Writing

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...

Back To School

By Kirsten Shaw Starting your first day of school can be nerve racking. Figuring out where your classes are. Worrying about where to sit for lunch, who to sit next...

#UpToUs

By Joey Montoya A week ago, I never would have thought I would be caravanning cross country to Philly. Towards the end of May, Calina Lawrence, Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, and...

Dear JK Rowling: We’re Still Here

By Loralee Sepsey I remember the first time I picked up a Harry Potter book. I was seven years old. I was in the back of our old beat up...

Privileging Education

By Abaki Beck my hand was cut off I stood there bleeding, crying. But when my tears dried, I convinced myself it was nothing. I am in college now, I...

Tanka Part One: Native Representations

By Taylor Schad It’s mid-March, I’m in the cab of my family’s Ford pickup, my mom is driving and my older sister sits shotgun, across from me is my little...

#NativeVoters

By Kirsten Shaw I had the chance to stand behind Bernie Sanders with my mom and I felt so lucky. I had seen him speak in San Jose but wasn’t as focused...

That One Harsh December

By Abaki Beck *Trigger warning: Descriptions of violence when his throat was slit who was surprised? I was surprised not by the violence or the night-call from my auntie but...

Dear Stanford Administration

By Leo John Bird Dear Provost Etchemendy and President Hennessy: I am so tired and sad. Weeks have gone by since the faculty senate’s decision to reaffirm Stanford’s commitment to...