Written by The Herald-News
Local author Lois Red Elk held book readings at the Fort Peck Community College campuses in Wolf Point and Poplar Nov. 13 and 15, respectively. Red Elk has authored two books, Our Blood Remembers and Dragonfly Weather. She read a selection of several poems that were inspired by her dreams, her relatives and the dragonfly, a strong symbol in American Indian culture. Red Elk explained the dragonfly represents speed, purity and happiness. She also said she tries to share her culture in everything she writes. The Fort Peck Community College Cultural Committee sponsored the readings. Red Elk is currently working on two more books.