“I had to come to prison, but prison isn’t always a bad thing. There’s good that comes with it—like this [pow wow]. It helps me get through the year. It’s the happiest I’ve been for a while. I can’t thank the Creator enough for this time and opportunity to be with my family and share this moment. I carry this deep within my soul, my heart, my spirit.”

Gros Ventre inmate at Airway Heights Corrections Center, Indian Country Today Media Network, 2013