General => Member Introductions => Topic started by: earthw7 on August 16, 2007, 05:55:42 pm

Title: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on August 16, 2007, 05:55:42 pm
My name is Tamaka waste win-Good Earth Woman
so my screen name is earthw7
I am enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
I am a mom and grandma.
Married to a Chippewa
Live on the rez
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on August 16, 2007, 06:27:34 pm
I looked around the site and i am going to like this place plus so many of my friends already here.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: Moma_porcupine on August 17, 2007, 04:55:10 pm
Hi Earth7
I was so glad to see your little blue username on the screen here yesterday . I am a lurker over at Indianz and americanindiantribe and i just wanted to say how delighted i am to see you here .   :)
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on August 17, 2007, 06:48:37 pm
Thank you i have been wanting to join for a long time.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: LittleOldMan on August 17, 2007, 11:33:22 pm
Welcome been here for quite awhile "LittleOldMan"
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on August 31, 2007, 02:20:39 pm
I was thinking that I should add more to my introduction
Like my real name:
LaDonna Brave Bull
I work for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
I live on my reservation
I have many relatives here :)
I love welcoming people to my reservation
I love my home with all our problems
I can only claim in life is to be a Native woman
a native grandma
I believe it is my duty to protect my way of life,
my homeland, culture, and spirituality.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: debbieredbear on August 31, 2007, 04:28:44 pm
Hi earth,

I noticed on another post you mentioned you were married to a Turtle Mountain man. My husband's father was from there. But neither my husband or I have ever been to North Dakota let alone Turtle Mountain. Some day maybe. He has LOTS of cousins.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on August 31, 2007, 04:44:55 pm
My husband is an Allard
His family is half at Turtle Mountain
and the other in Tenton ND
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: debbieredbear on August 31, 2007, 05:02:49 pm
My husband's father was Louis Morin, son of Theodore Morin and Justine Caplette. He changed his name to Moran when he moved to this state I live in. That was under the relocation program. Where, of course, he immediately sought out other reservations and Indians and met my mother-in-law. ;) He wasn't the only one as a distant cousin of his married someone from the same tribe, actually a distant cousin of my mother-in-law's. He was a Decoteau.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: Ric_Richardson on August 31, 2007, 08:03:29 pm

My wife's great-grandmother was a Morin, the daughter of Cyprien Morin, who was instrumental in settling the Meadow Lake, Sask. community.  In our region, there are many Morins.

Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: debbieredbear on August 31, 2007, 09:21:27 pm
My husband and your wife are probably related somewhere up the line. The name Cyprien sounds familiar.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on September 01, 2007, 11:17:57 pm
My husband great grandfather was Louis Morin
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: Ric_Richardson on September 02, 2007, 05:28:37 pm

Thank you both for Morin names.  I will ask our nephew, an avocational geneologist, for information about these.

As I have previously posted, many Metis people moved to Turtle Mountain, during the 1800's. 

Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: debbieredbear on September 03, 2007, 01:12:02 am
That may be my husband's great uncle, earth. I have a picture of a Louis Morin who was brother to Theodore Morin. Small world, ennit? Everywhere I go, on the net and in real life, I run into my husband's relatives! LOL!
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on September 05, 2007, 02:13:35 pm
I tell my husband that his people take after the rabbit
they are everywhere.

Some of Morin changed their name to Moran.

My husband grandmother was born in 1882, her Father was
Louis Morin they were from a place south Winnepeg Mantoba.
I find the Louis Morin was named used over and over.
The families were very large 16 to 17 children each
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: debbieredbear on September 05, 2007, 04:10:46 pm
Ok, so the pic I have of a Louis Morin is not the same one. Yes, some names are used more than once. Kept in the family. I do not know where my husband's great grandfather was born.  Or for that matter, where his grandfather Theodore was born. Just that his father changed his name and I don't know if the rest followed suit or if he changed his when they did. I tell my husband that his father's people give new meaning to the saying "we are all related." ;)
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: earthw7 on September 05, 2007, 04:43:49 pm
They are all related to each other it is such a large family
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Post by: educatedindian on April 11, 2021, 01:35:11 am
LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard passed on, known in here as Earthw7. I'm proud to say I knew her for many years as part of NAFPS.

She was also very active in tribal government and especially as a leader in the NoDAPL movement. As a professor I was able to nominate the NoDAPL movement for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She was a lifelong fighter for her people who will be greatly missed. RIP.
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: milehighsalute on April 11, 2021, 05:59:10 pm
that is very sad.....i had the pleasure of meeting her family at standing rock

smoke and prayers
Title: Re: Hi I am earthw7
Post by: educatedindian on April 12, 2021, 01:36:27 am
Posted this about her. Anyone is welcome to repost.

