May Flower Full Moon

May Flower Moon The fifth moon of Creation is Flower Moon, where all plants display their Spirit sides for all the world to see. This life giving energy is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon we are encouraged to explore our own Spiritual essences. –The Circle of Turtle Lodge Anishinaabe Of…

Solar Eclipse, the relationship between the sun and moon…

“Waynaboozhoo remembered the time that his Grandmother’s spirit talked with him from her home on the Moon. She told him that the Sun would give him a sign that would explain the relationship between the Sun and Moon….” -The Mishomis Book by Edward Benton-Banai The Moon, as woman The Sun, as man Come together and…

Deep Beyond Buckskin

Based out of North Dakota, Beyond Buckskin is dedicated to advancing creative small businesses located throughout rural and urban communities by providing an online store where customers can connect with Native American fashion designers and jewelry artists.

Grief… transmuted by Love

Grief is defined as sorrow, or to burden in old French. Burden is defined as a load… to bear, which is to support or carry. I am reminded of the story of two monks that go for a walk and come across a woman at the water who asked for some help crossing. The older monk picks…

Giving Thanks

The trip to North Dakota was one of the most powerful, eye opening experiences I have ever had in my 34 years of existence. I have so much to be grateful for, so much to celebrate. First I want to say Migwetch to all who supported the journey to North Dakota, and all who gifted…

The Journey to Balance

All that is happening in this world right now is to open our eyes to the middle way. Its all about balance. The fear induced by the Trump presidency, the Love shown by the water protectors at Standing Rock, and the sovereignty of self which is being recognized by all the people of this beautiful world. Balance: an…

Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Its been a week since I got home from North Dakota. It feels like I was there yesterday. My heart misses the learning, the deep immersion in the knowledge of my people, the love of my new teachers and friends, the land full of space. This past week has been a rollercoaster emotionally. I am…

The Middle Way

With all that’s happening in this world, I know many may feel as though they are suffering, and yet others feel a sense of centeredness that they may have never felt before. You might ask how that can be? If we are all living in the same world… how can some of us feel as though…

Buffalo Medicine

There is so much happening… The Standing Rock Sioux have taken back ceded land that is theirs under the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851, which was signed by eight tribes and the U.S. government. Ceded land is land that was given over as apart of an agreement. The eight tribes, Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa,…