“I definitely knew there was going to be a life time of switching this way and moving that way.”
On this episode, Heid Erdrich talks about being a person of color in rooms when everyone assumes there are no people of color present. She talks about how cultural appropriation, how her native cultural traditions were illegal when she was a child and what “passing” means to her.
Heid E. Erdrich’s writing has won awards and honors from the Loft Literary Center, Bush Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, The First Peoples Fund and other organizations. She teaches writing and is a frequent speaker on Native American subjects. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, kids, and a feisty Jack Russell terrier.
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