Water is Life Joik

Enjoy this clip of Sámi singers from Norway: Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, Beaska Niillas, Inger Biret Gaup, Sandra Márjá West, Áslat Holmberg, and Máret Áile Susanna Gaup Beaska. They stopped in Minneapolis for a concert while en route to Standing Rock in North Dakota to lend solidarity to the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Go to 1:14 for a “Water is Life” joik lesson.

Much thanks, ollu giitu, wopila tanka to Mavis Mantila for livestreaming the concert.

 

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