Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Honorable Mentions

Other top-ranked entries

  • Stolen Sisters by Diamond Williams of Haskell Indian Nations University

    Poetry

    Homing In

    Vivian M. Carroll

    I fly, silver wings above clouds,
    tracking yesterday through winds
    tuned to stellar frequency—

  • 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.

  • Mohawk by Patrick Bednark of the Institute of American Indian Arts

    Fiction

    Live How You Wish

    James Hodell

    After a time his anger and embarrassment turned to a melancholic blanket of regret. He now wanted to find relief from his actions more than an explanation for them.

Art and Photography

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Film

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Recent online submissions

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    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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    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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    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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