Abena Songbird, is a songwriter, singer, poet, and member of the Missisquoi Abenaki tribe of Vermont. When she lived in Oakland, she worked with the Upper Room and performedwith her band, The Songbird and the Moor. Her CD is entitled They’re Calling Us Home is available fom Freedom Voices. More recently Abena has worked for First People’s Fund of Rapid City, co-coordinated the Native Voice Film Festival 2004 in Rapid City and is an Arts & Entertainment Correspondant for the Lakota Journal Newspaper. She is currently working on her second book of poetry.