Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blue Spectral Monkey/ Blue Lunar Night - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 11

11 Chuen

Blue Spectral Monkey

Light plays
Upon a vast and rhythmic Sea –
Waves demonstrate
 Diversity within Unity

Spectral Magic
On the Rise –
Elementals organize –
 Power doubles

Paradox reflects Eternity
The Beginning ends –
The End begins again.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah (born Oneida) is a singer, composer and acoustic guitarist based in the United States. She is a member of the Wolf Clan; the Oneida Nation is part of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy). Her music is a combination of traditional songs and melodies with a blend of instrumentation.

She has recorded more than 15 albums and won numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Syracuse University in 2002. She received a Grammy Award for her part in the album Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth (2005), which had tracks by numerous artists.

Early life and education

Shenandoah is the daughter of Maisie Shenandoah, Wolf Clanmother of the Oneida Nation of New York, and the late Clifford Shenandoah, an Onondaga Nation chief. She has three sisters, Vicky, Diane, and Danielle. As the Oneida have a matrilineal kinship system, the sisters were all considered to be born into their mother's Wolf Clan. Descent and inheritance passes through the maternal line.

Through her father's line, she is a direct descendant of Skenandoa, also known as John Shenandoah, an Oneida "pine tree chief".

Joanne Shenandoah grew up on the Oneida Territory near Oneida, New York. She learned many traditional songs and music styles, and plays many instruments, piano, guitar, flute, etc.. She writes music, developing her own style which blends traditional and contemporary techniques and instrumentation.


Joanne Shenandoah began her career by performing in the Syracuse area. She has 17 recordings.  Her first solo CD was recorded in 1989. In addition to solo works, she has performed tracks with other musicians, or contributed tracks to group albums.

Although based in Syracuse, she travels frequently for her solo performances in both the United States and internationally. In 2011, Shenandoah and her daughter Leah recorded on the title track Path to Zero. The album also included artists: Sting/Bono, Sinéad O'Connor, Robert Downey, Jr. and others.

Shenandoah was invited to Rome, Italy to participate in the October 2012 celebration of the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint. She performed an original composition for this occasion at The Vatican – St. Peter's Basilica. She has performed in major venues and at major public events, including at The White House, Carnegie Hall, five Presidential Inaugurations, Madison Square Garden, Crystal Bridges Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, The Ordway Theater, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto Skydome, Parliament of the World's Religions, (Africa, Spain and Australia) and Woodstock '94.


Shenandoah is a Grammy Award winner. She has received more Native American Music Awards (14 to date) than any other Native Artist for a total of more than 40 music awards. She has also received numerous Indie Awards and Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS). She was presented with the Rigoberta Menchú – Highest award by the Native Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for her soundtrack in the documentary, Our Land Our Life.

Shenandoah was recently honored with the Atlas Award for her work with the climate change movement, both in the US and around the world.

Personal life

Shenandoah hails from a traditional family. She is married to Doug George-Kanentiio (Akwesasne Mohawk), a published author and co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association.

Shenandoah is one of the original board members of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge, which operates in partnership with Syracuse University.


Joanne Shenandoah (1989). "Joanne Shenandoah". Canyon Records.
Joanne Shenandoah (1994). "Once in a Red Moon". Canyon Records.
Joanne Shenandoah (2005). "Loving Ways". Canyon Records.
Joanne Shenandoah (1995). "Life Blood". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah (1996). "Matriarch: Iroquois Women's Songs". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah (1997). "All Spirits Sing". Rhino Records.
Joanne Shenandoah (1998). "Orenda". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah (2000). "Peacemaker's Journey". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah (2000). "Warrior In Two Worlds". Red Feather.
Joanne Shenandoah (2001). "Eagle Cries". Red Feather.
Joanne Shenandoah (2003). "Covenant". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah (2005). "Skywoman". Silver Wave.
Maisie Shenandoah; Liz Robert (2003). "Sisters: Oneida Iroquois Hymns". Silver Wave.
Joanne Shenandoah & Michael Bucher (2005). "Bitter Tears Sacred Ground". Hondo Mesa Records. Archived from the original on 2009-11-22.
Joanne Shenandoah (2005). "Enchanted Garden". Warner Chappell. Archived from the original on 2009-11-22.
Joanne Shenandoah (2011). "Lifegivers". Warner Chappell. Archived from the original on 2009-11-22.
Joanne Shenandoah (2011). "One World Christmas". Warner Chappell. Archived from the original on 2009-11-22.*


