First Nations People from around the Great Lakes region of North America
My name is Onani. I am Mixed Blood Anishinaabequay, a woman of Celtic and Native American ancestry. I am a Mashkikiquay of the Midewiwin, a medicine woman of our tradition.
Thus begins a complicated story of love and hate, betrayal and courage. A story of a “500 year old relationship; coming out of conflict, colonialism and denial.” Though it may seem simple and personal on the surface;. . .
“Sacred is acknowledging the Mystery; not only acknowledging the Mystery, it’s trusting the Mystery. . . ”read more
“Bimidisiwin is an Ojibway word taught to me by one of my most influential spiritual teachers, Grandmother Keewaydinoquay. This word means, “living life to the fullest” and is a central concept to the Ojibway culture.. . .”read more
“An important part of the process of personal freedom is an inward, isolated, dark time. Mainstream society often calls this time ‘depression.’ One of my most important messages is to know the difference between clinical depression and spiritual isolation. They are very different. . .”read more
“Part of the Ojibway philosophy is everyone has a Purpose and everyone has spiritual guidance to help us fulfill that Purpose. . .”read more