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)
Much of what is said about responding to climate change and the coming climate crisis puts the responsibility on the consumer, on the individual. We're told to buy fluorescent light bulbs, or hybrid cars, or recycled paper, or other products - and that's supposed to somehow save us from massive species extinction. Or we hear about 'carbon trading', a system that will allow the largest polluters to keep polluting at the same level.