from The Seed Keepers, a novel excerpt
10 Questions Interview with the Massachusetts Review
Diane Wilson is a Dakota writer, speaker, and editor. She has multiple award-winning books, including the memoir Spirit Car: A Journey to a Dakota Past (Borealis Books), Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life (Borealis Books), and her new novel, The Seed Keepers (Milkweed Editions). Wilson received a 2013 Bush Foundation Fellowship as well as awards from Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the East Central Regional Arts Council. In 2018, she was awarded a 50 Over 50 Award from Pollen/Midwest.
Wilson is also the Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes and organizations working to create sovereign food systems for Native people.
Wilson is a Mdewakanton descendant, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.
Spirit Car: A Journey to a Dakota Past (Borealis Books)
Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life (Borealis Books)
The Seed Keepers (Milkweed Editions)
A Conversation with Diane Wilson from The Great Northern Festival
- A video from Diane Wilson’s website, “The Seeds Speak”
- The Dakota Commemorative March Song