Profile: Bonita Sizemore -- ALS
Bonita Aleja Sizemore:
Ancestral Lineage Specialist
Bonita Roxie Aleja Sizemore is an Ancestral
Lineage Specialist, poet, folklorist, writer,
ethnographer, storyteller, performer,
lecturer and workshop leader.
Bonita was honored as The Area Arts
Poet, of a large Midwestern city.
Bonita is descended from the Choctaw,
Saphoni and Maharani Band of the Tsalagi,
Poarch Creek Band, and Seminole Nations.
Her African Ancestors are from
the Nations of Mali and Sudan.
Bonita's family generation
records date from 1605.
Bonita carries on the great stories, quick
wit and humor of her Grandmother, Roxie
Alexander Sizemore and Grandfather,
Lorenzo Sizemore's peoples'.
She is a poet and storyteller whose work has
appeared in several anthologies including
Aboriginal Voices, Chimojako and The Dark side of Life.
Bonita works throughout the African American,
Native American community, and with
Multi Ethnic - Multi Cultural persons,
globally in support of and in coalition
with those who are working toward a
spiritual progression of Peace through Justice.
She also coordinates and participates in various
Native American organizations, including the
Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day pow wow,
The International Indian treaty council,
InterTribal Friendship House, as well as
the Gourd Dance Society and many more.
She is very well known and respected within
the African and Native American Community.