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  • Road Less Travelled by Tyrel Iron Eyes of Sitting Bull College


    There’s No Place Like Home

    Darin Janis

    There are days in my life that I suffer flashbacks from childhood. Memories of growing up in the…

  • Solo by Ruby Hansen Murray of the Institute of American Indian Arts


    Sundance for All My Relations

    Elizabeth Anita Roastingear

    I stomp my brown feet in the red desert sands then claw my way down a pine covered…

  • Flute Player by Amanda Beardsley of the Institute of American Indian Arts


    My First Bowling Plaque

    Jacob Doney

    The sunlight blazed brightly through the thin, white curtains of the motel room, piercing the darkness. Drowsy from…

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    Thief in the Night

    Celina Gray

    Violence against Indigenous women has plagued Native communities for far too long. It is an unsettling issue that we must confront.

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    I Will Survive!

    Celina Gray

    Potty training can crack even the most patient parent. And potty training twins is double the trouble. But we can all find the inspiration to endure in Gloria Gaynor’s classic hit song.

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    Teachings from Snakes with Pretty Skin

    Celina Gray

    In the name of money and without regard for the Earth, companies will slither their way around Indian communities. The Dakota Access Pipeline is the latest such encroachment.

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