Bio: Elaina Erola studied Native American Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt and holds a Juris Doctorate. She is an Associate Attorney for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe. Her work has been shortlisted in the Fox Paw literary writing contest, as well as qualified as a finalist at the 2021 San Francisco Writers Conference Contest and published in their anthology. She has been published in Bad Bride Magazine, The Dewdrop, The Bangalore Review, Tenemos Literary Journal, The North Coast Journal, and Free Spirit. Her law review article “Legal Obstacles in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Crisis,” was published in issue two of the Texas Tech Law review this April 2022. Her article “Native American Women are the Canaries in the Coal Mine” is forthcoming in October.

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