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CREATIVE WRITING

FICTION

Cake

By Gracie Gamache

“I had not eaten anything sweet in months. It felt amazing. That’s when I thought of a plan—a plan to get rid of both Peter and Karen.”

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

The Game

By Robert Smith

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

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.”

Long Road Home

By Brianna G. Reed

“A man walked into an El Paso Wal-Mart, training his aim on families gearing up for back-to-school. Mothers were armed with carts with new backpacks, markers, glue, and notebooks.”

POETRY

Digital Black Hole

By Keanu Jones

“Your hollow rib cage echoes in silence as you float into the endless digital stream.”

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.”

Tasty Cake

By Jesse Short Bull

“Gram made a humongous cake which laid out in a thousand rains. Thick ribbons of water, icing flowing down ruinous fringes of receding prairie.”

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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

FILM