Red Ink's primary mission is to highlight Native American intellectual and creative expressionism through the media of scholarly articles, original artwork, photography, poetry, and creative writing. Red Ink also promotes an ongoing discourse with students, professors, tribal leaders, tribal members, and all other interested communities (Native and Non-Native) regarding critical and timely Native American issues. In an attempt to present a journal that is both challenging and accessible, Red Ink is interdisciplinary in focus and provides a vital forum for both students and non-students to engage in an open dialogue with other Native researchers and writers in their respective fields.
Red Ink has brought the voices and issues regarding Native peoples to the attention of the country and the world. A non-profit organization, remains the only Native American university publication run exclusively by students. Only through the continued literary, artistic, and financial contributions of our many readers, can Red Ink continue to serve as the premier Native American scholastic and creative magazine.