Anacortes, WA, July 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Jessi won third place in the Liberty Tax National Wavers competition with a video she produced herself in one day. She represented CSIRI.org and Liberty Tax in the local Fourth of July Parade downtown in Old Town in Anacortes, WA. She is 18, has her GED, has been a member of her mom's film-making school for many years, and plans to attend college this year. A full-time volunteer at CSIRI.org, she helps other teens cope with domestic violence issues, and wishes to become a fulltime healer and massage therapist. Jessi's paternal grandfather is full-blooded Dakota, except for one Irish grandpa, and she represents the Spirit of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, who spoke for Peace on Earth and with all beings with the power of the Sacred Pipe. Her tribe is the Sisseton, whose name means fish scale dwellers, and who lived on the lakes in Minnesota, and are the Brother People who kept the peace at the pipestone quarry where all tribes come to dig the sacred red pipestone that is the blood of their ancestors and of mother Earth. That sense of Indian spirituality is at the heart of the Pipestone National Monument. Native Americans believe the red pipestone is the blood of their ancestors. Pipes carved from the rock are used in religious ceremonies, and the smoke carries prayers up to the Great Spirit. It was the promise of the White Buffalo Calf Woman in the 1600s to return to bring peace on Earth in the last days, and Jessi was born the same year that Miracle, the famous white buffalo was born in Wisconsin, where her relatives on her maternal great-grandparents' side were generations of dairy farmers.