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Welcome to Root to Rise.

This is a place to ponder real life, to explore tough questions, and engage in a meaningful way with a journey of self discovery. Follow me as I try to abide by the values that motivate me-

BE LOVE. BE OF SERVICE. RESPECT NATURE. GIVE THANKS. 

Seaside
Morse Mountain,  2017
journey
View of Madawaska “Land of the Porcupines’, 2017 

Activism is a part of who I am. My name is a Hinono’eino First Nation name referring to the eldest woman in the tribe who holds the stories, history, and sacred wisdom. The native spelling is Naat’áanii. The Hinono’eino are referred to by non-natives as the Arapaho.  I was given my name to honor my father; a Native American orphan (see Sat Nam tab for more about identity). Learning about Native history and “being” Native are two interweaving paths, and both have challenges. My name not only encapsulates an identity, a people, a land, and history, but it also encapsulates pain, struggle, resilience, pride, and a strong sense of conviction to defend and protect what matters most.

Peace.

The views and opinions shared on this blog are entirely my own and are not the views of HCA, Healthtrust Workforce Solutions, or affiliates.