Tag Archives: Native American

Throw back your neck and howl

We really must quit meeting like this. We must quit telling stories blessed freezing winter day after winter day. But why not tell stories? The local Anishinabe huddled around campfires in wigwams all winter spinning yarns of Wenabozhoo and the … Continue reading

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Native American Flute Blessing

Last night, in the early hours before midnight, traveling silently through the dark house, I heard a strange sound. Coyotes singing? Owls crooning? Wind danced through the trees, blowing yellow leaves onto the earth.  Wind’s melody crescendoed everywhere, but what … Continue reading

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Would you like to sleep in a tepee?

Yesterday  in Wal-Mart, near the pickles, I nearly tripped over a Native American elder driving a cart.  Years ago, he led sweat lodges in our area in which I participated.  We prayed together, many of us in the dark tarped … Continue reading

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Ditto what the Lorax said.

Does everyone remember what the Lorax proclaimed in the famous Dr. Seuss book? Sure, you remember. He solemnly said, “I am the Lorax,  I speak for the trees.” This blog is ditto what the Lorax said so mightily. Today I … Continue reading

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Feeding the spirits pizza and love

Hoy es el Dia de los Muertos.  Today is the Day of the Dead. In Mexico, so they say, families picnic in cemeteries, honoring their buried grandmas and grandpas, their tios and tias (uncles and aunts, for you gringos) and beloved … Continue reading

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Pigs in space…Skull in tree

Counting down the days until I can say something on this blog.  August 10th!!

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Time for a Pow Wow Slideshow

**My very FIRST slideshow!  Aren’t you proud?**

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Stay tuned! 195 Baraga Pow Wow photos…

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The last time I talked with a dead person

The last dead person I talked with was a year and a half ago. You have all talked with the dead, haven’t you? It’s quite easy.  All you have to do is get yourself out of the way.  You know, … Continue reading

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Circle of Life (includes fish for all)

It’s hard to believe that yesterday we flew like eagles above Lake Superior on this blog, watching the ice fields, pondering the forming, sustaining and breaking up of winter ice. Today we’re on solid ground near Shanty Town in Baraga … Continue reading

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