30 POETS, 30 DAYS

“Ogichidag” by Jim Northrup

Clip: Special | 1m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

The late writer Jim Northrup grew up on the Fond du Lac reservation and was a soldier in the Vietnam War. He writes about the theme of war and culture in his poem “Ogichidag.” In the Ojibwe language “ogichidag” means warriors. Northrup was a noted storyteller who often performed his works on stage. This poem was featured on the Twin Cities PBS program “Arts on 2” in 1991.

Aired: 03/28/17

Rating: NR

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30 POETS, 30 DAYS is a local public television program presented by TPT.