Actively healing through Culture
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and be too much for one’s own individual capacity to handle. Connecting with a counselor that can create a space that is safe, non judgemental, and culturally affirming can allow for a deeper exploration into our relationships with ourselves, others, and the environment.
Image Description: Cheyenne is wearing her jingle dress regalia smiling and slightly looking up towards the left. She is wearing a jingle dress that is maroon with turquoise, rainbow detailing, and rolled silver cones. She is also wearing turquoise beaded earrings and headband that is holding the eagle feather in her hair, which is in 2 braids wrapped in maroon ribbon. The background is unfocused pink cherry blossoms.
It's so nice to meet you! Let me introduce myself...
Taiguei d'ituno kena atiano. Yurumein Arawak daka d’iri Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath. Daka d’iri yamoca banaru. Daka d’iri iukaieke Guainia Koai daka iaha. This is how I introduce myself in my Indigenous Taino-Arawak Language, which I’m still learning.
Hello my name is Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath (she/her) and my Indigenous name is Two Feathered Woman. I am from the Arawak Nation and German on my mother’s side and Irish and Finnish on my Father’s side. I Identify as multiracial and Indigenous. Iukaieke Guainia is my tribal community. I am also a member of the LGBTQ+ Two Spirit community. Originally, I am from the unceded territory of the Pawtucket and Massa-adchu-es-et nations, located in Massachusetts, USA. Currently, I live on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people which are the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada.