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Walela Live In Concert Native American Indian Cherokee Rita Coolidge Music



Walela, the Cherokee language word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this harmonious family of women singers. Rita Coolidge, Laura Satterfield, Priscilla Coolidge, 12 of the most beautiful and melodic songs created by Walela and included in this DVD produced by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. to benefit SNPPI's diabetes awareness projects.


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Author Dwyllis Harrison ( ago)
Beautiful song. I find myself singing it throughout the day.

Author Reiny Markam ( ago)
Just listend again to Walela over and over again by Rita Coolidge. So
Beautiful.

Author Ervin Lent ( ago)
I am Numa/Nium )Paiute/Mono) and I honor this song and the ladies who sing
it.. It captivates me.. I do not look only at the beauty of it.. but of the
truth of being given a real name, one of spirit and creative substance by
parents, grandparents or from the names of our ancestors. There is much
power in a name.. My children were given names by myself (grandparents
names) and I from my grandparents, medicine people, healers and leaders..
That name gave me my character of those who held it before making me their
presence here on this earth. Their names transfers spiritually to the
person who holds it.. I see that in my sons and daughter.. It is evident.
This is the reason I love this song.. How many people of native blood,
those who have almost none and those of much need a name... a real name..
There is power in a name.. Proven.. fact.. Blessings to all..

Author Linda Dougherty ( ago)
I am 1/8 Cherokee Indian from my father side of the family tree. I am very
proud to be part of Cherokee Indian. This song reminds me of my Cherokee of
my people. I wish I have learn to speak the Cherokee language!!! It does
remind me of my people who was on the Trails of Tears. How they suffer a
lot of pain & heart ship during that time. I feel they should leave our
people alone during that time. Let them keep their land!!!! The white man
just took over our land!!! The white man just treat us like dirt.

Author Lori Brucklacher ( ago)
my great grandfather walked in the trail of tears. wanna talk?

Author Wassilij Huismann ( ago)
love ´em - they´re simply great!

Author Marcus Slonaker ( ago)
I loved her music I was touched.

Author darling darlene snyder ( ago)
WE MISS YOU PRISCILLA RIP WE WON'T FORGET!

Author Rachel Davis ( ago)
Beautiful song and this lady rocks

Author I'm Not Just a Useless Eater ( ago)
wow!

Author walter campbell ( ago)
bearwolf cherokee

Author Joyce Egan ( ago)
So sad to hear the passing of my old friend 'Miss Pris'. A lovely
hummingbird is no longer with us. I'll see you again soon.

Author Freeway Godzilla ( ago)
Ive been waiting for years for another cd from this group.

Author Etnalleb ( ago)
I Love you Rita ! You make my heart soar like a 1000 Eagles. When-ever i
am tired,weary and stressed from the poison bigotries of this World i go
out on my deck at night and look into sky and hear your soothing, beautiful
voice and all is well with my soul. Thank-you for you God given talents
and for the proud ,strength to share them.

Author Runningdoe ( ago)
enjoy listening to all of your music my spirited sister, love this song
will be glad to see you agin Running Doe

Author Pat Akers ( ago)
I have taken the steps necessary. ..I now know my Indian name. ......♡

Author john dotson ( ago)
nor i; i'm a Celt! on TURTLE ISLAND, learning native wisdom. love to all
who seek true knowledge and spirit path walk!

Author charrmmee ( ago)
this fabulous just like Rita - cooler than cool

Author joel hall ( ago)
thanks haya never seems to get old.. anishinabe mishkezeewin 

Author charlindabob ( ago)
Watching that blond gal, I thought I might have clicked on a porn video.
She brings nothing to the table with her actions, IMHO of course.

Author YarpwarSongs ( ago)
Sorry, but I don't like this, the women act american media pleasing
sexi-fied movements body language>> not native american> especially the
blonde looks like she's swallowing, well, you know>>also I'm surprised at
Rita, she used to be well, different.

Author Lois Daum-Xenakis ( ago)
Sad but I don't have no Indian name!

Author Jimmy Wagers ( ago)
I was at this show in Dallas.

Author Fran Brown ( ago)
I love their music

Author Karen Shirk (4 Paws For Ability) ( ago)
Heartfelt! 

Author Buzz Martin ( ago)
Calling her "blonde woman" shows bigotry. My beard was dark brown and
almost black before it went grey, but it does not mean I don't have Indian
heritage that I do have a beard. The usurpers were the ones who imposed all
these strict guidelines about who is native and who is not, it was no part
of the Ancestors thinking to worry over matters of race. Many on
reservations have less "Indian blood" than me, but SO WHAT? I do not berate
them for it or tell them to go back on the Mayflower. Such hostility
carries forth the cultural genocide of "Manifest Destiny" into our age.
This sister is a free independent woman and does not need your judgement. 

