Forging is a digital-first journal for critically imagining Native futures. Its editors and contributors are deeply committed to changing the way we study and interpret Indigenous survivance in the face of settler colonialism, with a focus on engaging, highlighting, and learning from Native voices.

Correction*, Essay

every pattern needs a passage

Sarah Biscarra Dilley

May 30, 2024

In this essay, co-published in the Spring 2024 edition of Post/doc by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, Director of Indigenous Programs & Relationality Sarah Biscarra Dilley (yaktitʸutitʸu yaktiłhini) explores modes of generational, matrilineal knowing that permeate our perceptions of “correct” ways of being in the world.

Connectivity, Essay

‘We Connect Whole Families’

Aimee Inglis

May 6, 2024

An Osage writer traces the winding histories that led her family, among many others, from Oklahoma to California at the beginning of the last century, and the ways she and other descendants have found community on the West Coast and back in Osage territory.

Connectivity, Art History

Gagizhibaajiwan, or Living With Paradox

Lois Taylor Biggs

Apr 30, 2024

Art historian Lois Taylor Biggs (Cherokee Nation/White Earth Ojibwe) shares the ways Anishinaabe artmaking helps make sense of life’s paradoxes, and all of their destructive and creative potential.


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