Language Arts

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Stories and essays portraying indigenous men and women walking in two worlds, namely the almost invisible worldview of Indigenous peoples and the pervasive colonial mindset of the rest of America, personified by urban life in Chicago.

Rez Bomb

Set on and around Pine Ridge reservation, this is a thriller about a young interracial couple who get into trouble with a loan shark after one of their cash scams fails. Deals with issues common to South Dakota such as :racism, poverty and inter-generational trauma. Filmed on location and they don’t pretty things up for the movie.

Sovereign Bones

An anthology of essaya by Native authors centered around the theme of cultural survival and revitalization, illustrating some of the many ways Indigenous have adapted to,and survived, colonization.(Native literature/Indigenous Culture)

Shell Shaker

A suspenseful novel that brings to light the connection between past and present in the Indigenous concept of time.Two murders, one in the distant past and the other in modern-day Oklahoma, are solved together as a family’s history comes full circle.(Indigenous Literature)

Spider Woman's Granddaughters

A powerful collection of traditional tales,biographical writings, and contemporary short stories including writings by:Anna Lee Walters,LeAnne Howe,Leslie Marmon Silko,Linda Hogan,Louise Erdrich,Mary TallMountain,Misha Gallagher,Paula Gunn Allen and Vicki L. Sears.
(Indigenous Oral Literature)


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