Poetry

"Dark Well" by Lisa Delorme Meiler

Nightmare

My dream has come as a nightmare tonight. I feared of sleep and my young child's flight. I glimpsed of another path of the youth. Maybe so I can tell all this...
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Label

Behind the Wall features submissions from our relatives incarcerated inside the criminal justice system. This poem is from Leanne Henderson, a member of the Str...
Our Grandmothers Carry Water By Elizabeth LaPensée

Throwing Rocks

Image: "Our Grandmothers Carry Water" by Elizabeth LaPensée CONTENT WARNING: Sexual violence. Growing up in North Central Regina being followed home by whi...
Goulais Bay - Y. Bonnell

Red Waters

There are those days when I open my eyes and I don’t feel as red as I ought to. I don’t feel as human as I ought to. I don’t feel as alive as I ought to. Tho...
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Journey

To the ones who want to know the culture without having to know the savage Why don’t you take my skin colour also? Because as a kid, my complexion was a r...
warcry, jenna liiciious

Warcry

Battle crying but they can’t hear a thing Screaming till my lungs collapse while you see my ears bleed. Cannot will not listen to the fiends  wanna ...
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Memories

I come from where the water glistens Loons wailing to each other in the distance, The morning dew refreshes my nostrils My ears twitch to the echoes o...
vision, Jordan Guiboche

Vision

Modern Earth is left in a stunning dichotomy Where the purity of nature holds hands With the dirty excess of humanity Days of summer spent enjoying the...
prison window

Someday

Behind the Wall features submissions from our relatives incarcerated inside the criminal justice system. This poem is from Leanne Henderson, a member of the Str...
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To See

there it goes did you see it?   just pause for a moment and look at what is around you: the wing of a bird the gentle scene of a river ...
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Cycles

Green sweet grass whispers his name faintly The essence of two hearts pulsating Buffaloes in herds are gathering at the hillside Eagles soaring in the...
planning to worry, autumn berhardt

Deer Woman

Little Iktomi You used my whole identity as a web Being NDN, and not being NDN enough Being forever in love with women disgusted by my attention Dis...
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Nipiy

Nipiy, I have always loved and feared you. Loved you in little bits in cups and sprinklers and water balloons feared you as a whole in lakes and...
Native-American-Drum

As The Drum Beats

Do you hear that beat? It’s a rhythm of emotion The sound of that drum is like the sounds of the ocean As we gather around the drum we are in harmony ...