What originally began as a family newsletter evolved into a website (Yahbay Rising) in 2005, followed by a blog (My Native Life) in 2007, focusing on tribal matters specifically related to Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
In 2010, My Native Life was listed #26 of the Top 50 Native American blogs (recognized for raising awareness); in-addition to being 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, The Detroit News and Indian Country Today).
I ended the blog in December 2013 (after reaching a peak of 33,000+ readers monthly) but am updating and expanding its content for my book The Saginaw Chippewas.
In-addition I'm completing Robby: A Memoir, which examines an intergenerational relationship between myself (at age 15) and a (27 year old) married woman, and its consequence.
Elements of both these writing projects will be featured in this new endeavor, a multi-faceted blog featuring my life as a reservation-born Native American living in an urban environment: Sidewalk Indian.
Please bookmark this page and continue checking back for the debut of sidewalkindian.com.