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This playlist was originally published November 25, 2016.

It’s a prime time to remember that Native Americans are not a historic relic, not a foil to the romantic story of the birth of the United States, not the mascot of a sports team, and not a costume for Coachella. Listen to this mix of Native artists while donating to the water protectors at Standing Rock

Track List:

1. Samantha Crain - “Big Rock

2. Buffy Sainte-Marie - “Co’dine

3. Jody Brown Indian Family - “America the Beautiful”

4. Kahawi’tha - “Joanne Shenandoah”

5. Mary Youngblood - “Above the Mother Earth”

6. Burning Sky - “La Primieda Tierra”

7. Trail of Life - “Sharon Burch”

8. Icesis Rain - “The Queen”

9. Morningstar - “Apryl Allen”

10. Delphine Tsinajinnie - “Beautyway”

11. Fawn Wood - “For Dallas”

12. Litefoot - “For My People”

13. Komplex Kai - “Still”

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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