The Multifarious Writings of I. Agnimitra

storyteller and dreamer of dreams

The bare bones story of the Modoc War, also known as the Lava Beds War, is one of institutionalized genocide and land theft in the name of Manifest Destiny. The fleshed-out version reveals the complexities of human nature while demonstrating what little has changed regarding relations between Indigenous peoples and the U.S. Government.  Robert McNally’s …

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With its perpetual focus on community building and traditional healing, East Oakland’s Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) has been green long before wellness and sustainability became buzzwords. The “Urban Rez” is now literally green, technically “Sweet Grass” green, after volunteers spent several summer days last year painting the facility as a part of routine upkeep and …

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While my novel simmers at 85% completion, several of my former Mills College grad school classmates have released their published novels into the world, one of the most recent among them being from my good friend, Apollo Papafrangou, with Wings of Wax, the story of aspiring Illustrator Angelo Koutouvalis, who believes the secret to conquering his romantic shyness lies …

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Life can be fabulously challenging and ridiculously fun all at once. Since the last entry, I’ve managed to have three notable writerly experiences and a string of personal battles that have resulted in me walking taller against the rain, as it were. On March 16, I was a panelist in the “Day Job” slot of …

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