She:kon (hello) friends. Let this be our first blog post from The Aunties Dandelion. Yay! I am Karenna'on:we (Ga-law-na-ooh-way) a.k.a.Karen Hill and my colleague Auntie is Kahsto'serakwathe (Ga-stow-sella-gwa-tay) a.k.a. Paulette Moore.
As great ideas flow from sharing ideas, thoughts and personal stories Kahsto'serakwathe and I spent a lot of time talking about our lives and what we've learned in our time here on earth (cant say how long that's been - wink wink). What we both recognized is that as Indigenous people we are at a crossroads. A crossroads that asks us to look at WHO we are and WHAT we want and need to move forward and support the coming generations. What we agreed on was that it is time to move beyond pushing against the things that don't serve us as Indigenous people and shift to picking up the things that will support us and future faces to come.
What does this mean? It means we don't need to struggle with the status quo anymore. Why? Because we acknowledge that we don't need permission to truly embody the traditional cultural teachings that lead us to our true state of BEING. The truth. Our freedom and survival. It's all in our DNA. Healing truly comes from the inside out as we begin to bathe our Gene's (not jeans) in an environment we create as we nurture our original instructions given to us by our Creator. Now that is true "epigenetics". (I'm trained as a doctor so I just had to say that).
Original post March 26-2020