Letter from the Chair

Mique (Hello), 


My name is Sheila B. Nanaeto, I am an enrolled member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe located in Southwestern Colorado. I am the Station Manager of KSUT Tribal Radio. Established in 1976 KSUT serves the surrounding Native communities of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Apache, Dine Nations of the Four-Corners region.   


I would like to first say thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Chair of the Station Advisory Committee.  I started in radio as a volunteer in January of 2000 hosting the Wednesday Native Morning Show; hired full-time in January 2010. Music has been a passion of mine since a young age. Traveling throughout Indian Country dancing and singing with family and friends attending ceremonies and powwows.  


I want to welcome each of you to utilize the programs and services provided by Native Public Media. The Station Advisory Committee serves as a liaison that bring forth the needs of the Native radio network to Native Public Media’s Board of Directors.


The year we have all experienced has brought challenges for Native stations to continue to provide resources for our own individual communities. The Station Advisory Committee is dedicated to helping Native radio continue to serve their communities while navigating the new obstacles. Thank you for all you do for your people.  

Sheila Nanaeto

Chair, Southwest Representative

What We Do

The Station Advisory Committee (SAC), a formal committee of the Native Public Media Board of Directors, is critical to the work and services of NPM. Comprised of 7 representatives from the Native radio network, members help to ensure that our services continue to meet the arising and evolving needs of Native stations; specifically those stations that are receiving the Community Service Grant through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Sheila Nanaeto

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Chair, Southwest Representative

Sheila Nanaeto has been involved with KSUT Tribal Radio in variety of capacities, starting as volunteer host for the “Native American Morning Show” in the spring of 2000. Her show continues to air every Wednesday morning. Sheila became full time in 2009 as the KSUT Tribal Radio Station Manager, which serves the Southern Ute Indian Reservation and the surrounding native communities of the Four-Corners.

Gabriel Otero

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Member, Low-Power Representative

Gabriel Otero is a Program Coordinator for KPYT a Low-Powered station serving Southern Arizona. Otero serves as host for 'The Snake Break' radio program featuring local and independent music. Annually Otero coordinates the Pascua Yaqui Festival of the Arts. Recently, Otero was elected vice president of the Native Music Coalition, a non-profit organization, that empowers Native youth through music workshops and performance outlets.

Brian Brashier

Chickasaw Nation, 

Board of Directors Liaison

Brian Brashier leads the Broadcast Productions Department for KCNP - Chickasaw Community Radio of Southern Oklahoma.  Brashier brings a wealth of knowledge of radio broadcasting; coordinating radio tower builds, serves as a certified storm spotter and member of the Warning Coordination Team for the National Weather Service office in Norman, OK.  

Darren Brown


Member, Television Representative

Darren Brown is the Senior Content Producer at Cheyenne and Arapaho Television. Brown has over thirty years in broadcast TV as a camera operator, news photographer, editor, and reporter. Brown has created Tribal public affairs programing, children's programming, and covered numerous events for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Brown currently serves a a professional Mentor for the Native American Journalist Association student fellowship program.

Jiselle Halfmoon

Nez Perce/Cayuse/Umatilla

Member, Northwest Representative

Jiselle Halfmoon is the Operations Manager for KCUW 104.3FM Radio on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon. She began her career in radio as a volunteer DJ when KCUW first aired in 2004. Halfmoon's radio tenure accomplishments include implementing and producing, advocating for community journalism, online streaming, and hosting a weekly talk show.