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A Good Time to be Osage

Date: Nov. 26, 2019

Starting at least 100 years ago, advocates like the Cattaraugus Seneca scholar Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker worked to designate holidays to honor Native Americans in ...

Sacred Spaces

Date: Sept. 20, 2019

In late August, I spent two weeks at the Mineral School, a small residency for artists and writers on the shoulders of Mt. Rainier, an ...

Indian through American Eyes

Date: Aug. 6, 2019

In late June, my husband and I went to Ashland to see Between Two Knees, the first play by the 1491s, an indigenous comedy troupe ...

Larger than life and immersed in Indigeneity

Date: July 29, 2019

In June, I spent a week with poets and writers sharing work along Lake Bemidji not far from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The ...

Acknowledging Indigenous Canada

Date: June 3, 2019

I spent May in the Canadian Rockies working with celebrated novelist Eden Robinson. A member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations, Robinson is the ...

The Beauty of Native Voices

Date: May 9, 2019

Osages are well represented in Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations, an anthology published by Tupelo Press this year. Esteemed Osage poet Carter ...

The Palm of God’s Hand

Date: March 29, 2019

The last week in February this year, the weather in Pawhuska ranged from freezing drizzle to mild sunny days. At Wak’on Owatsi, the event ...

Telling Stories

Date: Feb. 28, 2019

In late February, I went to Pawhuska to attend Wak’on Owatsi, traveling between snow and cold in southwest Washington and the freezing drizzle that ...

Respect

Date: Jan. 30, 2019

On Jan. 20, images of Nick Sandmann, a young man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat grinning into Omaha elder Nathan Phillip’s face ...

Meeting Edgar Alan Poke

Date: Jan. 10, 2019

Some mornings lately the sky has shown pink behind the dark branches of alders along the dike. I’ve been awake early enough to see ...