Native Sounds: Cody Blackbird
Cody Blackbird is Eastern Band of Cherokee of North Carolina and Dakota. Cody is the youngest recipient for "Flutist of the Year" by the Native American Music Awards. He travels throughout the year performing and as a motivational speaker for Native American youth. Cody is a rising star in Indian Country and is experimenting with new things by way of flute songs. Cody collaborated with Frank Waln (Rosebud Sioux) of Nake Nula Waun on their song, “Hear my Cry." And, their song was nominated for "Best Hip-Hop Song" at the Indian Summer Music Awards.
Cody feels blessed that he can travel and share his music. Cody does not consume drugs or alcohol and lives by his traditional values. Recently, Production Assistant Tobias Grant (Omaha) talked with Cody after his performance on Powwow Alley during the Gathering of Nations Powwow.