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Apr 10, 2018

Native Opinon Episode 121

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OUR GUEST: MJ Pettengill
**BIO: **
**Mj Pettengill is an author and social historian with a focus on cultural narrative and traditions, collective and intergenerational trauma integration, and social welfare development.

As a freelance writer, she has contributed to numerous magazines and is a facilitator of creative writing and transformative arts workshops.

Mj is a musician; her interests include living histories, Civil War Era performance on her vintage E Flat cornet. She is also a cellist.

She lives on a farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she is also a wildcraft herbalist, aligned with her passion for nature and exploring the ancient healing traditions, customs, and folklore of her ancestors. She works out of her woodland studio.

Mj Pettengill is the author of The Etched in Granite Historical Fiction Series.

In addition to earning undergraduate degrees in social history, psychology, and music, Mj received an MFA in creative writing. **
Order Her Book:
Etched In Granite
The Angels’ Lament: Etched in Granite Historical Fiction Series - Book Two (Volume 2)

Native Author Suggestion:
Rebecca Roanhorse is an Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo/African-American writer and a VONA workshop alum. She is also a lawyer and Yale grad. She lives in northern New Mexico with her daughter, husband, and pug. Her debut novel, Trail of Lightning, is slated for publication with Saga Press (Simon & Schuster) summer 2018. Her recent nonfiction work can be found in the upcoming Invisible 3, and her article Decolonizing Science Fiction and Imagining Futures: An Indigenous Futurisms Roundtable can be found in Strange Horizons.

Find her on Twitter @roanhorseBex EXAMPLES OF HER WORK: SOURCE: Postcards From The Apocalypse SOURCE: Welcome To Your Authentic Indian Experience
Hakai Magazine Podcast SOURCE: When Whales And Humans Talk

Articles Featured in this episode:

ARTICLE 1: TITLE: Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives’ Inherited Pain

ARTICLE 2 Author: Vincent Schilling TITLE: The Native History We Are Never Taught In School

ARTICLE 3 Producer: Connie Walker for Canadian Broadcasting Company TITLE: Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo About the Host: Connie Walker is a senior investigative reporter whose most recent work focuses on unsolved cases and root causes of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

She was nominated ‘Best Host in a Web Program or Series’ by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 2018 for her work on Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?

ARTICLE 4 Author: Mark Trahant

TITLE: Who Should Run The Indian Health Service? This Is No Longer the IHS We Grew Up With

Zinke’s Interior Department reassignments disproportionately targeted Native Americans and women