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Elders

Woableza

Woableza • Grand Chief of ICSAW • Minnesota, United States

Woableza Grand Chief of ICSAW • Minnesota, United States Grand Chief Woableza (Wo-a-blay-za) is a Holyman and Wisdom Keeper of indigenous peoples. A Lakota/Dakota elder, whose spiritual name “Woableza” identifies him as “One who seeks the Knowledge of Life” or “One looking for Understanding.” He has traveled throughout the Americas for the past 37 years,…

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Cristobal Cojtí García

Cristobal Cojtí García • Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar and Cosmology • Guatemala

Cristobal Cojtí García Day Keeper of the Mayan Calendar and Cosmology • Guatemala The prophecy of the Eagle, Quetzal and Condor was brought forth through the Mayan people. Ixmucané Oxlajuj Ei Guadalupe Cojtí Socop, is a young Mayan woman who inherits the struggles and knowledge of the Mayan people. She carries the wisdom in building…

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Juan Gabriel Apaza Lunasco

Juan Gabriel Apaza Lonasco • Spiritual Elder • Peru

Juan Gabriel Apaza Lonasco Spiritual Elder • Peru Juan Gabriel Apaza Lonasco is a respected wisdom-keeper of the Q’ero Nation of Peru. Known as the last living descendants of the Inka bloodline, and the keepers of the coca wisdom, the Q’ero still follow the ancient traditions of their ancestors by paying hommage to the Mother…

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Laura Espinoza Cuadras

Laura Espinoza Cuadras • Mexico

Laura Espinoza Cuadras Mexico Laura Espinoza Cuadras was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on May 14th, 1953. She’s 61 years old; a mother and a grandmother. She likes to read and travel, but above all she loves meeting people. Since she was 16 years old she has looked for answers about life and spirituality.…

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David Swallow

Dave Swallow, Jr. • Lakota Elder • South Dakota, United States

Dave Swallow, Jr. Lakota Elder, South Dakota, United States My name is Dave Swallow Jr. That’s a Christian name. And my Lakota name is Wowitan Uha Mani, Walks With Pride. I’m a Lakota. And althrough the Bureau of Indian Affairs and to all the way to Washington, the War Department into the White House, I’m…

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Nyla Helper Mato Wiyan

Nyla Helper Mato Wiyan • Lakota Spiritual Woman • South Dakota, United States

Nyla Helper Mato Wiyan, Lakota Spiritual Woman • South Dakota, United States My first and only spiritual Lakota name is Mato Wiyan, (Bearwoman). I am full blood, 4/4, BIA # U-28841, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I am the daughter of Noah Helper and Mary Afraid of Hawk-Mexican, known as Mary Johnson. On my…

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Uqualla

Uqualla • Spiritual Elder & Cultural Ambassador • Arizona, United States

Uqualla Spiritual Elder & Cultural Ambassador • Arizona, United States James Uqualla is a member of the Havasupi Tribe (people of the blue-green waters). He brings the voice of the Havisupi Spiritual tribe. He is an Ambassador and Cultural Guardian. Elder and Workshop Presenter: Prayershop, Playshop, Workshop From the Heart of the Grand Canyon, the…

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Patricio O. Dominguez

Patricio O. Dominguez • Spiritual Guide • Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Patricio O. Dominguez Spiritual Guide • Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Patricio was born in a small traditional community and was cultured by the contact of not only his parents and grandparents that lived in the community but he was fortunate enough to have a great-grandmother’s influence until he was thirteen. His great-grandmother’s specialty was…

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Pedro Pablo Chuc Pech • Mexico

Pedro Pablo Chuc Pech Mexico Date of birth: June 29, 1941 Counsellor Yucatan Mayan ethnicity 72 years old, and is a member of the Continental Council of Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Guides since 1995. Retired Teachers and passing through the Secretary of Public Education of Mexico not only worked as a classroom teacher but also…

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Ruben Saufkie

Ruben Monroe Saufkie SR • Arizona, United States

Ruben Monroe Saufkie SR Arizona, United States Ruben Monroe Saufkie SR. is from the Water Clan of the Hopi People of Arizona, USA. I am doing my best to share our Hopi teachings of finding balance, harmony and unity which leads to peace. I have experienced this to my own recovery of sobriety from alcoholism…

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Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.

Chief Phil Lane, JR Canada Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development. He was born at the Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas in 1944, where his mother and father met and attended school. During…

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Gabriela Gato • ICSAW Spokeswoman • Ecuador & United States

Gabriela Gato ICSAW Spokeswoman • Ecuador & United States I came to Sedona in 2000 with the Buddhist Community with which I stayed for 18 years, 10 of which I was a nun. After I left my ordination I felt the need to be of service empowering people like my teachers did with me. Many…

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Calixto Suarez Villafañe

Calixto Suarez Villafañe • Arhuaco Indian of the Sierra Nevada • Northern Colombia

Calixto Suarez Villafañe İ was born in a very high part of the mountain, at 3000 meters over sea level. At the moment of my birth İ was not physically well, İ had problems and illnesses, for this reason my mother thought ‘this one has no future’ and left me to my grandmothers care. My…

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Shayna Tovah • Grandmother Elder • Arizona, USA

SHAYNA TOVAH GRAND MOTHER ELDER –– ARIZONA Blessing of Beauty and Good Shayna Tovah is the Grand Mother of International Center of Spiritual and Ancestral Wisdom and has been a member since it’s conception. Her role is to give support in whatever area is needed at the time, and she stands strong as the center of…

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Chief Golden Light Eagle

Chief Golden Light Eagle is a hereditary and Sundance Chief from the Ihunktowan Naktoa Nation from South Dakota.He is known as a national speaker on the subjects of Universal and Spiritual Law. He will speak and present the (The Symbols) also known as the Maka Wichapi Wicohan – Universal and Spiritual Laws of Creation, Iktomi…

