DEFINITION OF RESILIENCE

DEFINITION OF RESILIENCE

A four episode radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs.

Since its inception in the 80’s, generations of youth have gravitated to hip-hop. The genre has been the platform for young people to express their art. And we see this in our communities around the world — specifically, in Native America — and how hip-hop culture relates to Native life.

Host/Producer Alexis Sallee travels from Minnesota to Alaska to document Native American rappers’s contributions to modern music.

Each episode follows two artists who share their story and Indigenous history. Through interviews, we hear personal stories from addiction and identity to boarding schools and generational trauma.

Eight rappers bring insight and emotional rawness in exploring disconnection and reconnection to Native culture.

We see these artists’ powerful lyrical and artistic expression work to uplift their communities and inspire youth.

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