Writing

The Cheyenne Girl Whose Heart Will Never Be On The Ground

By Rosalia Badhorse My heart and soul were specially crafted in the hills and pine trees of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Those hills and trees instilled in me...

Our Blood Pulses Resistance

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...

To All My Native Sisters

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,...

Hear Our Voices, Uplift Our Stories: Why Native Americans Need More Allies

Whether we like it or not, we live in a racial binary nation – discussions of “race relations” most often focus on “white people versus black people.” We also live...

Mother

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...

Cultural Dreams Over Coffee and Tea

By Kentaro Herder I just talked to my mom on the phone and I asked her about the one gray cow on the rug my grandma wove and why the...

Culture Is Health

By Karonhiakwe:kon Parker Just a little over six years ago, I left college and entered a training program to become an EMT (emergency medical technician).  I hated college.  I had just...

Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day: From Natives In America

Some thoughts on today from our incredible team: “There’s a lot of pain that’s comes along with a holiday celebrating the genocide of my people, but there’s also a lot...

Challenge What You Learn, Challenge What You Teach

By Talon Ducheneaux I remember being in third grade at a Nebraska school where I was probably one of two children of color, let alone children who were Native. I...

Standing with Standing Rock Filled My Heart

Rosalia Badhorse All my life, there has always been a small hole in my heart. This hole is a sense of emptiness I have felt in the realization that I...