We have stories / as old as the great seas / breaking through the chest / flying out the mouth, / noisy tongues that once were silenced, / all the oceans we contain / coming to light. —Linda Hogan

A Rattle of Individual Voices and Tires by Kim Shuck

Abrazando la Diversidad en la Escritura by Aurora Garcia

Altar of Unknown by Lisa Marie Rollins

An All-American Korean American 4th of July by Terra Trevor

An Interview with Author Kim Shuck


Back to the Blanket: Recovered Rhetorics and Literacies in American Indian Studies (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series) by Kimberly G. Wieser

Bear, Coyote, Raven and Some Sweet, Sweet Berries: A Chumash Story Told by Alan Salazar

Book War by Wang Ping

Cathedral of Leaves by Linda Borden

Cedar Songs, Left Behind by Linda Borden

Cesar Love Poetry by Cesar Love

Chapter Four #49 Bear Child Blvd. by Kimberly Wieser

Children of The Dragonfly: The Book as Village by Robert Bensen

Children of the Powwow by Terra Trevor 


Contaminated Culture: Native People Struggle with Tainted Resources

Copper Miner’s Great Granddaughter Reflects by Margie Perscheid

Dances With Halmoni By Sook Wilkinson



"Doppelgängers: A Nativity Ode" (if only Columbus had…) by Carter Revard

Driving Toward Yes by Dawn Downey

From Michoacan, Mexico to California: A Latina Writer Reflects by Aurora Garcia

Fresh Wildness by Rebecca Hatcher Travis

Ghost Dance by Chip Livingston

Goodbye Christopher Columbus by Terra Trevor

Homeland Insecurity by Dawn Downey

How the Land was Lost: El Potrero by Deborah Miranda

How To Survive Christmas Alone by Dawn Downey

Hunted by Kim Shuck

I Learned All My Spanish in School by E.K. Keith

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric L. Gansworth

In the Purple and Blue of It by Kimberly L. Becker

Jump by Trace A. DeMeyer

Korean 1st Birthday by Betsy Schaffer

Let The Music In by Dawn Downey

Little of the Vibration Will Return by Kim Shuck

Loosening Our Tongues by RainPrud’homme-Cranford (Goméz)

Lord Have Mercy for These Days by Alice Rose Crow

Mexico and the USA: My Motherland and Fatherland by Aurora Garcia

My Name is Not My Face by Betsy Schaffer

My Year at the Shelter: by Terra Trevor

THANKSGIVING: An American Indian Perspective by Terra Trevor

Trouble Song by Kim Shuck

Navajo Quilt Maker Susan Hudson Pays Tribute to Plains Ledger Art

Nomenclature, Miigaadiwin, a Forked Tongue by Aja Couchoi

Okie Survival and WINNING THE DUST BOWL by Carter Revard

Old Pictures of Mom by Jen Hilzinger

Once Upon A River by Tiffany Midge

One More Reason Why We Need Diverse Lit  bLinda Rodriguez

On Native Ground by Rebecca Hatcher Travis

Orange Dream by Wang Ping

Orenoque,Wetumka, and Other Poems by Robert Bensen

Our Blood Remembers by Lois Red Elk

Owning Difference In Mixed Race America by Terra Trevor

Picked Apart the Bones by Rebecca Hatcher Travis

Privilege by M. Carmen Lane

Punta del Este Pantoum by Chip Livingston (from SING: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas)

Red and White . . . and Blue by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

Rejecting cancer cliches that deal in terms of winning or losing by Terra Trevor

Remembering Auntie Out Loud by Terra Trevor

Ridin’ the 40 Home by Rain Prud'homme-Cranford

Riot Call by Kim Shuck

Rock Collection by Cesar Love

Rosalia in her 90s by Kim Shuck

Saboulet by Michelle Pichon

Scenes From a Naturalist’s Sketchbook by Tiffany Midge

Shaking the Snow by Kimberly L. Becker

She's Awake by Dawn Downey

Sky Woman by M. Carmen Lane

Something to Do on a Dark, Windy Day by Michelle Pichon

Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits

Tsi’sdu on the Desert by Linda Boyden

This Place by Linda Boysen

The Role of the Poet in Contemporary Culture(s)

Tiffany Midge "Outlaws, Renegades and Saints"

The House. Death. Dad. Thank you. by Diane René Christian

The Spirits Need Us As Much As We Need Them by MariJo Moore



Tomol Evening: California's Indigenous People by Terra Trevor

Tomol Trek: California Indians Regathering a Tradition by Terra Trevor

Voices by Diane Christian

Washing the Blankets by Kimberly L. Becker

When a Child Dies by Terra Trevor

Weeping Women by Rain Prud'homme-Cranford 

Bad NDNS: Inmate #A-93223: In the San Quentin of My Mind

by Deborah A. Miranda

My father abused women.

This was my first thought when a Native woman contacted me to ask about a prominent Native male writer’s history as a sexual harasser.

My second thought was for the writer’s immediate family, his wife, his children.

If there’s one thing I know, it’s how a father’s sins follow his children like a storm
cloud, waiting to burst when they least expect it.

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Bad NDNS: Inmate #A-93223: In the San Quentin of My Mind

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