21 episodes

Sort of like, what happens when you get overpowered by the Nevada Sun—while listening to Nuthin’ but a G Thang (on repeat)—and at the same time, listening to a heavily tattoo'd guy from HV1, intelligently-and-existentially deconstruct (and reconstruct) strange meanings of life. All from a tribal perspective. Yeah, it’s kind of like that…

Coffee with an Indian Brian "BB" Melendez

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 100 Ratings

Sort of like, what happens when you get overpowered by the Nevada Sun—while listening to Nuthin’ but a G Thang (on repeat)—and at the same time, listening to a heavily tattoo'd guy from HV1, intelligently-and-existentially deconstruct (and reconstruct) strange meanings of life. All from a tribal perspective. Yeah, it’s kind of like that…

    Ground Zero

    Ground Zero

    Welcome to Coffee with an Indian, I’m BB, your Host and Resident-Indian.  You are now about to listen to a brilliantly composed tribal narrative, in a way that has never been done before on any podcast. Have you ever wondered what it’s like living on a modern Indian Reservation? Have you ever had to make something out of nothing? Are you ready for a unique and complex story, filled with struggle and spirit? We’ll you’re in luck because here it is.
    Season 1 is a serial style podcast. So, please listen in ascending order from Episode 1 to Episode 21. If you do this, you’ll get the best experience.
    First and foremost, I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all for your time and consideration.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
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    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow Me: @lucentree  
    You can find me on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree

    • 19 min
    Indian Boy

    Indian Boy

    Why is it crucial to know the history of where your family comes from? Have you ever thought to yourself, just how impactful your parent’s life experiences have been in your own story? Listen now to learn about the secrets and tricks of little Indian Boys.
    First and foremost, I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all for your time and consideration.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
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    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow me ( @lucentree ) on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree
     

    • 12 min
    The Green Side of the Mountain

    The Green Side of the Mountain

    Do you want to know what was life was like, as an Indian child, in Reno during the late 80’s?  Do you understand how violence and trauma can shape a young mind? Have you ever wondered how common another person’s depression can impact other people’s paths forever? If you’re prepared to find out, listen right now…
    Season 1 is a serial style podcast. So, please listen in ascending order from Episode 1 to Episode 21. If you can listen to the episodes in this order, you’ll appreciate the intended experience. I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory, and it takes me awhile to get the content the way it needs to be, so thank you for your patience. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
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    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow Me: @lucentree
    You can find me on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree

    • 15 min
    In-Between Dwellers

    In-Between Dwellers

    Have you ever wondered how American Indian family’s transition after a suicide? What do you think life is like, for a child born with serious childhood disabilities? Or consider how difficult it must be to provide a struggling child with comfort? Learn why an Indian boy, would leave the only caregivers he would ever know, to live with his biological mother in a broken home? To find out all these mysterious details, listen right now…
    Season 1 is a serial style podcast. So, please listen in ascending order from Episode 1 to Episode 21. If you can listen to the episodes in this order, you’ll appreciate the intended experience.
    I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory, and it takes me awhile to get the content the way it needs to be, so thank you for your patience. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
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    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow Me: @lucentree
    You can find me on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree

    • 16 min
    Bending Spoons

    Bending Spoons

    Have you ever thought about what it must be like to grow up on an American Indian Reservation in the 90’s? Have you ever wondered about the impacts that a broken home, alcohol abuse and drug addictions, and domestic violence has on a child’s worldview? Ever think about how important your own unique role is in a community setting? Listen today, to hear about teenage angst and unintended social apathy.
    Season 1 is a serial style podcast. So, please listen in ascending order from Episode 1 to Episode 21. If you can listen to the episodes in this order, you’ll appreciate the intended experience.
    I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory, and it takes me awhile to get the content the way it needs to be, so thank you for your patience. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
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    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow Me: @lucentree
    You can find me on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree

    • 16 min
    Gangster Lean

    Gangster Lean

    Have you ever wondered about the intricacies of early 90’s gang culture and the criminality that took the lives of many young people and left others incarcerated? Ever want to know what it’s like to attend a gang funeral? Have you ever wanted to know about how to prevent juvenile delinquency? Listen today, to learn about a rampant sub-culture that has the power to shift lives and change the destinies of young people.
    Season 1 is a serial style podcast. So, please listen in ascending order from Episode 1 to Episode 21. If you can listen to the episodes in this order, you’ll appreciate the intended experience.
    I compose these podcasts from my heart and memory, and it takes me awhile to get the content the way it needs to be, so thank you for your patience. After you give this episode a listen, if you can please tag this post and share the content with your friends and relatives, I would greatly appreciate it.
    -BB
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    If you enjoy Coffee with an Indian…you’re going to love Coffee with an Indian_Black.
    Please consider subscribing to Coffee with an Indian_Black, which is the Extended, R-Rated version of each and every episode. This service is exclusively on Patreon. Every subscription helps us move the podcast further in every way possible.
    You’ve been warned; this is the dark side of the podcast.  
    -------
    Brian “BB” Melendez, is a Northern / Southern Paiute - Western Shoshone, CEO / Problem Solver of Lucentree, LLC; Tribal Community Leader; American Indian Spirituality Scholar; Practitioner of Great Basin Custom(s) and Culture(s); the Creator or Mahkwuhoo (Guided Meditation); and Host of the Coffee with an Indian, Podcast.
    Contact Information: bb@lucentree.com
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    Follow Me: @lucentree
    You can find me on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    #coffeewithanindian #cwaiblack #thelessonlearned #lucentree

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

t k o ,

Healing, funny, spiritual, brutal

To me, Brian Melindez has created something special here, reminding me of a mix between Wonder Years/Fresh Off the Boat remixed by Tupac fans from Southwest US urban culture. Though I am a pretty typical white boy, I can relate instantly to the cultural backdrop Brian paints of his dusty, unstructured urban desert upbringing. His direct, honest storytelling has offered me laughs, healthy discomfort, spiritual intrigue, and lots of unexpected sobbing in my car. Thank you, BB, for your gift and contributions. It is honorable work.

M.Bonillas ,

Thoughts

Brian, my name is Michael. My mother is white and my father is a descendant of the Mexica and Yaqui peoples of Mexico. Not much of our traditions have survived in my family. I was raised with my mother until I was fifteen. I was told about my real father once when I was seven then I was forbade to talk about him(I had a white stepfather). Lots of identity issues growing up which you may understand. Some are still lingering. I am not white but I am not fully Indian either. This struggle has always been with me.
Thank you for your honesty and the time you set aside for these conversations. Keep up the work. It’s important. Some of the things you talk about really hit home for me and I appreciate you.

Meem27 ,

You don’t know unless you know…

It’s all real..only a truth those who have experienced it know….yet light hearted and fun memories

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