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Fisher Star Creations Anishinaabe Art Blog

Teaching Stories woven around artwork by Zhaawano and kindred artists

Midewiwin and the Medicine Painters, Guardians of the Anishinaabe Way of Life

Teachings of the Midewiwin and the Seven Grandfathers rendered through contemporary jewelry design...

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BLOG INTRODUCTION

     Who Am I and What Brings Me Here?

 

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Aaniin, boozhoo, hello! Let me introduce myself and tell you about the true driving force behind my art project.

 

What brings me here is first of all my ancestry, and a traditional story. The romantic Anishinaabe story of the Fisher Star is my favorite tale; the theme that runs through my work is my Native ancestry, combined with the art of storytelling. I consider myself a storyteller at heart.

 

 

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Blog theme 1: Star Stories

A Gentle Rumble Across the Universe

A story about Sky Woman, Spider, and the birth of Turtle Island: A tribute to  the legacy of John Trudell.

 

 

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Blog theme 2: Teachings of the Eagle Feather

"The Gift of Spring"

 

A sacred tale about a young man who had a dream that brought back the warm weather and about a yellow orchid that became an icon of the spring season…

 

 

"Begin your journey in the spring, in the east. East is where all life begins..."

 

 

 

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Blog theme 3: Reflections of the Great Lakes

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Blog theme 4: Teachings from the Tree of Life

The Girl Who Walked the Bear Path

                                     

 

The story of how an Anishinaabe girl walked the Bear Path into the Dream World and returned as the first Medicine Woman of her People ...

 

                                      

 

 

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Blog theme 5: The Way of the Heartbeat

Blog theme 6: Stories from the Land of Crane and Turtle

Blog theme 7: Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes

Blog Theme 8: What's Your Doodem

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Blog archive (Look below for themes & titles)

Introduction: Who are we and what brings us here?
Star Stories: Fisher Star in the Sun
Star Stories: The Power of Dreaming
Star Stories: A Revolving Sky Above Nibaad Misaabe
Star Stories: A Star in My Vision
Star Stories: Parallel Paths
Star Stories: A Gentle Rumble Across the Universe
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Dialogue with the Cosmos
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Growth Is a Mystery
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Prayer to the North
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: My Good Enemy
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Prayer to the East
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Sky Dreamers
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Eagle and the Sun
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The First Feather
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Migizi's Dream
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Both Sides of the Sky
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Spiritual Perception
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Fill Our Spirits with Goodness
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Color of Love
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Spirit of the Three Fires
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Seeing in a Spirit Way
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Wings of the Sun Hawk
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Language of Our Hearts
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Silent Spirit of Dawn
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Trail of Seven Fires
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Heart-shaped Path of the People
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: Eagle Feathers and Braids of Northern Sweetgrass
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: The Spirit of Spring
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: How the Smoking of the Pipe Brought Peace and Healing to the People of the Three Fires
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: How the Golden Eagle Got Its Dark Plumage
Reflections of the Great Lakes: The Lake Is Singing My Song
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Nibi, Source of Life
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Look into the Water of a Clear Lake
Reflections of the Great Lakes: the Spirit of Manoomin
Reflections of the Great Lakes: We Are Still Here!
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Mishi-ginebig, Patron of Wisdom and Healing
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Mishi-Name, the Great Sturgeon
Reflections of the Great Lakes: A Good Way of Life
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Earth Song
Reflections of the Great Lakes: Tobacco, Sacred Gift of the Thunderbirds
Teachings from the Tree of Life: The Healing Mirror
Teachings from the Tree of Life: A Vision of Healing
Teachings from the Tree of Life: The Bends and the Rocks in the River
Teachings from the Tree of Life: Native Reflections from the Sacred Medicine Circle
Teachings from the Tree of Life: Life is like a Rocky Hill Path
Teachings from the Tree of Life: We Learn as We Walk the Path of Life/A Reflection on Life and on Our Role as Artists
Teachings from the Tree of Life, part 8: The Girl Who Walked the Bear Path
The Way of the Heartbeat: The Sound of the Mide Drum
The Way of the Heartbeat: Dream of the Spirit Berries
The Way of the Heartbeat: Blessing of Long Life
The Way of the Heartbeat: A Shared Journey on the Good Red Road
The Way of the Heartbeat: Life in the Bosom of the Earth
The Way of the Heartbeat: A Sacred Fire Burns Deep in the Earth
Stories from the Land of Crane and Turtle: Journey of Our People
Stories from the Land of Crane and Turtle: Wiinabozho and the Butterflies
Stories from the Land of Crane and Turtle: Zhoomin and the Vision of the Dancing Corn Plants
Stories from the Land of Crane and Turtle: Wiinabozho and the Magic Bow
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Waabizheshi and the Mermaid
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Sleeping Bear and her Children
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Do Canoes Have Dreams?
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: The Flower and the Star
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Wiinabozho and the Roses
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Gibwanasii and Thunder Eagle Woman
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Where Earth and Sky Meet
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Shooting Stars
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Thunderbirds, Keepers of Sacred Medicine
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: The Loving Earth
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Return of the Drum Called Humble Spirit
Love Stories from the Land of Many Lakes: Walking the Rough and Winding Road
What's Your Doodem, Part 1
Teachings of the Eagle Feather: How the Smoking of the Pipe Brought Peace and Healing to the People of the Three Fires

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