Native Braids: A man recounts the day his father invited him home to pass along spiritual responsibilities

Four Corners Public Radio | By KSUT Tribal Radio Staff
Published December 27, 2021
Russell Blackbird performs the Eagle Dance as a teenager. Photo used by permission of Russell Blackbird/
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Though he lives in Ignacio Colorado, Russell Blackbird is a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

In his conversation with Bird Red, Russell recounts one of his proudest moments in life–the day Russell’s father invited him home to pass along some spiritual responsibilities.

When to listen on KSUT:

Native Braids episodes can be heard on both Tribal Radio and Four Corners Public Radio at approximately the following times (actual time may vary slightly due to story length):

- Mondays and Wednesdays: at approx 7:50 AM during Morning Edition

- Tuesdays and Thursdays: at approx 5:50 PM during All Things Considered