Jan Kahehti:io Longboat | Turtle Clan Mohawk

Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, (Turtle Clan Mohawk), draws in the love of Mother Earth to heal trauma. She inherited a deep sense of peace and cultured skills from her grandmother that form her philosophy that “the circle (Tekaneren) just keeps going round and round, tying all our words, actions, expressions, purposes, …

Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook | Oglala Lakota

Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, (Oglala Lakota), strives to live by her women teachers’ sacred instructions – wahwoptetusni (to be uniquely steadfast), shakica (to be physically strong and beautiful), and wagluhtapi (to offer sacred food in ceremony). Realizing her leadership in Sun Dance throughout her world, Loretta moves community towards …

Louise Wakerakats:se Herne | Bear Clan Mohawk

Louise Wakerakats:se Herne, (Bear Clan Mohawk), illuminates the journey for many to regenerate love for themselves, their children, and their people. A condoled Mohawk Bear Clan Mother, she pulls the threads of ancient matrilineal knowledge from Sky Woman’s origins to the present. Louise activates ceremony as a way of being …

Yvonne Annette Toon Nee Mu Sh Dupuis Peterson | Chehallis

Yvonne Annette Toon Nee Mu Sh Dupuis Peterson, (Chehallis), invites us all to “sit beside” each other and learn – the way her mother showed her to live a caring life. Growing up rich in salmon, berries, and much natural bounty, Yvonne was taught to work hard for family, community, …