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Refraction by Tyson Killsontop of Chief Dull Knife College

Walking Through Ice Alaska

By Brittany Lea Hebert

It started as soon as I left the warm cozy embrace of the cab of my white pickup truck that was parked in the crowded parking lot. The first thing I noticed was the cold—the absolute bitterness of the cold …

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A man and woman suffered from infertility for two decades. They tried many things to get pregnant with no results. They tried every medication and treatment from modern medicine to tribal ceremonies. The woman decided to fast in hopes of …

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So Be It

By teklu

Amuck the pandemic, disorientation has become a mode of being. It is the only fluidity available to me which permits survival. But it dampens my feelings, the inability to rely on any given circumstance forces me into an inner retreat, …

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NONFICTION

Magical Benson by Tasheana Tenorio of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

A Mother’s Strength

By Shikiya Chase

The world seems still and quiet, almost like everything is in slow motion except for me. People are walking by, always giving a sad nod, like they know why you are there. His dad is on the other side of …

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Sawed-Off Shotgun

By Brianna G. Reed

The late-night, grainy mugshot of the woman with a coy smile tugging at her lips betrayed her name, finally, at the bottom: Brandy Wright. No one knew where she got it at first. No one understood why she felt the …

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Hidden History Now Seen by Daniella James of San Carlos Apache College

Glenora

By teklu

All thoughts of my mother are similarly complicated by one thing. She died when I was fifteen. By the time I was twenty-four, I felt I’d already lived three lifetimes, in just this one life (which I’d always hoped would …

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POETRY

Saturday Night Mania

By Debbie Haddow

It’s Saturday night in the psych ward, half past witching hour, lights switched off to phantom black. The psych ward becomes a cityscape, a night skyline in a sterile hospital. When I turn the power on, the corridors brighten, a …

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the witch

By Sarah Chiago

ho’ok lived here stitching fire into skin phoenix was a sunlit city, she wanted to spit at it every time the sun kissed her ho’ok worked at social services on the rez drove on clay colored freeways as dawn broke …

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I am from the empty canyon walls underneath and hidden I am from the place where white corn breathes prayer into the morning dawn I am from the place where yellow corn cascades pollen into the evening twilight I am …

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ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Mindful Growth by Lawrence Village Center III of Sitting Bull CollegeTurquoise, Not Diamonds by Kiana Woody of Tohono O‘odham Community CollegeIn New Surroundings, Remember Who and Where You Come From by Kiana Woody of Tohono O'odham Community CollegeHidden History Now Seen by Daniella James of San Carlos Apache CollegeOtá’tavóomeée by Calvin Russette of Chief Dull Knife CollegeRefraction by Tyson Killsontop of Chief Dull Knife CollegeTwin Sky by Jenae Miller of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeMagical Benson 2 by Tasheana Tenorio of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeHóhonáevose by Calvin Russette of Chief Dull Knife CollegeMini Monsters by Jenae Miller of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeMountains by Taheera Old Elk of Little Big Horn CollegeA Chic on the Rise by Courtney Grammentz of Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish CollegeHope by Tyson Killsontop of Chief Dull Knife CollegeBee by Linda Stevens of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeMagical Benson by Tasheana Tenorio of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeNight Sky by Alyssa Nakai - Night of Navajo Technical UniversityWolf by Taheera Old Elk of Little Big Horn CollegeSuspended Within Clay by Jonathan Loretto of the Institute of American Indian ArtsUntitled by Geraldine Gordon of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe CollegeFaithfully by Lawrence Village Center III of Sitting Bull CollegeLifeaminita by Jenae Miller of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeA New Generation Begins by Kiana Woody of Tohono O'odham Community CollegeMoto Baby by Jenae Miller of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegePlacid Dusk by Jenae Miller of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

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