primary mission is to cultivate and highlight Native American intellectual and creative expression through the
media of poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, scholarly articles, original artwork and photography, and
book, music and film reviews. RED INK also promotes an ongoing discourse with students, professors, tribal leaders,
tribal members, and other interested communities (Native and non-Native) regarding critical and timely Native American
issues. In an attempt to present a journal that is both challenging and accessible, RED INK is interdisciplinary
in focus and provides a vital forum for both students and non-students to engage in an open dialogue with other
Native American researchers and writers in their respective fields.
Goals and Ambitions
RED INK is designed to promote both scholarly and grassroots publishing by and for Native and non-Native members
of--as well as advocates for--indigenous communities. Our goal is to provide a journal that is accessible to non-academics,
while also providing a forum for serious scholars. By showcasing a variety of topics as well as literary, scholarly
and artistic genres, we hope to appeal to a broad spectrum of people with diverse interests.
RED INK publishes under the auspices of the American Indian Studies Programs at the University of Arizona. An entirely
student-run entity, to date we have published the works of writers and artists representing tribes from across
the United States and the hemisphere, including the Apache, Cherokee, Lakota, Navajo, Havasupai, Hopi, Micmac,
Mohican, Maya, Oneida, Seneca, Chemehuevi, Paiute, Walpole Island Ojibway, Choctaw, Creek, Nez Perce, Northern
Arapaho, Acoma Pueblo, Tohono O'odham, Yaqui, Menominee, and many others. Our Fall 1999 release presented the contributions
of, among others, Ed Nah New Rider Weber (Pawnee), Robert A. Williams, Jr. (Lumbee), Irvin Morris (Navajo), Sylvia
Polacca (Colorado River) and Tow Cooper (Comanche).
RED INK has published several special theme issues, including ones dedicated to Indian gaming, Native children,
and Native language revitalization and development. Our Spring 2000 theme issue examined tribal governance and
economic development issues and challenges facing indigenous peoples in the new millennium. In addition to scholarly
works, RED INK also publishes an altogether unique mix of poetry, photographs, artwork, short stories, first-person
essays, political and social commentaries, cartoons, and reviews of recent books, films and music. And no one could
ever forget RED INK sage Watt Scraper, the 164-year-old author of the popular "Unegadihi Speaks."
RED INK is always looking for provocative creative submissions (poetry, artwork, short stories, first-person essays,
etc.) from students and other members of Native American communities. We invite all interested parties (Native
and non-Native) to submit works dealing with Native American issues, such as scholarly articles, opinion pieces,
reviews, etc. We encourage submissions from all academic disciplines, including American Indian studies, history,
law, anthropology, sociology and political science, as well as education, linguistics, health, psychology and science-to
name a few. All work should be original contributions that have not been previously published in other journals
or publications. The following guidelines must be adhered to:
Articles must be less than twenty (20) typewritten pages, in 12-point font. We prefer that authors use the MLA
style for citing sources, although other citation or bibliographic styles (eg. APA, Political Science, etc.) of
academic/professional equivalence also will be accepted.
You must submit a copy of your article on a 3.5" disk. Please provide three hard copies of each article, so
that they may be distributed to members of the Articles Team. Please address your submissions to:
Attn: Articles Team
1621 East Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
For more information about submissions, please click the link on the main page.
RED INK is published twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. If you have not yet seen our journal
and would like to order a copy, please contact us at:
RED INK Magazine
1621 East Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone: (520) 622-3504
Fax: (520) 882-7049