Kids Commute: 'Spirit Chief Names the Animal People' Week!
Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate joins Kate to tell us the story of Coyote and the naming of the animal people through his piece, "Spirit Chief Names The Animal People."
The Spirit Chief has decided give the animals an opportunity to pick different names if they so choose before humans arrive on Earth.
He sets a time for the animals to all come to his lodge and stand in line and the first come first serve will pick their new names.
For the Okanagan people, the Coyote is a trickster character. And although a trickster can be very annoying and challenging they are also are an important part of life lessons.
Coyote is scheming to get a new, much more powerful, name with more status.
He would like to be either "bear," "salmon" or "eagle" because those animals are the rulers of the land, the water, and the land.
This week, we're going to listen to each of these movements, inspired by each of these animals!
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