Series 2, Program 8: Blackfeet*
Elder Wisdom Feature: Cynthia Kipp
Brian Bull presents the wisdom of Blackfeet elder and historian, Cynthia Kipp who relates her childhood and her reverence for Blackfeet spirituality.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton discusses the prevalence of diabetes among native people and the use of traditional foods to build physical, mental and spiritual health.
Nico Wind takes us on the hand game trail, for a listen to the music of the stick game, featuring interviews with Kenneth Old Person, Celestus Arrowtop and Sylvia Gayton.
Milt Lee talks with Kenny Scabby Robe of the Black Lodge Singers, who discusses introduction of women singers, replacing vocables with English words in powwow music, and their groundbreaking Kids Powwow Songs.
Turtle Island Storytellers
Blackfeet storyteller Curly Bear Wagner shares the traditional Blackfeet story of how the bear stole the chinook winds.
* Segment transcripts and participant biographies can be found on the Wisdom of the Elders Web site.