Native Braids: A youth mentor in Towaoc explains what motivates him to help young people

Four Corners Public Radio
Published November 24, 2021
Mark Wing in July, 2019, giving a talk about Ute culture in Lake City, Colorado. /Photo Courtesy Of Mark Wing /
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Mark Wing runs youth programs in Towaoc, Colorado. In this interview with Kateri Bancroft, Mark talks about how his mother inspired his work with young people.

Mark Wing and Kateri Bancroft are members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe, and live in Towoac, Colorado.

Evelyn Edd and Santana Edd are enrolled with the Navajo Nation.

Native Braids is a co-production of KSUT Tribal Radio and independent producer Adam Burke.

When to listen on KSUT:

Native Braids episodes can be heard on both Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio at approximately the following times (actual time may vary slightly due
to story length):

Mondays and Wednesdays:

at approx 7:50 AM during Morning Edition

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

at approx 5:50 PM during All Things Considered

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