Darren Thompson, Ojibwe flute player, journalist, and organizer from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin, is here to talk about his experience as a journalist and activist. He shares how his work as a musician has informed his activism and his dedication to preserving his culture.
Darren Thompson is a Native American flute player, journalist, and organizer from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He has performed at America’s most prestigious American Indian cultural organizations and institutions including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Heard Museum and the Crazy Horse Monument.
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In the episode you’ll hear about:
-Darren’s background and how he taught himself to play the traditional flute
-How Darren has viewed his music as activism
-The under-education of people around him in college regarding native American life and history