“Listen to each other with dignity and respect,” Ivan Posey replied when asked what he hopes to accomplish with doing a podcast.
Each week, Posey and co-host CooXooEii Black will team up to bring you a look at Wind River Reservation happenings and storytelling. The show will feature discussions on events, traditions, issues, education, and much more. “We want to be able to talk about serious issues one week, and bring a Native comedian on the next,” Posey described.
Posey works as the Tribal Education Services Coordinator at Central Wyoming College. He’s a member of the Northern Arapaho, Eastern Shoshone, and Cheyenne Tribes. Ivan is a United States Army veteran, has worked on the Eastern Shoshone Business Council, and was the Tribal Liaison for Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal.
Black graduated from Colorado College this spring. He was named Male Athlete of the Year at CC for his impressive work on the basketball court. Something Fremont County sports fans were no stranger to seeing during his days at Lander Valley High School. He’s a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Black studied Creative Writing at Colorado College. He hopes to one day publish his own poetry. Currently, Black is spending his summer at Maker Space 307 working on various projects in Riverton.
New shows will be released each Monday. This week, the show’s third episode was published. Episode one features an introduction conversation with Black and Posey. On episode two, Jordan Dresser joins the hosts to discuss repatriation efforts of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. And, episode three featured Lynette St. Clair, who discussed preserving the Eastern Shoshone language.
You can find Indian Relay on all major podcast apps. It’s also available on the 10Cast Network page here.
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Black described, “this show is a space for everyone. For Native folks to laugh, to hear ourselves, and to think deeper about the happenings in our communities, and for non-Native people to listen and learn. We hope that you will join us on this journey.”
Indian Relay is made possible by the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Central Wyoming College Institute of Tribal Learning.