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FEATURING: nila northsun, Henry Real Bird, M.L. Smoker.
Three poets from Joy Harjo's "Living Nations, Living Words" project share their work. Contemporary Native poets, nila northsun, Henry Real Bird and M.L. Smoker share “poetry [that] emerges from the soul of a community, the heart and lands o...
Shandee shapes a song that shaped her, with a captivating cover of an Ian Tyson composition, backed with harmonies by Rigby. Shandee Layne and Rigby Summer perform "Someday Soon" during the "Ian Tyson Tribute" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
The Martin Sisters entreat their teen idol to propose by presenting grandma with cows-in-disguise. Dachuneeh and Tewakeedah Martin perform "K-Pop Dream Boy" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Martin Sisters
Montezuma Creek, UT
Jamie's fiddle comes alive with the bold spirit of this now-classic Métis tune. Jamie Fox & Philip Aaberg perform "Louis Riel Reel" during the "Bridging the 49th" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jamie Fox is a fiddler of the Métis tradit...
Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegr...