Gabriel Yaiva is known to many simply as a rapper, music producer and promoter. Yaiva is involved in much more then the entertainment and music scene.
Yaiva is Navajo and Hopi, originally from Pinon, AZ and his father is from Hotevilla, AZ on 3rd mesa of the Hopi reservation. However Yaiva grew up in and grad- uated high school from Shiprock, NM.
Yaiva is of the Reed/Arrow clan and is born for the Eagle clan. His maternal grandfather is of the Coyote Pass People and his paternal grandfather is on the Bear clan.
Yaiva is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Applied Indigenous Studies and a minor in Economic Development.
Currently he is the Marketing Specialist for Native Green Leadership Academy (a non-profit green education group) and is a member of KEYA Earth's management team (a for-profit green building company). Through the work with KEYA Earth and the NGLA, he has co-facilitated economic development planning sessions, lead sustainability workshops and presented class- room with green educational resources.
He is also the director of Peace and Balance, a youth outreach and healthy living program of the Native Movement. Peace and Balance focuses on violence prevention and actively does the "Education and Healing Through Hip-Hop Tours" where Yaiva has per- formed at many veneus and released his past 3 cd's thru this program.
"The Speaking and Listening Tours" Yaiva spoke at over 50 schools in 08 and 09 to an estimated 15 thousand students and is currently in the process of planning the building of a youth retreat center on the Navajo reservation.
Yaiva is a professional public speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association. He speaks at many universities and K-12 schools on topics ranging from substance abuse / violence prevention, the music industry, goal setting and achieving, resiliency, view points of success, and living balanced, happy lives.
He is the founder and owner of 4th World Ent- ertainment, an independent record label and co- founder of Native Renaissance, a social mark- eting network and the owner of Native World Enterprise that is focusing on key-note speaking, marketing, graphic and web design.
Yaiva's recent key-notes, facilitation, projects and consulting:
Moenkopi Development Corp - Marketing
TANF Conference Denver - Presenter
Intertribal Conversations on the Colorado Plateau - Facilitation and consultant.
Bi'keh Hozho Community Development Corporation - Web Design
Grand Canyon Trust - Consultant
ELK Net of the BIE - Key-note speaker
Native America Calling - Interview about Peace and Balance youth project of Native Movement