George Knapp Knocks One Out of the Ballpark on Coast 2 Coast
Right, everyone is so excited when George Knapp takes over the microphone on the last 2 Sunday nights of each month, but this last Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 George really did an exceptional job.
George always puts on a good show, but every now and then he runs a dialog that is so insightful--really--I feel lucky to have been a listener.
Well, to start off the show he interviewed Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, Professor Emeritus at Montana State University--She has dedicated her life to the study of indigenous populations. Her stories and research of Native Americans was so interesting and respectful--I had to know more about her interview techniques. That is the word that is beaming in my mind right now--respectful.
Once she starts talking the listener is drawn in--I had to know more:
I contacted her via her website and she very graciously agreed to an on-line interview--I am honored. This lady, this writer, this researcher has a certain insight and quiet that is unequaled and rare in today's modern society. There is a quality about her that allows one to see a truth about people and about ourselves that we often miss because we are so busy running through the activities of daily living. Heaven for bid if we actually took time to think about people who have lived before us, people who occupied our land with respect and valor--shouldn't we take time to observe this--to have respect for lives past.
Can I take the time to learn something--to increase the capacity of my mind?
Well enough of my ramblings--lets move over to the expert and the interview:
The author of several children's books and the best-selling, Sisters in the Blood, she lives in Montana with her husband, Kip; her beloved Lhasa Apso, Prairie Rose and her Maine Coon cat, Rez Perez. While retired from academia, she continues to work as a consultant to American Indian tribes and indigenous communities worldwide and is currently working on a second volume of work about the indigenous people of Mexico and the Star People.
Well, as everyone can see I had a very lovely and informative interview with Dr. Arde Sixkiller Clarke. Her information for writers is very useful and helpful, too. She is not only beautiful on the outside but gracious and generous, as well.
I don't mind saying that because recently I asked someone to give me some tips for a publication I am hoping to write for as they said they were interested in my subject matter. This person writes for them often and as I knew someone who was having lunch with this individual--someone whose job is to talk about careers--I asked if she could call or e-mail me--well, enough of that...you know the answer....
This is Dr. Clarke's current work.....I copied this info from the website:
here is a link to Coast to Coast--go to shows and then recent shows to read more about Dr. Clarke's interview on C2C:
Thank you to Dr. Clarke--I really enjoyed our chat--I feel lucky to know you and I would love to attend a conference where you are speaking.