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Singer to perform at free community concert Aug. 6

Joelle Peters

8/2/2001 12:00:00 AM

Native American singer and songwriter Annie Humphrey has traveled across the continent to inspire and warm the hearts of her listeners.

"Being an Indian singer, people expect certain things," explained Humphrey to Makoche, an independent recording label. "But I don't want to be limited in what I can sing about. My Indian heritage is part of who I am, so some of it comes out in my music, but I sing about a variety of human conditions. I just want to tell the truth about the world as I see it."

Humphrey will be giving a free community outdoor concert on Aug. 6 at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Campgrounds entitled "Family Unity Embracing Tradition." Along with the outdoor concert, there is a pig-roast planned and door prize drawings. Humphrey will be selling her compact discs and will also be available for autographs during the visit.

There will also be a special youth presentation on Aug. 7. This event will include the workshops "Boarding School Syndrome" and "Annie Humphrey." Humphrey will be telling stories meant to inspire her audience and will be singing various songs.

The Native American artist previously visited the Isabella Reservation and performed a concert in March at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort during the Gathering of Cultural Sharing. Humphrey's performance was part of a two-day event sponsored by the Seventh Generation Program.

Humphrey resides in northern Minnesota on an Ojibwe Indian reservation and is a member of the Leech Lake Band. She is the daughter of author Anne Dunn. When Humphrey was only in the third grade, she began composing her own songs and already knew how to play the guitar and piano.