I am Hidatsa, Arikara, and Mandan, enrolled in the MHA Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes), born in North Dakota and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My heart is for the indigenous of the Americas.
I wrote a novel as a creative thesis on the effects of historical trauma and suicide among American Indian youth while researching creativity as a counterbalance to suicidal tendencies. I am currently seeking representation for my novel while starting work on a second story.
I also curate NDN Lit, a bi-weekly newsletter filled with links focused on indigenous literature and culture. Check out past issues and sign up here.