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I need help with my medical expenses. I am disabled with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder for 22 years.  I recently been hospitalized repeatedly and received 20 medical bills including $1400 and $1500 hospital bills. I am really struggling financially.


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Native American Witch
Author: Wenona Gardner
Genre: Memoir
Synopsis


MOHICAN FOREVER!

by Wenona Gardner

My name is Wenona Gardner and I'm a Native American Witch from the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohicans Tribe. After years apprenticeship with Medicine Woman and Pipe Carrier (Wambli Wasu Winyan) Hail Eagle Woman - Eleanor Soto (Monteen ) from the Mohican, Oneida, Brothertown, and Santee Sioux Tribes she blessed me with my Indian name Wabun Anung which means Morning Star. This Medicine Woman also blessed me to become a Medicine Helper where she taught me how to run Native American Healing, Praying, and Talking Circles. Later I would go on to become a Lead Peer Specialist where I lead hundreds in Talking Circles. In my journey along the medicine path I encountered Native American Witches who were more empowered. I encountered a Native American Witch's Circle of over 600 Native American Witches. My spiritual experiences were enhanced with my spiritual work with Celtic Ceremonies and those from CUUPS the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist of Pagans. In my experiences as a Native American Witch I have personally discovered shared spiritual concepts between Celtic and Native American traditions of both having ceremonies in circles, calling in the four directions, Moon Circles, Medicine Wheel, etc. I am continuing my work connecting to Native American Witch Circles. So the blessed journey continues.

Transormation of a Native American Woman from Medicine Helper to Native American Witch. Experiences where Celtic and Native American come together during Medicine Wheel Ceremonies and much similarities. Being confronted that there are groups of Native Americans being told to not to talk about being Native American in groups with witches.

Ch.1. Native American Witch

Ch 2. Native American Ceremonies & Beltaine

Ch 3. CUUPS: Covenant of the Universalist Unitarian Pagans

Ch 4. Native Americans and Irish similarities

Ch 5. Medicine Wheel

Ch. 6. Rainbow Warriors

Ch.6. Tarot

Ch.7. Seventh Generation Prophecy

Ch 8. Idle No More Movement

Ch 9.Standing Rock


Excerpt


WOMAN OF THE DAWN – (a poem against Violence in Aboriginal Communities in US)

by Wenona Gardner.



WOMAN OF THE DAWN:

I am the heart of my family
I am the center of my community.
I carry the Nation on my back.
I carry the life of tomorrow in my my soul.

I rise above the violence.
Bones heal. Bruises fade. My fear I face.
The rage I channel to protect myself.
To protect my children.

I walk away from the destruction
With my Great Creator by my side.
I am the one who can change the tide.
I am the one who will say STOP!
No more forever.

For I am the Woman of the Dawn.
I rise with the Morning Sun.
Blazing with light, love, and hope.
I hold the future inside me.



Circle and Four Direction

Ever since I was in the WE Indians program through Milwaukee Public Schools where they brought in Native American Elders and Medicine People to come into city schools to teach the urban Native American students who were not being raised around Native American teachers while living in reservations. One of the first things the late Menominee Elder Scharlene Wheelock taught us Native American students was the importance that everything in life was in a circle. From our Indian Summer Festival Pow Wow in Milwaukee which is the World's largest Native American Festival all the way to the humble private sweat lodges run by Lakota Elder Albert Whitehead in the backyard of the Ponca run Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center in the city of Omaha, NE all are based on living in the sacred hoop of my life. So when I attended the Universalist Church on Astor St.in Milwaukee, WI I was surprised to learn that they were doing the Celtic Beltane ceremony and that I was invited to stand in the south direction and call in the element of fire. As I stood in the circle holding my flickering candle I soon realized the similarity of Native American ceremonies with Celtic ceremonies. Both are formed in a circle and both call in the four directions. Standing there calling in then fire element helped me realize that I was at home in both Native American and Beltane ceremonies. Thanks to the Universalist Unitarian Church and CUUPS which stands for Covenant of Unitarian Universalist of Pagans for making the Celtic Beltane Ceremony available to me and everybody else in the spirit of mutal understanding and spirituality through actually experiencing the ritual. I applaud CUUPS for teaching how similar Pagan and Native American spirituality is between the two. For more information on CUUPS visit their website at http://www.cuups.org.

Medicine Wheel

Speaking about smiliarities of Irish culture and Native American traditions that have a lot of similarities was what I learned from an academic Professor who was both Native American and Irish who wrote an extensive academic paper on the very subject. I learned about this prestigious paper while sitting in the American Indian Student Services Office at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. According to this particularly well written paper he went into great detail of his comparisons which one of the topics he went into was the similarity of both culture's trsditions in regards to both be being based on a clan system. About 10 years later I ran into an Irish Psychiatric Nurse married to an Ojibwe wife and they both invited me into their home in Waukesha, WI to participate in what the couple described both Native American and Irish teachings of the Medicine Wheel. Again, I felt completely at home blending together the two cultures harmoniously together. I would experience these Medicine Wheel ceremonies as a guest in this mixed race couple's home for many years.

