Join us Wednesday when we visit with Darren Thompson to talk about his career, indigenous issues of the day and get his take on the water protectors standing with Standing Rock to defeat the Dakota Access pipeline.
Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O’odham) is a Native American flute player, activist and educator from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. A frequent performer and public speaker, his commentary on American Indian cultural identity as well as his reviews of his music has been included in Indian Country Today, the Native Sun News, News From Indian Country, The Examiner, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and numerous other media. He is a contributing writer to Native Peoples Magazine, Native News Online and a communications advisor for a number of American Indian organizations.
In 2014, Darren’s dedication to the American Indian voice and frequent performance schedule earned him a spot as Master of Ceremonies of the World Flute Society’s Inaugural Convention, a world-wide organization that celebrates the World’s Flute traditions, as well as on the production of the upcoming feature film Neither Wolf Nor Dog directed by Stephen Lewis Simpson, a film set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.