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NAME: MariJo Moore  
NATION: Cherokee  
DISCIPLINE: Journalist  


MariJo Moore, of Cherokee, Irish and Dutch ancestry is an author/artist/poet/ essayist/lecturer/editor/publisher/workshop presenter. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston, England, where she received the equivalent of a BA in Literature. Her published works include Crow Quotes, Desert Quotes, Spirit Voices of Bones, Tree Quotes, Red Woman With Backward Eyes and Other Stories (rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING); Feeding the Ancient Fires: A Collection of Writings by North Carolina American Indians (editor, Cross Roads Press); The Ice Man, The First Fire, The Cherokee Little People, (children's books published by Rigby Education); and a bilingual edition (Dutch/English) Woestijnwoorden (Desert Words) published by Uitgeverij Kramat, Belgium, and Genocide of the Mind: New Writings by Native Americans (editor, Nations Books/Thunders Mouth Press NY). Her novel The Diamond Doorknob, was released in October 2003.

Ms. Moore is a contributing editor to An Anthology of 20th Century North Carolina Poets, sits on the editorial board of Points of Entry: Cross-Currents in Storytelling, and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times Syndicated Press, Indigenous Woman, Voices From Home: An Anthology of North Carolina Prose, Indian Artist, Native Artists, Great Falls Tribune, Asheville Citizen Times, Charlotte Observer, News from Indian Country, Native Women in the Arts, Native Peoples, Studies in American Indian Literatures, The North Carolina Literary Review, Ikce Wicasta, Cultural Survival Quarterly, My Home As I Remember, and Through the Eye of the Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers; and These United States.

Ms. Moore resides in the mountains of western NC, where she writes editorials on Indigenous issues for various publications. Her commentaries can be heard every Thursday morning 10:00 am (Eastern time) on WBAI 99.5, First Voices /Indigenous Radio in NYC ( She is founder of rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING, which was chosen as Publisher of the Year by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers in 2001. Recent publications include PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE INDIANS by Joseph A. Dandurand, First Nation Kwantlen, British Columbia.