9a Matowin

9a Matowin

Oglala Lakota


Nyna Matowin a.k.a. 9a (pronounced: "nee-nuh") is a multi-award-winning Oglala Lakota singer / songwriter based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In their music, she features a story entitled "the oglala wolf puppy w/ PTSD" which chronicles their process of reconnecting to her Lakota culture, language and healing the ramifications of intergenerational trauma brought upon by colonization. They bill their style as "Lakota pop", incorporating Lakota language, culture in a modern context while bringing in multiple genres. They hope to speak directly to their Oceti Sakowin relatives in hopes of empowering our communities back to themselves & homelands.

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2024 Artists-In-Residence

2023 Artists-In-Residence