If you follow this blog and have read my books you know my main man Nokosee is the Micco (Chief) of the New Seminole. And that Nokosee means "Bear." So, it was interesting to see this New York Times multimedia piece: Dance in British Columbia: Evoking the Wild Grizzly Bear's Spirit. Laura Grizzlypaws, a member of the St’át’imc tribe of British Columbia, opens the video with a reminder that "many of the teachings of how we live come from the grizzly bear." That's very true for me since my bear Nokosee has taught me much about the world and how to live in and with it. Some may have a problem with anyone dancing around in a bear skin but we are reminded by Laura that her dance is one of honor-- like ours was when buried Nokosee's dad, Busimanolotome Osceola, the founder of the New Seminole. On that sad day, Nokosee wore the skinned pelt of his beloved gator Haalpatee. And I wore Busi's Purple Heart medal.
Holatte-Sutv Turwv Osceola.