The Dream

By Emily Cogliandro

“She felt breathing in her ear and knew there must be someone behind her. The whispers got louder as she got closer to the door.”

Dreaming Bird of Inter Mountain

By Celine F. Guerro

“Within this cage, the killing of her spirit was daily from being forced to speak a language that was not her own and to learn of a culture she was not born into.”


By Brianna G. Reed

“How did he choke you? How did he break your wrist? Did you try calling anyone? When did he start getting violent? Why don’t you move?”


The Game

By Robert Smith

“The Warriors versus the Cowgirls, too fantastic to be made up, and the mascots couldn’t be more fitting.”

“It wasn’t just the coma. I couldn’t feel her spirit in the room with us. I knew she was gone, and she wasn’t coming back.”

“In languages, we encapsulate the individual and communal mental and spiritual contemplative efforts of a people—each unique.”



By Dana Peterman

“Beautiful skies, red orange ascending into blue, over mirror like waters . . .”

a field of insect-i-cides

By Nancy Beauregard

“beneath umbrellas of drooping purple petals, sticks with triangular heads hold curved handles, thin membranes stretch for tiny legs to back—stroke . . .”

Gimaamaaminaan Aki (Mother Earth)

By Awanigiizhik (Roderick) Bruce

“In the beginning, she gifted us life-giving waters. Swelling from underneath, she gave birth to the water panthers and horned serpents.”


Untitled by Tyanna Johnson Bullseye of Dine' CollegeManana Island by Kukunaokala Begay of Dine' CollegeUntitled by Ritchie Kaibetoney of Dine' CollegePink upon the Hogan by Ritchie Kaibetoney of Dine' CollegeLandscape by Ritchie Kaibetoney of Dine' CollegeEka Mo'O Waipuh Red Hand Woman by Kayla Bointy of Haskell Indian Nations UniversityPandemic Poster by Hannah Kibbe of the Institute of American Indian ArtsLegendary by Patrick Bednark of the Institute of American Indian ArtsSpiritual Embodiment by Suni Sonqo Vizcarra Wood of the Institute of American Indian ArtsSoaring to New Heights by Diane Mcleod-Maleport of Aaniiih Nakoda CollegeA-Vision-of-Peace-by-Henrietta-Wolf-Black-of-Salish-Kootenai-CollegeStoneclad by Patrick Bednark of the Institute of American Indian ArtsIn the Shade House by Sunny Boado of Sinte Gleska UniversityUntitled by DeAnna Suazo of the Institute of American Indian ArtsDaxpitchée by Donnette Medicine Horse of Sitting Bull CollegeYanni Slayer by Savanah Platero of the Institute of American Indian ArtsBeech 18 by Nicholas Bittner of Cankdeska Cikana Community CollegeMock Up 2 by Bryson Meyers of the Institute of American Indian Arts