The Power of Water
I took this photograph of the Cross River as I was driving back from Grand Marais to Duluth. The river was very beautiful, powerful, and loud that day.
Manidoo Bezhig - One Spirit
We all are individual manidoog, spirits, but together we are one spirit. The blue sky with the clouds injects a deeper meaning - spirits connected to the Sky World.
**Manidoo Bezhig is the Ojibwe translation for One Spirit.
The photograph features (starting from top left and going clockwise): Robert DesJarlait (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe), Shane Mitchell (Lake Superior Ojibwe, Lac du Flambeau in Wisconsin), Dennis Gilbert (Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe), Carl Chalepah (Apache), and Alex Chargin' Horse Copenace (Whitefish Bay First Nation). I took this photograph at the 2nd Annual Powwow For Hope Celebration.
Lake Superior's Icy Shore
I took this photograph at Brighton Beach in Duluth, MN.
White on Red
A light dusting of snow on sumac.
Icy "Fingers" Reaching For The Sun
I took this photo on New Year's Day 2014 at Brighton Beach in Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior on a Frigid Day
I took this photograph from the parking lot of the Coppertop Church while I was attending the Twin Ports Hmong New Year Celebration. The temperatures that morning were below zero.
Mariah Reyes - Fancy Shawl Dancer
I took this photograph of beautiful Mariah Reyes, a tribal member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, at the Leech Lake Contest Powwow in Cass Lake in August of this past summer.
Tosha Goodwill - Lakota/Dakota Traditional Dancer
Tosha Goodwill, Lakota/Dakota tribal member from the Standing Buffalo Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada, patiently awaits for the Womens' Traditional Special to begin at the 2013 Grand Casino Hinckley Celebration Powwow.
Geno and Lennox
Cousins Geno Yellowbird (son of Bianca Whitecloud) and Lennox Lasley (son of Chuck Lasley) enjoy a moment on the sidelines of the powwow dance arena at the annual Grand Casino Hinckley Celebration Powwow.
Profile of a Snapping Turtle
This snapping turtle was preparing to lay her eggs on the side of the road out in the Ditchbanks in Sawyer, MN.