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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You Scream, I Scream

By Tashina Emery

I zoomed in on the phone screen, the app’s map clear as day said, “Frostie Freeze.” Eric’s tiny character, his bitmoji, was his exact match, a virtual representation of self. Every snap chatter had one, and we spent way too …

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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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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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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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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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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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All night the buzz of complaining lights keeps us employed. Our days are the drain and water circling. From the foreign places we feel labor, work being done. Cousin wolf sings about pawning love like it is inheritance. A song …

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