"We want to be a good relative"

Nov 23, 2018

"Untitled Drum" by Jonathan Thunder. Used with permission.
Credit thunderfineart.com

Jim Rock is the program director of the Alworth Planetarium here at UMD, a professor, and a Sisseton Dakota.

He joins us this morning, on Native American Heritage Day, for a wide-ranging conversation on Thanksgiving (one friend calls it a "puritanical turkey ritual"), the indigenous view of graditude as a daily practive, and coping with what he calls "the waves of trauma still washing up on Turtle Island."