Chief Sagwitch shared a tradition of peaceful advocacy with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. In spite of many opportunities for a different response, Chief Sagwitch always encouraged peace.
Also performing for the event will be an interfaith gospel choir led by Buffy Evans of the First Presbyterian Church of Logan. Musical numbers may include:
The Huron Carol - Written by Jean de Brebeuf, arranged by Michael J. Oczko. This is a Canadian Christmas Hymn written by a missionary living among the Huron people near Lake Ontario in 1643. It will be accompanied by Brandon Clayton on organ.
Earth Drum Dance - This arrangement by Will Schmid is a celebration of the Earth and its beauty. It contains the Navajo Enemy Way Song, "Yo-shi nai," a social dance meaning "Come and dance." The Enemy Way is a healing ceremony originally for warriors returning from a foreign war. The round, "I Walk In Beauty," is based on a Navajo text and uses a traditional melody. This will be accompanied by drum (Chandler Poulson) and recorders or synthesizer by keyboardist by Karen Tew.
Shoshone Love Song (The Heart's Friend) - Based on a traditional Native American poem, this popular choral piece is arranged by Roger Emerson. Pianist is Karen Tew.
Praise His Holy Name - Written by Keith Hampton, this is a rousing Gospel Style piece that will feature Chandler Poulsen on drums and Karen Tew on piano.