Schurz, Nevada, US
|Literary movement||Native American Renaissance|
|Notable work(s)||A snake in her mouth: poems 1974–96|
northSun's gritty, realistic poems about life both on and off the reservation have made her one of the most widely read of all Native American poets.
She is often considered an influential writer in the second wave of the Native American Renaissance.
In 2000, the "Friends of the Library" group at the University of Nevada honored her with the Silver Pen Award for outstanding literary achievement. Governor Kenny Guinn appointed her to the Nevada State Arts Council that same year.
In 2004, she received the "Indigenous Heritage Award in Literature" from ATAYL, an international agency.
- whipped cream and sushi (2008)
- Love at gunpoint (2007)
- A snake in her mouth: poems 1974–96 (1997)
- Small bones, little eyes: poems (1981) (with Jim Sagel)
- Coffee, dust devils and old rodeo bulls: poems (1979) (with first husband Kirk Robertson)
- Diet pepsi and nacho cheese: poems (1977)
- After the Drying Up of the Water, a tribal history of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone (1980)
- R.L. Crow: nila northSun, R.L. Crow Publications, 2004
- Thomas Meyers: brief biography of nila northSun, The Online Nevada Encyclopedia, February 13, 2008
- Silver Pen Award recipient