On the Path and Off

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The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan has become the third Native American/First Nation tribe in North America to officially recognize and endorse marriage equality among ‘two-spirit’ (gay) couples. Two other tribes – the Coquille of Southern … Continue reading

The Legend of U`TLÛÑ’TÄ, a Cherokee Oral Tradition

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U`TLÛÑ’TÄ is a skin-changer…a brujo… a Native American witch. In her true form she is an old hag with skin hard as stone which made her impervious to all weapons. She roamed the Cherokee homelands of eastern Tennessee and western … Continue reading

Welcome to the Pow-wow!

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For those of you who know me well, you know I am part Cherokee and grew up learning Native American traditions from my grandmother. Sadly, she died almost a year ago at age 80 having fought a valiant struggle with … Continue reading

Appalachian Mists

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As the traffic in which her rental car was mired, inched forward and stopped once again, Sally sighed in frustration, tapping her nails impatiently upon the rim of the steering wheel. She looked at the stalled lanes of traffic on … Continue reading

The Land of Legend

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The Native American tradition is one of preservation. We are many tribes, many clans, but our stories carry on our history. Some have been nearly lost and forgotten as the young look to the future and forget the past. But … Continue reading