Biidaapi: s/he comes laughing. (Ojibwemowin)
Greetings from Native Lights! Today we’re talking with Brenda Child who also happens to be – Auntie Brenda. She’s married to our uncle – Steve Premo.
We talk with Brenda Child (Red Lake Nation) about the origin story of the Jingle Dress and how it relates to the 1918 Flu epidemic, and what the past can teach us about our current pandemic.
Dr. Brenda J. Child Ph.D. is the Northrop Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, and she helped curate the Jingle Dress exhibit at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Museum. Child is the author of many books on American Indian History, and the wonderful children’s book: Bowwow Powwow.