Powerful Stories

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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Believe in the Walk

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, […]

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Live Your Dreams!

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 […]

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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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Let Nothing Stop You!

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, […]

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I’m Still Here!

“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 […]

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Sacajawea Flies Across the Sea

“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 […]

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She Was One of Them

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 […]

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“Soso Lobi” Nothing But Love

“We are Spiritual Beings, Indigenous to the Earth. How should we love?” ~ Spirit Wind Monique Wijngaarde – Bekema, Founder of Growing Seeds Worldwide Foundation — I’m also known as “Moya.” My Foundation is based on my promise, as a 16-year-old, to my late Surinamese Indigenous (Lokono – Arawak) maternal grandmother, Petronella Amelie MacDonald, to […]

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