Ojibwe women created a healing tradition in response to the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, which devastated native peoples across the US, Alaska, and Canada. A century later, the tradition is with us as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

View a conversation with Professor Brenda Child , a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Department of American Studies, who has been researching the jingle dress dance and tradition from its origin in a global pandemic to its connection to present-day activism.