Dancing with Kinship

The new direction meant many long days sitting in meeting after meeting. Sometimes they were worthwhile and some days it just seemed like it was just enough to get through …

Read More

Winter is Ending

After many years Wakinyan Duuta found himself in a similar spot. His thoughts took him away from the tracks of the elk he was following most of the past hour. …

Read More

Visions of Reality

The smell of coffee the way his wife made it always made him smile and greet the day. He slept in this particular morning and the house was empty. He …

Read More

Winter’s Wind

The winds of a storm blow outside my Tahansi Jim’s trailer. He has long gone to sleep but I am up listening to the house creak and talk to me …

Read More

Fire-Keeper

The dancers had long gone to sleep after a day of dancing under the hot Sun. It was the time of ceremony and they had given much of themselves that …

Read More

Losing Mom

Singing songs read through the mind of time. Playing chess with 40 watt lightbulbs. His polyester war pony called Chevrolet Malibu speeding down the highway. He thinks about the day’s …

Read More

Praying with Stars

Where and when do people go for spirituality? Wakinyan ran out of fingers and toes as he looked up into the night sky counting the stars as they gazed down …

Read More

Being Thankful

These are things I am thankful for… A winter count. This is the time of being thankful. Of course there is the whole Columbus Day/Discovery debate that will continue long …

Read More

Buffalo Comes Singing

He watched him thru the open sights of his rifle as Xaniti(buffalo) stared back. There was no where else to go and Xaniti knew this. Earlier that morning the old …

Read More

My Name is Wakinyan Duuta

My real name is Wakinyan Duuta…. Every now and then I must retreat for the purpose of moving forward. The past 5 months have been about retreat and in that …

Read More

They Float Above Him

He was very tired many years ago. Life had thrown a few twists his way and he decided to move away for awhile just to gather his second wind, although …

Read More