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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Transition Higher

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay, Sacajawea The Windcatcher —  It is 1800, and Boinair (Sacajawea) is 12 years old. It is Shoshone tradition that she transition into adulthood, even though she’s still a child. As our story begins, we first see her alone in a small tipi overpowered by the […]

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Be Ready for the Ride

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou Nathalie Bleser, multi-lingual writer and interpreter – Here I am, struggling with the “blank page” where I must pour words that will share the essence of my story, to inspire other people who share a love for you, Saka.g.k.j.awea. It’s been […]

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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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On Eagle’s Wings

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 […]

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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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