‘Ope, which means more in Coast Miwok, is a collection of poems that shares what it means to be a California Indian; what it means to be Coast Miwok. Through the weaving of tribal myth and colonial history into the modern world, each piece shows how the Coast Miwok have overcome adversity, preserved and how they are more than their past. This collection of poems showcases the rich history of the indigenous people of Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Yulu Ewis, a resident of Sacramento, CA, is a descendant of the Coast Miwok and Pomo tribal lineage, and a proud member of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. She is a political/ social justice activist, Board Member for Puvunga Wetlands Protectors, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bear Tracks Publishing & News Corporation (www.beartracknews.com), owner of an online ghostwriting company, freelance writer, and Co-Founder of Stop Tribal Genocide/Indigenation. She has over ten years of organizing and writing experience. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various magazines, journals and blogs. She is the author of DreamWeaver: A Twisted Tale and is the proud recipient of the Native Writer’s Circle of the Americas’ Library Festival: Returning the Gift’s 2018 First Book Award in Poetry for her collection of poems ‘Ope, now a published book by That Painted Horse Press. Yulu has a Certificate from UCLA in Pre-Tribal Law & Working within Contemporary Tribal Nations, Bachelor of History & Political Science from Concordia University, Bachelor of Science in Communication from University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Legal Studies from Kaplan University, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University and is currently obtaining a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous People’s Law at the University of Oklahoma.