MP3 Bunny Sings Wolf - Treaty Lands
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17 MP3 Songs in this album (77:31) !
Related styles: Folk: Gentle, World: Native American, Solo Female Artist
On July 4, 1776 the U.S. Government signed an agreement (a treaty - called "The Declaration of Independence") for a new America. In 1886 the U.S. Government signed a treaty with the sovereign nations of the people of the lands in which the Black Hills (Paha Sapa) remains the sacred center, promising treaty lands to the people "for as long as the grass grows."
Today, many legends, stories, and a multiplicity of technical and legislative *advances* later, with many common American citizens, alongside traditional and spiritual treaty Chiefs of the sovereign Lakota-Dakota-Nakota and other first nations treaty holders of these lands, I watch and wonder if any promises made by man or nation will ever be honored.
What humanity needs to heal the wounds of mankindâs many broken promises nature answers in feminine wise whispers through the circle of her seasons, her subtle songs that speak of Harmony, Balance, Abundance, Peace, blossoming even now to bless all our relations through the truth and life honoring heartbeat that resonates from these Treaty Lands. Mitakuye Oyasin. (Lakota-we are all related).
Grass still grows vast and deep at Inyan Kara where the Lakota and General Armstrong Custer first met.
YOU DON'T LOOK INDIAN
Some have questioned the blue eyes of Bunny Sings Wolf. What "looks Indian" in our culture today is still unfortunately based on erroneous conclusions drawn from all those old John Wayne movies. UGH! It is time for the truth to be known that the vast majority of American citizens today hold a portion of "Indian" blood in their veins, and like Bunny's ancestors, family members have often kept that information secret, guarded and buried to protect their precious offspring from the still cruel and biased persecution of those who are called "Indians".
Through the years many of the "black" race have hard earned and won measure respect within the present dominant culture, but "Indians" are still a minority living mostly in poverty on reservations with many overwhelming health, emotional and economic challenges brought upon them by the unkempt promises and attempted genocide of their people and culture by a nation that still claims to be an example of human rights in the world. Many well meaning philanthropists send millions of dollars to âthird world countriesâ abroad, to fund schools, medical and food programs while our âIndianâ children in the heart of the nation continue without the bare necessities of life upon the parched reservation lands easily forgotten by our nationsâ seared and skewed moral conscience.
In the heart of the nation, from Paha Sapa, the sacred Black Hills, the mournful cry of this great injustice still may be heard in this music that resonates from the natural world, arriving in dreams that Bunny has translated into song since 1999 upon returning "home" to these treaty lands. The heart of this music speaks to her relationship not only to this land, but to it's indigenous people.
All of Bunny's music revolves around the theme - Mitakuye Oyasin - a Lakota prayer that reminds us we are all related, we are all a part of the circle of life. Bunny feels the time is long overdue for human kind to demonstrate respect for that truth by learning to walk in a sacred manner within the natural ways of our Mother Earth, in order that our lifestyles and activities can bless all our relations within universal principles of harmony, balance, abundance and peace. This means honoring the sacred gift of life by engaging our hearts, activities and the talents we hold in our hands to share and to nurture the precious gift of life in all itâs diversity. Bunny feels this is at the heart of being "native" is, and the resounding message of the music that comes from Bunny Sings Wolf in Treaty Lands.
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