One Scrap of Earth

Please See Page 126: This essay was published in Studies in American Indian Literature Volume 23 Number 1 Spring 2011. With references to Raven, this excerpt from a work in progress describes the land in terms of ancient teachings of Sun Tzu.

Packing the Invisible Knapsack


Response to Peggy McIntosh's iconic essay about privilege. Published in Huffington Post on August 1, 2012, this article explores the cultural "knapsack" from the point of view of a woman not raised in the world of invisible privilege.     

An Honorary White American Eyes Suburbs


This column, part of the series titled Edge of the Village, takes a humorous look at the practice of cultural adoption. Published by the Juneau Empire on November 14, 2004.

The Spoken Forest

This poem was permanently installed at Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan, Alaska, as part of Poems in Place.

What Shall We Do With Our Histories?

This lecture has been presented at a number of forums, including this November 2013 Evening at Egan presentation, which features an introduction and comments in the Tlingit language by Tlingit language speakers Lance Twitchell, Paul Marks, and others.

Winter in Lingit Aani Brings Magpies and Ravens

Please See Page 90: This essay was published in Studies in American Indian Literature Volume 21 Number 3 Fall 2009. This essay explores how wisdom, knowledge, trauma, and love are passed to coming generations.


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