Wings with Wayne

Wings with Wayne: a show where Wayne Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Lakota) visits with Indigenous changemakers from our region to explore what sovereignty means to them. Things get spicy.

Are you ready to turn up the heat? We’re excited to bring you Wings with Wayne, the show where sovereignty gets spicy. :fire:

In each episode, Wayne Ducheneaux II (Cheyenne River Lakota) visits with an Indigenous changemaker to explore what sovereignty means to them. And, true to the show’s title, they also enjoy some VERY hot wings.

Season 1:

  • Episode 1: Rebuilder Alexandera Houchin and Wayne Ducheneaux II discuss sovereignty, ultra-endurance cycling, family, and their shared love of air fryers. :poultry_leg:
  • Episode 2: Robert Blake and Wayne Ducheneaux II talk about using sovereignty to fight climate change, inspiring the next generation through stories about polar bears, and centering language and culture to stay grounded. :polar_bear:
  • Episode 3: Lower Sioux Indian Community President Robert Larsen and Wayne Ducheneaux II discuss what it’s like to serve as a Tribal leader, the opportunities and challenges facing Lower Sioux, and motorcycling. :racing_motorcycle:

Season 2

  • Episode 1: Chief of the Mohegan Tribe and United States Treasurer Marilynn Malerba talks with Wayne about what it means to be Treasurer, her approach to Indigenous leadership, and her nation’s WNBA team. 🏀
  • Episode 2: Social media star and #LandBack baddie Giiwedin shares stories about taking action, tattoos, and more. ✊🏽
  • Episode 3: Comedian, organizer, and actor Dallas Goldtooth dares to add extra sauce to our hottest wing while discussing humble beginnings, community, and comedy. 🔥


Series produced by VENN Media. Original artwork by Dale Deforest (Diné).

We worked with Diné artist Dale Deforest to create the Wings with Wayne logo. The design is a tribute to the medallions featured in Reservation Dogs. One of our organizational values is “embrace fun, unapologetically.” This logo (and the entire series) reflects our belief that laughter is good medicine. We hope you’ll laugh along with us as we explore a variety of important topics impacting Indian Country!