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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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) […]
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 […]