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Our Ancestors are Watching Over Us, an interview with Cree elder Fishwoman

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Our Ancestors are Watching Over Us Erin Everett interviews Cree elder Fishwoman. Pauline Johnson, also known as Fishwoman, is a Cree elder, a traditional medicine woman and pipe carrier who shares her wisdom with freedom and simplicity to people of any ancestral background. Her name comes from her connection with her ancestral lake in her home […]

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Plant Healing, Fire Wisdom, an interview with Plant Spirit Medicine author Eliot Cowan

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Plant Healing, Fire Wisdom Erin Everett interviews Plant Spirit Medicine author Eliot Cowan With Plant Spirit Medicine, don Eliot Cowan has combined his knowledge and expertise as a Five Element Acupuncturist with indigenous healing methods and wisdom gained from decades of intensive study with the Huichol people of Mexico. The Huichols are one of the few remaining living […]

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Celebrating Our Ancestors at Day of the Dead in Mexico

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It’s 10 p.m., and I am in the street dancing behind a raucous parade. The tuba is right in front of me–oompah, oompah! The man behind me is handing out tequila shots to one and all. Noise, laughter, celebration are everywhere. The rugged mountains around me ring with laughter and the explosions of homemade firecrackers (cohetes) […]

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Big Time Thank Yous: A Traditional Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Big Time Thank Yous: A Traditional Prayer of Thanksgiving Dear Relatives, Ted Williams crossed over September 28, 2005. As he would say, “This prayer goes on forever!” After I got to know Ted and his wife, Diana, I considered them elders and teachers for me. Ted and Diana have both crossed over now. As friends, they will be […]