Remembering Ladonna Brave Bull Allard
By Al Carroll

LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, also known as LaDonna Bravebull Allard, passed on. She was preceded by her husband Miles by two years. I'm proud to say I knew her for many years as part of NAFPS, or New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans. She was best known to most for her leading role in the NoDAPL movement.
LaDonna was from the Standing Rock Sioux tribal nation, located in both North and South Dakota. Its people are Hunkpapa and Sihasapa Lakota and Ihunktuwona, Pabaksa, and Hunkpatina Dakota. She was a lifelong fighter for her people active in tribal government. She was both a degreed historian and the tribe’s tourism coordinator.
She joined NAFPS over fifteen years ago. Tourists, their heads filled with New Age falsehoods, were constantly asking her to recommend a medicine man or so called shaman. LaDonna, frustrated with having to repeatedly explain to outsiders why what they believed was false, and also why what they wanted was offensive and destructive, started sending them to NAFPS at
NAFPS began in the late 90s as a Yahoo group, launched from the old Our Red Earth group. Almost all of the online information about Native religious and spiritual traditions and practices is false. Unless it comes from a university, established Native activists, or tribal government page, online websites absolutely cannot be trusted to give an accurate or even non-offensive picture.
There is a multi billion dollar New Age and “neo shaman” industry spreading these falsehoods, with hundreds of white imposters, con artists, and outright cult leaders abusing their followers for cash, power, and often sexual abuse. But outsiders know so little about Native people and cultures, they become easy prey. New Age abusers and their followers also often outnumber actual Natives online. was set up as Native run, with members from dozens of tribal nations, even Aboriginal and Sami members.
LaDonna became a member in 2007, one of our most active and vocal ones. She spoke out against or personally confronted New Age culture vultures and abusers over 1,400 times in 15 years, on average several times a week. Not surprisingly, she was angriest over imposters posing as teaching Lakota ways.
There are at least half a dozen of the most offensive frauds who pose as White Buffalo Calf Woman, or claim to channel her. This is as despicable as falsely claiming to be the Virgin Mary would be to a Catholic. LaDonna showed them little mercy, condemning them as “liars,” “crazy,” “sick people,” and in obvious cases, their followers as mentally ill and taken advantage of by their leaders.
She proved also to be a valuable resource. No frauds or their followers could make false claims about Lakota religion without being corrected by her. No one could falsely claim teaching by actual Lakota medicine people without LaDonna offering to personally talk to the healer or their family to confirm the imposter was lying.
She took time off when the Dakota Access Pipeline was being built over angry Native objections, racists rerouting it away from mostly white towns to instead border on Indian reservations. LaDonna put out a call for anyone willing to stand up to gather at Sacred Stone Camp on her family land.
Thousands came, with hundreds in camp at any one time. Natives from over 200 tribes and reservations, Black Lives Matter, environmentalists, hippies, church groups, veterans’ groups, bikers, you name it, all gathered to defend Native lands non violently. Even Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidate Jill Stein briefly showed up. NoDAPL put themselves in harm’s way, with amazing discipline, facing heavily armed mercenaries, militarized state troopers, armored cars, fire hoses, tear gas, attack dogs, and regular beatings that even left some activists with permanent injuries.
The anti pipeline movement expanded to dozens of other reservations threatened by the pollution of their water supplies. But Sacred Stone was the largest, with the most public attention. Water defenders stayed during some of the coldest winters in American memory, with donations of food and fuel.
Along with that came those same New Age exploiters leaching off of NoDAPL:
Andras Corben Arthan -Falsely claimed to be doing Native ceremony.
Sean Henry AKA Nanyu Shaabu Eil- Black supremacist claiming to be a Native leader.
Anne Wilson Schaef- Cult leader claiming to be Cherokee, history of abusing followers.
Sylina Talini Yona AKA Sylina Two Bears AKA Sylina Lynch Buehne, falsely claiming to be a Cherokee medicine woman and Mayan Shaman, soliciting donations.
Rachel Holzwarth AKA White Eagle Medicine Woman, white imposter claims Mohawk.
Jose and Laralyn Rivera AKA Joseph and Laralyn Riverwind, a Puerto Rican and a white imposter leading a phony tribe and part of an anti-Muslim hate group, Act For America.
Jim Petruzzi AKA Greywolf falsely claimed to be Lakota healer, feeding off NoDAPL.
Some posed as supporters to try to gain legitimacy. Many other New Agers often showed up at the fringes of the camp to pose, demanding and draining away donations.
NAFPS did what it could to spread a series of warnings to the public, urging non Natives to be responsible allies and not harm the cause just to stroke their own egos. LaDonna came back to NAFPS frequently to add what she knew, encourage supporters, and target the frauds and the ignorant preyed upon by frauds.
Obama heeded the protests and federal judge orders, halting NoDAPL. Trump, personally profiting from the pipeline, opened the pipelines up within weeks of taking office. Its first pollution of the water supply was only weeks later.
And the pipelines polluted water supplies four more times, just what Natives had warned against. Currently the pipeline cases are still being decided by the courts. Biden has declined to take any action against the pipelines, despite his campaign promises to consult with and listen to tribes.
One thing I could do as a college professor was nominate NoDAPL for the Nobel Peace Prize. I did so, and publicly announced it in articles in December 2016. The award instead went to the President of Colombia for his attempts to end his country’s civil war. 
Much of the world recognized LaDonna’s great and tireless work. She was awarded the 2019 William Sloane Coffin Jr. Peacemaker Award. She often appeared on the news and at numerous conferences and universities. She even spoke before the US Congress and the United Nations.
She was a lifelong fighter for her people who will be greatly missed. RIP.
Al Carroll is Associate Professor of US, American Indian, and Latin American History at Northern Virginia Community College and author or editor of six books and numerous articles for, Articles Base, Beacon, Bristle, Counterpunch, History News Network, Indian Country Today, LA Progressive, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Truth Out, Wall Street Examiner, World News, and elsewhere. He is best known (and often vilified and demonized by racists) for his work as a human rights and anti-racist activist for New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans, a multiracial and multi-faith organization of over 3000 members from dozens of tribes and supporters based at His next work will be Genocide Denial in America: The Seven Genocides Against Natives in the US That Are Rarely Taught.
Title: glad to have met her here on the forum
Post by: Lime Tree on May 14, 2021, 07:36:14 pm
She was an impressive woman. She mentioned a few things to me (here on the forum) about the Lakota way, that helped me put my ways in perspective.
I got what I needed, even though it was very different from what I had expected, at that time. I am grateful.