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Joan Henry - Heart & Mind 2013 Festival NYC

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Ms. Henry is both hahesh'kah (lead drummer) and dekanogisgi (traditional song-carrier), and a Native Women's Traditional dancer. Encouraged by her elders, she founded acclaimed traditional drum group Mothers of Nations Singers & Dancers (later known as Sky Woman Singers) -- the first women's drum ever invited to the National Native American Veterans Powwow in Washington DC and the first to preside at Indigenous Peoples' Day Opening Ceremonies for the United Nations -- where Ms. Henry has since presented on healing & spirituality among First Nations women and offered opening prayers & song for the International Day of Peace and the World Indigenous Forum. Here she tell a wonderful story about coyote.