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Sun Dance Chief Rueben George

Rueben George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Director of Community Development, is an Indigenous community organizer and spiritual leader. He is a Sun Dance Chief and the grandson of Chief Dan George, the Oscar nominated and universally respected First Nations Spiritual leader. Rueben started his career by founding creating Dukes Youth Healing Centre 19 years ago. Rueben learned…

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Mamo Luis, Kogi Elder

In a bloodstained continent, the Indians of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta were never truly vanquished by the Spaniards. Descendants of an ancient South American civilization called the Tayrona and numbering perhaps 45,000 today, the Kogi, Arhuaco, and Wiwa peoples fled death and pestilence four centuries ago, seeking refuge in a mountain paradise, whose…

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Ernesto Tano Quinquil

Profile of an Apache Curandera Natural Medicine Healer Ernesto Alvarado/Tano Quinquil is cited in the book, Shamanic Wisdom keepers by Timothy Freke. In 1976 he developed the first counseling center to utilize native healer, Diana Velasquez, as a treatment alternative in Denver, Colorado. He began his journey to the spirit world with roadman Jim Eagle-Elk on…

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Bravado Blue Thunder

Healing Mother Earth’s Sacred Sites – Through the Principles of Peace Rainbow Thunder Heart aka Blue Thunder is an esteemed 65 year old Eastern Shoshone Nation’s representative who delivers his inspirational knowledge’s about our Earth Mother’s Environments. He brings healing with new rituals and ceremonies combined with the old traditions of all cultures and nations,…

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Jose Federeco

Jose Federeco

Jose Federeco is a Day Keeper of what we know as the Mayan Calendar, and the Crystal Skull Calendar for the Maya Chortie Kiche Mam and Kakchickel people. However, these calendars don’t belong to Mayans, they are the custodians to share them with all of humanity.  He is the carrier of the spoken word of…

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Carl Johan Calleman

Carl Johan Calleman is a scientist and philosopher born in Sweden and currently living in the United States. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Biology and has written a number of books translated to fourteen languages to explain the meaning of  the Mayan calendar such as The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness (2004)…

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Grandmother Kaariina Saarinen

Grandmother Kaariina Saarinen

Elder Grandmother Kaariina Saarinen M.Ed.Coun. is holder and keeper of her maternal Grandmother’s Medicine Bundle. This Bundle has three major threads: middle thread is shamanic rooted and ceremonial the maternal thread is grounded in physical releases through yoga, 5 Tibetans and Osho’s catalytic movements the paternal line is energy medicine These threads braided together invite clients,…

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Larry Running Turtle

Larry Running Turtle

Tsalagi and Apache Elder Larry Running Turtle is a full-blooded American Indian of Tsalagi and Apache descent and recognized as a wisdom keeper by his people. He was born in San Antonio Texas, and moved to Corpus Christi Texas where he has lived since the age of 7. His support of Native American issues includes…

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Rendo Sugimoto

Rendo Sugimoto

Japanese Elder Rendo Sugimoto is the president of NPO Rendo Jyuku. Rendo Jyuku aims to share the knowledge hidden beneath Japanese culture with all generations around the world. Rendo Jyuku promotes regional activities, health awareness and revive ancient tradition through healing workshops and leisure activities. Rendo Jyuku provides lively social development from multiple angles. Rendo…

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Dianna WhiteDove Uqualla

Dianna WhiteDove Uqualla

Havasupai Elder WhiteDove, is a practicing ceremonialist recognized for her intuitive abilities. She is a third generation tribal leader, member of the Havasupai Tribal Council and is a former Vice- Chairwoman for the tribe. Sought after for her mentoring skills, and is an International Peace Advocate. Teaching and nurturing all she comes into communion with…

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Kazumi Oishi

Kazumi Oishi

Ceremonialist Female shaman in Okinawa, Japan Skills: Medicine Woman Jikiden REIKI Maser(Reiki teacher (directly attuned) Reflexology teacher Aromatherapist Miyahara Style Enmei (life prolonging) Gakushi (seitai= massage) Kazumi is a Kaminchu (Psychic channeler or shaman). Okinawa prefecture used to be a kingdom called Ryukyu not Japan where female Kaminchu were responsible for ceremonial prayers for various…

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Margarita Núñez García

Margarita Núñez García

Grandmother Margarita Núñez García, is known as Grandmother Margarita. She brings a message of love and feminine spirituality from Mother Earth, to the hearts of women and men. Margarita Núñez García, conocida como la Abuela Margarita, trae un mensaje de amor y espiritualidad desde lo femenino ligado a la madre tierra, y al corazón de…

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Alan Hicks

Alan Hicks

Eastern Band Cherokee Alan Hicks is a descendant of Eastern Band Cherokee of North Carolina (Principal People). Member of the Deer Clan, adopted into the Golden Eagle Clan, and is a sacred eternal fire keeper and enrolled Tribal Member of Southeastern Cherokee Council, Medicine Keepers Band. He has served with the Native American Veterans Association and…

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Iru Graham

Iru Graham

Japanese Shaman Iru has lived in Sedona Arizona for the past 13 years. She does healing workshop and ceremony in Sedona for Japanese. Iru has been fortunate to have traveled around the world with many Native American Shaman. She has discovered the common link of ceremony between Japanese Shinto and the Native American. Iru has an…

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Dawn SkyWeaver

Dawn SkyWeaver

Grandmother Grandmother Marian Dawn SkyWeaver value her Native American and African ancestors. She received her indigenous education from many grandfathers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunties along her path. She is passionate about reminding all that we are indigenous to Mother Earth, we have the responsibility to show respect, walk with wisdom, consider balance in all things,…

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