FALL 2010 TCJ STUDENT EDITIONFall 2010 TCJ Student Edition

TCJ Student is an annual publication of Tribal College Journal. Both the journal and this student issue are published by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, an organization of the 37 tribally controlled colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

© Copyright 2010 by Tribal College Journal

Student Edition editor: Esther Belin is a Diné scholar and poet teaching at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Since 1990, she has been a guest lecturer at a variety of institutions. Her writing has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and she is regularly cited as the voice of the urban Diné experience.

ON THE COVER: Cory Tucker, Jr., is a first year business major at the College of Menominee Nation. He began drawing when he was 12 and has continued developing his talent. His work was most recently published in two issues of LowRider Art Magazine. He placed first in a 2010 AIHEC art competition and is one of 12 finalists chosen from a competition for Native Threads. The winner from that competition will have his or her work featured on a Native Threads clothing line. A 24-year-old enrolled Menominee living on the reservation in Neopit, WI, and the son of Violet and Robert Tucker, he says, “Whatever your dream is, keep pushing for it because dreams do come true. The sky is the limit.”

Introduction By Gloria J. Emerson
My Sweetest Victory By Desirae Grignon
Good Hair By Jaime Figueroa
Indun Love By L. Madden, Jr.
The Black Footed Ferret By Marvin Ashley
A Wolf Named Bear By Emanuel Red Bear III
Kaleidoscope By Christopher Marshall
The Last Battle By Kari Eneas
Waiting for Spring By Melanie Erickson
They Tell Me By Shaina Nez
Bittersweet By Ruth McLain
Wicasa By Lynn Cuny
Apple Delicious By Marvin Stops
Foresight of Hope By Kari Eneas
Where are we going? By Brian Sloan
The Perfect Recipe By Chamisa Edmo
The Loyal Desert Flower By Joey Dunn
Pejuta Wakan - Sacred Medicine By Brandon LaMere
Iron Horse By Schyler Martin
What Goes Around Comes Around By Brandon LaMere
Old Soul By Maranee Bowen