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Local Author Delves Into Native American Injustices In Upcoming Novel, Literary Festival

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David Heska Wanbli Weiden’s debut novel, Winter Counts, will come out in 2020.

What happens when victims of crime fall through the cracks on American Indian reservations? And what recourse do they have outside the courts? David Heska Wanbli Weiden of Denver delves into barriers to justice for Native Americans in his upcoming novel Winter Counts. He’s a member of the Sicangu Lakota nation. And this weekend the author and Metropolitan State University professor joins writers from around the globe at the Jaipur Literary Festival Colorado in Boulder. He’ll lead panels to discuss American Indians in fiction and Indigenous issues in North America.