Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Shout out to our Native American brothers and sisters.. Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Come celebrate with us as we pay tribute to the “FIRST NATIONS” people & their beautiful rich culture. Please feel free to share music, lyrics, videos, dance or chants. Through chants, drums, percussion, and dance, the music tells of their history of courtships, healings, meditation and spiritual rituals.

Native American music is as vast and diverse as the people who create it, and each tribe has its own musical approach and style that has been passed down for centuries. Music is at the center of Native American culture, used in religious rituals, for healing, for accompanying work or games and for social gatherings of all kinds. For most Native Americans, music and song is not a human invention but something given to them by spirits to facilitate interaction between the heavens and Earth.

Lyrics are filled with symbolism, and singers sometimes use made-up sounds to help create the stories and rhythmic poetry. Vocals and chanting are ubiquitous in traditional Native American music, and flutes and drums are the most common instruments found throughout the various tribes.

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
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  4. Ametia says:

    Indigenous Groups Are Way Ahead Of Everyone Else At Protecting Forests
    And they are turning the Dakota Access protests into a worldwide environmental movement.

    By the time three federal government agencies issued their joint statement halting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on September 9, there were some 5,000 protesters on site in Cannon Ball, North Dakota challenging the project. The groups spread out over a massive campsite on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, where the tribe says the proposed construction of the pipeline threatens their water source and sacred lands.

    After hearing about the Standing Rock resistance, Native groups from all over the world came to stand in solidarity with the Sioux, traveling from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the Ecuadorian Amazon. The thousands of demonstrators represented some 280 different indigenous tribes, by far the largest Native American protest in recent memory and perhaps one of the largest ever recorded. The project’s construction permits are being reconsidered for violation under the National Environmental Policy Act, a process that will run through November 21. But no matter what happens with the pipeline, many of these demonstrators see the events at Standing Rock as a springboard for a larger indigenous solidarity movement.

    .http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/10/how-dakota-access-pipeline-protests-launched-global-movement

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  5. Ametia says:

    HAPPYY INDEGENOUS PEOPLES DAY! Great post, SG2. Thank you.

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