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'Mother Tongue,' a Poem by Dawn Karima Pettigrew for National Poetry Month
Dawn Karima Pettigrew
The following poem comes to us from Dawn Karima Pettigrew, a writer, educator and radio host (for more details on her, see the biographical information that follows the poem)...
Microchimerism: Poetry from Cell Traffic
Heid E. Erdrich
I Nub of human, shell pink fingernail, whether you live or all unformed leave her body she will never be without you. This, scientists tell us, is literally true: . . ...
In Search of Jane’s Grave: Poetry From Heid E. Erdrich's Cell Traffic
Heid E. Erdrich
In memory of Jane, wife of Henry R. Schoolcraft, Esq., born at St...
'This is a Terrorist Act,' an Idle No More Poem by Alex Jacobs
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is on a hunger strike since December 11, not far from the front door of Canada’s Parliament perhaps the most visible symbol of the newest trans bo...
'Giving a Shit,' an Idle No More Poem by Janet Rogers
Janet Marie Rogers
The objective of civilizing us Is to make Indian history Become our permanent reality The necessary objective Of Native people is to Outlast this attack, However long it takes To k...
Native American Heritage Month: 'To Those Who Carry the Blood,' a Poem by Richard Walker
Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a newspaper editor in Kitsap County, Washington, as well as a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network...
Native American Heritage Month: 'Indian On Fire,' a Poem by Alex Jacobs
Indian on Fire dedicated to Sherwin Bitsui & Sherman Alexie, 2 skins who know something about fire Hanging around skins is like waiting for someone to catch on fire you’re not ...
Crazy Brave: Joy Harjo Found That the Hardest Story to Tell Was Her Own
This is my heart. It is a good heart. Weaves a membrane of mist and fire...
A Poem by Steve Russell on the 125th Anniversary of the Dawes Act
Chitto Harjo Crazy Snake said: "Don't sign!" Indians signed. Crazy Snake said: "Hold the white man to his word!"** Indians took what they could get...
Native American Heritage Month: 'Love and Protection,' a Poem by Janet Rogers
Love and Protection Love and protection looks like Love looks like War Looks like Protection Looks like Respect Looks like Love looks like Resistance Looks like Trouble looks Like ...
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