Steve Pacheco is the guest with Pakatelas host Michael Medrano. Pacheco is from the Lower Sioux Indian Community, a small reservation in southwestern Minnesota, where he currently resides. He is the co-author of Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (Michigan State University Press, 2008), and has recently been a guest editor for the literary journal Yellow Medicine Review. Steve has worked in education for 14 years—previously as an academic and guidance counselor/advocate for Native youth from his community. Currently, Steve is an Assistant Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University where he teaches both writing and literature courses.
Michael Medrano is a professor of English at Fresno City College and author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets. Episode 1 originally aired on KFCF 88.1 Free Radio on February 13, 2014. You can only get episodes of Pakatelas here on nicholasbelardes.com.