In 2016 we initiated two new book series. We invite submissions year ’round.

Contemporary Voices of Indigenous Peoples

North Dakota State University Press initiated the Contemporary Voices of Indigenous Peoples Series (CVIP) in 2016. The series is co-edited by Drs. Michael Yellow Bird and Suzzanne Kelley. Yellow Bird, a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota, identifies as Arikara (“The People”) and Hidatsa (“Willows”). He is an author, teacher, and advocate for decolonization, Indigenous social innovation and creativity, and institutional and environmental systems change. Yellow Bird is Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Kelley is a long-time teacher, historian, and publisher. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, an award-winning teacher and scholar, and—since her hire in 2015—the first woman publisher in the seventy-year history of NDSU Press. In her publishing career, Kelley has shepherded more than one hundred books through production, many of them from emerging authors that have gone on to win state, regional, and national awards.

The vision behind CVIP is to feature the authentic stories, poetry, and scholarly works of Native Americans, First Nations, Maori, Aborigines, Indians, and more to give voice to contemporary Indigenous peoples. Authors are asked to affirm their Indigenous identity and cultural connections. North Dakota State University Press adheres to a solemn commitment to avoid the damaging impact of cultural appropriation.

Published in the Series:

  • Volume 1: Apple in the Middle, Young Adult novel by Dawn Quigley, August 2018
  • Volume 2: Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, nonfiction by Denise K. Lajimodiere, June 2019
  • Volume 3: His Feathers Were Chains, poetry by Denise K. Lajimodiere, September 2020


Heritage Guide

Published in the Series:

  • Volume 1: The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape, by William R. Caraher and Bret A. Weber, October 2017
  • Volume 2: A Field Guide to Custer’s Camps: On the March to the Little Bighorn, by Don Weinell (forthcoming)