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LOVE IS MY Super Power Dr. Dawn  Karima,  PhD (for  Gil)

Drums thunder   in   the   powwow   arena,   while   tribal   dancers   swirl   in   the   circle,   making   a   mélange   of   beads   and   feathers.     My   moccasins   move   in   =me   with   the   singers’   low   vocables,   as   I   follow   the   footsteps   of   my   ancestors.    As  a  Global  Music  Award  Winner,   a   Na=ve   American   Music   Award   Winner   and   Host   of   my   award-­‐winning   radio   show,   “A   Conversa=on   With   Dawn   Karima”,   my   days   are  filled  with  exci=ng  twists  and  demanding   turns   that   require   spiritual,   social,   emo=onal   and  physical  wholeness.  I  desire  to  infuse  my   music   and   media   with   Love   and   posi=ve   energy.   Finding   wholeness   in   my   Indigenous   heritage  helps  me  to  use  my  giOs  and  talents   to  upliO  others. Four   is   a   sacred   number   to   many   tribes.    

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Dr. Dawn Karima is a Native American Music Award Winner for her CD, THE DESIRE OF NATIONS, a Global Music Award Winner and an Indigenous Artist Activist Award Winner! An Indigenous Music Award nominee for her CD, THE STARS OF HEAVEN and for her radio talk show, A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA, she is also the author of a new poetry book, SINGING OF THE STARS and the Co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ, a book about spirituality in children’s literature. .Dr Karima is the author of two novels: THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE, a Finalist for the Native American First Book Award, and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS, a volume in University of Oklahoma's American Indian Studies Series and a Finalist for the New Mexico Book Award.This Mvskoke/ Echota Shellshaker, Women's Traditional Southern Cloth powwow dancer, Jingle Dress Dancer, Indigenous Theologian, Filmmaker and Journalist is a graduate of Harvard University, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. conducted at University of Kentucky/Trinity Seminary. Her home is the Qualla Boundary Reservation. A prominent Speaker, Educator, Artist and Consultant, she is available to hire for speaking engagements, presentations, media making, academic instruction, concerts, performances, storytelling and cultural education at http:// www.reverbnation.com/dawnkarima

Prayer, Songs,   Dances   and   Community   are   four   energizing   elements   in   Na=ve   American   Powwows,   in   my   own   tribe’s   Stomp   Dances   a n d   i n   I n d i g e n o u s   C e r e m o n i e s .     Balancing   my   career   as   a   Broadcaster,   Ar=st,   Educator   and   Author   with   par=cipa=on   in   Indigenous   spiritual   paths   magnifies   my   Higher   Self   above   my   emo=onal   self.   Smudging   with   sage   and   cedar,   dancing   to   drumbeats,   shaking   turtle   shells   in   stomp   dance,   praying,   fas=ng   and   singing   with   my   tribal   community   helps   to   cleanse   my   soul   and   create   clarity   in   my   mind.   Such   clarity   and   peace   is   vital   to   my   crea=vity,   especially   since  my  heart’s  desire  is  to  make  music  and   media   that   educates,   enlightens   and   edifies   my  audience.  

Issue 10: August 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine  

Issue 10: August 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine is on the Everyday Lightworker Principle of Wholeness.

Issue 10: August 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine  

Issue 10: August 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine is on the Everyday Lightworker Principle of Wholeness.

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