Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

One Winter Up North John Owens

A Season for Gifts

December 6, 2022

A season for gifts. Looking for just the right gift for a child? Or for a friend of any age?  I want to share several of my most favorite books from this year.

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What is a friend?

Swish, Basketball

November 15, 2022

I am honored to have a poem included in What is a Friend?, the newest poetry anthology from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. (Listen to me read this essay. Scroll…

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painting the mural for Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope Mural

September 6, 2022

Adrian Thompson (Navajo) and volunteers are adding a 9 foot by 80 foot mural to the Thrift Store Wall, part of the Chinle Planting Hope and Read at Home projects in Chinle, Arizona. What’s this project all about?

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Why do we paint murals?

August 23, 2022

Big. Murals are big. Bright. A building becomes a canvas of story, of color, Powerful swooping swirls of yellow, orange, red.

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Selecting books

Read at Home: a New School Year

August 16, 2022

Approximately 450 subscriptions of Highlights’ High Five children’s “learning and literacy” magazine will begin arriving at schools on a variety of tribal nations.

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Strange is our situation here on earth

June 14, 2022

Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why …

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Violence in Our Country

June 7, 2022

“Freedom and justice for all ….”  Unless you are murdered at school.

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National Native American Veterans Memorial

Memorial Day 2022

May 26, 2022

This weekend the sacrifices made by our soldiers and veterans are especially real and poignant as we realize the terror and destruction of war happening in Ukraine.

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