White buffalo calf woman appeared from the north as a beautiful, young woman dressed in a brilliant white dress to give the tribe the sacred pipe and rituals which form the basis of their religion. She also took the form of a sacred white buffalo calf. When she left the tribe, she told them that […]Read More Breaking Beyond
A STORY FROM THE AGES Imagine riding on the back of a great raptor as it soars through an angry storm of billowing clouds and piercing rain. Up and down, over and around hills and valleys, it bursts through the fog and wind. Your hair is plastered back, you cannot open your physical eyes, yet […]Read More On Eagle’s Wings
I am a strong woman with a voice, a voice intended to be heard. My passion, my purpose is to help people, especially women in transition. ~ Stephanie Harris Stephanie Harris, an educated and courageous woman who has grappled with adversity, despite life’s challenges. She is curious, humbled, empowered, empathetic, compassionate, and beautifully imperfect. Stephanie […]Read More Fear of Being Alone was Greater than Fear of Staying
A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher: On Sacajawea’s journey she meets an elder woman, a Shaman, Watkuweis, who recognizes the girl’s spiritual pain. “Your spirit waits with another…” says the Shaman. The girl does not understand the words, for through her human sadness of leaving her family behind, […]Read More Believe in the Walk
We can only be what we give ourselves the power to Be. ~ Native American Proverb Priscilla Gardunio Wolf, Storyteller and Dreamer – I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. My dream in life was to become an artist in school. But I was told by my teacher I would never succeed because I was […]Read More Live Your Dreams!
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace. ~ Native American Saying Shaylin Shabi-Young, Navajo, the First Miss Native American USA. Most people call me “Shay.” I am born from the Bitter Water Clan and Water’s Edge […]Read More Black Sheep of the Flock Can Shine
You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you. ~ Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota Sioux Sarah Ortegon, Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho & Basque – Office Manager, Artist, […]Read More Let Nothing Stop You!
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” ~ Desmond Tutu Natalie Sunflower, photographer and survivor. I am first spirit, woman, mother, daughter, and grandmother. I was adopted by my Chiricahua Apache uncle when I was in my late forties. He was the one who prepared me for the Red Road, along […]Read More I’m Still Here!
“A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” ~ Ta’ Shunke Witko (Crazy Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux) Alessandra Celletti, Italian pianist and lover of Sacajawea. The Natives have always been in my heart. I love their way of life, their respect for the […]Read More Sacajawea Flies Across the Sea
A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher —It is late afternoon, on the banks of the Missouri River, Three Forks. Enemy warriors crouch behind a stand of cottonwood trees. They watch smoke rise from a bonfire above in the village, listening to the sounds of women and children filtering […]Read More She Was One of Them