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  • Rock by Crystal Teller of Dine' College


    The Cleaning Bot

    Monica Pelcher

    *BEEP BEEP BEEP* The earth-shattering noise of Thomas’ alarm clock beeped, loud enough for the entire house to hear. Thomas tiredly rolled over and hit the snooze for the third time that morning. Five more minutes and I’ll get up, he thought to himself as he slowly dozed back off into his dreams. “Thomas! Get your butt up now or…

  • Welcome to the Void by Tyrone Bass of Little Priest Tribal College



    Christopher Crow Eagle

    Stuck, in the middle of two generations. One battled to save us. The other turning the corner of Democracy and Independence. Recovering from betrayal and demanding progress, We live more fortunate than before. Unappreciative of our prolific life, nonchalantly disregarding our future. Creating a destiny Without commitment or concern. The freedom we received through countless moments of strife thoughtlessly disregarded….

  • Cansasa Wakan, Keep Tobacco Sacred by Marissa Irizarry of the Institute of American Indian Arts


    Not Your TV Indian

    Miranda Lauren Saunders

    Why are we the only ones who have to prove we exist? So many of us equate our Indianness with our blood quantum Our self-worth hanging on the edge of that number Like show horses or breeding dogs An imaginary percentage stamped on us by BIA agents Prove it on paper, they said And yet, my carrying a card Still…

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    Jasmine Neosh

    There comes a time when we find ourselves looking around for someone only to realize that someone is us.

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    Ryan Winn

    The professor from College of Menominee Nation recognizes the necessity of storytelling amidst a pandemic.

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  • Between the Future and the Past

    Jasmine Neosh

    Time is a funny thing when you’re Native. And no, I’m not talking about Indian time. I’m talking about the experience of living in one time but having an important personal relationship with the past and the future. Not only that, but as an Indigenous person, one’s cultural relationship with a place might span so far into the past that…

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