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Celebrating Indigenous People

This week on The Children’s Hour, we learn about Indigenous Peoples Day. Plus we are treated to live music from an all women mariachi band, Mariachi Flor del Alma, we’ve got a book review of Under The Cottonwood Tree, a new graphic novel for kids based on an ancient New Mexican folk tale, and the Extinction Diaries cover the bird die-off that happened late this summer in the southwestern United States.

Find all kinds of curriculum from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for kids of all ages by clicking here.

We’ve got indigenous music from all over the world on this show, including a brand new release by a group of New Zealand artists sung in three languages called Spin Your Poi (find the video here), and Joanne ShenandoahA Tribe Called Red, Walea, Australian indigenous artist Emily Wurramara, a story by Mary Louise Defender Wilson, and Te Vaka.

The Children’s Hour is supported by the Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund at the City of Albuquerque. This project is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. We also have support from Electric Playhouse and numerous foundations also support our work including the Infinite Gesture Fund, The Limestone Fund, and The Laughing Buddha Fund. Thank you to our listeners who contribute to us through the Paypal Giving Fund, Paypal, and by subscribing to our podcasts on Patreon.


durationtitleartistalbumlabel
01:27The World Is Big, the World Is SmallElla JenkinsMulticultural Children's Songs1995 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
04:00All Spirits SingJoanne ShenandoahAll Spirits Sing1997 Music For Little People
02:12Look at This (Remix)A Tribe Called RedA Tribe Called Red2012 A Tribe Called Red Inc
02:47I'll Turn My Radio OnWalelaWalela1997 Triloka Records
02:24Cielito LindoMariachi Flor Del AlmaLive on The Children's HourThe Children's Hour Inc.
02:19Ojitos VerdesMariachi Flor Del AlmaLive on The Children's HourThe Children's Hour Inc.
02:19Flor De Las FloresMariachi Flor Del AlmaLive on The Children's HourThe Children's Hour Inc.
03:12Spin Your Poi (feat. Levity Beet & Lu & Tu)SpinpoiSpin Your Poi (feat. Levity Beet & Lu & Tu) - Single2020 Spinpoi
01:50Spirits of AcomaRonald RoybalEagle's Journey Into Dawn1999 Ronald Roybal
04:36Black SmokeEmily WurramaraBlack Smoke - EP2016 Emily Wurramara
00:55Song for the Rustling TreeKevin LockeThe First Flute1999 Makoche Music
04:56The Star in the Cottonwood TreeMary Louise Defender WilsonMy Relatives Say2001 Makoche Music
02:07Pate PateTe VakaKi mua1999 Warm Earth Records
02:35KookaburraAsh DarganWirrigan1999 Indigenous Australia Pty Ltd.

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