Kin 11: Blue Spectral Monkey

I dissolve in order to play
Releasing illusion
I seal the process of magic
With the spectral tone of liberation
I am guided by my ow power doubled.

Through telepathy, the art of nature expresses herself in geometries of sound and triangulations of light.>*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Svadhistana Chakra (Kali Plasma)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

White Planetary Dog/ White Magnetic Wind - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 10

10 Oc

White Planetary Dog

“Poetry is made in bed, like love
The unmade sheets are the dawn of things”*

Wed in the bodies of women
Are Space and Time –
Time by numinous blood is marked or held –
Making space for Life to grow

In Form – Form born of sacred Grace 
From the grand Void
Churning and Yearning for a new thing –

A cosmic Magnet irresistible
Spins Movement and Measure together –

Music pours from the galactic Center
Weaving a Dance so entrancing that
The Masculine cannot help but rise and enter.

©Kleomichele Leeds
*Taken from a poem by André Breton

Anfesia Shapsnikoff (October 1, 1901 – January 15, 1973) was an Aleut leader and educator born October 1, 1901, at Atka, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. Renowned for her weaving of Aleut grass baskets, Anfesia flew to many communities throughout Alaska to teach children the lost art of Attu basket weaving.

The Twenty-First Legislature of the Alaska State Legislature recognized Anfesia on March 7, 2000, as an "Aleut Tradition Bearer" who "...served as nurse, church reader, teacher and community leader nearly all her life...Who contributed history and well being for all Alaskans".

Anfesia served as a powerful role model within the Aleut communities where she taught and became involved in matters of importance to the people. "Anfesia's influence in the Aleut community endures.... Her passion for Aleut culture has infused various Aleut organizations, and her willingness to serve on civic boards has inspired others to follow her example".

Even though Anfesia was physically small, she could be "...extremely fierce at times if she found something that she was unhappy with. And she was often unhappy with the written accounts of Aleut history".*


Kin 10: White Planetary Dog

I perfect in order to love
Producing loyalty
I seal the process of heart
With the planetary tone of manifestation
I am guided by the power of endlessness
I am a polar kin
I extend the white galactic spectrum.

Obstructions are self-created impediments of the mind; if it appears that something is stopping you, step back and shift focus.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Ajna Chakra (Gamma Plasma)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Red Solar Moon/ Red Cosmic Dragon - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 9

9 Muluc

 Red Solar Moon

‘Tis the Sunset we see -
The final lurid Flourish
Of a Patriarchal Symphony
Which - like a long Wave
Rose five thousand
Years ago –

This Wave now
Crests - soaring
With tsunamic Force -
Preparing for
Its own Demise -

Blood flows in places
It must never be -
Gone its sacred Power
Gone its numinous Sway

We kill the Children –
Thus ourselves we slay.*

©Kleomichele Leeds

*This poem is an elegy dedicated to all the children slain and families decimated, traumatized and in pain from the horrific gun violence loosed upon the land.

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Laguna Pueblo writer and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.

Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1981 and the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

Early life

Leslie Marmon Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Leland Howard Marmon, a noted photographer, and Mary Virginia Leslie.

Silko has described herself as 1/4 Laguna Pueblo (a Keres speaking tribe). She also identifies as Anglo American and Mexican American.

Silko grew up on the edge of pueblo society both literally – her family’s house was at the edge of the Laguna Pueblo reservation – and figuratively, as she was not permitted to participate in various tribal rituals or join any of the pueblo's religious societies.

