Women warriors aren't all gone --
They're still standing tall --
still fighting strong --
Once there were many --
bounties, reservations made them few --
But they have risen again taking on
a new view --
Arising to the changes --
Arising from within
Arising for the salvation of their culture, children and their men
Earth mothers one and all --
Gathering together, hearing the call
Strong enough again . . . not willing to fall!!!!
It is said
No people go down unless the hearts of their women are on the ground.
Boe Harris-Nakakakena (which means 'rattles with feet') is a member
of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Spirit Lake Dakota tribal groups. Boe
travels and does presentations extensively and is known also for her gifts in
traditional dance, jingle dance and Native American flute. Boe Harris-Nakakakena
is a member of the St. John's UMC in Seaford, Delaware.
Copyright 2009 ©
Boe Harris (Nakakakena). Used by Permission. Reproduction granted for use in
church worship services. Any further use beyond worship services must be with
permission from the author.