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Is it too soon to laugh about the coronavirus? No matter what happens to Native people, humor remains a long-standing form of coping. For 25 years, Canadian comedian Don Burnstick (Cree) has been making people laugh across Turtle Island. He’s been sharing his jokes on Facebook Live videos including “they went from guarding pipelines to guarding the toilet paper.” We’ll talk with him and a few other Native comedians about how to keep laughing during a crisis.
Don Burnstick (Cree from Alexander First Nations) – Comedian
Tito Hoover (Navajo) – comedian and motivational speaker
Break 1 music: Pink Panther/Baby Elephant (song) 2006 Standing Rock Warrior Band (artist)
Break 2 music: Harmony Nights (song) Cheevers Toppah & Alex Smith (artist) Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony (album)