Author Greta Fields ( ago)
heyyah is the sound two hawks make when they are mourning the death of a
person they love. I doubt that many Indians remember where this sound
comes from anymore. They just steal feathers from birds, never get to know
them the way my mother did. They came to my mom's back door crying when
she died.

Author Jerry Davis ( ago)
apparently the blonde woman is laura satterfield, the daughter of priscilla
coolidge

Author Spring Robinson ( ago)
Am a HALFBREED too. Many of the People are of Mixed bloods. Also Know
Lakota . The Name of The Band Walela is Morning in Cherokee Tongue. In
Lakota Na-Ma-Ste = We Are One. NI-AH (Lakota NO) WOKSAPE ! (RESPECT) Is The
Native Way!
Upsauliplipa Walela !

Author sapphirerings ( ago)
wado, beautiful.

Author aman blackhearth ( ago)
wheres my red mother? she hates her indian blood

Author jrak ( ago)
tears of beauty

Author Gray Stone ( ago)
Blonde woman! Show some respect! It's more than putting on a feather &
claiming some ancestry. Our women don't dress like that. We have dignity!
Fake! Go board the Mayflower & take that bottle blonde hair with you!

Author Kiannah2392 ( ago)
Tsi Tsalagi!! Osiyo Dinadanvtli

Author Steve Phillips ( ago)
Encouraging!

Author benjamin peacock ( ago)
Tsa La Ghi

Author thepackmc ( ago)
my story is the same as yours :)

Author Kathy Ann ( ago)
Just Recieved The Cd To THis Song,I Totally Feel The Pain Here Live.. not
on the CD....My Ancestor was not allowed to use her Indian Name ..She was
Called Rebekah Given A Christian Name ..Under the Cherokee Books alot of
Women were Rebekah....So Sad Trying to Find Your Ancestor's

Author Missikech Kechqua ( ago)
But we already know the truth.

Author NESI ANI ( ago)
BEAUTIFUL ~

Author Diana Jones ( ago)
Laura is not Rita's daughter, she is Priscilla's daughter.

Author Sheryl L ( ago)
Lovely song, such a beautifull voice.

Author Lisa Thompson ( ago)
Beatiful

Author Elizabeth Davis ( ago)
Just curious, Does Laura ever see her father, Kris? Rita as always is so
spiritual, beautiful, and intense. What a beautiful tribute to our native
americans. May God Bless the natives of this land with ongoing education
(the truth) and beautiful people such as these people to carry the messages
out to the rest of the United States and world. I love you Rita, the Delta
Lady or Walela.

Author 1shehawk ( ago)
high five

Author Jim Church ( ago)
Jay, you are Metis, mixed blood, we are recognized in Canada as one of the
aboriginal people, First nations, Inuit(Eskimo) and Metis are the
aboriginal people of Canada, you can also join a Metis group if you are
from the USA

Author Jay Langley ( ago)
Raised as white in middle class home then at 65 finding my real ancestors
that my parents did not know about. I found a lot of them, Cherokee,
Algonquin, Shawnee and Wyandotte. Together they made me understand why I
was drawn to the outdoors and the old ways. But also there is English,
Irish and Scottish that I now know about. We are nothing if not all of our
ancestors. I am blessed to understand this song in a new way. .

Author Sue Piscatello ( ago)
This is wonderful! Love Rita.

Author gooangel2 ( ago)
I agree with jabberwocky...I am part Comanche. This song moved me deeply.

Author A levi ( ago)
thanks for posting, anthem for us mixed blood native americans

Author mikel harvey ( ago)
i am 1/8 cherokee. i was adopted at 2 wks old, and raised as a white. 2
months before my dad died, he revealed my true heritage to me, so I
identify with this song......I, too, have not Indian name.

Author Danny Allen ( ago)
spot on big love

Author chamamine1 ( ago)
..Peine de mort pour la tribu kayapó en Amazonie ... c'est aujourd'hui !!!
il pleut dans mes yeux et dans mon coeur !!!! ..... j'envoie tout mon Amour
à ce peuple et à chacun de ses "membres" ... chante encore et encore ...
pour eux.... que le Grand Esprit les inonde de son Amour ......

Author RicRo Mic ( ago)
Me neither, except my mother used to call me Cochese.

Author RicRo Mic (301 year ago)
They have been singing since 1970; they've only gotten better and more
authentic, true to their roots. I love how they harmonize; ; I was
surprised how long Priscilla's hair is, it's like rita and she changed Hair
length; any way, love them!

