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The Creative Mind: Thoughts of a Poet | Marcus Ruff | TEDxYouth@DinosaurPark
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Added Sep 1, 2016
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Marcus shares an original poem and speaks about the ways that Lakota culture and spirituality have influenced his creative process and helped him find his voice.

Marcus Ruff is a 17 year old high school student, and member of the Oglala Lakota Nation who lives in the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Marcus is an artist, activist, actor, poet and community volunteer.

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