Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving - Apache music from Yolanda Martinez
To all the Americans: Happy Thanksgiving!
We know that Thanksgiving can be a controversial holiday, considering it's history involves a brutal war and the genocide of the Native American people. However, we like to to think of Thanksgiving as a day of PEACE. A day of cease-fire. A day when two warring enemies laid down their arms, and came together to break bread.
Earlier this year, we learned from Peace Day, that even if enemies only stop fighting for one day, that one day can have incredible importance and amazing results.
In honor of the Native American community, today we celebrate their rich history of music. Here is a song from Yolanda Martinez, an Apache/Mexican Native American. Enjoy this powerful ode to the beauty and wonder of Mother Earth.