Mondageesokwe ndizhnikaaz Makwa ndodem, Odawa miinawa Ojibwe miinawa Bodewaadamie Anishinaabekwe miinawa Irish ndaw. Iwidi Gaa-baagwaajiwani ziibiwing ndoonjibaa, Ben ninabem izhinikaazo. Niijaanisag Arthur miinawa foster ndaunis.
Mondageesokwe is my name, I am bear clan, an Odawa, Ojibwe, Pottawatomie Indian woman and Irish is who I am. Over there by the Flat River is where I am from, Ben is my husband’s name. Ben and I have been friends for years and we married in 2010. I am a foster and adoptive mom, we have one son and currently one foster daughter.
I am a culture bearer, an artist and craftsperson, singer and hand drummer and musician – Native drum, Irish bodhran, bongos, djembe, rattles, bells, sticks. I also play piano, used to play some sweet alto saxophone, kalimba, harmonica, flutes of various kinds, ocarina currently learning uke and guitarlele.
I also am one of the original members of the Wabanaisee (Snowbird) Singers from Mt. Pleasant Michigan.
I have a collegiate background in Sociology and American Indian Studies.
I heart: Politics, History, Social Justice, Native American Treaty Rights and Law, Native American Rights, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Reading, Music: listening – Singing – Drumming, Beadwork, Black Ash Baskets, Art – Woodland style / and artful Tattoos, gardening, gathering and family.