It Is Time To Talk About Reparations!


My name is Wenona Gardner and Wenona is the Native American word for β€œFirst Daughter.” My Indian name is Wabun Anung Morning Star which means β€œA Sign of Hope and the Coming Of New Dawn” according to my Medicine Woman Hail Eagle Woman who had a vision for my name. I am from the Wolf Clan which are the Pathfinders and Teachers.Β  Feb 10, 2019 Medicine Woman Hail Eagle Woman crossed over and I was appointed to take her place as Medicine Woman. I am the Founder of the Milwaukee Native American Circle.

I am a CEO of the White Turtle Rainbow Native American Company. I am a Native American Independent 2020 Presidential Candidate.

White Turtle Rainbow is a Multinational firm and to stay competitive in information & technology I need to comprehend the forces of Globalization. As a Presidential Candidate I need to stay on top of the trends in the Global economy for our country which my Medicine Woman Mom Hail Eagle πŸ¦…calls Turtle Island. I care about prosperity for all of Turtle Island including the 575 Federally recognized sovereign nations.

Native Americans historically prospered with no debt, prisons, etc and freely traveled throughout all of this country which we call Turtle Island traveling freely back and forth into what we call today Canada and Mexico since we had no boundaries according to my Medicine Woman Mom. She said Native Americans from Mexico area coming the US area were not considered illegal immigrants and the same of First Nations from Canada area into the US. There were no passports and no check points. Trade was conducted freely throughout Canada, US, and Mexico by the Native Americans she said.

However, when Americans murdered 95 million Native Americans during the Native American Holocaust they also stole the blood soaked land of my native people including the plants, animals, and mineral resources according to my Mohican Cousin Elder Don Coyhis. Native Americans were stolen and enslaved as labor according to Don and Medicine Woman Mom.

β€œThe belief that rejection of tradition and of history is a useful response to life is reflected in America’s amazing loss of memory concerning its origins in the matrix and context of Native America. America does not seem to remember that it derived its wealth, its values, its food, much of its medicine, and a large part of its β€œdream” from Native America. It is ignorant of the genesis of its culture in this Native American land, and that ignorance helps to perpetuate the longstanding European, and Middle Eastern monotheistic, hierarchical, patriarchal cultures’ oppression of women, gays, and lesbians, people of color, working class, unemployed people, and the elderly. Hardly anyone in America speculated that the constitutional system of government might be as much a product of American Indian ideas and practices as of colonial American and Anglo-European revolutionary fervor.” (Allen, 1992).

My Medicine Woman Mom talked about our African Ancestors in particular my Ancestor Benjamin Welch a slave from Nigeria were brought to US from Northern built ships which Americans exploited.Β  She also talked about how our Jewish Ancestors were also murdered during the Jewish Holocaust. So she said my family have been through 3 Holocausts and my Native American, African, and Jewish Ancestors all gone through slavery at the hands of US and other World Governments.

The US and other Governments globally murdered then stole their assets and land and enslaved my ancestors which US and other governments profited from. Honestly, the US owes my Native American and African people repatriations. UN declared that the US subjected the Native American people to genocide and has ordered the US to honor the treaties as International Law of the Land and to give back the stolen Native American lands according to my Medicine Woman Mom. (Toth, 2017).

As a CEO & a Presidential Candidate I have to acknowledge the truth of where the US got it’s wealth from murder, theft, and enslavement. As an enrolled Mohican with a total of 5 sovereign tribes in my blood I care about the prosperity of mine and the rest of the 575 federally recognized tribes beyond just the recent casino industry of some tribes to be able to compete in the global market. I believe we need to have an honest conversation where the US really got its wealth and financial structure and it’s need to make reparations to Native Americans and African Americans which is long overdue.

Wenona Gardner

Morning Star 🌟


Allen, Paula Gunn. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Beacon Press. Boston. 1992. Page 211.

Oral Tradition:

Mohican Elder Don Coyhis Founder of White Bison and Wellbriety Movement.

Mohican Medicine Woman Wambli Wasu Winyan Hail Eagle Woman Eleanor Marie Monteen.

Toth, Gyorgy. The Converstion. September 20, 2017. β€œNative Americans Won A Vital Battle At UN 40 Years Ago They Need Help Again.”


