Native American

Native American


A brief clip of of archival audio (1946) about Sitting Bull's signature that we found while doing research for this show.


Setting the tone for an interview with Sitting Bull's grandson — with respect, grace, and humility.

Stephanie FieldingAfter we replayed our program with David Treuer last week, we received an interesting story from listener Stephanie Fielding in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Over the summer, I’ve been doing research for an upcoming program we’re producing on the spiritual legacy of Sitting Bull. I’ve been on board with Speaking of Faith for under a year and so far, and all the shows I’ve worked on have featured guests who are alive — people like novelist Mary Doria Russell and torture expert Darius Rejali who can speak in the first person about their life and ideas.

A quote from Oglala Lakota tribe member Ryan Wilson, referring to tribal elders who were listening to young girls singing in Arapaho.

Ojibwe teacher Keller Paap reflects on his work and the necessity of his language to adapt in order for it to flourish.

Our producer writes about the road we took to finding David Treuer's voice and creating this particular show.

“An Ojibwe Language Society Calendar” (photo: Hanson Dates/flickr)