Powerful Stories

Awakening of Lewis & Clark

“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 – In a time when Indigenous women were not […]

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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

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 majestic wilderness, yet she’s brave […]

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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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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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On Eagle’s Wings

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 you believe in the strength […]

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Believe in the Walk

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, she feels hollow as if […]

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