power of song, visible breath speaks, saying -
we are the
caretakers of the Earth. We are all related!
This original dream Music from the HEART of the sacred Black Hills
Like her life, her music tells a fascinating tale of a woman with a
talent, a vision and a destiny that won't quite let go of her. "
Rapid City Journal, May 8, 2009
click on white buffalo to listen to "White Buffalo Peace Song" from
Bunny's "White Haired Sunrise"CD released 2003
Bunny's songs speak
in beauty of natural and life nurturing spaces and the importance of
living ways of cultivating peace and harmony among all our relations.
(Lakota-we are all
"Who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is
always of our own choosing. We should never let our fears or the
expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny.
Your destiny can't be changed, but it can be challenged. Every
Man is born of many men, and dies as a single one." author
unknown but worth quoting...
We -- the wolf and the first peoples -- have
within us a key to the future of this country and, indeed, the world.
A truth instilled by adversity. A truth both ancient and new.
Milenniums ago we both roamed freely. We did not destroy the land or
contaminate the water or foul the air. Our populations did not exceed
the physical world's ability to support us. We each had a place in the
natural order, the Great Circle of Life, and we kept our places. Nor
did we unduly or self-righteously interfere with any other species.
The new, more recent truth comes from having stood on the brink of
extinction. It is simple and frightening. The actions, attitudes, and
policies by which Indians and wolves are "controlled" are the same
that are applied to the land, air, water -- attitudes and policies
that have deep roots in arrogance, ignorance, and apathy when they
should be based on truth, understanding, and compassion.
For the sake of the world, we pray that non-Indians and non-wolves
will see these truths. And if these truths are seen and accepted, then
we will all know that there is a natural order still, no matter how
much we may have allowed technology and anthropocentrism to hide it
"Prophecy Keeper" created with the help of a
grant awarded by the Wyoming Arts Council
Wyoming Department of State Parks and
Supported in part by the
Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the National Endowment for
the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature
Some of Bunny Sings Wolf’s concerts and CDs have been supported in part
by funds from:
Bunny has worked
with and/or is a current roster applicant with Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota,
South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and several Idaho, Nevada, Oregon
Arts Councils Arts Midwest
* Arts Northwest
Alliance * Wyoming
Northwest On Tour Artists * Pacific Artists
from recent concerts
My heart is happy you have found
this web site today to discover the music sent me from the sacred
Black Hills where I live. It is my hope that you, may come to know
of life-honoring indigenous ways through sites such as this,
discovering "Native" perspectives, so needed for our times.
I have read many posts on the web from those wishing to learn of
their ancestry, and I know personally of this yearning. Yet, the
Lakota prayer -
(in Lakota meaning all my relations, or "we are all related"- we are
all one) speaks to the knowledge and vision that regardless of the
color of skin or traceable heritage, we ARE all relatives of each
other, we are what is in our hearts, especially so, if we are
courageous enough to honor it in the way we walk in a sacred manner
upon our Mother Earth.
This time in human history many are looking for tribe, extended
family, "Tiospaye", roots to cling to - for we can feel this great
dis-harmony in our world now so torn by "left brain" teachings that
have put in our heads, that have told us, we are somehow at "odds"
with the natural, the sublime, the beautiful and harmonious, the
creative, life-nurturing organic world, all living things in
diversity, ourselves, and each other.
This view is quickly becoming old news as more people get back in
touch with their "knowing" that life is a gift (not a punishment)
and with the many "super" storms now manifesting across our globe -
the lightening speaks - of the need to get back into harmony with
the natural world. Humans need to know, come to truly
understand that what we do within our life-style, life-ways, and
living circle - to the environment and to all living things - how we
the earth (whether it be house pets, family members, or how we
"consume" and expend our personal "trash") ALL these things
effect the world around us and the larger whole.
Certainly it is time to
learn to live functionally, effectively - IN love.
So, the teachings from the Lakota prophecies and dreams that have
been preserved in ceremony and are now being spoken, sung forth, and
sent for this time, are becoming clearer to those who still yearn to
listen and learn, and LIVE!, those willing and desiring to
understand the messages that renew life, take us out of the shadows
of misinformation, self defeating ways, into the light of practice
of love, of truth. May we all be comforted with the truth,
the news that many are now learning to hear these messages so subtly
yet clearly communicated from the natural world. It is my prayer
that this may also be heard clearly in my music offerings, sent from
a prayerful, grateful heart.
NOW It is time to walk
in beauty, dignity, and honor with ourselves, our families, within
our neighborhoods, and again make a commitment to live with respect
and humility and in ways of peace with all our relations. All of the
visions, dreams, prophecies for this time (in principal these agree,
from many different cultures) to show a final good outcome for those
who will take heed and walk in balance upon the good Red Road in
honor of LIFE instead of fear of death.
These messages have also
come to me in many dream-sent songs that I sing at every opportunity
to any who wish to hear them - sent to me from the heart of the
Black Hills - perhaps to reach yet more hearts who still live in the
darkness of fear, to yet find comfort and life honoring
These things are all for healing and balance. All we need
do is take heed, listen, learn, LIVE!
as a "French horn" is a particular type of musical instrument,
"Native American flute" refers to a particular type/style of musical
instrument. Also the style of storytelling dubbed "Native
American Storytelling" does not guarantee presentation by an
enrolled member of a Federally-recognized tribal member.
A reviewer with the Rapid City Journal dubbed Bunny's music as
"Lakota-inflective Folk" which aptly describes the type
and subject matter of the original music that has come to her
in dreams which she shares often with flute music (which also came
in dreams along with the lyrics and music of her songs). Her
music comes to build bridges among races of all people, Red, Yellow,
White and Black, and educate, show honor and respect for human BE-ings,
Lakota and ALL other earth- nurturing, Native American and/or
indigenous or other life honoring ways, perspectives and
Although Bunny has a rich mix of first nations ancestry, continues
to learn from, shares with and associates with many well respected
"Federally-recognized" Native American Indian tribal elders,
chiefs, and medicine people, and she has researched the
stories and teachings that stem from cultural perspectives that she
may share in workshops or performances, please know that the
music and the original songs she shares (and the stories and
teachings that come with them) have come to her in dreams.
While she plays Native American flutes in music that is enjoyed and
endorsed by many prominent card carrying Native Americans,
Bunny Sings Wolf's music does NOT claim to be "Native American made"
as is now specified by the U.S. Government. IF it is your
desire to listen only to music made by an enrolled member of a
"federally-recognized" "Native American" musician, you may
find them through a web search.
Most asked question:
can I get a copy of Bunny's latest new songs that I heard at her
Most of Bunny's ORIGINAL
SONGS (upward of 450 at last count) have
"arrived" usually at 3:00 a.m., in the form of dreams
since Bunny has been living at home in the Black
Hills. Waking her from deep sleep - playing in her
head - complete with words and music, she records them, to learn and
share later. In honoring this unique music gift, Bunny feels a solemn responsibility to the Creator
to use her voice and carry these songs to as many people as possible.
Lyrics of some of these songs, yet unreleased on CD, may be found on
Lyrics page. If you wish to be added to the growing list of those who want to
be notified when new CD's are available, and receive announcements of her UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES scheduled in YOUR AREA,
speak in beauty of natural and life nurturing spaces and the importance of
living ways of cultivating
peace and harmony among all our relations. Mitakuye
(Lakota-we are all