Fall 2000 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 2000 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. She has edited the student edition for four years.

ON THE COVER: Artwork by students at the Sinte Gleska University Art Institute. Photos by Tara Vargas-Tucker. Founded in 1987, the privately sponsored art institute offers three degree programs: o a two-year associate degree, a four-year bachelor of arts degree, and a four-year bachelor of arts in art education degree. Margaret A. MacKichan, MA, MFA, directs the institute.

ARTWORK ON THE COVER: (not necessarily in order) by: Terry Gasdia, Jamie Poorman, Charmayne Young, Dave Delgarito, Floyd Nez, Linda Szabo, Mike Marshall. Marvin Roubideaux, Joseph Gangone. Raetta Jourdan, Elvis Beauvais, Tara Vargas-Tucker and Don Moccasin.

Introduction By Simon J. Ortiz
The Provider By De Anna Good Bird
I Do not Understand By Brenda M. Hopkins
Sculpture By Kim Wagner-Nahgahnub
When We Are Gone By Angela Damron
The Princess Is Dead By Janson Wolfchief
Who Are You By Evangeline R. Conklin
Hypothermic By Ann-Marie Oskolkoff
El Nino, 1999 By Ann-Marie Oskolkoff
Radioactive Decay By Santee Frazier
Deer Lady By Thomas Yeahpau
Beads She'd Owned By Jennifer Mann
Return To Lazy Mountain By Sharon L. Goben
Gail By Jody Barnes
A Small Reminder By Luella N. Brien
Chief Coyote By Veronica Serdahl
The Return Time By Charles Mack
Hands of Our Grandmothers By Cindy Keegan
Thoughts and Things By Javon Montes