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I am a Two Spirit person, passionate about working with intersections of culture, identity and spirituality. I advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, by encouraging people to ask questions, and examine structures that propagate oppression within themselves, an in society. I maintain spiritual balance through worship, meditation and ritual, and through the blessed connection with other embodied spirits, and by drumming whenever possible.

 

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Recent Posts

Dec 09, 2016

As we journey through Advent we actively—wait. I am of Lakota heritage, and hold in my heart, in my prayers, and in my spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, also waiting, and doing so actively. For well over a year the tribe has been objecting to a proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would carry crude oil through their reservation lands. These objections have been in the form of litigation and fierce feet-on-the-ground activism. 

Nov 30, 2016

Advent is the great liturgical season of waiting. We yearn, we search, and we reach out, and we dream of Immanuel who will walk amoung us. We spend much time preparing our homes and our churches for the holiday, and we wait. This season of waiting with expectation is the perfect time to work on our relationship with the Divine, to focus on drawing closer to our beloved Creator as the time draws near. All of that sounds very good, very appropriate for Advent.

Nov 25, 2015

The Lakota creation story has the People springing forth from a hole in the ground somewhere in the Black Hills. That idea resonates with me, perhaps because there are many holes in what I know about my heritage. A hole in the ground is as good a place as any; I am very rooted to the Earth, and connected to the animals, the rocks, and the forests.

My Mother’s origins are in the Oglala Lakota people.

Jan 29, 2015

I walk in two worlds, in many ways. Another way I walk in two worlds is in my faith walk. I Walk the Red Road, and then some.

Jan 15, 2015

I walk in two worlds. As a queer person of faith, my lived experience is a series of negotiations between contexts that affirm either my Queerness, or my Faith Walk. It is not unusual for a context that is life giving to one of these facets of my being to not make much room for the other.

I begin with my multifaceted identity. I am a Two Spirit person.

Jan 31, 2014

From January 18th through February 16th, people are reflecting, contemplating, writing and harnessing passion to bring about peace, justice, and reconciliation by mobilizing the tremendous power of love as part of Standing on the Side of Love's 30 Days of Love campaign. 

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