Angeles, CA to a Chicano and Native American family of two brothers and two sisters. He is a gifted Multi-talented individual who ranges from being a musician, northern traditional dancer, graphic designer and [...]

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Jana Mashonee

 With her new album, New Moon Born, poised to burst onto the mainstream music scene, it is no wonder Jana Mashonee is all smiles these days. The album represents a significant departure from her previous endeavors, taking on a decidedly more upbeat rhythm and blues flavor. “The album is about rebirth and new [...]

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Derek Miller

Derek Miller is a dynamic performer. Whether you watch him live or when listening to his studio albums, you get a sense of an artist, striving for the pursuit of perfection mixed with fun. Musician, producer, actor, business entrepreneur…Derek Miller can always be counted on to deliver the best performance. [...]

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Sam McCracken

 Sam McCracken grew up on the Fort Peck Assiniboine/Sioux Reservation in Montana. He went to high school in nearby Wolf Point, where his love of basketball sparked an interest in coaching. McCracken coached high school basketball in Oregon and California for 20 years, an experience that taught Sam a great [...]

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DuCross Bros

The DuCross Bros. have their cross-hairs set on being at the top spot of jock talk. These lively identical twins are well on their way to becoming the first native duo on mainstream sports radio and have aspirations of becoming the next “2 Live Stews” of ESPN fame. Shaun and Tristen DuCross were born in Santa [...]

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Crystle Lightning

Crystle Lightning is everything that her given name implies: a clear bolt of penetrating energy.  A plains Cree American Indian, Crystle began her show business journey at the tender age of four in Alberta, Canada. As a child, she was cast as a series regular on several family productions [...]

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RedCloud

Hailing from Los Angeles, artist RedCloud is an incendiary hip-hop artist whose live shows are legendary; POWER 106, the number-one hip-hop radio station in the world, crowned him its freestyle champion five weeks in a row—undefeated.
Taking his name from the famous Native American Oglala [...]

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