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Ragged Path

May is the time to honor mothers and veterans. My father, Lewis Sutton, was never in active combat but served in the army at Fort Lewis in Washington State for two years. I thank him and all of those who dare to keep our country safe. My mother, Jean Sutton, is a wonderful woman who […]

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Big Dreams, Little Spurs

Nine-year-old INFR Women’s Barrel Racing Champion and Colville tribal member Rocksie Marchand recently competed at The American Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, this past month all due to big dreams and little spurs. The 63 & ½ pound Native girl gets the job done. How? With: Determination. Perseverance. Good old-fashion hard work. “I had a […]

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Hoof and Heart Beats with Hannah Gardner

Me: Hey, all! I’m here with my first interview with my female hero, Miss Hannah Gardner, of my historical young adult novel, Hannah’s Journey. Welcome, Hannah! How are you? Hannah: Hello, Carmen. I am quite well. *She smiles and crosses her ankles.* Thank you for asking. Me:  How’s training coming along? Hannah: Between my Auntie […]

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Shoot Like a Girl

  I’d like to welcome Hornet student-athlete and Colville Tribal member, Meika Heath! Have you ever thought about the term, shoot like a girl? If we can learn to shoot hoops like Miss Heath, I’m in! Recently she earned a 1,000 point career award in basketball. Is that a big deal? You bet it is! […]

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