Honoring Dr. Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck: Indigenous Women Warriors Rising


  • Alma M. O. Trinidad
  • Danica Love Brown


Indigenous women leaders, mentoring, social work


Mentoring comes in many forms. We, as co-authors, one as a junior faculty and the other as a doctoral student at a predominantly white higher education institution in the Pacific Northwest, were blessed to be in community with Dr. Charlotte Goodluck. She was an inspirational Indigenous woman scholar warrior who passed away on December 3, 2014. We use this reflection to honor our relationship and the interactions we had with her. Her passing awoke and affirmed the wisdom of our intellectual ancestries. As we continue our respective journeys in the academy, we are stronger and more spiritually grounded. Our ancestors and their energies fuel us like intertwining braids. When we honor Dr. Goodluck and the deep meanings of our engagement and interactions with her, and how we make sense of our lived experiences, we honor our communities and the work we do collectively to rise up as a community of warriors!




How to Cite

Trinidad, A. M. O., & Brown, D. L. (2017). Honoring Dr. Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck: Indigenous Women Warriors Rising. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 21(2), 7–17. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1575