Pilamaya Ye’ (Thank You)

Pilamaya Ye’ (thank you in Lakota) is a culturally responsive program of music and legends celebrating native American philosophy toward the earth and its community. Lou brings children onstage to perform Native American stories and songs about the things we have been given, for “the earth doesn’t belong to us, we belong to the earth.” Students will leave Pilamaya Ye’ inspired to follow the paths that the original people lived everyday. A character ed and environmental program filled with interaction, participation and reflection. Pilamaya Ye’ creates a welcoming environment that celebrates the concepts of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

A 45 minute program. Two shows for K-3 and 3-6. Study guides available.

Lou can do a ZOOM style performance or provide a fully produced pre-recorded show. The show can be viewed in it’s entirety or broken up into short snippets for more flexible viewing! Click below to watch a preview:


Great For:
• Thanksgiving Celebration
• Native American Programs
• Earth Day Celebration
• Environmental Programs