Children’s Choir Superbly Sings “We Are One – Mitakuye Oyasin”

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 6th, 2016 Last Updated on: January 6th, 2016

The “We Are One – Mitakuye Oyasin” project features over 200 children singing in Lakota and English to an American folksong and a composition by Lakota singer/songwriter, Sequoia Crosswhite. It's unique in that each child was recorded individually and then edited to create a virtual choir.

Dawn Marie Edwards of the Orlando Chamber Soloists spoke with the Black Hills Pioneer about the song.

“There are four verses for the children to sing. They represent the four colors and the four directions,” Edwards said. “Verse three is the more challenging with the most Lakota to sing.”

Take a listen below and see if you think these kids did a good job!

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Linda Lang

Absolutely beautiful! I cried as I am still in search of my Thomas CHEROKEE lost trail for to find who was my Great great grandparents :(…….L.S.L. <3.


The music featured today has been wonderful, and the best makes my heart filled with joy and spirit.

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