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Black Belt Eagle Scout

Katherine Paul or KP is the music artist behind Black Belt Eagle Scout. Her music has influences of alternative rock and traditional indigenous singing and drumming.  Paul is enrolled in the Swinomish tribe and is from Colville and Inupiaq lines.  She grew up in a family of indigenous drummers, singers and dancers.  Paul shares her approach and relationship with her music with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

Black Belt Eagle Scout will be headlining the 50 Years of Music and Ideas KBCS event this Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the Tractor Tavern, Alongside Richard Simeonoff and Mr. Sam.   


50 Years of Music and Ideas KBCS Event

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107) 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30)

get tickets here!


Producers: Yuko Kodama and Widder Sessions

Photo: by Nate Lemuel

Yes! Magazine: Native Photographer Reflects on His Time at Standing Rock

Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with Josue Rivas, an award winning photographer and film director, who specializes in challenging the main stream narrative of indigenous people.  In Yes! Magazine’s Spring 2018 “decolonize” issue, he published a photo essay about his time at Standing Rock. In this interview, Rivas reflects on his time at Standing Rock and discusses his larger project, titled “Standing Strong”.