Fall 1999 TCJ Student Edition


Edited by Sally Hubbard

Assisted by the staff, faculty, and students of the tribal colleges

A publication of Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. Both the journal and this student issue are published by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, an organization of the 33 tribally controlled colleges in the United States and Canada.

Submissions from students are welcome at any time: Tribal College Student, P.O. Box 720, Mancos CO 81328 or email student@tribalcollegejournal.org.

Copyright 1999 by Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.

Guest Editor: Sally Hubbard is a freelance editor and poet in Cortez, Colo., and a former associate editor of Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 at Rice University.

ANDREA CASTILLOON THE COVER: Cover art entitled "Courage—Free Spirit" is by Andrea Castillo. A self-taught artist, Andrea uses her art to cultivate her spirituality. She was raised in a traditional home by her grandparents, Delia and Gilmore Graymountain, on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Her maternal clan is Salt, and her paternal clan is Above the Water. She is majoring in human services/chemical dependency at Salish Kootenai College in Montana. "Charcoal is my main medium for creating because of the spiritual guidance she (charcoal) provides," Andrea says.

Introduction: Of Innocence and Catharsis By Marjane Ambler
Poverty Among Native American Elders By Audrey Cochran
Crazy By Michael Jackman
Education for the 21st Century: My Role By Bobbie Fetter
The Best Decision I Ever Made By Tanya Walter
The Cave By Juanita Snell
The Old Man’s Dream By James DeMarrias
A Spiritual Awakening By Vanessa Jones
Running for My Father’s Love By Shane Hamilton
College is an Opportunity By Miranda Burland
Adopting the Creative By Wade Wiartalla
Saige By Stacy Atkinson
Smoking Pop Cans By David Hill
More Than a Shadow By Elaine Bildeau
Who Am I? By Roger White Owl
Sunday Afternoon By Jody Barnes
A Ride of Life By Ober John
I Am By Steven Vert
Eagle By Kevin Baker
Neshnebek Game By Daniel Dyer
The Holy Bottle By Daniel Dyer
Brother By Jimmy Hallum
Rez Dogs By Jimmy Hallum
Pedaling Circles By Tina Kingren
Through Glass By Liz Hopkins
Same-Same By Jody Barnes