Monday, October 11, 2021 - Today is Indigenous People's Day, a good day to talk about the Big Read project that kicks off on Wednesday. The Spirit Room in Fargo is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a Big Read grant this year. The project will not only feature US poet laureate Joy Harjo, but also Denise Lajimodiere. Denise joins us to preview the kickoff event at the Plains Art Museum where Denise will read from her book “His Feathers Were Chains.” Also at the event, Concordia musicians will play original compositions based on Denise’s poems. ~~~ We share a feature on North Dakota Native American Hall of Fame inductee David Dauphinais. ~~~ In an excerpt from the Prairie Pulse television show, host John Harris visits with Dr. Doug Griffin, chief medical officer at Sanford Health.