Are you aware of the messengers?

Art painting & photo by: Eugene Morriseau from Thunder Bay and a member of of Sandy Lake First Nation. As I was slowly making my morning coffee, flowing through my normal cycles and comforts to get me “ready” for the day. My autopilot in full force, my world quiet as I moved alone in my…

Honesty.

12/21/17   Shift of season. Changes and growth, In perspectives, way of thought and way of life. Winter Solstice. Authentic, raw beauty. The real soul weeding its way through the implemented stories and strategies for survival. A code decoded. I’ve always been better with words down on paper. The mess of my mind allotting space…

Dear fellow traveller.

02/12/2017   Wonderfully lost within tangles of thoughts with such great depths. The seeds nourished and lovingly planted. The soul embracing its nest, the sun, providing life, energy, growth. Young sakastew Iskwew. The world ever-expanding. Continuation of opening her mind. Expanding it, paving the way for lost and found treasures. Moments frozen in time, memories…

Liebster Award

    Hello everyone! I've got a very special post for you all today, I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by two lovely gals and fellow bloggers Miri (blissfulmiri) and Leila (leilaspassport)! I am incredibly grateful to have been recognized and I'm excited to answer all of the wonderful questions and nominate new bloggers!…

My Solo Travel Experience to Cuba

Who embarked on an 8-day journey into the unknown, foreign, Caribbean Island of Cuba all on her own? This gal. But why? “You’re crazy!” The common phrase I’d get from those I told. Well, It all started many moons ago when a dream sprouted from the depths of my inspired and determined mind. Squeezing my…

Exciting Updates!

Tanisi - Hello! Hey, happy hump day! (published on a Wednesday obviously - hopefully this opening line grabbed your attention instead of losing it, because sometimes I think i'm funny and clever when really I'm not). Moving along, I would just like to do a stream of consciousness, a stream of words typed out onto…

Reminiscence of the Miss Indian World Contestant experience.

The days of April 25th – May 1st and those leading up were a pure whirlwind that took my world by its roots and nourished them with adoration; a whirlwind that took me to new heights and greater understanding and respect for the world around me. An unforgettable experience that consisted of adrenaline highs, altitude…

Hoop Dance Championships

Each year, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona hosts the World Hoop Dance Championships where Indigenous hoop dancers from all over the world gather to meet, compete, inspire and represent their home communities. It was my second year attending and representing my Cree and Saulteaux roots from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation and Lake St. Martin…

Winnipeg’s Local Racial Inclusion Summit

Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Centre of Canada and the heart of the prairies. Thriving and bustling with multiculturalism, diversity, economic gain and industry progress. A meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. However . . . Winnipeg, Manitoba was also given the title of the most racist city in all of Canada while segregation and…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…