Tag Archives: Connecting with Spirit

Ernesto “Neto” Burbank on “Make No Bones About It.” June 3rd, 2018 at 4pm

Ernesto “Neto” Burbank

Diné/Navajo

Chinle Az

Tattoo Artist at Empire Tattoo Tucson Az

Naabaahii – protector of the people

Honor Life Tattoo Tour

HonorXLife Clothing

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Stacey Speedis on “Make No Bones About It.” June 3rd, 2018 5pm

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Ink Nash Wanikshaash( my name is), Sayyepum Ah-toot-wy Stacey Speedis. I am a 43 year young Native woman who has raised 2 children; who are now young teenagers. I am from Toppenish, Washington. I have been an Artist all my life; had to switch from my right- hand to my left- hand at the age of 17 due to a horse- wreck I was in in 1992 that left me with a whole right- side paralysis. I just did not want to let my artistic side die, even tho I had a coma to come out of that lasted 9 days. I come from the Horse Family of these parts here in the Lower Yakama Valley. There are many types of Artwork I do: draw, paint in oil, water color and acrylic, sculpt and write. Plus, my auntie’s have taught me more about how to make moccasins, dresses an skirts and ribbon shirts. We are a very traditional family who were raised going to Longhouse. We go for a lot of different kind of ceremonies. We are food gatherers for our people.

What, or how I do Art… it will depend on how I am feelin’; I just sit down n draw whatever my heart feels like n take my anger out on the pencil, on however I am feelin’. I am also an Author who has 2 books published thru  Authorhouse; Bibliographies.

If you would like to know more, just ask me,

Payu Kwaxla(thank you),

Sayyepum Ah-toot-wy Stacey Speedis

SASSpeedis

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Solana Booth on “Make No Bones About It” April 29, 2018 4-6 pm

“Solana promotes Native American and Alaska Native traditional teachings using her own healing modalities, one is positive interconnectedness model. Solana is enrolled into the Nooksack Nation of the Chief Dan George Family and Mohawk from Bay Quinte, White Owl House of the Wolf Clan. Her Paternal association is Tsymsyan of the Violet Booth Family, Raven Clan. She is a mother of four and Grandmother of a baby girl. Her children are also members of the Tlingit, Haida, Pawnee, Lakota and Dakota Nations. Solana’s first degree was in Early Childhood Special Education; naturally she then studied perinatal, prenatal, post- natal and historical trauma(s) with certifications next. Solana is an Advocate of Sacred Storyteacher. Her work includes: Health and Human Services work for local IHS Providers, Solana also consults by providing technical assistance, training/teaching adult learners of equity practices, traditional and contemporary storytelling, Innovative Technology Program writing, Documentary film making, teaches art, and creating community gardens in local food deserts and speaking to First Foods. She currently serves in a Leadership role in The Russel Family Foundation’s Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Board of Directors, and is a Just and Healthy Food System Community of Interest Equity Team member while finishing her Documentary, “Native American and Alaska Native Birth Stories” and enrolled in an Intensive Historical Trauma Masters Certification: where she’ll soon be a practicing Somatic Archeologist and Brain-spotting.

NAAN Birth Stories

Please see:

http://i-voices.org/

www.advocatesofsacred.com

State of the World with Chief Phil Lane Jr. April 22, 2018 4-5pm

Chief Phil Lane, Jr – Hereditary Chief And Elder

Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations. He is an internationally recognized indigenous leader in human and community development.The founder and chairman of the Four World’s International Institute (FWII), an organization dedicated to “unifying the human family through the Fourth Way”, Chief Phil Lane, Jr. is the recipient of many awards, including the John Denver Windstar Award, and is a frequent speaker on behalf of indigenous rights and wisdom

Peter Ali on “Make No Bones About It.” April 8th, 2018 5pm

Peter Ali on Native American flute and Dean Evenson on silver flute.

Native American flutist Peter Ali will be sharing about his new album “Prayers on the Wind.” Looking forward to talking with Peter and sharing his music with you all.

Caroline LaPorte on “Make No Bones About It.” April 8th, 2018 4pm

Photo by StrongHearts Native Helpline.

Caroline LaPorte

Senior Native Affairs Policy Advisor

Caroline LaPorte is the first Native Affairs Senior Policy Advisor for the StrongHearts Native Helpline and is an immediate descendant of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. In her policy work, LaPorte, a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and who concurrently serves on the NIWRC’s Policy Team, will focus on specialized issues including criminal justice, children and youth, firearms, housing and human rights relating to domestic violence in tribal communities. Before joining StrongHearts, she worked as a family law attorney and at Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that represents children in foster care.

LaPorte brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Indian law and federal, tribal and state jurisdiction to StrongHearts, having held a clerk position with the Office of Tribal Justice within the Department of Justice and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians criminal justice system. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Florida and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Baylor University in Texas.

Billy Frank Jr. Park and Trail in Olympia