A song may be defined as
a distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal,
such as a bird or an insect; poetry; verse; or a lyric poem or ballad.
A song often defines the issues and concerns
of a generation or a people. These are our songs.
SONGS OF OUR PEOPLE
Video Project Tool Box
The Songs of Our People Video Project is a statewide oral history documentation project that helps
sustain intergenerational learning and oral literacy for
California Indian youth and families, provides workshops on
multi-media production and creates innovative instructional
resources on California Indian histories, cultures and
contemporary issues for tribal and institutional educators
and other groups. Funded through major grants from the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration
for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development
(SEDs) Program and the AT&T Foundation.If you are interested in participating in the Songs of Our People Video Project or for more information, please visit the Songs of Our People Tool Box page and download the site application.
The following video clips were produced by California tribal youth video production teams who participated in the Songs of Our People Video Project. We invite you to view these clips and to use them to increase your understanding of California tribal communities.
You will need Windows Media Player (version 8 minimum) to view the video files. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any listed resource files.
Songs of Our People Tool Box: Click this link to see the materials needed to duplicate this project in your community.