My bio~

 

 

I am a social worker who specializes in work with victims of crime & their families for 27 years as an Administrator for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the Ohio Rape Prevention Program, advocate & counselor. I am also Writer/Journalist who once specialized in Native Entertainment published in the Native press. Then, I became creative and manifested into what I call a Social Justice Publicist which allowed me to exposed the horrifying injustices in Indigenous communities to the world. I also serve as an Officer on the National Organization for Women's-Palm Beach Co. Board. I am the descendent of Pretends Eagle a documented survivor of the Battle of Little Bighorn. I am also the great-granddaughter of WWl Lakota code talker, Joseph Pretends Eagle Jr., a Congressional Gold Medal Recipient.

 

I am a AIM baby-one who was born in the height of the American Indian Movement. I was adopted out at birth and won the mega-millions lottery when I was adopted by Al & Rose Weber, married for 58 years & 80 years young. I have had an amazing life's journey which led to me sharing my passions through my writings, photography & social media. One of my professors at Oglala Lakota College told me I was a very good writer and I should use my gift to show the world the beauties of our Lakota people. As well as the realities, struggles and resiliency. He also told me that as a Native adoptee who grew up in a non-Native family, I had an interesting perspective on life that could be utilized to be a messenger to both the Native & non-Native communities. I am mother to Ranson W Horse, a 15 year old with a kind heart, brilliant mind & Lyme disease induced Autism. I have raised Ranson with my parents since birth. He has special needs and caring for him has been the hardest things I have ever done in my life. 

 

We have battled Neuroborreliosis, also known as Lyme disease. It has devastated our lives. Somehow we have preserved through the unthinkable...for years. Sharing our journey is important because we have faced so many painful wrongs, even those that could have been deadly! We have been a victim of so many things along the way. Not everyone has a US Senator to advocate for them, like my son! Now we must advocate for those who deserve better but voices are silent!

 

I started this blog because I have things I want to say and not have to wait for someone to decide if they are going to publish my writings. I do not want them censored. Things are happening so quickly in the world today and it is more important than ever to use our voices!

 

HAPPY READING!

Mitakuye Oyasin-We are all related in Lakota

Tara Pretends Eagle Weber