Resilience Radio: Writers Joy Harjo & Jessie Rencountre
Written by Miss Jiff on March 23, 2021
Resilience Radio: Indigenous Women Writers
Joy Harjo & Jessie TakenAlive-Rencountre
Thursday, March 25th | 10am-1pm
This Thursday, March 25th we have writers block. No, wait… a block of indigenous women writers! From 10am-1pm, Resilience Radio host Miss Jiff will be joined by Joy Harjo and Jessie TakenAlive-Rencountre to discuss books, albums and new projects in the works.
Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is serving her second term as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and has released nine books of poetry and seven award-winning albums of original music. Her newest release, I Pray for My Enemies, released from Sunyata Records/Sony Orchard Distribution on March 5, 2021, digs deep into the indigenous red earth and the shared languages of music to sing, speak and play a stunningly original musical meditation that seeks healing for a troubled world.
Children’s author Jessie TakenAlive-Rencountre is a Hunkpapa Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She is the 2017 Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer’s Award winner for her children’s book Pet’a Shows Misun the Light. She works as an elementary school counselor for the Rapid City School District. Her passion is to help students remember their importance in life as well as how to utilize their unique talents and passions to create better communities for themselves and future generations to come. She is also a Lakota Jingle Dress Dancer and loves to educate others about Lakota culture using storytelling, song and dance.