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Auntie’s 20 for 2020

Hi there! In light of the New Year, I’d like to share with you 20 of my goals for the new decade: 1.Belly laugh more often 2.Hug more 3.Talk more 4.Take in my family 5.Eat beautiful food 6.No animal flesh 7.Have more diverse friends 8.Journal more often 9.Study yoga 10.Keep adventuring 11.Kick fear in the teeth 12.Consume less 13.Give freelywhat…

I’m mostly white but there is Wampanoag on my mom’s side. Is it wrong to seek community with Natives? Other whites have said Natives don’t want me around. Is this true? My spirit has always been with nature. I have nothing but respect for Native people.

Identity and knowing who we are is one of the most important journeys we can walk. I encourage you to explore your identity. This is a great start. There are many ways you can do this, and yet there is no right or wrong way. If you feel comfortable, reach out to your mom’s extended family. By asking simple questions…

Plastics accumulating in the ocean

I’ve heard a lot about plastics accumulating in the ocean. It seems too daunting to do anything about. I’m from a place where there’s no recycling and you can’t drink from the tap. Some things that have made me feel better: Is bringing my own bags to the store and just throw my fruits and veggies in the basket I…

I hear there are threats to our water supply. What’s that mean?

Yeesh, this is a good question, but an important one to start thinking about. We know that water in Indian County is considered sacred. We use it in ceremonies and in our prayers. For us water serves as a symbol of the interconnectedness of all life. Some tribes are rich in water, and live in areas with a bunch of…
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