Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 11, 2016

Joan Baez at Standing Rock Sunday Night Circle

Folk singer Joan Baez in the '60s

Joan Baez sang for the Sunday night circle when she arrived in Standing Rock Camp tonight.
Listen to Joan Baez and Haudenosaunee singers.
Akwesasne Water Song
Broadcast live by Govinda at Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio and recorded by Censored News. Sept. 11, 2016


LJansen said...

Thanks again, Brenda! All the women singin on this segment were amazing and inspiring.

BirdSongCreek said...

I think it is strange for the one speaker to be body shaming the people for their dress (or lack thereof)...certainly men not wearing shirts is more traditional than being told it is "shameful" or "disrespectful" not to.

Anonymous said...

I remember my dad telling me his grandma wore like 10 skirts. as each one was used she took it off. women always kept themselves covered. Even today you will see a lot of older men who wear long sleeve shirts. I don't know if all men wore full length long johns in the summer but this was done to keep cool. the sweat kept them cool. so find other stories that you remember like this. For some reason no one showed their bodies off. Respect.

Unknown said...

Thank you Joan Baez.

Unknown said...

BirdSongCreek this is their home, and any visitors need to be respectful of their wishes. If their own young people are being chastised that is between them.

Anonymous said...

it's because only in the last 50 yrs or so have people(mostly Americans & religious types) made the human body something to be noticed and ashamed of. Our Ancestors did not have shame of body issues because no one made it an issue.

Unknown said...

teresting , I just this morning was listening her records.

Questing Spirit said...

This is quite inspiring. Thank you, Joan Baez, for, as always, adding your beautiful and talented voice to the many who are standing up for Earth Justice and the rights of our First Nations People.

IMHO, and considering that the original request to cover up came from the tribal Elders, it is *not* a matter of body shaming, a relatively recent concept; it is a matter of being considerate of, and respecting, the long-held traditions of the Nation being visited.... a "when in Rome, be as a Roman" type of request. In this case, "when in Standing Rock, be as the Lakota." All cultures have their reasons for their traditions and, even if we, as visitors may not agree with or understand their reasons, we are exactly that, visitors. If I were fortunate enough to be there, I would not take offense at the request nor would I find it demeaning in any way; I would respect the wishes of the tribal Elders. Just MHO.

Jeff Rey Dillon said...

We will always love you.