Twenty-first Century AnimismwithRandy Kritkausky

Books Mentioned In This Interview

elizabeth warren this fight is our fight mark charles unsettling truths: the ongoing dehumanizing legacy of the doctrine of discovery neil gorsuch a republic if you can keep it johnny cash the ballad of ira hayes john neihardt black elk speaks james lovelock the revenge of gaia gerald di pego i heard the owl call my name

Randy Kritkausky is an enrolled tribal member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. He is a founder of ECOLOGIA, an international environmental organization that works on the planet’s more extreme challenges, and formerly professor at Keystone College, research scholar at Middlebury College, and Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Central European University in Budapest and Lund University in Sweden. He is author of Without Reservation: Awakening to Native American Spirituality and the Ways of Our Ancestors. His website is

Here he shares his experience of growing up in an American middle-class environment with little awareness of his Native American heritage. A series of events, including the death of his Native American mother catalyzed within him a direct apprehension of the ways in which nature was communicating with him. The discussion focuses on the plight of millions of Native Americans who are disconnected from their own heritage.

(Recorded on September 11, 2020)

Johnny Cash, The Ballad of Ira Hayes (audio) –

Gerald di Pego, I Heard the Owl Call My Name (video) –

Published on October 14, 2020


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