|Barry Dana prepares to drum|
One song welcomed to Wabanaki country the visiting performance artist James Luna, who gave his "Phantasmagoria" performative lecture after the Burnurwurbskek Singers finished.
Over half an hour, the group shared honor songs - old and new - that remembered veterans, blessed the children who will create our future, and recognized the long history of American Indian self determination struggles.
|Burnurwurbskek Singers at Univ. So. Maine|
Rather than clap, what the Burnurwurbskek Singers prompted me to do was to reflect upon the strength and bravery of those who labor to help their children remain proud of their heritage and their community to stay together.
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