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THE MEDICINE WHEEL BOOK CONTEST

November 6, 2017

Tags: native american, medicine wheel, native heritage, ceremony, contest, book contest

Shortly after Sun Bear had his vision of the medicine wheel, we decided to build a physical representation of this vision. We were living on Vision Mountain, a place that had been sacred to the ancient ones who went there to seek vision. The Mountain was also sacred to us so it was the (more…)

SPRINGTIME IN FRANCE

August 9, 2017

Tags: france, paris, french, vacation, medicine wheel, native american, sun bear

My view from below the Eiffel Tower
Thomas, Kyla and I were fortunate enough to be invited to France in May because Dancing With The Wheel had just been published in that country for the first time and Claire Jozan-Meisel, (more…)

WHAT IS A CLAN MOTHER

February 15, 2017

Tags: clan mother, native american, women leaders, female empowerment, native guides

About a month back Claire Jozan-Meisel who is sponsoring my workshops in France this spring asked me to write a short piece describing what a clan mother is and does. Because this is such an important and often misunderstood topic, I spent weeks working on it in my mind. Then I remembered I had (more…)

THANKSGIVING MEMORIES FROM VISION MOUNTAIN

November 23, 2016

Tags: thanksgiving, native american, tribe, culture, traditions, smudging, feast, family, spirituality, mind body spirit

Sun Bear loved feast days, and, through him and my time with the Bear Tribe, I learned to love them too. He was born just before the stock market crash that caused the “Great Depression” of 1929. He grew up on the White Earth Reservation, which, like most reservations even today, had far more than (more…)