Boozhoo (Hello in Ojibwe),
My name is Wenona Lee Gardner. I am a Native American Journalist. My Indian name is Wabun Anung which means in Morning Star in Ojibwe. I am enrolled in the Stockbridge – Munsee band of Mohican Tribal Nation of Bowler, Wisconsin. I reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I have a BA in Business and Management from Alverno College. I serve as the Communications Ambassador for the Alverno College Alumnae Council. I am a Singer, Songwriter, formally trained Musician of 19 Instruments. Music Journalist and Professional Member of Native American Journalist of Association.
I am a Native American Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialist. I apprenticed with my mother Medicine Woman, Pipe Carrier, Tribal Genealogist, Warrior Woman the late Eleanor Marie Monteen (Soto) of the Brothertown, Oneida, and Mohican Tribal Nations whose Indian name is Wambli Wasu Winyan which in Lakota means Hail Eagle Woman! I was her Medicine Helper who I helped run Native American ceremonies with her. Wambli Wasu Winyan she had the vision of my name “Morning Star a Sign of Hope” and a “Coming of a New Dawn.” My mother with Cultural Director Potawatomi Earl Meshigaud from MI and gave me my Indian name Wabun Anung which means Morning Star in a Native American Naming Ceremony in Illinois in August 3, 1990.
I have been an Artist for 37 years trained in Allen-Field, Fritsche, Pulaski, South Division, Riverside University, Lake Band, Alverno College. I am also I am a writer, livestreamer on YouNow and OG YouTuber since for 14years. In addition, I have also been an Artist’s Way Teacher based on the Teachings of Julia Cameron for 23 years.
On September 11, 2018 I announced my Ceremonial Campaign on the US President 2020 as the 1St Enrolled Native American Woman to Run. My platforms are #DisabilityRights #TribalSovereignty #RestoreTurtleIsland #MMIW