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Sister Star

Release date: February 14, 2024
Sister Star is the second collaborative project of Oglala Lakota artist Sandy Swallow and Songwriter Scott Simpson. It is an honoring song for Sandy’s older sister Donna who was murdered in 1968, and a song of action and encouragement for all families of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women or Men. #MMIW

Lakota words for older sister star
“Tanke Wicahpi” —male term
“Cuwe Wicahpi” —female term
Read about and download their first collaboration, Running the Milky Way, here.
Find out more about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement here and here.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Scott Simpson,
Sandy Swallow, 


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