November 30th, 2014 Last Updated on: November 28th, 2018
In case you missed it last week, Greg Grey Cloud was arrested while singing an honor song right after the Keystone XL Pipeline vote failed. Unfortunately the song was cut short and I know a lot of you were wanting to hear more of the song or know what song it was. Lakota Voice was able to contact the author of the song, Howard Bad Hand a Sicangu Lakota from Rosebud South Dakota. They created this lovely video with him explaining the lyrics and why he originally wrote the song.
The original song included both the Lakota and Diné language. This song was created to honor the elders of Big Mountain on the Dine Reservation in Arizona, and presented to them at their sun dance in the summer of 1988. The song was meant to honor the search for peace in defending the land.
Hope you enjoy!
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