I am Hidatsa and Arikara, enrolled in the MHA Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes), born in North Dakota and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a Graduate student at Dartmouth College where I am in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program studying Creative Writing and Cultural Studies.
I am currently writing 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 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.