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Tókȟaȟ’an: To Lose, to Suffer Loss, to Be Gone by Gillie Collins
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Wordplay as dissent in Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas

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I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #4 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #3 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #2 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #1 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sit, Scroll and Fume by Sarah Jean Grimm
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Tommy Pico’s IRL searches the catacombs of history and hashtags of today to create what can’t be salvaged.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun by Ammiel Alcalay
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“I’m a nontraditionalist being a traditionalist creating nontraditional art, which means that I’m just making art.”

Adam & Zack Khalil by Pamela Cohn
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“It’s the trickster element that exists throughout Ojibway storytelling and history, engaging both the sacred and the profane, turning things upside down and looking at them from a fresh perspective.”

Willie Thrasher by Gary Canino
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“I’m the kind of guy that’s trying to get people to work together and make the Earth green.”

Jimmie Durham by Manuel Cirauqui
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I met Jimmie Durham the day after the opening of his retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in February of 2009. 

Peacock by Dawn Raffel
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Mother saw it first, over by the teepee. “See,” she said, regarding us: sisters, offspring, preeners for love.

George Robert Minkoff’s The Leaves of Fate by Betsy Sussler
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There is a curse upon the adventurers and mendicants, second sons of the aristocracy and would-be-sovereigns of their own destiny who sailed for the New World. Read about it in this review of The Leaves of Fate by George Robert Minkoff.

Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles by Nick Stillman
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The mythology around Kent Mackenzie’s 1961 film The Exiles is better known than the film itself. 

Catechism by Melanie Rae Thon

The stories our parents tell answer none of our questions. 

Simon Ortiz and Petuuche Gilbert by Daniel Flores y Ascencio​
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Poet Simon Ortiz and Tribal Councilman Petuuche Gilbert on Indian country—the Acoma Pueblo—memory, history, and colonialism.

Yusef Komunyakaa by Paul Muldoon
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American poet Yusef Komunyakaa and Irish poet Paul Muldoon talk of T. S. Eliot and racism, poetry and music, Native Americans and the self—as a writer and a reader—in a culture that is as global as it is specific.

Rilla Askew by Betsy Sussler
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Rilla Askew’s first novel, The Mercy Seat, stems from her family’s stories of the migration west to Oklahoma. This novel tracks the legacy of that journey: the violence, the clash of native and European cultures and the pioneers.

Wisconsin, November 1968 by David Treuer

The winter of 1968 was the last winter it snowed deeper than three feet and the branches of birch, aspen, and jack pine snapped under the weight. 

Two Prints by Andy Warhol
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Two serigraphs from a portfolio of 10—Sitting Bull and General Custer from the Cowboys and Indians series by Andy Warhol.

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