While her parents worked, Silko and her two sisters were cared for by their grandmother, Lillie Stagner, and great-grandmother, Helen Romero, both story-tellers. Silko learned much of the traditional stories of the Laguna people from her grandmother, whom she called A'mooh, her aunt Susie, and her grandfather Hank during her early years. As a result, Silko has always identified most strongly with her Laguna ancestry, stating in an interview with Alan Velie, "I am of mixed-breed ancestry, but what I know is Laguna".

Silko's education included preschool through the fourth grade at Laguna BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) School and followed by Albuquerque Indian School (a private day school), the latter requiring a day's drive by her father of 100 miles to avoid the boarding-school experience. Silko went on to receive a BA from the University of New Mexico in 1969; she briefly attended the University of New Mexico law school before pursuing her literary career full-time.

Early literary work

Silko garnered early literary acclaim for her short story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds," which was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Discovery Grant. The story continues to be included in anthologies.

During the years 1968 to 1974, Silko wrote and published many short stories and poems that were featured in Laguna Woman (1974).

Her other publications include: Laguna Woman: Poems (1974), Ceremony (1977), Storyteller (1981), and, with the poet James A. Wright, With the Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright (1985). Almanac of the Dead, a novel, appeared in 1991, and a collection of essays, Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today, was published in 1996.

Literary relevance and themes

Throughout her career as a writer and teacher, Silko remained grounded in the history-filled landscape of the Laguna Pueblo. Her experiences in the culture have inspired the preservation of  traditions. As a well-known novelist and poet, Silko's career is characterized by the exposure of ingrained racism, white cultural imperialism, and a commitment to women's issues. Her novels include characters who attempt a simplified, yet uneasy, effort to balance Native American traditional survivalism with the violence of modern America. The clash of civilizations is a continuing theme in the modern Southwest. 

Silko's literary contributions open up the prevailing Anglo-European guidelines of the American literary tradition to accommodate the often-unrepresented traditions, priorities, and ideas about identity which characterize many American Indian cultures. More specifically, her characterizations and plot lines derive from the bedrock of Silko's Laguna heritage and experience.


Main article: Ceremony (Silko novel)
Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Ceremony was first published by Penguin in March 1977 to much critical acclaim.

The novel tells the story of Tayo, a wounded veteran, returning from World War II. His heritage includes mixed Laguna-white ancestry. Following a short stint at a Los Angeles VA hospital he is returning to the poverty-stricken Laguna reservation, continues to suffer from "battle fatigue" (shell-shock), and is haunted by memories of his cousin Rocky who died in the conflict during the Bataan Death March of 1942. His initial escape from pain reveals his alcoholism, but his Old Grandma and mixed-blood Navajo medicine-man Betonie help him through native ceremonies to develop a greater understanding of the world and his place as a Laguna man.

Ceremony has been called a Grail fiction, wherein the hero overcomes a series of challenges to reach a specified goal; but this point of view has been criticized as Euro centric, since it involves a Native American backdrop, not one based on European-American myths. Silko's writing skill in the novel is deeply rooted in the use of stories that pass on traditions and understanding from the old to the new. Fellow Pueblo poet Paula Gunn Allen criticized the book on this account, saying that Silko was divulging secret tribal knowledge reserved for the tribe, not outsiders.

Ceremony gained immediate and long-term acceptance when returning Vietnam war veterans embraced the novel's theme of coping, healing and reconciliation between races, as well as those who share the trauma of military action. Largely on the strength of this work, critic Alan Velie named Silko one of his Four Native American Literary Masters, along with N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor and James Welch.

Ceremony remains a literary work featured in college and university syllabi, and one of the few individual works by any Native American author to have received book-length critical inquiry.



In 1981, Silko released Storyteller, a collection of poems and short stories that incorporated creative writing, mythology, and autobiography, which garnered favorable reception as it followed in much the same poetic form as the novel Ceremony.

Delicacy and Strength of Lace

In 1986, Delicacy and Strength of Lace was released. The book is a collected volume of correspondence between Silko and her friend James Wright whom she met following the publication of Ceremony. The work was edited by Wright's wife, Ann Wright, and released after Wright's death in March 1980.


