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Video: Ojibwe Author Jim Northrup Waxes Poetic—Literally—on Manoomin
In this chat, the inimitable Jim Northrup opens up in his endearing style, waxing poetic—literally—on ricing, talking about his ancestors as he soaks in the sunshine...
‘Fiction Gives Me Freedom’: Author Jim Northrup on ‘Dirty Copper’ and His Alter Ego
What’s the difference between a normal story and one about the Vietnam War? author Jim Northrup asks coyly...
'Off the Path': Native Writers in Montana Share Work in Bold New Anthology
Sherman Alexie perhaps said it best: “I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed.” From claim checks to domestic violence, from growing pains to banishing the t...
A Martyr’s Crown: For My Grandmother During Domestic Violence Month (Poem)
Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a newspaper editor in Kitsap County, Washington, and a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network...
Avid Sports Fan Louise Erdrich Says, ‘This Is Over,’ Urges Redskins Name Change
Award-winning Ojibwe author and avid Vikings fan Louise Erdrich has weighed in resoundingly on the Redskins name...
'Hungry Johnny' Dishes Up Elder Knowledge, Native Culture in Children's Book
We’ve all known (or raised) a child like the title character in Cheryl Minnema’s first children’s book, Hungry Johnny (Minnesota Historical Society, 2014)...
Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Author of ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence,’ Walks On
The parallels are uncanny: aboriginal children wrested from their families, sent to boarding schools and forbidden to speak their language—with the stated goal of eventually elimin...
Tribute: Robert J. Conley Told Towering Cherokee Tales
Roy Boney Jr.
Robert J. Conley was a giant of the Native literary world whose 80-plus books gave us an authentic, lively rendering of Cherokee experience...
Sci-Fi, Mysticism and Tragedy Reign at American Indian Youth Literature Awards
Mysticism, science fiction and tragedy mark the 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Awards from the American Indian Library Association, with Tomson Highway, Joseph Bruchac and T...
Fine Print: 7 American Indian Women Novelists You Have to Read
Tanya H. Lee
When people talk about American Indian women novelists, the names that come to mind are typically Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich and Joy Harjo...
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