Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Honorable Mentions

Other top-ranked entries

  • Moodle Doodle by Shaniah Kabigebi of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

    Nonfiction

    Strawberry Fields

    Jeremy Chapman

    Choking on ditch weed, riding the clutch, and cranking the Beatles, we were off with Geoff perched on top of his car roof.

  • Mo by Moriah Thompson of Sitting Bull College

    Fiction

    Turtle Mountain Blessing

    Celeste Keplin

    As the evening star appeared, the despair that she’d kept locked in a fist grip behind her moved in close, as if the tiny light had beckoned it forward.

  • Tree of Life by Brooke McNae of College of the Muscogee Nation

    Memoir / Narrative

    Autumn’s Reign

    Shayla Gayton

    All I knew was that I lost one of my best friends. Then, I cried hard, like a dam bursting.

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    Scarlett Cortez

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of the ones who have passed on. But just because they aren’t here physically, doesn’t mean their spirits aren’t with us.

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  • The Beginning of the End

    Celina Gray

    Seeking out professional experience while still in college can be daunting and intimidating-yet, ultimately, it’s also rewarding.

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  • SHARICE DAVIDS AND DEB HAALAND
    A Moment in History

    Scarlett Cortez

    We as Indigenous people have always seen the value and strength of women, but after our recent election it’s amazing to see the rest of the U.S. finally starting to realize this.

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