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I am a Native American Woman Vlogger!

October 5, 2013 launched my daily vlogging as a Native American Woman Vlogging. Anybody know of any other Native American Women Vloggers out there? I would love to meet them and I strongly believe we can support each as we go on this journey!

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The Artist’s Way Circle presents Coming Alive Party!

The Artist’s Way Circle presents Coming Alive Party!


Saturday, October 19, 2013


Waukesha, WI 53188

Kick off the next Artist’s Way journey together. Also for writers to celebrate the upcoming NaNoWriMo. It’s potluck so please bring a dish to pass.

Please register to RVSP through Meetup which is free and to see the location of the event. 

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Native American ‘Give-Away’ Tradition

Cheryl Davis\' Art Blog

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought it would be nice to post something on the Native American custom of the ‘give-away’ which is practiced at honor dances, weddings, and on many other occasions. It is a beautiful practice. For example, when an honor dance is held for a particular person, that person (or the family of that person) is the gift-giver and the gifts are given to the guests. In most other societies, it is the exact opposite, in that the honored one is the person who ‘expects the gifts from the guests.’

In the Native culture, many times ‘the most valuable’ is saved to give away and ‘storing or hording things’ is not understood. There is a high value placed on giving away and sharing what is ours. Once something is given away, all strings to that gift are broken. The gift is given with no expectations…

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