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Further Response to the Desecration of Sumeg Village

In Prose by nativesinamerica

By Sinéad Talley A response to a piece originally posted here  I’d like to preface this letter by saying that we do not need another piece attacking or degrading those who display ignorance and a lack of respect for Native cultures. Even more importantly, we do not need another piece that promotes negative perceptions of Native peoples. That’s been done. As …

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Writing Activism: A Conversation With Danielle Miller

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By: Talon Bazille Ducheneaux With the rise in social media, activism has found its way to being more easily read and heard worldwide. In this regard, Indigenous-based activism and cross-cultural representation has made its way to this higher form of representation, one of the translating mediums being in the realm of writing. One of the people making serious headway through …

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A Letter To Mom

In Letters by Teddy McCullough

Growing up, everyone has an idol, role model, or superhero. For most of my life, that person had been my Grandma Joyce. She inspired me; instilled my love of politics and public service; and imparted advice, wisdom and life skills. She made such a profound impact on my life that I believed no other person could match it — so …

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Word Warriors: An Interview with Kirsten Shaw

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Tell us a little about yourself. I love photography, every chance I get I try to take photos outside with my camera. My biggest inspiration when it comes to photos is Ansel Adams. The way he took photos of the mountains is so beautiful and inspiring. A year or so ago I had the opportunity to go to Yosemite and …

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Word Warriors: An Interview with Joey Montoya

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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Joey Montoya, I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I currently live in San Jose, CA where I am studying advertising and graphic design at San Jose State University. What was your proudest accomplishment this year? This year has been a good year for not only me, but Urban …

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A Letter To My Daughter

In Letters by Cara Forbes

December 15th, 2015 Dear Naomi, I want you to know that you are not an Indian. You are something so much more refined and profound than Indian. My dear, you are Cherokee. Tsalagi. Keetoowah. One of the Real and Principle People. You see, Naomi, an Indian (at least to your mother) is a falsehood. Indian is a stereotype. Indian is …

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It’s Time

In Prose by Doris Brown

I am a student at Norwich University which is a  small, very small, college in Vermont. The demographic here is not the best, but it’s manageable. I have seen/met only four Natives. It’s sad, to be honest, because I walk around getting the same question– “What are you?”; and when I answer, I get the same response– “No way, you …

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Word Warriors: An Interview with Whitney Sawney

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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Whitney Sawney. I am currently a student at the University of Arkansas, studying International Relations and Political Science. I’m so excited because I GRADUATE IN DECEMBER!! It’s been a long journey for me personally, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the challenges that college has presented because it makes it …

Imagine Your Long Life Dream Ending…

In Prose by nativesinamerica

By Justin Susan Imagine your long life dream ending… Where do you go? Who do you tell? How do you begin again? Time never stops. Never. As a young child I realized that important fact. The simple fact that time does not stop, or does not come to a halt. Some may say, “Oh, in this particular moment, time literally …

Word Warriors: An Interview With NIA Contributor Talon Bazille Ducheneaux

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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Talon Bazille Ducheneaux. I’m a proud member of the Cheyenne River Sioux and Crow Creek Sioux tribes, I also have a lot of connection with the Rosebud Sioux tribe, where I went to high school. I grew up kind-of bouncing back and forth between schools and reservations, and while I did …