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The Writer’s Life

The Writer’s Life

For the past few weeks I have been participating in a 45 day writer’s workshop called Get It Done. Basically, participants are challenged to write ...

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Touch Skin

Touch Skin

Last night my child turned on the fireplace and placed a bottle of oil and a few small smooth rocks next to his favorite blanket that he’d spread i...

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Call Me By My True Name

Call Me By My True Name

My fourth grade teacher called me by the wrong name for an entire year. No matter the countless corrections, she insisted on "Shannon." Names hold ...

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2022 MENTORSHIP ONLINE PROGRAM

UNDER THE EAGLE'S WING

Through a process of storytelling, meditation, ceremony, and experiential learning, we weave the hoop of belonging within our Eagle School community. Emerging or emerged healers are encouraged to attend. 

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Preserve native plant medicine

TOKEYAMANIWIN PROJECT

Tokeyamaniwin, later Anglicized by colonizers as "Walks First Woman" or "Jenny Leads On," was my great-great-grandmother, one of the survivors of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Like all her daughters, I bear both the trauma of genocide and the resilience of our indigenous blood. As her descendents, we are here to heal the hoop and continue the legacy of our culture and traditions.

The Tokeyamaniwin Project is named after my great-great-grandmother as an act of reclamation of my Lakota language and culture.

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