MARTIN PRECHTEL (CREE), author of "The Smell of Rain on Dust" (North Atlantic Books, 2015). Prechtel is a leading thinker, writer, and teacher in the search for the Indigenous soul in all people. He is a dedicated student of eloquence, history, language and an ongoing fresh approach. In his native New Mexico, Martin teaches at his international school Bolad's Kitchen "a hands-on historical and spiritual immersion into language, music, ritual, farming, cooking, smithing, natural colors, architecture, animal raising, clothing, tools, story, grief and humor. His teachings help people from many lands, cultures, and backgrounds to remember and retain the majesty of their diverse origins while cultivating the flowering of integral culture in the present to grow a time of hope beyond our own. Prechtel's works include: "Secrets of the Talking Jaguar"; "Long Life, Honey in the Heart"; "The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun"; "Stealing Benefacio s Roses"; and "The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic." ** Please note that following the theme (opening song), there is a several minutes' long music interlude from minutes 5:30 to 14:53 when the host, who was caught in traffic and bad weather in New York City, arrived in the studio.

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