"Culture is all about the stories—whose stories are being told and how those stories are being framed. Whether or not they realize it, from the time they are small children, all people hear cultural stories that set their expectations from there on out. Colonization seizes control of the stories, their tellings, and their framework, reworking them to suit the convenience of the invader. No people go extinct, however, so long as they tell their own stories their own way. It is only when the stories stop, that the people die. Thus, the question is, WHO GETS TO SET THE INDIAN STORY FRAME, the conqueror or the First Peoples?"
Mann, B. A. (2019). Rejecting the European paradigm: Restoring Native American identity stories.
In The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience. Retrieved from http://americanindian2.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1521179
And so we draw your attention to the #ownvoices of contemporary Indigenous authors as they share their stories in novel, prose, and realities.