Oscar Hokeah

The Adventures of a Literary Journey

Light-Skinned Native American Privilege

The debate is similar to African American communities.  Light-skinned Native Americans get preferential treatment to dark-skinned Native Americans.  Historically, at first contact, this occurred with trading between Native and non-Native … Continue reading

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Fearless Writers & Heroes for Native American People

“Hey, fearless writer,” she says, “Write about the worst parts of who you are.”  I cringe and drop my head because I know she’s right.  In order to be an … Continue reading

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Unexplainable Spirit!: Jumping Ghosts to Ghostly Voices

Last time I spoke of detached shadows.  The time before I told of a shapeshifter.  This week I’m going to tell you about a few of the ghostly encounters I’ve … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Power of Love

When you have love, you have everything.  I sat my kids at the table and had made them a large breakfast.  The whole family, all seven of us, sat together.  … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Positionality on Issues of Race

I’ve posted a number of articles recently on the issue of racism.  This is an important process to talk about because there is so little, if any, discussion on the issue.  Is … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Stones of Resistance

I carry stones from my mother’s generation, from my grandmother’s generation, from every generation before them.  It will get worse before it get’s better.  I’ve been here before.  I know … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gotcha!: Catching Folks Car Dance

My wife and I were driving through Santa Fe, NM and we caught someone car dancing.  This is always fun.  When your “feeling it” and life is good.  The right song comes … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

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"It's peculiar how time, like masks, will make us reclaim the best of who were and purge the worst of what we've become." --Time Like Masks by Oscar Hokeah

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