Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
September 9, 2000 - Issue 18

Robert Tree Cody
information provided by Canyon Records

Nominated in seven categories, for this year's Native American Music Awards, Robert Tree Cody Red Cedar Whistle, Native American flutist, dancer, artist, educator and actor, has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the Far East., Central and South America. A prize winning traditional dancer, 6 foot 10 inch Cody is well known on the pow wow circuit as a northern traditional dancer, master of ceremonies and arena director.

In 1978, he was presented with the Queen's 25th Silver Jubilee Medal for his command performance as a Fancy and Eagle Dancer for the Queen of England.

Cody has lectured at museums, schools, universities and colleges. As a counselor and educator, Cody frequently participates in artist-in-residence programs at elementary and middle schools for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Of Maricopa-Dakota heritage, Cody has taught students of all ages about the folklore, crafts, music and traditional ways of Native American people.
Tree has a remarkable ability in communicating with people, particularly young people of all cultures. He has given generously of his time and talents for benefits of people in need.

A versatile flute player, Cody has five albums on the Canyon Records label. His newest album, White Buffalo, features thirteen songs for the Native American flute, with keyboardist Rob Wallace and percussionist Will Clipman, combining their different musical perspectives into a new expression inspired by the traditions that honors the spirit of the buffalo.

Robert Tree Cody

Robert Tree Cody Bio



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