Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music

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Message by AJ Fox and Tom McFarland

This message was structured around the music used in the service, so the videos will be posted in the order they appeared in the service, followed by the closing words.

Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music – Part 1

Ancient Mother
Congregational Hymn
Traditional Navajo Prayer
Words and Music: Public Domain

Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music – Part 2

Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music – Part 3

Meditation
By John Prescott; Permission Given
Performed by John Prescott and Eva Riebold

Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music – Part 4

Heleluyvn Yvhikarēs
Traditional Muskogee Creek Hymn
Performed by Juanita McGirt
You can find out more about the Muskogee (Seminole/Creek) Documentation Project at: https://muskogee.pages.wm.edu/

Indigenous People’s Day and Cultural Appropriation in Music – Part 5

For The Love Of Our People – Mvskoke Creek Hymns” by Kyle Bell (Creek-Thlopthlocco Tribal Town)

We Celebrate the Web of Life
Congregational Hymn
“Lyrics by Alicia S. Carpenter; used with permission by the Estate of Alicia Carpenter”
Music: Melchior Vulpius, Public Domain

Final reading:

Dear friends, as we depart from this sacred gathering, let us carry with us the weight of our shared understanding, acknowledging the complexities of cultural appropriation and the painful legacy of genocide.
May we strive to be mindful and respectful in our interactions with diverse cultures, recognizing the importance of honoring their traditions and histories.
May the spirit of love and justice guide us in our actions, and may we be agents of positive change in the world. In the spirit of unity and understanding, we go forth, committed, yet again, to creating a more just and compassionate world for all. Blessed Be and Amen.

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