KRVM Salutes Nick Sixkiller, host of Indian Time, Thursday 7 to 9 pm
I have lived most of my life in Oregon. I was born in St. Helens Oregon, and graduated from Siuslaw High School in Florence, Oregon in 1966. I enlisted in the US Navy and served on submarine tenders from 1969 -1973. I studied Environmental technology in college and owned my own business for 25 years before accepting a position with the Siletz Indian Tribe as an education specialist in the early 90’s. I am an enrolled tribal member of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma. I have been married to Donna for over 35 years and have two fantastic sons, Casey, Kelly and 6 grandchildren, some of which you hear on my radio show.
Attending Pow wows, spending time with my family and being on the air at KRVM are my comfort zones, among many other activities I participate in with the Siletz Tribe.
While growing up, one of my favorite fantasies was to be a radio announcer, a sports announcer to be more accurate. Now, I am proud to say that I have been with KRVM and “Indian Time” for almost 16 years, I am the football announcer for the Siletz Warriors and I have emceed Pow wows around the Northwest for over twenty years.
Life is good.
Nick is featured in an exhibit at the U of O Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Nick Sixkiller, The Man Behind the Mic, now through June 2013.