Zitkála-Šá

Zitkála-Šá  Have you ever heard the melodies of the Sun Dance Opera? In 1913, the first American Indian Opera was written by Zitkála-Šá, or as her name translates from Lakota to English, Red Bird. Zitkála-Šá was a Yankton Dakota educator, writer, musician, and political activist in the early twentieth century. She was among the population of indigenous American Indians that were removed from…

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Marcellina Otii

Marcellina Otii Forty years ago, in the late 1970s, Marcellina Otii, a teacher, wife, and mother of two, fled her home in Northern Uganda, which had become increasingly treacherous under the brutal rule of Idi Amin, aka “The Butcher of Uganda.”  After the despot murdered the Rt. Reverend Janani Luwum, the archbishop of the Church…

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Bill Daniels

Bill Daniels Bill Daniels was known as the “Father of Cable Television”. His business brought television to rural and hard to reach communities.  The success of his cable TV business made him enough money to buy the Basketball team, the Los Angeles Stars and moved the team to Utah.  Many fans enjoyed the Utah Stars…

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Dr. Martha Urioste

Dr. Martha Urioste During her time as a Denver Public Schools Montessori Principal at Mitchell and Denison Montessori Citywide Magnet School, Martha Urioste broadcast the power of her inspiration for Maria Montessori and Mahatma Gandhi to bring an Education of Peace to Denver children. “I marveled at how our Montessori teachers were able to help children to…

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