We speak with Gabriel Yaiva, Navajo and Hopi hip hop artist, owner of the independent label Fourth World Entertainment, www.4went.com, empowering people through community work, such as The Peace and Balance Project, www.peaceandbalance.com.
Featured songs, artists, and albums:
*Broken Dreams, Nightshield (Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nightshizzle) *Hostile Takeover, Yaiva w/ Nightshield & 28 Tha Native (from Limited Edition) *Adolescence, Nightshield & Overflow (from the Save the Peaks compilation) *It's Hard, Shadowyze (from The Fire Starter compilation)
On June 12th, 2007, as workers at the Del Monte
processing plant in North Portland, neared the end of their work shift, agents
from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement
or ICE, raided the plant, detaining 167 people, separating families, and
spreading fear and anxiety through out the community.