Stories By D.A. Navoti

D.A. writes about Indigenous empowerment.


The Seventh Wave

Half-Orphaned is an excerpt from D.A.’s memoir-in-progress titled One Pima Pilgrim, which chronicles pilgrimages to his tribal motherland through four seasons in 2016 as he confronts the memory of his late alcoholic father. This piece is a sprig from springtime.

11 Year Old Bride

Homology Lit

11 Year Old Bride was selected for Homology Lit’s special poetry issue.

Man in the Maze


Man in the Maze is a semi-autobiographical flash fiction piece about a son mourning the death of his father.

Ancestors Know Who We Are: Two Spirit Black Indian Storme Webber

Indian Country Today

D.A. interviews Two-Spirit Black/Choctaw elder Storme Webber in celebration of LGBTQ-TS+ Pride Month.

October Headlines

CloudThroat (defunct)

October Headlines is an experimental essay about the politics of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Metis Photographer’s Two Spirit Project is Shaking Things Up

Indian Country Todady

Photographer Marcel Petit stirred up controversy when he documented a Two-Spirit couple wearing traditional regalia.

Image by Marcel Petit.

Interviews & Other Media

  • Jourdan Imani Keith interviews D.A. in Jack Straw Sound Pages and asks about his memoir-in-progress titled One Pima Pilgrim.
  • In collaboration with Jack Straw Cultural Center and The Bushwick Book Club, musician Camelia Jade wrote a song titled Dream of Wind inspired by an excerpt of One Pima Pilgrim (featured in the 2017 Jackstraw Writers Anthology).
  • Live on Hollow Earth Radio, Bryan Edenfield interviews D.A. in Glassophonics.