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Indigenous Music For The Holiday Season

We’ve been keeping our antlers tuned to the moccasin telegraph to bring you this great list of holiday music from some of our favorite Indigenous musicians here on Turtle Island. Enjoy!

First on our list of holiday music is Star Nayea, a pop/blues/rock singer based out of Seattle, Washington. Here she brings us a classic tune first introduced by ElvisPresley called Blue Christmas:

Next, check out Swil Kanim, a Coast Salish violinist, and his version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas:

Métis singer-songwriter Don Amero has released a 7-track Christmas album this year entitled Christmastime. Stream the songs and buy the CD or download at donamero.com/christmastime.

Choctow artist Samantha Crain from Shawnee, Oklahoma, recorder her holiday song Breaking The Ice for Christmas compilation Fowler Volkswagen Presents: A Blackwatch Christmas. Preview her track here, and head to fowlervwchristmas.com to download the entire album for free.


Lastly, we’ve assembled a festive YouTube playlist of holiday season videos for your Christmas enjoyment!

Track listing:

War Child – Twelve Days of Indian Christmas (Round Dance)
Laura Burnouf – Little Drummer Boy (In Woodlands Cree)
Jana Mashonee – Silent Night (Sung in Arapaho)
Joey Stylez – Snow Angel
J Dizzay – You’re My Present

To view this playlist in YouTube click this link:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67440DA5AF9FBCD2