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—

  • 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.

  • Dream Colors by Debberona Begaye of Navajo Technical University

    Fiction

    What’s Better Left Unsaid

    Alyza Grant

    And one day she was sure she’d come to love her baby too. It was a bit of cosmic mercy in the midst of hell.

Art and Photography

Winner and Top Entries

Film

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