We are thrilled to feature MC Rhetorik (Kewa Pueblo) on today’s Native Pulse! Our conversation explores his relationship with Hip Hop, the power of art expression, and direct community action. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Sounds from the Movement.
Sheldon “MC Rhetorik” Tenorio, from Kewa Pueblo uses music as a tool to help others find voice and express themselves in a healthy, creative and positive way. Shedding light on the power of returning to ourselves, looking within and how we can heal and reclaim our identities. He believes this can be accomplished through creative writing, poetry, spoken word and Hip Hop. Furthering this healing and in turn strengthening ourselves first, then our peers, families, and communities; ultimately the people. Sheldon has great experience in Direct Action training and youth development through the arts. Sheldon also works with the Kewa Forestry Crew and has been in the field of Conservation for over ten years. Sheldon joined Pueblo Action Alliance after meeting a member at the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Keeping the Homefires Burning Conference in November of 2017.