Thanks to a generous grant from
the Ford Foundation, on behalf of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University,
a new publication, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought came into being.
The title Yellow Medicine Review is significant in
that it incorporates the name of a river in Southwest Minnesota. The Dakota came together at the river to dig the
yellow root of a special plant that was used for medicinal purposes, for healing. Such is the spirit of Yellow
Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought opens a
new pathway for scholarly and creative expression. New paths lead to new places, into the territory where emerging voices
and visions are beginning to take their places among already established indigenous writers, artists and scholars.
At this time, we
encourage submissions from indigenous perspectives in the area of fiction, poetry, scholarly essays, and art.
We define indigenous universally as representative of all pre-colonial peoples.