Wincincila Akicita


Rabbit & Coyote, “The Moon”

Felicia Chischilly of Navajo Technical University won first place in the TCJ Student film contest, marking the second year straight that Navajo Technical University has claimed the top honor and underscoring the potency of the university’s new media bacalaureate program.


Interloper

  Driving to a trailhead with sunrise blazing scarlet over cool mountain umber. See the profile, the ears, a coyote’s silhouette in a place you wouldn’t expect. Yes, there. Perched on a concrete barrier, rushing lanes of traffic on either side. Stop the car. Not natural, this posture, this poor choice of place for hesitation, yet eyes alert, paralyzed panic,…


Just Dessert

On the way into town, spring tumbles across your face through the open windows of the turquoise Ford pickup. Mom sits beside Dad conquering the two lane, beer gut tucked under the wheel gripped precisely at 10 and 2 o’clock. Behind you, the window frames a gun rack sporting a .30-30 lever action rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun. Fences…


The Horse Named Worthless

Author’s Note: This is a fictional story that my husband told our children when they were younger. I always thought it was a great story, and each time he told it to them I think they walked away with a sense of understanding and knowledge that made them appreciate patience. A long time ago, a young Dakhóta boy from Cannon…


2017 Introduction by Santee Frazier

“So while the Progressives allow the noble savage to be the guardian of the wilds and on occasion the conscience of ecological responsibility, the end result of their view for Indians is the same as its counterpart view of American Indians as howling denizens of a terrifying wilderness.” –Paula Gunn Allen “It is our awareness of the spirit of a…