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Issue 5.4 - Oct./Nov./Dec. 2002

Letter from the Editor

By Steve Elm I was in the theatre with my friend Vicki, in the uppermost reaches of the balconies, and I was having trouble catching my breath. I tried to convince myself that I was simply laughing too hard at the slapstick English comedy playing out on the Broadway stage far below. Vicki, a Tuscarora woman who is proudly and defiantly from over the border, leaned over, looked in my eyes and whispered "Steve, are you alright?". Flushed, and unsure, I said "of course. I'll live".. more...
Meet Nanobah Becker

By Tim Hays The City continues to attract the curious, the adventurous, the creative, the amazing. In spite of a pretty tough calendar year since last Fall, young and inspired Native people join these ranks, seeking fame, fortune or perhaps, a place to formulate and express another point of view. One such person is Nanobah Becker, a film maker from the Dine Nation in New Mexico, currently pursuing an MFA at Columbia University. She identifies herself as Dine and a descendent of the Red House; still in her 20's, she's had a varied life, filled with images and impressions..... more...
Carolyn Dunn's "Outfoxing Coyote"

Review by MariJo Moore
Early this morning, when I opened a book written by one of my favorite authors, Rainer Maria Rilke, the following statement, highlighted long ago, touched me deeply, as always: "For verses are not, as people imagine, simply feelings... they are experiences. For the sake of a single verse, one must see many cities, many people, and things, one must understand animals, must feel how birds fly, and know the gesture which small flowers make when they open in the morning.".... more...
A Native American Condolence Ceremony

By Joe Cross A ceremony to Wipe Away The Tears is a specific ceremony where cedar and tobaco, symbols of Native people's covenant with our Creator, carries prayers and wishes of the people to the Creator as it cleanses the site of any spiritual negativity. This ceremony is an expression of compassion and love for all human beings as expressd through our tradtional beleifs, and it is our hope that it will relieve some of the pain and suffering of the survivors.... more...
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