My name is Glatrina
Kagenveama. I am a member of the Bear Strap & Spider clan and from
the village of Soongopavi. I enjoy spending time with family &
friends and am always willing to adventure new things. As a child, I was
fortunate to share my youth with some great people of all Native
nations. I strongly believe you do not truly appreciate the life of
others until you’ve experienced a part it. With that, I’ve learned to
appreciate people of all cultures & society and enjoy sharing life’s
I attended Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota and Hopi Jr./Sr. High School. I graduated from Everest College in Phoenix in the field of accounting. I attended Glendale Community College & Coconino Community college to further my studies. I have experience working in the field of business, accounting, federal financial aid and financial management.
Prior to working with The Hopi Foundation, I worked for the Hopi Tribe in the Hopi Environmental Protection Office
and the Finance Department; the local housing authority's finance
department for six years; Previously employed with Everest College,
Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona University &
other Arizona colleges & universities to assist students in search
of scholarships opportunities and applying for federal financial
aid; as well as the Hopi Cultural Center (a part of Hopi Tribal
Economic Development Corporation) as the restaurant supervisor.
Thomas Humeyestewa, Production Assistant Thomas, Hopi, is a member of the
Water Clan from the Village of Songoopavi. Thomas likes to lives life to the
fullest and enjoys to plant, run, play basketball, sing and most of all, be a
father. Known to all as “Lana”, he graduated from Flagstaff High School
and attended Cocconino Community College for General Studies in various
trades from Electronics to Carpentry to Drafting.
Having the passion for music
and singing since he was young, Thomas has grown in the production work he does
for KUYI. He appreciates the radio station for allowing him to apply his
skills and to gain more knowledge in what he loves to do while
helping the local community in preserving the culture and language.
Anthoney Dukepoo, Operations Assistant
Anthoney is from First Mesa.
His background consists of a wide variety of skills that range from being a
father to farming/gardening to building maintenance to electronics. He has
a passion for production and technical skills and has experienced making
skateboarding videos to editing those videos.
He would like to learn more
about audio production to for those videos. He uses his interest and
problem-solving skills to assist the KUYI radio station in helping to update
and maintain the equipment at the station and the radio tower. He
enjoys the challenge in learning about new technology and feels what connects
him most to the station is that it is a true community station
that benefits everyone on Hopi as well as the surrounding Dine community
Richard Alun Davis, Station Manager
Richard was born in the United Kingdom, where his father Richard performed with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and passed along the love of song to his son.
The Davis family, mother Inge and sister Gillian, moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago where Richard got his first taste of radio in New Trier High School's Radio Workshop before heading out to Maine and then Ohio where he attended the College of Wooster, focusing on contemporary American Indian literature and DJ'ing at WCWS.
Richard made a bee-line to Flagstaff where the next decade and a half saw him working against family violence (primarily at NFHC's Domestic Violence shelter H.A.L.O. House) while juggling music recording and concert production with Greenhouse Productions as well as co-founding the northern Arizona chapter of No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes. Richard operates community radio as a blend of social justice and entertainment.
As a kid he used to stay up way too late, pull the covers over his head and tune in Wolfman Jack and Doctor Demento. Shhh, don't tell his mom