Rooted & Risen
Timothy’s début poetry collection chronicles an inspired intimacy with the still wild places and presences of the Earth. The musical, iridescent language delights the senses and draws the reader/listener back into an essential creatureliness and basic loving kinship with the natural world. (Hiraeth Press, March 2016)
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose by Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School (2012)
This is an exceptional poetry and short prose collection written by Lakota students in the middle grades at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. The selections explore a wide range of subjects—Lakota culture, Nature, animals, relations, language, silence, poverty, death—with fierce honesty and precocious insight and portray a unique expression of Native worldviews and realities. The book was compiled and includes chapter introductions by Timothy P. McLaughlin, a former teacher at the school, and contains never-before-published paintings by acclaimed Lakota artist S. D. Nelson.
American Folklore Society Aesop Accolade 2012
New York Public Library 100 Children’s Books for Reading and Sharing List 2012
National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Books 2013
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013
Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry (2010)
This dynamic spoken poetry album presents the finest work of the celebrated Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Program founded by Timothy P. McLaughlin in 2003. The poems address socio-political issues significant to Native peoples through an artistic lens, sharing the personal stories behind weighty topics. The pieces explore both the dark (historical injustices, environmental abuse, blood quantum) and the light (language preservation, reclamation of Native identity, profound traditional practices) to create an inclusive artistic tapestry that is powerfully real.
New Mexico Music Award 2011
Native American Music Award Nomination 2011
ORDER Moccasins & Microphones (proceeds to Santa Fe Indian School, Inc.)
Moccasins and Microphones Documentary Film (2012)
This beautifully crafted film journeys with the fascinating Spoken Word Team of the Santa Fe Indian School as they prepare and present a theater production of their exquisitely formed and powerfully delivered poems woven with traditional and contemporary songs and dances. The young indigenous poets will captivate your heart and enliven your spirit as they continue the ancient tradition of Native storytelling through the exciting new medium of performance poetry. The documentary was written and produced by Timothy P. McLaughlin, was directed, filmed, and edited by Jason Jaacks of Split Frame Media, and includes a musical score by Madi Sato that features vocals by Clara Natonabah and Nolan Eskeets.