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  • COMFORT? BY ALICE ROSE CROW

    Nonfiction

    Comfort?

    Alice Rose Crow

    You rise in false triumph to face the unfamiliar church full of people—clusters of Bristol Bay and Tundra families—gathering with a smattering of bible-carrying city congregants who bend toward the shadows of your church on an early Friday afternoon. The folks welcoming me warmly had come in from the sunshine to pay respects to our ilung who hadn’t heeded repeated…

  • GOING AWOL BY RUDELL TWO BULLS JR.

    Nonfiction

    Going AWOL

    Rudell Two Bulls Jr

    It is a hot and sunny summer in Farmington, NM. The day is nice enough for a bike ride along the Berg Park Animas River trail. Too bad today is not the day to partake in these outdoor opportunities. Especially when my work schedule demands eight hours straight of doing the same thing every day. The Red Apple Transit has…

  • A PRAYER FOR PIESTEWA BY VICKI ALBERTS

    Poetry

    A Prayer for Piestewa

    Vicki Marie Alberts

    We fought for our land We fought for our survival   Today they told us that We, were the warriors modern day heroes armed with education every group of people need some education in order to succeed, but one thing they forgot to mention was that some would still pick up a gun in the name of freedom. This poem…

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  • Time to Heal

    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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