Photo: The Unbreakable Trio of the Sampson Bros and Frank Waln

Photo: The Unbreakable Trio of the Sampson Bros and Frank Waln



Sam Sampson is a visual artist, a hoop dancer, and a flute player. Micco Sampson is a choreographer and dancer of many styles. Frank Waln is a rapper and producer. As individuals, they are forces to be reckoned with. But together, they make an unbreakable creative Native brotherhood with one common talent that melds and relies upon on all of their skills: storytelling.

Anyone who has seen them live on stage together can see how they bring out the best in each other. Their shared goal of offering inspiration to Native people is powerful.

“We want to teach youth and show them how if you’re passionate about something and you’re persistent and keep at it long enough, someone’s [going to] notice,” Sam said.

Frank puts it like this: “We just want all indigenous people to be happy, healthy, and respected.”

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