Writer, Journalist, Blogger
What began as a newsletter evolved into a website in 2005, followed by a blog in 2007 focusing on matters specifically-related to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
Within three years, My Native Life was recognized for raising awareness and listed #26 of the Top 50 Native American blogs; and rated 8 (out of a possible 10) for frequency of updates, relevance of content, site design and writing style, by the editors of information network blogged.com.
My Native Life was read by tribal members, elected officials, attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and Native Americans around the country; in-addition to being quoted and referenced by traditional media (including The Morning Sun, Detroit News and Indian Country Today).
I ended the blog in 2013 (after reaching a peak of 33,000+ readers monthly) to update and expand its content into a creative non-fiction The Saginaw Chippewas: Subversive Genealogy and Stolen Trust (working title). I’m also completing Small Town Seduction, the first in a memoir trilogy.