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Introducing myself and my journal: Ojibway Migisi Bineshii

About Me:
I maintain a blog about Aboriginal, First Nations, Indigenous and Native people worldwide. A main focus of this blog is on women and healing within the people, tribes and communities. Also, short stories and poetry are expressed by Ojibway Migisi Bineshii. A wide range of topics from Native issues, environmentalism, feminism, Earth based spirituality, energy work, and the healing arts are covered in the poetry and short stories. I also am a Columnist/Editor for Think Girl, Associate Editor for Aboriginal News Group and Contributing Editor for Indigenist Intelligence Review. I am an activist, artist, environmentalist, healer, medicine womyn, poet, two-spirited person and a writer. I am a mixed blood Ojibway (Ojibwe, Ojibwa, Anishinaabe) women who strongly identifies with my Ojibway heritage. Hobbies: hiking in the woods, swimming, kayaking, poetry, cafes and drinking tea with loved ones.

My Passions:
Aboriginal/First Nations/Indigenous/Native issues and rights, feminism, environmentalism, The Earth, Great Lakes, Organic farming/gardening, writing, poetry and simple living

My Challenges:
Bringing my vision to reality and implementing in a tough world.

My Vision for the Future:
That we all create a more harmonious and balanced way of living on Earth together. We need to allow more of a voice for women and Indigenous peoples worldwide. We need to honor the Earth and her sacred knowledge and wisdom that she holds.

My Areas of Expertise:
Indigenous issues, Indigenous rights, sociology, environmentalism, feminism, women's studies, Michigan history, history of the Ojibway people, organic gardening/farming, project management, volunteer management, group process and non-violent communication

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

We are so honoured to have you join our online community. The issues concerning indigenous groups are very specific and we would love for you to share your insights and experiences regarding Native people around the world. I am from New Zealand where the Maori people have revived their cultural identity and seen an increase in population after a devastating decline in the 19th century. Our government is working hard to redress past unjust violations of property rights and land confiscations, but there is still much work to be done. I am happy to report though, that many schools reintroduced Maori culture and language into their curriculum, and a government-funded television channel has been established broadcasting in the Maori language.

I am thrilled that you have joined our Voices of Our Future group and look forward to hearing more from you. You might want to browse through all of our community groups as it's a great way to build powerful networks, find members with similar interests to your own, share ideas or actions. With the group journal, you can brainstorm solutions, pose questions, test ideas and create a support network for your visions.

You are a catalyst for so many voices, in many different nations. Keep us in touch with the dreams, ideas, and concerns of the women you hear from and again, welcome to PulseWire. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

OjibwayMigisi's picture

Thank you for the warm

Thank you for the warm welcome Janice!

I really like World Pulse. I am already meeting other amazing women globally. I love all the groups on here. I also love the format of this site. I am enjoying this site already!

I am glad empowerment and decolonizing efforts are taking place with the Maori people in New Zealand. It is great to hear about all of those great efforts being made. I hope to be a part of these efforts in a larger sense here on Turtle Island (USA/Canada).

Cecelia

Cecelia, a new member has joined whom I think you might enjoy connecting with. Her name is Aienla Nochet and she is from the state of Nagaland under India. She comes from a land inhabitated by various ethnic mongolian tribals and lives amidst its rich and colourful culture and traditions. "I have always desired to commit myself to the development of our people and today I am with the 'Women Empowerment Division' of FIPO,a promotion organisation for the NE Region of India. For the past few years I have engaged in the promotion of tribal handloom and handicrafts, tribal folklores and their community system."

She can be found at http://www.worldpulse.com/user/2027

Wishing you well with Voices of Our Future.
Janice

JaniceW's picture

Native Insight: Essay Competition

Cecelia, I thought you might be interested in an essay competition just posted on Resource ExChange, that invites First Nation community members to share their thoughts on Recession, Recovery & Opportunity. The prize is $10,000.

http://www.worldpulsemagazine.com/pulsewire/exchange/post/9606

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