Water is Life – Native American Music Award Winners Support Standing Rock

Standing Rock Sioux
Photo- Ziggy Beardy
THUNDER BAY – Nominees and Winners of the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards have donated their songs to two free compilation CDs entitled, Water is Life I and II in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to protect their land and water against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The free CDs, Water is Life I and Water is Life II, feature over 37 songs in a variety of artist contributions from all tribal nations and music styles that can be downloaded online on the Native American Music Awards website at,

Featured artists on the CDs include:

Standing Rock

Water Is Life I
Track Lisitng

  1. 1She Talks To Animals – Shelley Morningsong03:58FREE
  2. 2Yahne Yah – Howard Lyons03:46FREE
  3. 3Mighty – Jace Martin02:39FREE
  4. 4The Flight – Cindy Paul04:07FREE
  5. 5Freedom – Rockapelli04:36FREE
  6. 6Sage Prayers – Steven Rushingwind04:50FREE
  7. 7Life Is Water – Thana Redhawk03:17FREE
  8. 8500 years – Rhonda Head04:01FREE
  9. 9Red Man Blues – Blue Mountain Tribe04:30FREE
  10. 10Sticks & Stones – CC Murdock04:03FREE
  11. 11Pieces of Me – NightShield03:38FREE
  12. 12Shine – Conrad Benally03:09FREE
  13. 13Prayers – Darren Thompson04:33FREE
  14. 14Prayer For Our People – Golana04:52FREE
  15. 15Chant – Robert Mirabal & Ethel06:13FREE
  16. 16Bonus – White Buffalo – Charles Button03:50FREE
  17. 17Bonus Idle No More – Spirit Cry03:01FREE
  18. 18Bonus – I’m Raw – Lil Mike & FunnyBone & Chase Manhattan04:42FREE
  19. Bonus – Gratitude – Rona Yellow Robe04:40

Water Is Life II
Track Listing

  1. 1Flutitude – Gareth02:44FREE
  2. 2Breath of Water – Big City Indians04:27FREE
  3. 3Dos Mundos Un Corazon04:32FREE
  4. 4Scatter Their Own – Taste The Time04:00FREE
  5. 5Runaway Train Bobby Bullet 03:52FREE
  6. 6Overflow – Big N Tasty Blues05:12FREE
  7. 7mackenziesraid – 7 trees05:40FREE
  8. 8We Are All Connected – Sue Straw03:20FREE
  9. 9The River Song – Lester Seven Star Greenwood03:12FREE
  10. 10Peaceful Spirit – John Oglesby03:11FREE
  11. 11Broken Bridges – Red Haze04:10FREE
  12. 12do You Mind – The GroovaLottos04:50FREE
  13. 13Hostiles & Renegades – Gary Small04:21FREE
  14. 14Walkin On Wata – Dawn Karima03:07FREE
  15. 15Water Song – Women of Heart04:36FREE
  16. 16Old Tipi – Primeaux & Skyhorse05:15FREE
  17. 17No Fear – Jiinikwe03:20FREE
  18. Nations Rise – N8V03:23

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has received an outpouring of support from other Tribes, First Nations, Organizations, Cities, and Businesses who have visited and sent them signed resolutions and letters of support of their efforts against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. Mainstream artist, Pharrell Williams, Divergent star Shailene Woodley, Actors Robert RedfordJason Momoa and Leonardo DiCaprio have also expressed their support.

Construction on The Dakota Access Pipeline is still underway. The planned $3.7 billon pipeline would transport approximately 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day, from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe doesn’t want the Dakota Access Pipeline to go on their tribal lands or beneath the Missouri river, fearing it will endanger the reservation’s drinking water and ancient burial sites.

The Cannonball river flows into the mighty Missouri about 50 miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota. There, a series of camps, on both sides of the Cannonball have been established to help guide the non violent resistance of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This gathering has become the site of a historic display of unity and solidarity as thousands continue to peacefully protest the construction of this oil pipeline to protect the water.  Many at the encampment speak of the prophecy;  of  the of the zuzeca  or  black snake –  would threaten all life. Many believe, the pipeline is that black snake.

To support the efforts and actions of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, you can make a donation at:http://standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe–dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/

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