Our Choices Affect All

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher — The Great Water stretches out before Sacajawea. Waves continue one after the other, pounding against her bare feet. She stretches her arms wide across the skeleton of the “Big Fish,” a whale washed ashore. She has chosen to obey her Chief, […]

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Awakening of Lewis & Clark

A STORY FROM THE AGES “Your woman who accompanied you [on] that long, dangerous and fatiguing route to the Pacific Ocean and back deserved a greater reward for her attention and services on that route than we had in our power to give her.” ~Captain William Clark Warrior Woman Spirit, Sacajawea – At a time […]

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Blended.

“Like an angel that shed the heaviness of an earthly body, the blindfold removed, I rise and see only one thing, answer to one thing… His face.” ~ Debra Harris Johnson Debra Johnson, Keynote Speaker & Freelance Writer – Back in the day, I was called “mixed,” a term meaning different races and or heritage. […]

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No Shame.

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around. ~Debbie Ford Stephanie Harris, teacher and advocate for others – Life is a compilation of intricate parts from all of our life experiences.  Of course, some of those […]

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Breaking Beyond

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 […]

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Black Sheep of the Flock Can Shine

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 […]

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Horses of Hochoka, the Healing Circle

“The earth would be nothing without the people, but the man would be nothing without the horse.” ~ Author Unknown Kimberly Clarke, Hochoka Director, Healing with Horses —  I was born to a family by half Native American blood, brought in by Daniel Israel Boone who fraternized with natives along the Yadkin Rivers of North Carolina. The […]

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