Resume January 17, 2020

Wenona L Gardner

1032 E Knapp St

Apt# 409-A

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

414 391-0565


Communications and Management skills as CEO of White Turtle Rainbow a Milwaukee, WI Native American Media Company.


BA Business & Management and Integrated Arts & Humanities Alverno College. Milwaukee, WI. 1995

MFA New Media Journalism 2019 Full Sail University. Studied Online. 2018 – 2019

MBA – Management American InterContinental University Online. 2019 – Present


CEO/Native American Journalist White Turtle Rainbow 2015 – Present

Native American Media Company. Milwaukee, WI.

The Artist’s Way Circle Facilitator Milwaukee, WI. 2000- Present

β€’ Organized thousands artists worldwide to empower artistic recovery, expression, & empowerment.

Peer Support and Wellness Specialist 2015 Safe Harbor. Community Alliance. Omaha, NE Answering

β€’ Suicide Calls, Crisis Phone Line and Emergency Intervention.

Certified Peer Specialist/Activities Coordinator

Lutheran Social Services of Milwaukee, WI 2012-2013

β€’ Facilitated Recovery Circles.

β€’ Editor & Writer of Unlimited News.

β€’ Organize social and educational events.

Certified Peer Specialist/Activities Coordinator Saint A, Milwaukee, WI 2007-2012

β€’ Empowering Clients through Mental Health Recovery.

β€’ Facilitated over 100 in talking circles with mental health consumers with Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc.

β€’ Hosting a Wellness Shack Board Retreat Talking Circle to facilitate further communication and problem solving.

Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages June 2013 Washington DC.

β€’ Produced videos & photographs about Mahican language found in National Archives.

Professional Member of Native American Journalist Association 2018 – Present


Cover Letter for Complexy Communications Coordinator

Wenona Gardner

1032 E Knapp St

Apt# 409-A

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

(414) 391-0566

January 16, 2020

Dear Hank and John,

My Indian name is Wabun Anung which means Morning Star 🌟 in Ojibwe. I am enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Tribal Nation, Oneida, Brothertown, and Ojibwe. My clan is Wolf 🐺 Clan which are the Pathfinders and the Teachers. I am active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, YouNow, and a Patron on Patreon in the past year for Dear Hank and John, Charles & Allie Trippy and I have my own Creator Patreon Page.

I am interested to apply for your Complexy Communicator Director Position. I created my YouTube account in May 28, 2006 for 13 years. In the early YouTube years, I came across the Vlogbrothers channel and has been a Nerdfighter right away. I was in the YouTube Partner Program under the original rules. I bought a ticket to see you in Illinois during the Turtles All The Way Down Tour. I was taking Ojibwe language classes at UW-Milwaukee the same day Hank was on campus during his book tour. I have been reading both of your books. I participate in Project for Awesome for years I am currently a member of the following Facebook Groups.

πŸ’•Chicago Nerdfighters

πŸ’•Adult Nerdfighter Dating

πŸ’•Adult Nerdfighter Gloves Are All Off!

πŸ’•Adult Nerdfighter Anxiety and Depression Support Group

πŸ’•Adult Nerdfighters Over 30

πŸ’•Nerdfighters Hogwarts

πŸ’•Single Adult Nerdfighters


I have a BA in Business & Management and Arts & Humanities from Alverno College specializing in Marketing 1991-1995. I served as a Board of Director for Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc. and as the Marketing Director 2009-2011. I studied 2018-2019 MA New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. I am currently studying MBA Management online at American InterContinental University. My current courses are Managerial Marketing and Leadership & Ethics. I am currently writing a Leadership Style paper on CEO Hank Green who I consider an excellent role model and deserves to be scholarly researched. I believe the opportunity to work for the Green brothers is a once in a life opportunity since they are my ideal business role models.

I am currently CEO/Native American Journalist of White Turtle Rainbow Native American Media Company. I am a Professional Member of the Native American Journalist Association.

I believe as a Native American I offer a unique perspective culturally in Communications.

Chi Miigwetch,

(Thank you very much in Ojibwe.)

Wenona Gardner

Wabun Anung – Morning Star