Dioganhdih (Akwesasne-Mohawk, Cherokee, Armenian) was born on the Onondaga Nation territory in upstate New York. Their introduction to music was through traditional Haudenosaunee ceremony and giving thanks. From early, Dio was surrounded by the celebration of Haudenosaunee culture, laying tempo and lending rhythm to the cultivation of their musical career.
Rap and lyricism have become a medium for Dioganhdih to create larger conversations within indigenous communities about sexuality, gender identity, decolonizing and exploring an urban native lifestyle while reclaiming traditional indigenous culture.
Presented by the Stanford American Indian Organization as an installment of the All My Relations Indigenous Artist Series with partners Stanford live and IDA