Issue #1

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^Click the link above to download our kickoff issue of Four Winds.

Dear Reader –

We are happy you’re with us at Four Winds, the first literary magazine featuring all-Native American staff & content creators. Four Winds was created so that Tribal artists would have a strong online & print presence, and be able to network with one another and enjoy each other’s art while reaching out to a broader audience.

We are so blessed to have with us Dr. Carol A. Hand providing an unexpected Ojibwe perspective on Spirit Visions and dreams. Ms. Anita Endrezze’s poetry, collages, and paintings can be found in these pages, as well as the popular nature photography of Gregory & Brittany McMahon, and the powwow photography of Erv Schleufer.

Be blessed by the traditional Gourd People and the modern take on the Medicine Wheel painted by Raymond Leyva, and let Kim Shuck’s poetry and beadwork transport you. Earl Cooper’s poems have a modern taoist ring, and Lory Shipman-Ellingburg’s drum painting encompasses the old and the new with her realistic and totem-style wolves. Finally, the watercolors of Melanie Abenaki will impress themselves on your soul, and in our first edition of Four Winds, the Hope edition, we know you will be uplifted and refreshed.

There is good medicine in these pages. Our hope is that you and your families will be blessed by them.

Hiyu Masi (Many Thanks)

Misty Lynn Ellingburg

Editor-in-Chief

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