Fall 2004 TCJ Student Edition

An annual 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 35 tribally-controlled colleges in the United States and Canada.

© Copyright 2004 by Tribal College Journal

Guest editor: Sally Hubbard is a freelance editor and poet in Cortez, CO, and a former associate editor of Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 at Rice University. She has edited the student edition for eight years.

Introduction by Louise Erdrich
Back to the Ranch by Annie Tillery Waldow
Bruised by Velencia Ann Tso
I Am Navajo by Velencia Ann Tso
Forty-Six Seconds by Angel Brady
Ina Kin Nahan t’api kin un walowan ye
I Sing of Motherhood and Death
by Madeleine Myers
Chaco by Jody Barnes
Cowboy Indians by Tristan Shelley
Hayfields by Dusty Murphy
My Crazy Life by Lonnie DeCoteau
No Complaints by Victor Romero
This is Who I Am by Carrie Sue Talks Different
Imagine by Tammy DeCoteau
My Father’s Lakota Name by Geraldine Goes in Center

ARTWORK: “Grandpa’s Stories” represents a Hidatsa/ Mandan legend told within Monte Fredericks’ family. He received the story from his father, who heard it from his grandfather, thus the name. The story describes the creation of the galaxy known as the Milky Way by these sacred animals. The bison and the horse raced along the path of the stars, kicking up dust, which created the galaxy. The artist, Monte Fredericks, is a student at Fort Berthold Community College in the graphic arts technologies course. He also has an associate’s degree in business administration/ accounting from Fort Berthold. Born and raised in Mandaree, ND, Fredericks has been creating art since he was very young. He learned bead working from his mother and drawing and Native crafts from others of his family. He created “Grandpa’s Stories” to enter in the annual AIHEC Conference Art Show in Billings, MT, in March 2004. “In order that I not debase my tribal ancestry, I worked out a visual representation through many trial attempts until I developed one that not only made me happy, but also got recognition from my father, who was the keeper of that particular legend.” At the AIHEC competition, it won an award of excellence in the graphics division.