Woman Stands Shining / Pat McCabe
I am Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining, of the Dine Nation, adopted into the Lakota Spiritual way of Life. I live in the high desert of Northern New Mexico. In my rural, tri-cultural community, money has not been prioritized. Relationship has been a priority, water, future generations, sovereignty, wildlife, natural beauty, and family, have been the priorities. We are economically one of the poorest counties in the United States, and yet there is such a deep pride in our way of life.
I have been teaching and speaking worldwide to offer Indigenous perspective on a wide range of topics: Health, Education, Sustainability, Social Technology, Earth-and-Cosmos-Based Spirituality, Economics. I feel that my work is to propose that humanity can choose the paradigm it operates from. I know this is possible because I have had to become fluent in two very different ways of being a human on the planet, myself. I am excited to be in the deep study that Jubilee Gift proposes, preparing to receive a different future in regards to money, its use, and the way it can align with the Principles of Life as defined by Earth.