Delfin Payaguaje

2017-12-09 09:17:58

Delfin PayaguajeDelfin Payaguaje is an elder of the Secoya nationality. At over 80 years old, Delfin still goes hunting and fishing every day, weaves chambira fiber, and gathers medicinal plants as his father and grandfather did before him. In his lifetime, Delfin has seen many changes in his people’s territory. His people have less land than when he was young, while the land they do have is threatened by industrial contamination and colonization.

Manuel Calazacón

2017-09-02 13:02:35

Manuel CalazacónRespected shaman, from the Calazacón dynasty of the tsachilas tribe who live in the Centro Cultural Aldea Colorada, in the Peripa commune. They are the guardians of the forest, of about 40 hectares and that is located in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.

Taita Jacho Castelo

2017-08-02 10:06:26

Taita Jacho Castelo Taita Jacho Castelo is from Quito Ecuado. He is a Yachak - Taita de la medicina indígena from the Kichuwa tradition. A community organizer and teacher he is a Healer and Andean Therapist with more than 30 years of experience in ancestral medicine. He is also a Researcher of indigenous culture, spirituality, and natural medicine. He is an expert in enhancing the extraordinary powers of health that have body and mind; Share ancestral secrets for health without medications and techniques to raise vitality and internal energy.

Ac Tah the Maya Walker

2017-07-06 12:45:16

Ac Tah the Maya WalkerKnown in his native land of Mexico as Caminante Maya, "The Walking Maya," Ac Tah is a wisdom keeper, spiritual leader and direct descendant Maya who travels extensively throughout Mexico to deliver what he calls "messages of light"-inspirational words of compassion, peace, community, understanding, and unity. This appearance is part of Ac Tah's first U.S. tour and is his only Minnesota appearance.

Adyg-Tulush Kara-ool Dopchun-ool

2017-05-31 10:55:15

Adyg-Tulush Kara-ool Dopchun-oolAdyg-Tulush Kara-ool Dopchun-ool is a native of Kara-Bulun in Ulug-Khem Kozhuun, Siberia, where his grandmother, Ulug-Kara-Kham was a famous shaman in the last century. Kara-ool Dopchun-ool is the highest shaman in the Tuva Republic. Born in 1948, he is nicknamed Big Bear, and is the supreme shaman of Adyg-Eeren - The Spirit of Bear Society. Kara-ool Dopchun-ool is the chief of the Society, and is one of the descendants of the ancient Tuvian Clan of Bear. Each shaman in Adyg-Eeren is a characteristic personality with its own unique history. In 1982, Kara-ool saw his grandmother, who was also a great shaman, in his dreams, and she passed him her gift. His grandparents were burnt alive in their yurt for shamanism, according to Kara-ool. He woke up to find a piece of cloth in his hand, which he keeps carefully as a talisman.