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A unprecedented and infrequently intimate glimpse on the resilience and perserverance of local ladies who face on a daily basis definitely and spot the richnes of their lives.

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She kept a steady gaze toward the future. When I was an impressionable eleven-year-old, Justine invited me into her life by offering a babysitting job. I took the job, and we remained friends for the next four decades. Justine served on every board even remotely connected to the San Francisco Bay Area Native American community. She was a one-woman social service agency, the most relentlessly positive woman I have ever met. Even when she was down on her luck, she found a way to help others who were in worse circumstances.

During my early childhood, my siblings and I gathered water from a cold spring where my grandparents had also stored melons, fresh milk, and butter. We shared that spring with bobcats, mountain lions, wild pigs, and an occasional deer. With a watchful eye for snakes, we turned over rocks looking for crawdads in the icy water. The banks of the spring were covered with a profusion of watercress and fragrant mint. God surely created the spring with an abundance of love. It is protected on the east and west sides by steep hills dotted with oak, hickory, locust, and walnut trees.

None of the women try to endlessly analyze or dissect spirituality. They express spirituality through the very way they live their lives. There is no separation between the secular and the sacred. Everything in life is sacred. Wilma Mankiller During my childhood my family was not involved in any type of regular religious services or activities, though we did occasionally attend one of the small community churches near our rural Adair County, Oklahoma, home or participate in Cherokee Stomp Dances.

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