Zi’igwan, The Shortest Day

Interior of a traditional Mide’/Shawnee lodge. The Rhythm of the Sun In the time before the pale ones, from a far away place where the sun awakes, came to our lands – when our world changed forever – we had in our culture, times and places for all things. The sun and the moon were […]

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WeCast: The Holidays… Getting Back to the Basics

Happy Holidays from the WeWan! We are now solidly into the holiday season, with Chanukah having just begun, solstice and Christmas coming up soon.  This week we discuss the commercialization of this holiday gift gifting season and how we might reset our thinking. Ideas on how to bring the holidays back to a more simple […]

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Appreciating Nature’s Rhythms

Reverence for Grandmother Earth As someone whose spiritual path reveres and closely follows the wonders of Grandmother Earth and lives closely in the rhythm of nature, I have found myself in a wonderland of nature here in Arizona. The drama is undeniable and, for me, constantly astounding. We’ve been here almost a year now and […]

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Keep Sacred the Destiny

In the Time of Our Grandfather’s Grandfathers “In the time of our Grandfathers Grandfather…” how many times have we heard these words uttered in the history and stories told to us by the Tribal Elders and Storytellers. How enlightening and educational, how inspirational are the words of the Ancient ones. How valuable are our heritages […]

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WeCast: The Stone of Balance

Balance is the fifth Stepping Stone… the one to which the Foundation Four lead. This week, kiji tells the story of the Stone of Balance, why it is so important in our lives, and how it connects to the Four Stepping Stones. When we live life in balance, we have control of ourselves. Control of […]

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WeCast: Why Are The Stepping Stones So Important?

Join us for the premier of WeCasts! Join us every Tuesday for timely conversations on relevant topics. In this first edition, we introduce the concept of the Four Fundamental Stepping Stones and why they are so important in our lives. Until you learn to control Fear, you are helpless to move forward with any confidence […]

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The Wisdom of the First Animal Elders

The Story of Grandmother Turtle and the Creation of Earth (Tula) It is told to us by the Ancestors, in our oral traditions, that when we seek knowledge to see the important things, we must go on a quest, a spiritual search, to walk on the other side of the web of life. This long-held […]

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