Mickki Garrity (Bodewadmi) is enrolled in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and lives on the North Coast of Oregon. She’s pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Native environmental science at Northwest Indian College and spends her free time walking in the woods and puttering in the kitchen. Mickki is a Cobell Scholar and Doris Duke Conservation Scholar. Her stories have been published in ang(st) and Adelaide.


Brianna G. Reed is the Diné author of several short fiction and nonfiction essays that have previously appeared in Leonardo Fine Arts Magazine and TCJ Student. Raised in a military family in Hope Mills, North Carolina, she now studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she spends her time running among the reeds of the bosque river, searching for poetry along the water.


Jasmine Neosh (Menominee) is a student at College of the Menominee Nation and an American Indian College Fund student ambassador. In this blogspot, Neosh focuses on issues of sustainability and environmental justice, bringing a fresh perspective to these critical issues that is both student and Indigenous centered.

Shared Stories

Scarlett Cortez (Salvadoran) studied studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts and served as an officer with the AIHEC student congress. Shared Stories addresses issues such as violence against women and the well-being of women of color.

Twiniversity: Life of a Tribal College Mom

A student at Salish Kootenai College, Celina Gray (Blackfeet and Little Shell Chippewa) is the mother of twins who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife biology from SKC. Gray illuminates the trials, tribulations, and rewards of being both a mother and a full-time TCU student.

Red Storyteller

TCJ Student’s first student blogger, Shaina Nez (Dine’) was an intern at TCJ and a student at Dine’ College who went on to study at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her blog covers a wide array of issues, to which she brings an important Navajo perspective.