Daybreak Star Radio Blog

Anushka is an upcoming rising senior in high school. She is very passionate about advocating for human rights and has been learning about immersing herself in other cultures. She also aspires to travel the world and meet people from all backgrounds in the future. Her Mission:  “I am on a mission to help Indigenous communities […]

Bryan Blanchette is a 21st century Abenaki artist. Daybreak Star Radio was honored to speak with Bryan and hear his stories. He brings 10,000 year old traditions into music and performance into a 21st century setting. A contemporary song may be sung in an Algonquian language, or a traditional pow wow song might be fused […]

“Gather” Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Fight to Reclaim Native Foodways Thursday, September 29 | 4 – 8 pm PST Native food rights are human rights. Join the First Nations Development Institute, Gates Foundation Indigenous Communities Employee Resource Group, and Gates Foundation Discovery Center for a screening of the film, Gather. Learn about the growing movement […]

Daybreak Star Radio had the honor of interviewing Director and Actor, Madeline Sayet. Madeline Sayet is a member of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, where she was raised on a combination of traditional Mohegan stories and Shakespeare. Both have influenced her work as a stage director of new plays, classics, and operas. Madeline discusses her play “Where […]

Daybreak Star Radio was able to talk with Jolene Williams who is on the Snoqualmie Tribal Council. Jolene currently holds a Master’s degree in Managerial Communications, a Bachelors in Business completed with additional experience of 25 years in gaming (Casino) experience. Jolene tells us her foundations of her work and how she wants to give […]

Daybreak Star Radio had the honor of interviewing artist Gary Bigbear. Since relocating from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest in 2002, Gary Bigbear has experienced living in a more densely populated urban area juxtaposed with the diverse natural habitats of forests, mountains, coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and Salish Sea. He tends to get […]

Daybreak Star Radio had the honor of interviewing artist Donna Baker.  This Native American painter brings color and texture to the canvas using her history as an Indigenous person, her experiences and PTSD from serving her country, and in a way that embodies flow and movement. From Donna: I am a Gulf War Army veteran […]

Daybreak Star Radio had the pleasure of interviewing Jam Bone!!!! Jam Bone will be playing in Toppenish at Tribalpalooza on August 27th, 2022!!! Tribalpalooza, presented by Tribal Vibe Productions, will be hosted by Canadian actor Adam Beach. It will bring together musical acts from all over Indian Country to the Toppenish Rodeo Grounds, 600 S. Division […]

Daybreak Star Radio was able to talk with Jessica Imotichey (Chickasaw) who works for the United States Census Bureau. She is the Tribal Relations Specialist for the Los Angeles Region. She takes us on a deep dive of how the Census works for Native Americans – both enrolled and unrecognized. Every individual person not counted […]

Daybreak Star had the wonderful opportunity to interview the United States Census Bureau Director Robert L Santos. Robert L. Santos is the 26th director of the U.S. Census Bureau. He was sworn in on January 5, 2022. Santos’ career spans more than 40 years in survey research, statistical design and analysis, and executive-level management. He […]


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