Coffee Break: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

'RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World' press image
The story of Link Wray is featured in 'RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World' from Independent Lens on PBS. (Bruce Steinberg, courtesy of

Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day, a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

In recognition of this day, we want to draw your attention to the MPR Archive Portal which is presenting a curated selection of stories, documentaries, arts, interviews and reports on the Native American people.

Also, in this edition of Listen to Looch, Mary Lucia talks about "RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World", a 2019 documentary from Independent Lens on PBS that spotlights the lives and work of Native American musicians and their influence on the music you love.

In honor of this day, what musicians with native heritage would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive.

Songs played

Link Wray - Rumble
Romeo Void - Never Say Never
The Band - Whispering Pines
Mink Deville - Spanish Stroll
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Universal Soldier
A Tribe Called Red - Electric Pow Wow Drum
Rita Coolidge - Seven Bridges Road

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