Native American Witch Circle

I was fortunate to find a circle of over 600 members in a group called Native American Witches. I had the pleasure of talking and becoming friends with this circle's spiritual leader who shared with me her unique spiritual path. For many years I thought I was the only Native American Witch until I met one First Nations Witch from Canada who became my friend. Now I blessed with a whole ocircle of Native American Witches. Which has inspired me to write a memoir on my journey as a Native American Witch during the NaNoWriMo which stands for National Novel Writing Month this November. However I am going to be a NaNoWriMo Rebel and write non fiction instead of a novel.If there are any NaNoWriMo writers out there I would appreciate having NaNoWriMo writing buddies. You can add me as a writing buddy by adding me under the NaNoWriMo username Wenona Gardner. My NaNoWriMo Author Profile is at: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/wenona-gardner.

EXPENSES

Editing
Research
Book Cover Design
Marketing
#ISBN
GoFundMe Fees

Areas of study I am researching for my Native American Witch book are the following:

Circles
Four Directions
Smudging
Medicine Wheels
Moon Circles
Animal Spirit Guides
Beadwork
Native American Witch Circles

If anybody has any information on these and related topics please email me.

Anushiik (Thank you in my native Munsee language)

Wenona Gardner
Native American Witch
White Turtle Rainbow
Stockbridge-Munsee band
of Mohicans Tribe
Mohican Wenona playing the Native Flute!
Peace
White Turtle Rainbow: Rainbow Warrior
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"Writing my recovery story as a modern Mohican woman is really important. I am not "Last of the Mohicans" as James Fennimore Cooper says. I come from a tribe of over 1, 500 enrolled tribal members whose reservation thrives in Wisconsin. Mohicans are not extinct as Mr Cooper implies and it is time the world hears modern stories of a living Mohican. We are still here!"-Wenona Gardner Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohicans tribe."
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I'm raising money to publish my memoir "Mohican Forever!" A recovery story of a modern Mohican woman. Wenona Gardner is Native American enrolled in the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Tribe. Wenona' Indian name is Wabun Anung which means Morning Star given to her by her Mohican foster mother and cousin Wambli Wasu Winyan Hail Eagle Woman. Topics covered are Medicine Helper, Moon Circles, Peer Specialist, Pow Wows, Beadwork, Geneaology, Idle No More Movement, Standing Rock, Mohican-7, Wellbriety Movement, Breath of Life Archival Indigenious Languages, The Artist's Way Circle, Intergenerational Trauma plus more.

Money raised will cover expenses include editing, cover design, websites, promotions to publish the book, etc.

Anushiik Thank you in Munsee,
Wenona Gardner
Morning Star

Mohican Forever! Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/569917896550491

Twitter
http://twitter.com/MohicanForever

Mohican Forever! Facebook Page
http://facebook.com/MsWenonaGardner

YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/azurebreezes

Email: azurebreezes@gmail.com
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Check out this video update. I'm doing a GoFundMe to raise money for covering my medical expenses. I am disabled with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD.  I have incurred medical bills for hospitalization and therapy not covered by my insurance. I need ongoing therapy, psychiatry, prescriptions, medical needs not covered by insurance I have to pay due to my long-term disability.
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GOD BLESS ALL WHO READ THIS PAGE! GOD SHOWER BLESSINGS ON ALL WHO SHARE, DONATE AND PRAY for SHANE DAWSON AND KIRK GALVIN!!!!!!!

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Wabun Anung...Morning Star Jesus Walks Inside me.....into White Turtle Rainbow....Sista to Ochita Wigmuka Winyan: Rainbow Armed Warrior Woman XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Shane I am a High Priestess with CUUPS. You are always in my prayers and Kirk. I know a man who committed murder in his youth and he is now my best friend after serving 15 years in prison. He paid his price and is a good man. Kirk has hope and I praying to the Goddess for you both. Trust in the Holy Mother. She is always with you!

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Dear Shane, I love you and pray for the best for you. I hope the money raised here will cover some of the costs for reaching and connecting with your brother Kirk Galvin. At least I hope people will pray for you and Kirk! I got your back! Love, Wenona Lee Gardner Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wabun Anung - Morning Star White Turtle Rainbow 6918 N. 41 st St Milwaukee, WI 53209-2205 azurebreezes@yahoo.com

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Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you are continuing your creative journey! Wishing you all the best for lucky 7/11 and into the future.

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Winona: I like the name, CRAZY Quilt. Keep it. Was hoping to hear you sing on your video. I forget exactly what your art is, painting? I am wanting to build a national network of artists and lead to a national arts conference. Write to me at gaylebluebird @aol.com though will be changing it to gmail soon.

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GOD BLESS ALL WHO READ THIS PAGE! GOD SHOWER BLESSINGS ON ALL WHO SHARE, DONATE AND PRAY for SHANE DAWSON AND KIRK GALVIN!!!!!!!

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Wabun Anung...Morning Star Jesus Walks Inside me.....into White Turtle Rainbow....Sista to Ochita Wigmuka Winyan: Rainbow Armed Warrior Woman XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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