native american authors

PROMISES UNBROKEN (Melinda Kelly) When tragedy strikes at a very young age, QUINN and ENRIQUE are brought to Saint Anthony's, a home for at-risk children in Puerto Rico. There, they discover an almost supernatural bond that turns from friendship to young love.

Thursday Quotables – Promises Unbroken

His breath shook as he inhaled deeply. “You’ll have everything you’ve ever wanted; a home, parents who love you…you’ll get to go to college and everything.” He paused. “We can still write to each other…if…



John Trudell - Hatred - "No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act for the love of our people and the earth. We must not react out of hatred against those who have no sense"

Not out of hatred

No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act for the love of our people and the earth. We must not react out of hatred against those who have no sense –…



MAUD'S LINE (Margaret Verble) - The story of a young Cherokee woman trying to find the right life for herself

Thursday Quotables – Maud’s Line

Maud pulled a rocker to the side of his bed. She sat down, glad to have a moment of quiet. She felt exhausted. “How’re you doing?” “Not too good.” Lovely dropped his arm and slid…



SMOKE SIGNALS THE SCREENPLAY (Sherman Alexie) Readign the screenplay of a film taken from a story, all done by the author is a very interstign experience. And what's even more inersting is what neve rmade it to the screen

Smoke Signals – The Screenplay (Book Review)

One morsel review: snappy and thoughtful like the film, you find in here a few things that were edited from the movie and that makes the story more complete. Smoke Signals Sherman Alexie   ————————————-…



THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING (film trailer) - When a friend dies at the reservation, a poet is forced to face everything he though he left behind

The Business of Fancydancing (film trailer)

Sometimes I think that nothing is real until I write it first. That no idea, whether good or bad, has ever been thought until I think it. The thing is, there is this place I…


RESERVATION BLUES (Sherman Alexie) Harsh reality and uplifting spirituality mix in a bitter-sweet story on the reservation in the first of Sherman Alexie's novels

Thursday Quotables – Reservation Blues

“Shit, Junior,” Victor said. “There ain’t but two or three roads on this whole reservation, and you’re telling me we’re lost.” “This goddamn map is useless,” Junior said. “There are all sorts of roads ain’t…


THE LONG RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN (Sherman Alexie) The first collection of Sherman Alexie's stories depict a mosaic of personal experiences that become the experience of an entire people

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (book review)

One morsel review: short stories about reservation/Indian life where a strong surrealism sheds light on a painfully real portrayal of life.   The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Sherman Alexie —————————————————- Genre: anthology…


This Ain't Dances with Salmon - How using streotypes can help fighting stereotypes. One of the most popular episode of the film "Smoke Signals"

This Ain’t Dances with Salmons (video)

If you have a look around the net searching Smoke Signals, you’ll learn very fast the above sequence is the most popular in the film. And rightly so. It is great fun and Adam Beach…


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