Almanac of the Dead

Almanac of the Dead was published in 1991. This work took Silko ten years to complete and received mixed reviews. The vision of the book stretched over both American continents and included the Zapatista Army of National Liberation revolutionaries, based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas as just a small part of the pantheon of characters. The theme of the novel, like Ceremony, focuses on the conflict between Anglo-Americans and Native Americans.

The work was heavily criticized for its attitude towards homosexuality as Silko pens many of the major villains in the novel as gay, and for an improper interpretation and incorporation of the Popol Vuh. Almanac of the Dead has not achieved the same mainstream success as its predecessor.

Sacred Water

In June 1993, Silko published a limited run of Sacred Water under Flood Plain Press, a self-printing venture by Silko. Each copy of Sacred Water is handmade by Silko using her personal typewriter combining written text set next to poignant photographs taken by the author.

Sacred Water is composed of autobiographical prose, poetry and pueblo mythology focusing on the importance and centrality of water to life.

Silko issued a second printing of Sacred Water in 1994 in order to make the work more accessible to students and academics, although it was limited. This edition used printing methods suited for a greater production distribution.

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today was published by Simon & Schuster in March 1997.

The work is a collection of short stories on various topics; including an autobiographical essay of her childhood at Laguna Pueblo and the racism she faced as a mixed blood person; stark criticism directed at President Bill Clinton regarding his immigration policies; and praise for the development of and lamentation for the loss of the Aztec and Maya codices, along with commentary on Pueblo mythology.

As one reviewer notes, Silko "encompass traditional storytelling, discussions of the power of words to the Pueblo, reminiscences on photography, frightening tales of the U.S. border patrol, historical explanations of the Mayan codices, and socio-political commentary on the relationship of the U.S. government to various nations, including the Pueblo".


In 1997, Silko ran a limited number of handmade books through Flood Plain Press. Like Sacred Water, Rain was again a combination of short autobiographical prose and poetry inset with her photographs.

The short volume focused on the importance of rain to personal and spiritual survival in the Southwest.

Gardens In The Dunes

Gardens in the Dunes was published in 1999. The work weaves together themes of feminism, slavery, conquest and botany, while following the story of a young girl named Indigo from the fictional "Sand Lizard People" in the Arizona Territory and her European travels as a summer companion to an affluent White woman named Hattie.

The story is set against the back drop of the enforcement of Indian boarding schools, the California Gold Rush and the rise of the Ghost Dance Religion.


The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir

In 2010, Silko released The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir. Written using distinctive prose and overall structure influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, the book is a broad-ranging exploration not only of her Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Mexican and European family history but also of the natural world, suffering, insight, environmentalism and the sacred. The desert southwest setting is prominent. Although non-fiction, the stylized presentation is reminiscent of creative fiction.


A longtime commentator on Native American affairs, Silko has published many non-fictional articles on Native American affairs and literature.

Silko's two most famous essays are outspoken attacks on fellow writers. In "An Old-Fashioned Indian Attack in Two Parts", first published in Geary Hobson's collection The Remembered Earth (1978), Silko accused Gary Snyder of profiting from Native American culture, particularly in his collection Turtle Island, the name and theme of which was taken from Pueblo mythology.

In 1986, Silko published a review entitled "Here's an Odd Artifact for the Fairy-Tale Shelf", on Anishinaabe writer Louise Erdrich's novel The Beet Queen. Silko claimed Erdrich had abandoned writing about the Native American struggle for sovereignty in exchange for writing "self-referential", postmodern fiction.

In 2012, the textbook, Rethinking Columbus, which includes an essay by her, was banned by the Tucson Unified School District following a statewide ban on Ethnic and Cultural Studies.

Personal life

In 1965, she married Richard C. Chapman, and together, they had a son, Robert Chapman, before divorcing in 1969.

In 1971, she and John Silko were married. They had a son, Casimir Silko. This marriage also ended in divorce.



