A Woman Meets an Owl, a Rattlesnake, and a Hummingbird: a Short Story by Greg Sarris
This Week from the Emergence Magazine Podcast
Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories and more.
In this week’s podcast, Tribal Chairman and award-winning author Greg Sarris introduces us to the Crow Sisters, who tell of a young woman drawn on a mysterious journey to the lost village of Kobe·cha, near Sonoma Mountain in Northern California. Weaving traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales with other histories of life in Northern California, Greg shows us the ways in which all stories—like all life—are deeply interconnected.
Greg Sarris is an award-winning author and Tribal leader serving his sixteenth consecutive term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. His books include Becoming Story, How A Mountain Was Made, Keeping Slug Woman Alive, Watermelon Nights, and Grand Avenue, which was adapted into an HBO miniseries. He also co-produced, advised, and was featured in American Passage, a sixteen-part series on American literature for public television, which won the Hugo Award for Best Documentary. He currently lives and works in Sonoma County, and serves as chair of the National Museum of the American Indian.