Speaker: Dorothy Brooks

Spanning the early 80s and again in the late 90s, Dorothy Brooks taught New Mexico elementary school grades on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock and also at Zuni Pueblo,sa well as Native university students in the University of New Mexico’s Intercultural Teacher Training Program. She was nominated in 2014 for a national Pushcart Prize by Hippocampus Magazine, in which she won both First Prize and People’s Choice awards for her Rez stories in its annual independent press competition. She has also been a Writer-in-Residence for the Glen Arbor, MI Art Association.  Her poetry chapbook, Swamp Baby, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012; and her historical family memoir, A Certain Sadness, by Chapbook Press in 2015.

Fickle Friend the Wind: Trying to Blend In on the Rez

How do current Native American values fit with life on the reservation … before laundromats or computers reached the trading posts on the vast, often remote Navajo Nation?  Through her published anecdotes and accompanying photo exhibit, Dorothy will highlight her experience there as a white teacher … read more.