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Sarah Vowell, Cherokee Nation
Tommy Orange, Cheyenne & Arapaho
Terese Marie Mailhot, First Nations
James Welch, Blackfeet & A'aninin
Natalie Diaz, Latinx and Mojave
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Sicangu Lakota
Rebecca Roanhorse, of Pueblo descent
Louise Erdrich, Chippewa (Turtle Mountain Band)
Deborah A. Miranda, Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen and of Chumash descent
Traci Sorell - Cherokee Nation
Daniel H. Wilson, Cherokee Nation
David Cornsilk, Cherokee Nation
"Anyone with some micro-thin strain of Cherokee blood should be thanking the Freedmen because they have proven that our citizenship is not based on blood or any anthropological definition of "Indian" but is a legal concept rooted in the right of the Cherokee people to determine who is and who is not a Cherokee." From here.
Charles H. Red Corn, Osage
Melissa Febos, of Wampanoag descent
"I didn’t (and don’t) want to appropriate something that wasn’t mine. But it was also important for me to claim my own personal experience of it." From here.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
“Never take the first plant you find, as it might be the last—and you want that first one to speak well of you to the others of her kind.” Braiding Sweetgrass
Adrienne Keene, Cherokee Nation
Shonda Buchanan, of Cherokee and North Carolina and Mississippi Choctaw descent
Ernestine Hayes, Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Lingit (Tlingit) nation
Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Pueblo
Will Rogers, Cherokee Nation
Richard Wagamese, Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Nation
Debra Magpie Earling, Bitterroot Salish
Annette Saunooke, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Stephen Graham Jones, Blackfeet
Janet Mock, of Kanaka Maoli descent
Billy-Ray Belcourt, Driftpile Cree Nation
Margaret Verble, Cherokee Nation
Kim TallBear, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate & of Cheyenne & Arapaho descent
“It’s part of my feminist ethic to think out loud and roughly on social media....For me, part of that feminist ethic is thinking along with people publicly and getting feedback.” [From "Kim TallBear Speaks Truth to Power"]
Kelli Jo Ford, Cherokee Nation
"Now, I have a daughter and I grew up like Reney when I was little, I slept with my great-grandmother a whole lot. We just had these generational bonds, and having a daughter who is growing up away from her grandmother is something that weighs on me." From here.
Eddie Chuculate, Muscogee (Creek) Nation and of Cherokee descent
Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation
Crazy Brave by This memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and her struggles to find inner peace and her creative voice.
A Map to the Next World by In her fifth book, Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American voices, melds memories, dream visions, myths, and stories from America's brutal history into a poetic whole.
How We Became Human by This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music. How We Became Human explores its title question in poems of sustaining grace.
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