Roland Mousaa, Apache, is a folk musician from New York State. As a teenager Roland hitchhiked to New York City from Colorado to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. He worked with the American Indian Movement, and recorded with Floyd Red Crow Westerman on his first record, “Custer Died For Your Sins”. Mousaa had a forty-five year friendship with Pete Seeger, and has performed with many well-known musicians including Bob Dylan and Richie Havens, who in 1974 recorded “The Indian Prayer.”
In the 1980’s, Roland became the program director for the American Indian Community House, and also helped create he Pow-Wow for songs for NAICA (Native American Indian Cultural Alliance).
Today, he continues to sing and record these inter-tribal social folk dance songs at Pow-
Wows, and still continues to this day to work on the NAICA project. He was recently nominated for a “Life Time Achievement Award” from NAMA ~ Native American Music Association in 2006.