by Wenona Gardner
When I was 16 I lived with
a Medicine Woman who not only gave me
my Indian name Wabun Anung
which means Morning Star,
but also taught about the Rainbow Warrior Prophecy.
Wambli Wasu Winyan, Hail Eagle Woman
taught me that the Rainbow Warrior Prophecy
was a Native American prophecy
that spoke about the new generation
of people who love Mother Earth
and the teachings of the Native Americans.
They are reborn in the bodies of the four colors of races
the White, Black, Red and Yellow that carry the
wisdom of the old Native American ways and wisdom.
These are reborn loving Native American ways but
they don’t know why and many of them don’t appear
to be Native American stereotypically in form.
I am pale skinned and light haired Mohican,
I don’t have the stereotypical Native American look,
but I love Native American culture, music, and arts.
I took it one step farther and added the word Artist
to the Rainbow Warrior to indicate the creative expression
loving Native American ways and traditions.
I honor the Native American teachings of Hail Eagle Woman
in my walk in life and look forward to being creatively expressive.