Poetry Woman of the Dawn by Wenona Gardner Wabun-Anung (Morning Star) Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation I am the heart of my family, I am the center of my community I carry the nation on my back I carry the life of tomorrow in my soul. I rise above the violence. Bones heal. Bruises fade.… Continue reading Women of the Dawn
As part on my Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages experience, I had the privilege to visit the National Museum of American Indian Cultural Resource Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland. The CRC, is home to the extensive collections and research programs of the museum. While at the CRC, I uncovered Mahican and Munsee… Continue reading Mahican Beadwork at the National Museum of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center
On June 7, 2013 I left for a 2 week trip for the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages in Washington DC. While in DC, I searched the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institute Archives searching for the Mahican and Munsee languages of my Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation. While I was riding… Continue reading Sacred Journey with Owl
The Breath of Life Prayer Circle. I am coming to you asking for prayer support as I go on my journey to the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages in Washington DC. I will be searching the archives of the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institute searching for Mahican and Munsee languages from… Continue reading The Breath of Life Prayer Circle.
Wiping Away the TearsI am enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Nation and I was in foster care for a few years. I was told that Native American people who were adopted or went through foster care were considered "Lost Birds." A longtime mentor brought me to a special ceremony called the Wiping Away… Continue reading Wiping Away the Tears
I was pleased to discover that Mohican News ran an article about our Breath of Life Archival Institute of Indigenous Languages project. An invitation was made to anyone that wants to participate in the Breath of Life by coming to Mohican-8 to be part of this community project. Mohican-8 on Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mohican7 The article is… Continue reading Mohican News
I have been doing research since I was 15 years old on my own. I love interviewing family relatives and doing all kinds of research. I have been doing genealogy research for 24 years. I was accepted into the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages where I get to go to Washington DC… Continue reading Breath of Life