Wenona Gardner – White Turtle Rainbow

About Wenona Lee Gardner

Buffy at Mohican Pow Wow

Greetings fellow travelers,

My vision:

I am a lover and a creator.

I play with life.

I am a child of the Creator.

Creator is funny.

I am a writer.

I am a creator of true love.

My Native American name is Wabun anung which means Morning Star. I am Native American enrolled in the Mohican tribe.  I am writing my memoir  “Two Step” a story of a Native American woman who is finding herself, her higher power, and true love. I am the happiest walking “The Artist’s Way” thanks to the book by Julia Cameron.

I will be writing my memoir this year. The title of my memoir I have begun is titled “Two Step” and is already 40,000 words and I want to expand that by writing more words. I aspire to tell my story of being a Native American in the Mohican tribe walking in the modern world. Many people of heard of Last of the Mohicans which is a fictional book but unfortunately have lead many people to the false idea that the Mohican tribe is extinct. I have had both Native American and non Native American people tell me to my face that my tribe is extinct because of this misconception. Not only are Mohican people here they have a reservation in Shawano county Wisconsin and are many that live there and around the world. I hope in telling my story as a Mohican woman that people can see the thriving resiliency that exists.

This blog is to explore my journey as a memoirist, novelist, and poet. Will you come walk with me?

Wenona Lee Gardner

Comments on: "About Wenona Lee Gardner" (4)

  1. Hello Buffy! Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the web! Your comments were so thoughtful and kind :). I really appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me. I am so glad to see you blogging, too! I love the fact that you dance in the living room — and announce it to the world! (I dance secretly, when no one’s watching — although there have been times when I’m in my own little world, and in public, and I catch myself dancing down aisles or in the checkout line). I’ll see you soon!
    Love,
    Carolyn

  2. Thanks for stopping by my Blog! I appreciate the recovery support! Yes….in recovery 6+yrs now, and Loving Life AGAIN! I just LUV your blog and am now following. Nice to meet new Bloggers 🙂 🙂 Hugs! Catherine

  3. My dear Winona,
    I am quite a bit older than you and have been searching for my “Higher Power” for these 24 years. And indeed one day alas, I discovered that “it was with me along my journey. It was only till I recognized acceptance of my “higher power’s” will for me, rather than my will for me that my life took its turn. When I read your poetry, for me, it is a very meaningful search for my own contribution to the world and the meaning “my tribe” has for me. Keep writing, it is your gift and makes an enormous contribution to those who read it. All the best Martin Isaacson

    • Greetings Martin,

      Anushiik (Thank you in Munsee) for stopping by my Two Step Story page. Actually, I didn’t say I was searching for anything. My exact words were ” I am writing my memoir “Two Step” a story of a Native American woman who is finding herself, her higher power, and true love.” Meaning everyday I am coming into contact with my Higher Power. I am constantly pray Dear Great Creator, help me to know your will and the power to carry that out.

      I am constantly inviting Great Creator’s will in my life. One thing is accepting Great Creator’s will for how I see myself. I don’t give myself credit for what I do that is right. I am judging myself very harshly and I don’t give myself room to make mistakes as I am human. So I ask Dear Great Creator help me to see myself through your eyes.

      I am glad you have a tribe and that is has great meaning for you. Thank you for encouraging me to keep writing and that you acknowledge it as my gift and that I make an enormous contribution to those who read it. Lately, I have been going to Women’s Drumming Circles and expressing myself through rhythm because it heals negative emotions, blocks, and emotional trauma. I write everyday 3 pages long hand doing the Morning Pages of stream of conscious writing as outlined by Julia Cameron the author of The Artist’s Way. I plan to write more on my Blog. I recently just got back from a major trip to Washington DC for the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages where I searched the archives of the Library of Congress and Smithsonian searching for my Mahican and Munsee tribal languages. I also celebrated my 40th birthday. I also am going up north to do a Breath of Life presentation for my Mohican tribe and a major presentation on Intergenerational Trauma on Wed August 14. Hopefully, when all that is taken care of I will be able to shift my focus back to writing my Two Step story.

      Anushiik
      Wenona Morning Star Gardner

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