Powerful Stories

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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Sacajawea with Us

A STORY FROM THE AGES Scene Description from the screenplay Sacajawea, The Windcatcher – Boinair’s (Sacajawea) life as a child is filled with love, family and friends… Her people are nomadic, following the buffalo in season. Sometimes food is abundant, and other times scarce – but always they believe the Great Spirit cares for them […]

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Spirit Wind

Send your light into the world. Ladies, let us never give up our power. This world tries every day to take it from us, and sometimes we are our own worst enemy… But, we are Women. We are Light. We are unique and beautiful. We are vessels for creation’s Love. Let us never give our […]

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