Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)

Congratulations to Jennifer Ruef for winning 3rd place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Jennifer’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Jennifer Ruef Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin What is your advice for other writers? Write from your heart. Say what you mean. Worry less, love more. What are some of your favorite hobbies?Continue reading “Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)”

My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)

Congratulations to Marisa Tillequots for winning 1st place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Marisa’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Marisa Tillequots Age: 17 Grade in school: 11th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? My advice to writers isContinue reading “My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)”

Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)

Congratulations to Hazen Jacob for winning 2nd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Hazen’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Hazen Jacob Age: 14 Grade in school: 9th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? If your struggling try to makeContinue reading “Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)”

My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)

Congratulations to Savannah Onessimo for winning 3rd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Savannah’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Savannah Onessimo Age: 16 Grade in school: 10 School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? When writing, makeContinue reading “My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)”

Witnessing Blessings

Today I got to witness the sunrise over my Indigenous homeland. How pretty the wide, wide sky is, as expansive as the wisdom in our traditional teachings. The cool fall air greets me on my morning walk. I notice frost here and there, letting me know winter is eager to visit. Later I have ZoomContinue reading “Witnessing Blessings”

Braiding Past, Present & Future

“Indigenous Peoples have long histories and even longer futures.” This was one of the wise ideas shared at a gathering of Indigenous educators I was fortunate to be a part of a couple weeks ago. At the gathering, we were asked to share our foundational beliefs around teaching and learning. There were so many beautifulContinue reading “Braiding Past, Present & Future”