Ceremony. 1977. / reprint. San Val, Incorporated. 1986. ISBN 978-0-613-03297-1.
Almanac of the Dead. 1991. / reprint. Penguin. 1991. ISBN 978-0140173192.
Gardens in the Dunes. Simon and Schuster. 2000. ISBN 978-0-684-86332-0.
Poetry and short story collections
Laguna Women: Poems (1974)
Western Stories (1980)
Storyteller. Henry Holt & Company. 1981. ISBN 978-0-8050-0192-1.
Sacred Water: Narratives and Pictures. Flood Plain Press. 1994. ISBN 978-0-9636554-0-0.
Rain (1996)
Love poem and Slim Canyon (1996)
Oceanstory (2011) Published as a Kindle Single and available for digital download on

Other works

The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir (2010)
Ellen L. Arnold, ed. (2000). Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-57806-301-7.
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today. Simon and Schuster. 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-82707-0.
Melody Graulich, ed. (1993). Yellow woman. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-2005-6.
Delicacy And Strength of Lace Letters (1986)
"Indian Song: Survival", Chicago Review, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Spring, 1973), pp. 94–96*


Kin 9: Red Solar Moon

I pulse in order to purify
Realizing flow
I seal the process of universal water
With the solar tone of intention
I am guided by the power of life force.

One must develop complete sensitivity to everything in one's environment; everything one experiences is mental data.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Yellow Galactic Star/ Yellow Crystal Sun - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 8

8 Lamat

Yellow Galactic Star

Nascent Moon
Bull’s Horn Crescent -
Silver Cuticle Curve askew
Artful Venus attends you

Sky Child
Maiden Goddess –
Prepare your
Circuit of Beauty

Elegant Service
Modeling Art  -
Free Will found
Within the human Heart.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, also known as Bamewawagezhikaquay, (January 31, 1800 – May 22, 1842) is the first known American Indian literary writer. She was of Ojibwa and Scots-Irish ancestry. Her Ojibwa name can also be written as O-bah-bahm-wawa-ge-zhe-go-qua (Obabaamwewe-giizhigokwe in modern spelling), meaning "Woman of the Sound [that the stars make] Rushing Through the Sky." She lived most of her life in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Early life and education

Jane Johnston was born in Sault Ste. Marie in the upper peninsula of what is now the state of Michigan. Her mother, Ozhaguscodaywayquay, was the daughter of Waubojeeg, a prominent Ojibwa war chief and civil leader from what is now northern Wisconsin, and his wife. Her father John Johnston (1762–1828) was a fur trader who emigrated from Belfast, Ireland in 1790. The Johnstons are famous historically in the Sault Ste. Marie area, where the couple were prominent leaders in both the Euro-American and the Ojibwa communities. The young Jane learned the Ojibwe language and culture from her mother and her family, and she learned about written literature from her father and his large library.


Johnston wrote poetry and traditional Ojibwa stories, and she translated Ojibwa songs into English. She mostly wrote in English, but she wrote several poems in the Ojibwe language, as she lived her daily life in both Ojibwe and English. While she did not publish her work, she lived a literary life with her husband Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. They worked together closely on each of their writings. Her poetry was generally concerned with private life.

Jane Schoolcraft’s writings have attracted considerable interest from scholars and students, especially those concerned with American Indian literature and history. She has been recognized as "the first Native American literary writer, the first known Indian woman writer, the first known Indian poet, the first known poet to write poems in a Native American language and the first known American Indian to write out traditional Indian stories." Her role in the American Indian literary canon has been compared to that of Anne Bradstreet in the "broader American literary canon."

Marriage and family

In 1823 Jane married Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a US Indian agent in the region, who became a founding figure of American cultural anthropology. He was appointed US Indian Agent to the Michigan Territory in 1822 and served in the Northwest until 1841.

In 1826-1827, Henry Schoolcraft produced a handwritten magazine called The Literary Voyager or Muzzeniegen, which included some of Jane’s writings. Although he had only single issues, each was distributed widely to residents in Sault Ste. Marie, then to his friends in Detroit, New York and other eastern cities. The Schoolcrafts' letters to each other during periods of separation often included poetry, also expressing how literature was part of their daily lives.

