Electric Literature: My Great-Grandmother Knew Our Indigenous Songs had the Power to Heal Our World

Electric Literature: My Great-Grandmother Knew Our Indigenous Songs had the Power to Heal Our World

In 2006, I watched my great-grandmother address a sold-out crowd at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. She climbed the wooden steps of the stage, her small frame draped in her wool shawl, and I watched as her father’s painted drum was handed to a percussionist in the orchestra. My great-grandmother, my namesake, turned and addressed the audience. […]

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