Contributors to the March 2017 issue

Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, shaman, healer, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum), is an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His work has taken him to five continents and over 50 countries around the world including South Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Arctic Europe, Russia, and Siberia. Angaangaq conducts healing circles, intensives, and Aalaartiviit – traditional sweat lodges. His teachings are deeply rooted in the wisdom of the oral healing traditions of his people.

Autumn Bernhardt writes, teaches, and speaks about environmental and social justice.  She was counsel of record in U.S. Supreme Court litigation involving interstate rivers and has been involved in sacred lands litigation on behalf of tribes. Autumn currently teaches interdisciplinary courses related to environmental law, Indian law, civil rights, and persuasive writing. Her work has appeared in Red Rising magazine, the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality, and the recently released book Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone. Contact her here, or versepower@gmail.com.

Jane Dierberger is inspired by many things, but nature is her primary inspiration for creativity. Nature represents timelessness; truth; absolute beauty; peace and harmony. To see more of the Hiawatha Series or other paintings by Jane, visit the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery in Stillwater, MN, or her online gallery at www.artguildgallery.com/artists/painters.

Aziz Dixon lives in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, and recently launched his most recent collection of poems at the Burnley Literary Festival. Edmundazizdixon@gmail.com.

Leslee Goodman is the publisher and editor of The MOON magazine.

Kahuna Kalei’Iliahi is a kanaka maoli (aboriginal) of Hawai’i. She comes from a long line of spiritual kahunas (priests/shamans) and ali’i (chiefs/chiefesses, no “t”). Among the gifts she carries as ambassador of the Ancients is that she is a seer, medium, metaphysician, spiritual healer, keeper of the Lemurian truths and channel for many magnificent holy beings.

Babo Kamel’s poems have appeared in literary reviews in the US, Australia, and Canada, including Painted Bride Quarterly, Abyss & Apex, The Greensboro Review, Alligator Juniper, The Grolier Poetry Prize, Contemporary Verse 2, Rust +Moth, and Mobius, a Journal of Social Change, and 2River Review. She was a winner of The Charlotte Newberger Poetry Prize, which was published in Lilith Magazine and was recently nominated for a Pushcart. For the past year, she has been working on a series of poems focused on the paintings of Marc Chagall.

Angelina Llongueras, Ph.D., was born in Barcelona and is a member of the Chicago Revolutionary Poets Brigade, a multilingual actress and activist, a published poet, playwright and researcher, a university professor, and an experienced translator and interpreter. Her play “El Cobert” (The Junk Room) won the finalist mention at the 14th April Contest for Historical Memory in Barcelona and was published by Arola Editors in Tarragona, and her play  “Lo Mein and Tequila” won the Raymond J. Flores Award in New York. Her poems have appeared in Amor Eterno, Occupy SF: Voices from the Movement, Heartfire: Second Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology, Poems for the Hazara, and Overthrowing Capitalism, Volumes 2 and 3. She has performed for directors Pedro Almodovar and Juan Antonio Bardem (in  the European award-winning TV series “Young Picasso,” as well as for other Spanish and American film directors. Angelina.llongueras@gmail.com

Jose Ajpu Munoz is a Mayan time keeper for the Maya Chorti, Quiche, Mam, and Kakchiquel people. Additionally, Jose is the carrier of the spoken word of Mayan history from the years 1444 to 1529. Originally from Guatemala, he now works in what he calls the Northern Territories, which range from Guatemala to the west of Alaska and to the east of Montreal. www.joseajpumunoz.com; unitylovepeace33@gmail.com

Andy Wilbur-Peterson is a member of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington. A renowned artist from the Puget Sound Salish (Salish Sea) region, he has been carving for the past 30-plus years. He shows and sells his art in his own gallery and many different galleries around the Pacific Northwest.

Anthony Rubino is a nonfiction writer and an artist. His work has been published in Offbeat magazine and The Young Ravens Review. In December 2016, his personal essay, “Brooklyn, Circa 1970s,” was a semi-finalist in the Brooklyn Film Festival nonfiction contest. He has just completed his memoir, “Looking for Wonder; A Teacher’s Unexpected Journey,” the story of his adventures as an art teacher in the New York City public schools. He lives in New York City with his wife, and his trusty research assistants, their dogs.

Malidoma Somé, Ph.D. is a West African Elder and world-renowned author and teacher, who came to the West to share the ancient wisdom, technologies and practices which have supported his people for thousands of years. He is the author of Ritual: Power, Healing and Community, Of Water and The Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman, and The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose through Nature, Ritual, and Community. www.malidoma.com.

Yzzy Struss is an 18-year-old artist whose art focuses on spiritual expression, facilitating healing for others, and recording the world as she perceives it. Her preferred media are pen and ink, watercolor and embroidery. She has illustrated a children’s book and is currently working on illustrations for a revived classic.