Henry Schoolcraft won fame for his later publications about American Indians, especially the Ojibwe people and their language (also known as Chippewa and Anishinaabemowin). His work was based on information and stories he learned from Jane and the Johnston family, and the access they arranged for other Ojibwe. In 1846 he was commissioned by the United States Congress for what became a six-volume study known as Indian Tribes of the United States. Henry Schoolcraft’s publications, including materials written by Jane Schoolcraft, were the main source for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha (1855).

They had four children:

William Henry Schoolcraft (b. June 1824 - d. March 1827) died of croup at nearly three. Jane Schoolcraft wrote poems expressing her grief about his loss.
Stillborn daughter (November 1825);
Jane Susan Ann Schoolcraft (14 October 1827 - 25 November 1892, Richmond, Virginia, called Janee; and
John Johnston Schoolcraft (2 October 1829 – 24 April 1864), served in the Civil War but was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg and disabled. He died at age 45 in Elmira, New York.

Jane and Henry Schoolcraft moved to Mackinac Island in 1833, after he had been given responsibility for a larger territory as Indian agent. Their home has since been demolished, but Henry Schoolcraft's office, also known as the Indian Dormitory, survives. It was used to house Indians who came to the island to acquire promised annuities and supplies.

The Schoolcrafts took Janee and John to a boarding school in Detroit when they were eleven and nine, respectively, which was hard for the younger boy, John Johnston. Schoolcraft wrote a poem in Ojibwe that expresses her feelings of loss after their separation.

In 1841, when Henry lost his patronage position as federal Indian agent due to a change in political administrations, the Schoolcrafts moved to New York City. He worked for the state in American Indian research. Jane Schoolcraft suffered from frequent illnesses; she died in 1842 while visiting a married sister in Canada. She was buried at St. John's Anglican Church in what is now Ancaster, Ontario.

Legacy and honors

1962 - Philip P. Mason published an edition of several issues of The Literary Voyager, with annotation and introduction. He acknowledged Henry Schoolcraft's debt to the John Johnston family for helping with his research and collecting materials. Based on her own works in The Literary Voyager, Jane Schoolcraft's writings gradually began to attract interest in the 1990s, as the work of minorities was more widely studied.
2007 - Robert Dale Parker published The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, a complete edition of her extensive writings, based mostly on previously unpublished manuscripts, and including a cultural history and biography. Schoolcraft’s writings are now beginning to attract considerable interest from scholars and students of multicultural and American Indian literature and history.
2008 - Jane Johnston Schoolcraft was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

In popular culture

"Sweet Willy, My Boy", lyrics of the song were taken from a poem by Jane Johnston Schoolcraft mourning the death of her first son. From Dave Stanaway and Susan Askwith, CD: John Johnston: His Life and Times in the Fur Trade Era.*


Kin 8: Yellow Galactic Star

I harmonize in order to beautify
Modeling art
I seal the store of elegance
With the galactic tone of integrity
I am guided by the power of free will.

Within the single thought form called "universe" there exists an infinite potentiality of structures and mediums of expression.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

 The Sacred Tzolk'in

Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Blue Resonant Hand/ Blue Spectral Storm - Galactic Hawk Moon of Integrity, Day 7

Happy Valentine's Day to All!

7 Manik 

Blue Resonant Hand

Picture the Earth
Blue Resonant Hand
Blue like Skies
Shiva – Ribbons – Seas – Eyes

Cerulean Planet sacred
Powered by the Sun
Pulsed by the Galaxy
Healing into One

The Human Race entire
Accomplishing en masse
Evolution whole - complete
To date our greatest Feat!

©Kleomichele Leeds

Shoni Schimmel

Shoni Schimmel (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was an All-American college player at the University of Louisville and a first round draft pick of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream.

Early life and high school

Schimmel, a 5'9" shooting guard, first received notoriety as a high school player in Oregon. Raised on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Mission, Oregon, she was the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Jonathan Hock called Off the Rez, which chronicled her journey to earn an NCAA scholarship with her basketball ability. She transferred from Hermiston High School in eastern Oregon to the larger Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon to increase her chances of being recruited to a Division I school. After her senior year at Franklin, Schimmel was named a first team All-American by Parade magazine.

