Does It Hurt?

By Brandon Scott Bombardier

When I was a kid, I thought that losing your toes was a natural part of aging, like losing baby teeth. Every summer I stayed with my Grandmother Mary in Oklahoma, I would see her missing toes, healed, smooth, and …

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The Rise of Persistence

By Amanda Crosby

In the earliest of times when the lands stayed shaded in the black of night, there lived a rare species of bird with feathers the color of the brightest fires. This was a bird with many wonderous qualities, some of …

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Turkey Buzzard

By Edwin Dale Harris

I am going to tell you a story, a story told to me by my grandfather. I am Dineh, the people of the Southwestern United States. I was told about the animals and their roles or how they became the …

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Often, I will look at a pen and wonder what is its personality. Every pen has a unique feel, an aura, and personality. When ink meets paper there is a specific interaction depending on what type of pen is in …

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Pandemic Moon

By Kamella Bird-Romero

I had a baby during a worldwide pandemic. My son’s cultural exposure evaporates with every passing month of life. Ceremonies Tewa babies undergo have been halted, like pausing a moon mid-phase. My son shines like a crescent in the sky, …

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Between the Canyon Walls

By Danelle Jishie

Home could be found effortlessly as if my mother pointed a beacon towards the sky to guide us. our summer escapes came in the form of canyon exploration and creek swimming. Possible dangers came from the occasional stranger, a snake …

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Poetry (poem)

By Ronnie Largo

no matter how fast you go… poetry becomes the long desolate highway that has no end in sight no matter how comfy you are… poetry becomes the uncomfortable feeling in your chair no matter how long you snooze… poetry becomes …

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Tie a piece of yarn around the top to hold together such sacred trinity. fingers lovingly embrace each strand, weave them meticulously together, dark and light shades of green shimmering in the sunlight surrender softly to the next which is …

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Grandma’s Basket

By Alyssa Nakai

In her delicate and aged hands, thin strips of three-leaf sumac are carefully laced and woven.   Kóodęę’ hózhǫ́dóo Shitsijí’ hózhǫ́dóo Shikédęę’ hózhǫ́dóo Shikáagí, shiyaagí hozhǫ́dóo T’áá ałtso shinaagóó hózhó dóo’   In beauty I walk With beauty before me …

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Atoo' by Haiden Gould of the Institute of American Indian ArtsTundra Hunting Trail by Nancy Grant of Ilisagvik CollegeBest Friends Forever by Nancy Grant of Ilisagvik CollegeMissy Water by Shelby Revoy of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe CollegeSunrise Kisses After a Long Winter of Darkness by Nancy Grant of Ilisagvik CollegeApache Trauma by Steven Pahe Jr. of San Carlos Apache CollegeFuture by McRay Sampson of Dine' CollegeRed Lake Walleye by Lena Aguilar Vazquez of Red Lake Nation CollegeLove Is the Gift 2 by Shelby Revoy of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe CollegePeaceful Sun by Willow Towslee of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeGrandma Lamb by Megan Yazzie of Dine' CollegeIndigenous Starry Night by Dolores Lafferty of Oglala Lakota CollegeBridges by Lawrence Village Center III of Sitting Bull CollegeAZ Edits by Shelby Revoy of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe CollegeDesert Moc by Ericka Francisco of Dine' CollegeNo More Stolen Sisters by Tyler Thompson of Tohono O'odham Community CollegeLove Is the Gift by Shelby Revoy of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe CollegeNot Suitable for Drinking by Ericka Francisco of Dine' CollegeAbandoned Home by Ericka Francisco of Dine' CollegeColorado Sunflower by Lena Aguilar Vazquez of Red Lake Nation College