Archive for Culture

Trail of Tears, Immigration, and Healing of Nations

Author of well-known Medicine Cards and Choctaw Pipe-Carrier, David Carson, shares stories of hope and healing with historical roots and contemporary relevance. From the Trail of Tears forced relocation of Native Americans to displaced Syrian or African [...]

(VIDEO) Finding Peace in Nature; Real Life Mermaids

It is easy to get overwhelmed from the stresses of daily life, not to mention the larger environmental, political and social problems of our world today. It is no wonder that people experience anxiety, depression and [...]

How a Hopi Elder Changed My Life

Secluded in the Painted Desert of the Southwest the Hopi are a private but open-hearted, indigenous Nation that have preserved one of the most ancient cultures in North America. They are essentially an oral tradition people which [...]

What we can Learn from Forgotten History

During the early days of slavery in the American Southeast, native Seminole, Choctaw, Cherokee, and Creek Indians were known to raid plantations and free captive slaves. Despite their cultural differences, they recognized their common struggle against oppression [...]

Indigenous Roots of the English Language

Respect for native wisdom and spirituality is long overdue, but those of European descent need to also know their own forgotten indigenous heritage. While many people are actively trying to honor indigenous ways and heal historical wounds leftover from colonialism, [...]

Inspired Contemporary Art by Women

Historically, too few Women Artists were able to attain any level of mastery because lack of access to learn, cultural disapproval during their time period, or the challenge of balancing obligations as mothers and various other gender roles. While [...]

Why is Collaboration so Hard?

It doesn’t have to be hard at all, and having a few tools will make it easier! Firstly, we need to really recognize that we live in a culture that celebrates and elevates the individual. This [...]

Visionary Art & Transformational Culture at Sananda Gallery

Before capitalism, visual art was traditionally used to capture the dreams and aspirations of a community. Displayed in palaces, cathedrals and churches these works were considered the highest expression of culture treasured by the elite and the [...]

To Love Water is to Celebrate Life

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to [...]

Comics in the Classroom, Environmental Lessons Made Fun

Stories shape us, our beliefs and our culture. Those seeking to create a better world must engage in self-reflection and explore the narratives that guide our lives. As we recently learned from Robin Grille, the time [...]