Native American Witch

“Path of the Morning Star” Dedications

I am dedicating my book “Path of the Morning Star” a book of hope for artists from a Native American perspective to my all time favorite teacher Mr Gabe Ceci. Mr Ceci was my 9th grade Honors English Teacher and Home Room Teacher from Riverside University High School. Mr Ceci blew me away with his amazing storytelling of Odyesseus acting out all the roles in front of the entire class. He drilled in my head the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul” which really has been a driving force of my entire life. I once was in a dire situation at home. Mr Ceci really listened to me and he rescued me so I could have a better chance in my life. He invested in me from his own pocket making sure I had glasses so I could see the words on the chalkboard. Even years later he took the time to read my Two Step story. I am happy to announce thanks to Mr Ceci on July 30 I am starting a Media Journalism Master’s of Fine Arts at Full Sail University. I aspire to be a powerful voice for the Native American community. My love for writing was nurtured by Mr Ceci which inspired me to make writing a book to get published a lifetime goal. My dream is to earn enough money from my writing so I can write him a big fat check to personally thank him for the enormous positive life changing influence he has had made me, my writing, and my entire life. I owe so much of the goodness in my life to Mr Ceci. Thank you Mr Ceci.

I am dedicating my book “Path of the Morning Star” inspiring hope to artists from a Native American perspective to Ann Leinfelder Grove. Ann had a major impact on my career when she encouraged me to present a Talking Circle on Historical Trauma of Native Americans by focusing on the Wellbriety Journey created by White Bison founded from my tribe Mohican Elder Don Coyhis during the Waukesha Trauma Informed Care Committtee. Ann recruited me to serve on Saint Aemilian-Lakeside’s Trauma Informed Care Committee. Ann granted me the opportunity to perform my Native American flute during the 160th Anniversay of Saint Aemilian Lakeside Inc which I received an Essential Piece Award. Ann invited me to represent Saint Amelian-Lakeside, Inc during the Trauma Informed Care Conference in Stevens Point, WI. Through her leadership in Trauma Informed Care while I was working at Friendships Unlimited she supported me becoming a Wisconsin State Certified Peer Support Specialist which has opened many doors for me. Ann’s dedication and commitment is a major reason Saint A is the leader in Trauma Informed Care today. Thank you Ann.

I am dedicating my book “Path of the Morning Star” inspiring hope to artists from a Native American perspective to Tim Grove. Tim personally recruited me to serve on Saint Aemilian-Lakeside’s Trauma Informed Care Committee which I won an Essetial Piece Award for Team Work during the 7 years I served as a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Tim supported me to perform my Native American flute during the 160th Anniversay of Saint Aemilian Lakeside Inc which I received another an Essential Piece Award. Tim invited me to his team to represent Saint Amelian-Lakeside, Inc during the Trauma Informed Care Conference in Stevens Point, WI.
Tim’s thorough training in Trauma Informed Care had a major impact on my career which lead me to present a Talking Circle on Historical Trauma of Native Americans by focusing on the Wellbriety Journey created by White Bison founded from my tribe Mohican Elder Don Coyhis during the Waukesha Trauma Informed Care Committtee.
Through Tim’s leadership in Trauma Informed Care has opened many doors for me. Tim”s dedication and commitment is a leading reason Saint A is the leader in Trauma Informed Care today in the industry. Thank you Tim.

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