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Published March 22, 2012, 11:30 PM

Generous spirit: Mary John works to connect the Native community

MOORHEAD - In her mind, Mary John can still trace the cracks in the ceiling of the tiny wood home where she spent the first six years of her life. Though belying a life of poverty, they also formed captivating shapes in the imagination of the girl called “Nonie,” or Winona for “firstborn daughter” in Dakota.

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