Gyasi Ross – Winona LaDuke
“‘Winona LaDuke’ is, obviously, an homage to the amazing mother, writer and activist Winona LaDuke.Â More broadly, however, it is an evolutionary tale of the cathartic power of female energy and strong women generally. It is a quick illustration of how the power of the right woman can evolve a man from searching for simple pleasure to wanting to learn the classics and seek deeper existential meaning.â€Â â€” Gyasi Ross.Â
“Winona LaDuke” can be heard onÂ Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here),Â the debut album from author, activist, attorney, and Native American spoken-word artist Gyasi Ross.
IsskootsikÂ is available now on iTunes via Cabin Games Records. The release is driven by powerful original music under the guidance of Cabin Games producer Kjell Nelson, featuring Slug of Atmosphere, Aboidun Oyewole of The Last Poets, and Northwest Independent music legend Steve Fisk, as well as traditional Native American performances from Nakoa HeavyRunner and Sacred Water. Â Gyasi Ross “Winona LaDuke” from the albumÂ ISSKOOTSIK (Before Here was Here)Â