Loonsfoot Family
Hannah Schmidt
The sun set below the tree canopy. I sat tracing lines in the dirt with my fingers while a sacred fire burned beside me...
Mary Annette Pember
“Not everyone can be like Nelson Mandela...
Dedication Statue Shaynowishkung Chief Bemidji
Tanya H. Lee
A grassroots movement led by people in the town of Bemidji, Minnesota, and their neighbors both on and off nearby reservations have set out to find a path to reconciliation between...
Mary Annette Pember
“No one has ever asked me before,” the elder explained...
Mary Annette Pember
Trauma is big news these days...
Mary Annette Pember
“What are you hiding?” the elder asked Rose Domnick. It was a simple question in response to Domenic’s request for help overcoming her mysteriously growing, incapacitating fear...

Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike a

Mary Annette Pember
They were building the young man’s coffin in the front yard when we arrived...
Mary Annette Pember
“Aww, here we go again, talking about the dang boarding schools!” This was the first thought Chally Topping-Thompson had when the topic came up in her social work class at St...
Mary Annette Pember
“And I rose in a rainy autumn and walked abroad in shower of all my days.” I think of this bit of verse from Poem in October by Dylan Thomas as I walk over the grounds where my mot...