Angels We Have Heard on High

Hope is a big deal for me.  Two reasons. One is a son whose continues to battle opioid addiction and for whom this season does not seem to hold much light. Grandchildren are the other. Both ...

The Life and Death Struggle to Belong

“I don’t feel like I belong.” It has taken me a long time to appreciate the power of that statement of Caleb’s. For many years, I downplayed the volcanic power of this cry because I confused...

The Quest to Belong (Caleb)

I grew up extremely curious but cautious.  I did not have very many places to really see or experience native culture, or at least First Nations culture on the prairies. A lot of the art and expe...

People Back Home (Caleb)

Last week I was given the opportunity to express my needs to a group of elders, lawyers and a judge. I’m very thankful for that opportunity and am even more grateful for the feeling that my voice...

Not For the Complacent

Advent is not for the complacent or the entitled.  Advent - the four weeks before Christmas - is for those who long for light, for more joy, hope and peace in their lives and for those who antici...

The spirits and prayer (Caleb)

In spite of where I am and the position I’ve put myself in I feel optimistic about my life.  ​Sometimes it’s hard, but because of my understanding of the Medicine Path, I can navigate situat...