The Rudy Martin Show Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: The Rudy Martin Show
  • Alternate Title: Rudy Martin, early 1970's and 1982
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 03:54:25
  • Date: 1970-1982
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Rudy Martin (protagonist)
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Rudy Martin, producer, creator

The Rudy Martin Show

The American Indian Community House (AICH) presents excerpts from the Rudy Martin Show, an American Indian variety show that aired on cable stations during the early 1970's and 1980's. The show featured local, national, and international news from Indian Country and Native talent from within the Native community. It included notable performances such as the Thunderbird Dancer's appearance with Bonnie Raitt, and Martin's own performance appearances. Also featured were The First Americans, Martin's own group which included his brother and cousins, his father Steve Ortiz, and the Native singer, actor and activist, Floyd Westerman. Rudy Martin (1951-1993), a Tewa/Navajo/Apache Indian from New Mexico was a talented lyricist, singer, and musician who was committed to educating the non-Indian public about Indians on and off the reservation. Martin worked as the public relations director for the American Indian Community House (AICH) in New York City. He also served as a character consultant for PBS's children's television series Shining Time Station and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of The Arts.