Nataanii Means World Premiere Release of “Warrior”

Hip hop artist Nataanii Means releases his world premiere video “Warrior”. Nataanii, who appeared on MTV’s widely popular Rebel Music, is part of a growing movement of Native hip hop artists using their rhymes to speak to the realities facing Native communities, as well as, be a voice to uplift and empower.

His latest addresses what it means to be a warrior.

“In today’s society we’re quick to use the word ‘Warrior’, but in a lot of Indigenous People’s language across Turtle Island, that word is translated into many different definitions. In this video I chose to travel the country to different events and locations to depict our modern day warriors, in everything they do, because all of us are fighting to survive in one way or another. Which brings it back to why in our languages, the definition isn’t limited to one.” ~Nataanii Means

Directed & Edited by Nataanii Means
Director of Photography- Terrance Clifford
Co-Director of Photography- Angel Mills

Nataanii performing “Genocide” on MTV’s Rebel Music at the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City.

 

 

Nataanii performing at #ShellNo protest in Seattle.

Nataanii performing at #ShellNo protest in Seattle.

 

 

By: Matt Remle

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire and a community organizer.

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire and a community organizer.

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