8 Selected HONORS AND AWARDS:
4 Times Awarded Who's Who Among America's Teachers in Colleges and Universities
Honored Guest, Vermont College M.F.A. Writing Program, 1998.
Distinguished Service Award as Distinguished Author, Educator, and Master Children's Writer, Florida Spacecoast Writers Guild, 1996.
Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievment from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, 2002.
Honored Book, The Great Change, Multicultural Children’s Book Festival,
Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2004.
Best Children's Trade Award, National Council of Social Studies Teachers, for Ceremony: In the Circle of Life, 1983.
Inductee. Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 1994
Writing the Wrongs. Lecture and Presentation at the University of South Florida Library Tampa. 2005. Featured in 14 part series on youtube.com
Keynote Speaker, Lecturer, and Workshop Leader, numerous national and state, college and university, library series, and local conferences and banquets on writing and teaching, Native American philosophy, and the environment, 1990 to present.
"Chant to Lure Honor." Literature of the American Indian. Ed. Thomas E. Sanders and Walter W. Peek. Beverly Hills: Glencoe, 1973.
Various works of poetry published in university and Native American publications (1972-78).
Ceremony: In the Circle of Life. Milwaukee: Carnival-Raintree, 1983.
Selected as a Notable Children's Trade in the field of Social Studies by the National Council of Social Studies Teachers (NCSST); adopted by California State Board of Education as a school text; included as suggested reading by the Manitoba (Canada) Department of Education; included in university courses on children's literature as a classic. Rpt. by Beyond Words, Hillsboro. OR: 1990.
The Crane. Wildlife: Habits & Habitat Series. Mankato, MN: Crestwood, 1986.
“A Piece of Pottery." Short Story International. Great Neck, NY: Intenational Cultural Exchange, 1987.
Gone Forever: Steller's Sea Cow. New York: Macmillan, 1988.
The American Eagle. (Contributing author.) Ed. Cynthia Black. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1988. Selected as a presidential gift of state; presented to President Bush at his inauguration by the Chief of Protocol; presented in special edition by President and Mrs.Bush to the Queen of England.
Wisdomkeepers: Meetings With Native American Spiritual Elders. Editor. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1990.
Featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kurault; reprinted in German.
The Great Change. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1990.Selected for a reading and book signing at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC., 2004
The Native American Book of Knowledge. Vol. I. Native People/Native Ways Series.
Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1992.
Series selected as a resource in elementary and secondary schools in the United States and Canada.
The Native American Book of Life. Vol. II. Native People/Native Ways Series. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1992.
The Native American Book of Change. Vol. III. Native People/Native Ways Series. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1992.
The Native American Book of Wisdom. Vol. IV. Native People/Native Ways Series. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1992.
Native Heart: An American Indian Odyssey. San Rafael: New World, 1993.
Reviewed in USA Today; listed as suggested or required reading at several universities and colleges. Rpt. by Paraview Special Editions, New York, 2003.
"Identity, Vision, and the Great Mystery." A Circle of Nations: Voices and Visions of American Indians. Ed. John Gattuso. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1993.
"Identity, Vision, and the Great Mystery." A Circle of Nations: Voices and Visions of American Indians. Ed.John Gattuso. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1993. Rpt. in Native People's Magazine (Fall): 1993.
"Identity, Vision, and the Great Mystery." A Circle of Nations: Voices and Visions of American Indians. Ed. John Cattuso. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words, 1993. Rpt.in New Age Journal Source Book. 1993-94 ed.
"Paints Her Dreams." Tales from the Great Turtle. Ed. Peirs Anthony. NewYork: Bantam, 1994.
"Ghosts of the Land.” Writing funded by theFlorida Humanities Council Forum 1994.
Contemplations of a Primal Mind. San Rafael: New World, 1996.
Selected as required and suggested reading in colleges and universities.
"The Old Woman Who Was Young." Kinship With the Animals. Ed. Michael Tobias and Kate Solisti-Mattelon. Hillsboro. OR: Beyond Words, 1998.
(Book featured world-renown environmentalists and scientists, including Jane Goodall.)
"A Sacred Path." Native Heart: An American Indian Odyssey. San Rafael: New World, 1993.
Excpt. and rpt.in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature (Spring): 1998.
"Don't Make Waves in Stillwater." Native Heart. San Rafael: New World, 1993. Rpt.in Expanding Horizons. Ed. Patricia Chauvin and Janice Buchanan. New York: Simon, 1998.
Conlemplations of a Primal Mind. 1996. Gainesville: UP of Florida. Reprint 1999.
The Book of Ceremonies. San Rafael: New World, 2000.
Native Heart. New York City: Paraview Special Editions. Reprint 2002.
“The Genocide of a Generation’s Identity.” Essay in Genocide of the Mind. 2003. New York: First Nations Press.
“The Door.” Native Heart. New York City. Paraview Special Editions, 2002. Rpt. Bridges : A Reader for Writers. Ed.Dr. Sylvia Holladay. Saddle River: Prentice Hall. 2005.
Transcendence. Maine: All Things That Matter Press. 2009