Amplifying Indigenous Voices
No matter what your topic or passion it is possible to promote and support your community by amplifying it’s collective voice. Some of the methods I have employed over the years to amplify Indigenous voices have led to a successful radio program on terrestrial radio as well as in podcast form. These methods can be replicated to grow and expand listenership as well as your expertise in your subject and community.
About Lew Hastings
Lew Hastings is the host of the Red Road Radio Show and founder of the Native Now Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 2013. A frequent speaker, storyteller and writer, Lew has written for various media outlets and has been published in Native News Online, Native Hoop Magazine, The Boca Beacon, The Gasparilla Gazette, Gasparilla Magazine, North Port Magazine and Harbor Style Magazine. He has studied Native American culture for well over 25 years and majored in Anthropology/Archaeology at Rutgers University where Prehistoric Native American was his primary focus. Lew has visited various tribal nations for over 40 years while living in New York, Texas, Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. In the late 1990’s he moved to Sheridan Wyoming to be closer to the Crow Nation in Montana in order to more easily facilitate his research on the Little Bighorn Battle. He has family that lives on the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Reservations and is currently working on a book recounting his journeys through Indian Country. Lew is currently studying treaties and tribal rights and is the only International Board member for Okiciyapi Tipi, a non-profit organization located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.