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In the few months before cancer took hold of my grandmother, she’d flown down the coast from New York to visit us for one last Virginia summer together. I was about ten at the time and old enough to know …

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FAITHFULLY BY LAWRENCE VILLAGE CENTER III

Spread Wings

By Julian Wallette

“Are you free?” It was a weird place to remember her name.               “Yes,” I replied hesitantly. “Drop it.” “What?” “What you’re thinking. You know it’s not wrong to feel what you feel, though they say otherwise.” If I …

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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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NONFICTION

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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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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POETRY

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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hūzíwí

By Nelson Alburquenque

hūzíwí waking, spiky ivory scarlet legs emerging under silky deep burrow ancient nightmare web   hūzíwí arms rumbling, lava blood summoning as veins bulge dripping molten dread while finger bark rots fish bone and plastic hen   hūzíwí chest broadening, …

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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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ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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