Native American Poetry

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‘Where I am From,’ a Poem By Turtle Mountain Seventh-Grader Trevis LaRocque

When given the assignment to write a poem in his seventh-grade English class at Turtle Mountain Community Middle School in Belcourt, North Dakota, Trevis J. LaRocque, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, chose to write about where he was from—the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

A Song For The People

Grandfather, Great Spirit
I give you thanks
That we can sit here
In this circle of Life,
We send Prayers
And the very best thoughts.

an understanding

There was this woman who had no idea…

no idea…..except what to feverishly create

with her thoughts and put them on a canvas

she had this inner knowledge and did not know why….or how.

Border Crossing Rights-kids poem-teacher tool
Fly with the Eagles
In a time long ago
Oh Redman
The Calling
The Neverending Trail
Walk a Mile in His Moccasins