Schimmel was selected to the 2010 Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School Coaches' All-America Team. The top twenty high school players in the country are named as WBCA All-Americans, and eligible to play in the all-star game. She participated in the 2010 WBCA High School All-America Game, scoring six points.

College career

Schimmel chose Louisville for college and became a four-year starter for the Cardinals. As a junior in 2012–13, Schimmel led the team to the championship game of the 2013 Tournament. In her senior season, Schimmel averaged 17.1 points per game to lead the team in scoring and was named an All-American by the USBWA and Associated Press.

For her career, she finished second on the Louisville career scoring list, finishing with 2,174 points.

USA Basketball

Schimmel was selected to be a member of the team representing the USA at the 2013 World University Games held in Kazan, Russia. The team, coached by Sherri Coale, won the opening four games easily, scoring in triple digits in each game, and winning by 30 or more points in each case. After winning the quarterfinal game against Sweden, they faced Australia in the semifinal. The USA team opened up as much as a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter of the game but the Australian team fought back and took a one-point lead in the final minute. Crystal Bradford scored a basket with 14 seconds left in the game to secure a 79–78 victory. The gold medal opponent was Russia, but the USA team never trailed, and won 90–71 to win the gold medal and the World University games Championship. Schimmel averaged 4.6 points per game

Professional career

On April 14, 2014, Schimmel was selected in the first round of the 2014 WNBA draft (eighth pick overall) by the Atlanta Dream. Despite coming off the bench, Schimmel had an impressive rookie season, averaging 8.3 ppg and was voted a WNBA All-Star starter, become just the third reserve in league history to achieve that.[10] In her first career game, Schimmel scored 7 points to go with a franchise-record 11 assists against the San Antonio Stars. In a regular season game win against the Phoenix Mercury, Schimmel scored a career-high 24 points, where she scored 20 of them in the second quarter, becoming one of six players in WNBA history to score 20 or more points in a quarter. She also earned recognition as the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player on July 19, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona as Schimmel out battled Skylar Diggins by scoring a then WNBA All-Star Game record, 29 points (which would be broken by Maya Moore the following year).[7] In 2014, her jersey was the league's best seller. Some of the other WNBA franchises have held events honoring Native Americans when the Dream is the visiting team. With Schimmel's productivity on the court along with a supporting cast of Sancho Lyttle, all-star center Érika de Souza and superstar small forward Angel McCoughtry, the Atlanta Dream were the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, but were upset in the first round of the playoffs, losing 2-1 to the fourth-seeded Chicago Sky.

In the 2015 season, Schimmel averaged 7.6 ppg despite starting in more games than she did in her rookie season. However, she was voted once again as a WNBA all-star starter, but the Dream never made it to the playoffs. Schimmel led the team in assists throughout the whole season.

Right before the 2016 season, Schimmel was traded to the New York Liberty in exchange for a 2017 second round draft pick. Despite being a two-time all-star, Schimmel would have a significantly reduced role on the team while averaging career lows in minutes per game (4.5 mpg) and points per game (2.1 ppg). She was also out of shape coming into training camp which ultimately led to the amount of playing time she would get. Midway through the season, Schimmel suffered a concussion that would cause her to miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs.

In May 2017, it was announced that Schimmel would be sitting out the 2017 WNBA season due to personal issues.

Personal life

Schimmel has a younger sister, Jude, who was also a teammate of hers at Louisville. Shae, Mick, Milan, Saint, and Sun are the children of Ceci and Rick Schimmel.*



Kin 7: Blue Resonant Hand

I channel in order to know
Inspiring healing
I seal the store of accomplishment
With the resonant tone of attunement
I am guided by the power of self-generation.

The Akashic field is the mathematically structured medium that holds the holograms or holographic information of all and everything that exists.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Anahata Chakra (Silio Plasma)