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Guest Speaker

Two Eagles Marcus

Founder of MPWRDX
Two Eagles Marcus is a Tiwa Puebloan Indigenous Native American, known also as the Red Willow people. His relatives inhabit the Pueblo of Taos in New Mexico. His father, fathers father, and ancestors lived in a 1,000-year-old adobe structure that is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in the world which is still inhabited today.
His legal first name, Two Eagles, was given to him by his father Jose Marcus and his mother Christine Stone after seeing two Bald Eagles flying overhead as they traveled through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos. The eagle, which can fly the highest of all animals, is believed to be the most sacred, and the deliverer of prayers to the Creator. The eagle is also an animal of leadership.August 12, 2020 was the third day of the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish Colonists. The most successful and longest Native American uprising in North America. Led by a medicine man, Popé, in 1680 after spending five years in prison for practicing our religion, which was deemed “witchcraft” by the Catholic oppressors. He went into hiding in Taos to plan the siege. Days before the revolt, young boy runners were sent to each Pueblo with a knotted Yucca cord and gave the instructions to untie one knot every sunrise to coordinate the revolt of 19 Pueblos that were separated by hundreds of miles.
August 12, 2020 was also the day that Two Eagles, inspired by the distant voices of his ancestors, decided he would use the power of storytelling, to lead a modern-day revolution. Through the use of modern technology to create connection and community, as Popé used the knotted Yucca cord.MPWRDX Media Group (Pronounced Empowered X) centers, and amplifies the voices Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native Americans in business, and entrepreneurship; MPWRD Talent, a diverse job board and talent center that advances opportunities for Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native Americans professionals and students.
Representation in media and in business is essential in providing inspiration and affirmation for those who share the identity traits of those who are rarely seen in mainstream media or in business. We can help create a corporate and community culture change by amplifying the voices and achievements of Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Indigenous Native American workforce, and entrepreneurship in West Michigan while assisting the retention of talent, and attracting diverse talent to our community.