Braveboy-Locklear, Barbara. “Keeping the circle is . . .” In: Homecoming: an anthology by Writers Ink Guild. Ed. Marie Davis Winfree. Fayetteville, NC: Old Mountain Press, 1999. Page 68. Reprinted in Pembroke Magazine 32 (2000), page 141.
This poem contrasts practices which affirm and conserve Native American identity with those which disrespect it or let it fade.