Author June Krafft ( ago)
You are just wonderful! Followed your career, Rita, since ages ago! You
only get better! You are a great name in my country Sweden, and thanks to
Youtube, you can still share your lovely music with us on the other side of
the world! Thank you so much! My people, swedes, have always loved anything
that is native American and you do represent your roots so very well!
Please, let's hear more! All my love to you and Walela!

Author terri merritts ( ago)
I have loved Rita Coolidge since I discovered her music in 1969 when I was
10. This is so powerful. My maternal grandmother was Cherokee.

Author ayosgi ( ago)
@HermannRubartV Listen to the lyrics, "I have no Indian name..." you must
have no Indian blood hermann.

Author GentileJedi ( ago)
I love Rita. :-) Yes, to my East Coast Native brethren.

Author Deb Brown ( ago)
I love the Music of this group. You amake me proud to be of Native American
heritage!.

Author ruellan2003 ( ago)
AWESOME

Author wolfatnight ( ago)
do they not tour anymore? I've been to their website - and their are no
recent tour dates.... do they still record? It would hurt to learn that
they are no longer making music - we NEED music like this......
desperately..... if anyone can provide me with info - it would be much
appreciated.....

Author Nycolas Caruso ( ago)
Excellent.

Author Lizjulharp2 ( ago)
This is one of my favorites. Rita just can sing this song like nobody's
business.

Author SoarsWithEagles ( ago)
It is said that in the heart is where the very essence of life is found. it
is said that if in your heart you find that you are Native then believe it.
For in my heart I am Indian I may not be full blood but I am still Indian.
Wise Elders will hope you to understand that we are all brothers and
sisters. I am no better then you and I am no less then you.

Author Roberto Flotte ( ago)
What is interesting to me is that many natives from tradition that do not
have Indian blood receive Native benefits and rights.Yet, many, many people
that do have lots of Native blood (Cough many Mexicans, Central Americans,
Us-Mexico inhabitants, and many unrecognized tribes close to bordertowns)
cannot obtain the most basic rights of citizenship? Ironic isnt? Whiteness?
I am no one to judge it but as a person with many Indigenous blood and
heritage I CAN question it. Love to all warriors :)

Author mdfreels ( ago)
It's not the color of your skin or even how much blood you have. Take away
the outer layer of skin and we all look the same with the same color of
blood. It's what is on the inside, in the heart, that really matters.

Author Re Sisk ( ago)
@Nativegirl1985 "I understand how u feel. Im 1/16 Native blood and get the
same as u spoke of. But to my family in Wi and Minnesota I am a mirror of
them all. Hold your head high and be proud of the blood and generations
that flows w/in u."

Author Julianna Sequoyah ( ago)
@onsehomma21 wut stereotype you talkin bout???

Author Julianna Sequoyah ( ago)
I love their music. I'm a half blood as well. It's a shame that our people
have to be so political.. The white people did their job well didn't they?
Divide and conquer. We can't even be whole as a people. Is it any wonder we
were over taken? And for the record... I look 'white' to full bloods, and
to white people, I look 'Spanish'. Being native isn't about color as much
as it is about culture. I've seen full bloods become sell outs...

Author Julianna Sequoyah ( ago)
I love their music. I'm a half blood as well. It's a shame that our people
have to be so political.. The white people did their job well didn't they?
Divide and conquer. We can't even be whole as a people. Is it any wonder we
were over taken? And for the record... I look 'white' to full bloods, and
to white people, I look 'Spanish'. Being native isn't about color as much
as it is about culture. I've seen full bloods become sell outs...

Author Lynda Barry ( ago)
Fantastic song, and the whole CD Walela is deeply moving and beautiful!

Author Jesse Robbins ( ago)
@clifton492 um thas a pretty stereo typical comment,not all nativez have
high cheekbones but ive heard a lot of you white people with great
grandmother cherokee princess say that.lol.and elvis claimedto be chahta,i
am chahta and can tell u he aint shit.and we dont have high cheek bones.im
4/4 chahta.dang nahullo

Author RakastajaPoika ( ago)
The Audio is Weak...... needs to be BOOSTED UP

Author akumie ( ago)
in english haha wtf, lame

Author armypride09 ( ago)
the ending gives me chills! reminds me of the pow wows. beautiful talent

Author ronnie3027 ( ago)
@clifton492 elvis??ehmm elvis presly was Rromni he was not native american

Author clifton492 ( ago)
Regarding Ms. Coolidge's Cherokee ancestry, simply look at her high
cheekbones and it is easy to see she does have Cherokee roots. Same for
Elvis. Anyway, who cares? She is a very talented and beautiful singer.

Author I'm Not Just a Useless Eater ( ago)
Absolutely beautiful! She sings with her whole spirit. Bravo!

Author windthatturnsthesky ( ago)
beauty filled music. ~ / ~

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