Kachina Yeager was a Fellow at Milkweed Editions. Prior to her fellowship, Kachina graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota where she received a Bachelors of Individualized Studies in Sociology, American Indian Studies, and Global Studies with a focus on Global Indigeneity. Currently, she is a student of Dakota Iapi (language) at the University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. Kachina is an enrolled member of the Bdewakantantuwan Dakota nation, Tinta Wita (Prairie Island).
I work at Milkweed because I believe that stories have the power to connect people and place. In times such as these, I think the stories that Milkweed helps bring into the world reflect the urgency of human understanding of their place as kin to one another and the world around them.