If you know Thomas King's A Coyote Columbus Story, you might be interested in listening to him on line.
In the last weeks, the Australian aboriginal radio program, "Awaye," has been broadcasting a series of Massey Lectures given by King in 2003. Two segments on line are:
- A million porcupines crying in the dark broadcast June 30th
- What is it about us that you don't like broadcast July 7th
- Medicine River
- Green Grass, Running Water
- Truth and Bright Water
They'd work well in a senior high school lit class. Listen to the segment on line, but read his novels, too, and his most recent book, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative. All are available from the non-profit organization, Oyate.
Some years ago, King had a radio program called Dead Dog Cafe. Get them, too, from Oyate.
(Note: Thanks to Ashley T., a student at UIUC. I made my way to the King segments after reading quotes from Million Porcupines on her Facebook page.)