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  • Richard D. Iyall

    Richard D. Iyall is a member of the of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Longview, WA and a citizen of the United States. He has lived in Fresno, CA since 1957. He has written and done photography for the Community Alliance Newspaper.

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Poetry Corner

I Am Indigenous(Whitman-style free verse poem) BY RICHARD DANIEL IYALL I am indigenous to this land. Yes, I am. Indigenous I am. I am a member of the Cowlitz Tribe, whose sacred land is [...] Continue Reading

Poetry Corner

Richard’s Soliloquy (Blank Verse Poem) Sometimes I feel I just cannot go on. I want to stop and let my spirit be. The forces in this world want more and more. They make demands upon my [...] Continue Reading

A Sonnet for My Friends

My friends, I want to share a word with you. I’ve been around the sun six dozen times and each time taught me lessons that are true. So, listen to my thoughts in words and rhymes. Our [...] Continue Reading

Native American Day

By Richard Iyall In 1939, California Governor Culbert Olson declared Oct. 1 of that year to be Indian Day. That made this state the first to designate a day to honor the indigenous people who were [...] Continue Reading