Gyasi Ross

Gyasi comes from both the Blackfeet and Suquamish Indian Nations and has gained visibility nationally as a representative of his community through frequent network television appearances and regular contributions to Huffington Post, Gawker, Deadspin and Indian Country Today.

ISSKOOTSIK (Before Here Was Here) is the debut album from author, activist, attorney, and Native American spoken-word artist. A forceful collection ranging from historical facts to dreams of love and death and loathing, the release is driven by hypnotic original music under the guidance of Cabin Games producer Kjell Nelson, featuring Slug of ATMOSPHERE, Abiodun 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.