Welcome to Mary


This site is dedicated to the idea that all Winyan ki (Women) and Wakaneja ki (children) are Sacred.

I believe that every female has a strong, powerful Goddess persona within her and that all children have an innate wisdom and wonder that guides them toward their own highest purpose.

 It is our purpose as Women and Goddesses to nurture that sacred energy within our selves and within our children. As we heal our pain we will build a stronger generation of Winyans (women) and a better future for ourselves and our children. Strong Winyan (women)  make for strong children.

  I became a Feminist and activist by circumstance.  I have been advocating for, writing, publishing and lecturing about women and children’s issues as well as issues related to ICWA for the last 17 years.  My personal journey through abuse, rape, loss and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has taught me that all females can make the journey from “Victim to Survivor to Thriver.”  I see how Women and children, especially Native women and children slip through the cracks of the system.  As long as Native Winyan (women)  and Wakanyeja (Children) continue to suffer without a voice I will use mine to assist those I can.

    I am an advocate for home schooling, for child led parenting and learning. for Holistic wellness, using arts and media as a healing tool. 

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