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Bird singing and dancing is a long-standing tradition practiced by tribes in southern California and Arizona. These social songs are sung with rattles and share life lessons and traditional stories about migration. How has bird singing changed or evolved through the years? What lessons can be learned from bird songs? What are elders doing to continue the tradition of bird singing in their communities?
Michael Mirelez (Desert Cahuilla) – bird singer
Junior Cuero (Campo Kumeyaay) – bird singer
Sienna Thomas (Maricopa/ Northern Cheyenne) – bird dancer, artist, and writer