Dear Santa, I've been good this year. Please bring all of this stuff for me and my big Indian family:
For my mom, please bring Sister Sky bath and beauty products made from natural indigenous ingredients. They will make her feel so good.
For my dad, please bring him all the Umqua Indian Foods beef jerky he can eat. He loves the stuff.
For my younger brother, please bring him a pair of custom-made Eighth Generation shoes, size 8. Louie Gong is awesome.
For my older brother, please bring him Sherman Alexie's book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I don't like to read but he does.
For my cousins, please bring them cool gear from Native Threads. They'll be psyched with a new hoodie or hat.
For my aunties, please bring them fine Indian made jewelry from any of the vendors with the Indian Arts and Crafts Association. They like those big, dangling ear rings.
For my uncles, please bring them prime cuts of all-natural, native grass-fed, free range beef and buffalo from Native Grasslands Beef & Buffalo Co. You can't go wrong with a big steak for all of my big uncles.
For my great aunties and uncles, please bring them gourmet, indigenous harvested coffee from Native Coffee Traders. Coffee is gross but they love the stuff.
For my grandmas, please bring them each a quilt from Concow Quilts in Covelo, California. They are the finest Indian quilts around.
For my grandpas, please bring them each a gift certificates for a Quinault Indian guided fishing tour. They would love to get out of the house for a day.
For my teachers at school, please bring them Indian smoked salmon from First American Natural Foods.
For my tribe and our tribal leaders, please bring them the tools to build a vibrant small Indian business sector so my tribal will thrive for generations to come.
As for me, I just want my own per capita.
Anyway, I hope you like the cookies I made for you.
Thank you, Santa.
Jimmy Indian, age 8