Readings at the Nick continue with Patricia Cutright


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Riley Omonaka, News Editor

The land that Linfield University resides upon was not bestowed by the heavens. It was not owed to colonists, it was not given freely, much of the land in the Pacific Northwest was taken. It has a history that is complex and extends long before it was colonized and renamed. 

The stories of the people who lived and died before are often forgotten. Their descendants face discrimination and oppression. These are the subjects of author Patricia Cutright’ s work. Cutright writes about the hardships and trials that Native American and First Nations women face in the modern day.

Cutright, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, will give a free reading on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in the Nicholson library. She will read from her book, Native Women Changing Their Worlds, which was named one of the “Best Books of 2021” by American Indians in Children’s Literature. 

Cutright’ s work explores themes of “discrimination, abuse and extreme poverty” that Native American and First Nations women experience in their pursuit of activism and social visibility.