By Abaki Beck My grandmother once told me she was a class bully at the government run school that punished her for being Blackfeet and buried her classmates on the school grounds She told me she spoke back to teachers and had to be punished The same school trained my uncle to be a butcher […]

By Doris Nicole Brown Caution: if you take pride in America and it’s government and influences, click the back button because this may hurt your feelings. Yes, I am Native. But, I will no longer claim my nationality. I am not American, by choice. As you all know, Indian Country has been suffering for months […]

By Mia Ritter-Whittle to all my native sisters,  i cannot gather enough words to explain my thankfulness for you. i think about you often, everyday. i write about you seldom, because i am afraid i cannot find the words to capture your beauty, strength, consistence.  english shows limits for bounds you do not know.  the […]

By Corey Ashley Baa Nits’ínkees… You did not understand So you called us savage and branded us uncivilized   Baa Nits’ínkees… You did not understand So you scorched the land and poisioned the water   Baa Nits’ínkees… You did not understand So you scribbled our treaties and determined our rights   Baa Nits’ínkees… You did […]

By Kentaro Herder mother, bury me   there is only rain where i am only rain to dilute my tears showers of rain to wash the sand from my brown body   there is no sand where i am no sand to clump my tears not one to mend and blend the scars on my […]