2019 American Indian Festival of Words

Writers Award - Honoring Laura Tohe

Laura Tohe (Diné, Tsénahabiłnii, Sleepy Rock People clan, and born for the Tódich’inii, Bitter Water clan) is a poet, writer, librettist, scholar of indigenous American literature and Navajo Nation poet laureate. Her works include Code Talker Stories, an oral history book with the remaining Navajo Code Talkers; Making Friends With Water; No Parole Today, a book on boarding schools; and Tséyi’: Deep in the Rock, in collaboration with photographer Stephen Strom. She co-edited the poetry anthology Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community and wrote the libretto for Enemy Slayer: A Navajo Oratorio. A book signing will follow. Her works will be available for purchase.

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Award Presentation