We Are the River

We Are the River is based on a couple of quotes from LaDonna Brave Bull Allard  (June 8, 1956 – April 10, 2021) a Native American Dakota and Lakota historian, genealogist, and a matriarch of the water protector movement. In April 2016, she was one of the founders of the resistance camps of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, aimed at halting the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. You can read about her here


Upbeat, powerful, uniting


In 4 parts SATB although would work as a 2 part with the Alto and Tenor. 4/4 with an A and B section. Each section is 8 bars long


We are the river, and the river is us
We have no choice but to stand up
We are the river
And the river holds our story
And the story holds our people
And the people hold the river of my life
We are the river

What’s included?

pdf of score, mp3 recording of whole song, mp3 whole song – midi file of piano, mp3 separate parts – midi file of piano


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