My name is Wenona Gardner and Wenona is the Native American word for “First Daughter.” My Indian name is Wabun Anung Morning Star which means “A 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. 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 🦅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.
“The 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 “dream” 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. 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.
Morning Star 🌟
Allen, Paula Gunn. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Beacon Press. Boston. 1992. Page 211.
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. “Native Americans Won A Vital Battle At UN 40 Years Ago They Need Help Again.”
Wenona L Gardner
1032 E Knapp St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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
• Organized thousands artists worldwide to empower artistic recovery, expression, & empowerment.
Peer Support and Wellness Specialist 2015 Safe Harbor. Community Alliance. Omaha, NE Answering
• Suicide Calls, Crisis Phone Line and Emergency Intervention.
Certified Peer Specialist/Activities Coordinator
Lutheran Social Services of Milwaukee, WI 2012-2013
• Facilitated Recovery Circles.
• Editor & Writer of Unlimited News.
• Organize social and educational events.
Certified Peer Specialist/Activities Coordinator Saint A, Milwaukee, WI 2007-2012
• Empowering Clients through Mental Health Recovery.
• Facilitated over 100 in talking circles with mental health consumers with Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc.
• 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.
• Produced videos & photographs about Mahican language found in National Archives.
Professional Member of Native American Journalist Association 2018 – Present
1032 E Knapp St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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.
💕Adult Nerdfighter Dating
💕Adult Nerdfighter Gloves Are All Off!
💕Adult Nerdfighter Anxiety and Depression Support Group
💕Adult Nerdfighters Over 30
💕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.
(Thank you very much in Ojibwe.)
Wabun Anung – Morning Star
NaNoWriMo is celebrating their 20 year Anniversary! NaNoWriMo is the challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Since November is also the Native American Heritage Month, I have decided that I am writing 30 Native American News and Art Blog Posts here at WenonaGardner.com for NaNoWriMo. If you are writing during NaNoWriMo I could use a writing buddy. Add me at NaNo username Wenona_Gardner
I am enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Tribal Nation. I am also a Professional Member of the Native American Journalist Association. I am CEO of White Turtle Rainbow and Founder of the Mohican Forever Facebook Group.
Artist’s Way Circle was founded in May 20, 2000 as a living Memorial to my best friend & fellow UWM Student Steve Nemacheck who committed suicide March 5, 2000. Steve was a Blackfoot Artist Student at University of Wisconsin of Milwaukee with me who had PTSD after a major car accident. Steve’s wife left him and he ended up hospitalized, but as soon as he was released Steve committed suicide. I never got to say goodbye! I created this Artist’s Way Circle for a safe place for artists to come in the sacred circle so they will never be alone. I am a Certified Peer Support and Wellness Specialist trained in answering mental health & suicide calls with Safe Harbor crisis center with Community Alliance.
If you would like to check out our Artist’s Way Circle
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 currently a New Media Journalism Master’s of Arts Graduate Student from Full Sail University with a graduation date October 9, 2019. I am a Singer, Songwriter, formally trained Musician of 19 Instruments. Music Journalist and Professional Member of Native American Journalist of Association and the Internet Creator’s Guild.
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 Inc, Alverno College, UWM, and Full Sail University. I am also I am a writer, livestreamer on YouNow and OG YouTuber since for 13 years. In addition, I have also been an Artist’s Way Teacher based on the Teachings of Julia Cameron for 23 years.