A close-up image features a large, dark-gray silver medal embossed with the profile of a crouching naked woman reaching for a child, with another child appearing behind her.


An Indigenous poet-anthropologist writes to her daughter of the limits of her motherly protection.
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In the Event of Flooding

An Indigenous poet-anthropologist speaks to the survivance of Native communities in the face of colonialism and genocide.
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Born of “All That Good”

An Indigenous poet-anthropologist and new mother interrogates the idea that, overall, historic Indigenous boarding schools brought a lot of “good.”
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When Asked if the World Would End They Answer No

An Indigenous anthropologist-poet visits Woody Island in Alaska, formerly the site of the Kodiak Baptist Orphanage in the early 20th-century, where her great-grandfather lived before being sent to the Carlisle Indian School.
white feather floats on clear water with rocks at the bottom.


An Indigenous anthropologist-poet searches for ancestors while acknowledging the need to adapt.
Four painted Russian dolls of different sizes lined up from largest to smallest frozen in a block of ice.

Matryoshka Song

An Indigenous anthropologist-poet speaks to the Russian colonization of Alaska from 1784–1867 and how stereotypes and histories shape the lives of Indigenous women.
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Dressing Fish

The Sugpiaq people in south-central Alaska have faced Russian colonialism, American assimilation policies, and Native American boarding school violence. A descendant and anthropologist-poet claims a radical presence in looking to the past and the future.