Indigenous Peoples Day


Indigenous Peoples' Day

Tune into KEXP on Monday, October 14th as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day, commemorating the importance of the history, culture, and connection to the lands that our Indigenous communities call home.

Join DJs Ashley, OCnotes, Gabriel Teodros, Chilly, and Riz starting at 6am as we share the music of and inspired by Indigenous artists from around the globe, interviews and sets from artists, musicians, DJs, community members, and more.

KEXP’s Indigenous People’s Day artwork, designed Louie Gong (Nooksack), is in reference to “The Story of Little Rabbit. In particular, Gong references the version of the story told by Roger Fernandes –  a storyteller and member Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians – who first learned the tale from Tlingit storyteller Gene Tagabon. “The Story of Little Rabbit” centers on a gathering of animals gathering to discuss a big problem but keep hearing the drumming and chanting of Little Rabbit outside. The animals take Little Rabbit’s limbs one-by-one to cease his drumming, only to find that the song won’t stop and actually comes from Little Rabbit’s heart. It teaches the animals that “when something comes from someone’s heart, there is nothing you can do to stop it. In fact, if you are a friend, you should help them.”

Read the full story. 


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