Dear friends on the Equity list:


Please share this information below with those who might be interested.


Miigwech/thank you,

April Lindala, Director

NMU Center for Native American Studies





Seeking Submissions 

for a book of literature and art on the 

contemporary American Indian experience in Michigan


The anthology will be published by Northern Michigan University's Center for
Native American Studies and NMU Press, with funding from the Michigan
Humanities Council.


Please submit your original, unpublished poem, short story, creative
nonfiction essay, memoir, profile, cartoon, comic strip, stand alone excerpt
from a longer work, drawing, illustration, or photograph that depicts the
contemporary Native American experience in Michigan. Submissions must be
one-half page to 12 pages in length.


The editors are interested in stories and art by and/or about recent
Michigan Indians. We seek texts and images addressing "contemporary Indian
identity in Michigan." Who and what are Michigan Indians today? What are
their lives like in Michigan in the 21st century? How have their experiences
and those of their ancestors influenced or informed who they are? Are there
Indian "transplants" who bring perspectives from other places that diversify
the Michigan experience? How do they enrich us?


Topics and subjects may include, but are not limited to: the land, the
lakes, family, the search for center, ideas of time and the past,
communalism and our Native communities on and off reservation homelands,
orality, storytelling, the power of words and symbols, Indian education,
places and Indian place making in the state, sacred site retention and loss,
Indian/land reciprocity, the Michigan urban Indian experience, ceremony and
ritual, persistence of traditional arts and lifeways, and new cultural ways.


All work must reflect being Indian in Michigan and, at some point, it must
focus on or address issues of Indian modernity. Humorous submissions are
encouraged. While the anthology, tentatively titled Who We Are Now: Storying
Michigan Indigenes, may be used in classrooms, it is intended for a general
audience. Authors/artists whose work is included in the anthology will
receive two copies of the book as remuneration. 


Mail or email manuscripts (up to 4,000 words or a maximum of 12 pages),
poems or images (up to three, color or black and white, 300 dpi minimum).
Submit to:


Grace Chaillier, Anthology Project Coordinator  

NMU Center for Native American Studies

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855 

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For questions, call 906-227-1397 (email is best way to reach us) 


Submission Deadline  -  October 15, 2010


"Who We Are Now: Storying Michigan Indigenes" is made possible in part by a
grant from Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those
of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities Council,
or Northern Michigan University.