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CREATIVE WRITING

FICTION

Questions

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?”

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.”

Cloudburst

By Hailey Suina

“Grandfather would step outside and look up at the pure blue sky, the wrinkles on his face deepening, mimicking the dry cracked earth as he searched for the clouds.”

NONFICTION

Little Peculiarities

By Tovah Strong

“A low rumble sounds gradually then all at once the train rounds the corner toward the road. Wind rushes across my face as it tears past. In its wake, the penny spins from the rail, flattened smooth.”

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

“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.”

POETRY

Quercus

By Vivian M. Carroll

“With words about savages, standing too long in the sun to know what’s good for them. My mother stands strong. I raise myself higher, in proud nickel likeness.”

Old Dogs of Taos

By Nelson Alburquenque

“Old dogs of Taos, dream off wounds – together they sleep in shade under clouds, dozing off sunshine in the long shadow of the old earth house.”

Untitled

By Dana Peterman

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

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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

FILM