Joseph Medicine Crow
Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016), was an author and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn. During his lifetime he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Légion d'honneur. During World War II, he became the last war chief of the Crow Tribe, and was the last living Plains Indian war chief. He was a founding member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth.
Ross Heaven is the founder, director and principal teacher for The Four Gates Foundation. He was described by Kindred Spirit magazine as “the straight-talking shaman” who is ready to challenge, question, and doesn’t mind killing a few sacred cows or exposing fake gurus and fraudulent practices in the process of revealing the truth. Ross Heaven is a shaman, psychologist, author, healer, workshop facilitator and presenter. From early childhood he has trained extensively in the shamanic, transpersonal and psycho-spiritual traditions.
Mr. Cowan is best known for the indigenous Huichol shamanic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants. He has trained hundreds in the practice. His workshops and talks, as well as his book, Plant Spirit Medicine, are open doors to the wisdom of plants and the entire natural world. Mr. Cowan is now recognized as a tsaurirrikame, or elder Huichol shaman.Eliot serves his people as healer, counselor, public speaker, guide to apprentices, ritual leader, and worker in support of the Sacred Fire Community, the Huichol Community of San Andres Cohamiata, and the Blue Deer Center.
Papa Henry Auwae, Po'okela
Papa Henry was a Kahuna Nui on Big Island Hawai'i, for over 40 years years the most acknowledged healer of on the island, the Hawaiian Living Treasure. Papa was taught the healing practice by his grandfather, who lived before captain James Cook "discovered" Hawai'i. He was practicing healing from the early teenager times. The knowledge and wisdom of Papa Henry was unique and very important - he understood the process of creating health and sickness to the very deep degree. The famous statement of Papa Henry: "your body reflect your relationships" is the starting point for a journey to learn old Hawaiian wisdom, which western people call "miracles".
Gregory Drambour shamanic healer and teacher is the founder of Sedona Sacred Journeys organization in Sedona, AZ. He has been on spiritual journey since he became sober over 30 years ago. That path leads to his interest in the Native American culture and shamanism. After immersing himself in the work of Carlos Castaneda and the powerful meeting of his animal totem in the California desert, Greg was led to the Black Hills in South Dakota, a place that felt like a long-lost home to him. His experiences with the Holy Men in the Northern Plains taught him that it is not what you do but how you do it that brings joy to your life. Greg's mission is to use his clairvoyant gifts and shamanic abilities in a deep partnership with Mother Earth to help people move forward on their journey. Gregory is a passionate advocate and supporter of the National Association to Protect Children.