the Web Is the Way of Women
Caretaking the Planet
Navajo Nation, New Mexico, USA
Harriet Goodluck is an eighty-one-year-old full-blooded Diné
(Navajo) woman. She has spent most of her life in the Four Corners of
the Southwest and is fluent in Diné. Long married to a traditional
Diné man, she is mother to eight children, grandmother to thirty,
and great-grandmother to eleven. Harriet worked as a registered nurse
and is now retired on her farm, where she has fruit trees, corn, alfalfa,
and herds of cattle and sheep.
Visions of a Red Road Warrior
Principles of Red Road Recovery
Mi'kMaq, Nova Scotia
Dana Pictou is a member of the Acadia Band of the Mi'kMaq in Nova Scotia.
Born of the Turtle Clan, Dana is a traditional ash-basket maker, and
teacher of that art. He served on the board of directors for the Rhode
Island Indian Council in the late 1990s developed the Shooting Star
Lodge, an intertribal education outreach program. While earning a master
of science degree in psychology, he and his wife, Lorraine Landers,
started the Dawnland Center for alcohol and drug recovery - what is
known among the Indians as Red Road work.
Father of three and grandfather of three, Dana lives in the backwoods
of Vermont with his wife. They own a thirty-five acre farm complete
with a medicine lodge, a longhouse, a women's house. Together they raise
wild turkeys, corn, beans, squash, and Penobscot pumpkin.
| We Wander This World with a
Laws of Light-Sound
Mali Keating is a sixty-eight-year-old elder and activist who has presided
over innumerable Indian councils and organizations. Raised with grandparents
from the Odanak reserve in Quebec, she is of the Bear Clan. Mother of
four and grandmother of seven, Mali lives with her daughter and granddaughter
in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in Vermont. Continuing in her mother's
illustrative footsteps, Mali's daughter is finishing a master of arts
degree in Native American studies at Dartmouth College. Mali shared
moose stew, squash, and most of an afternoon with me touching on a broad
range of subjects near to both our hearts.
|The New Elders|
Principles of Environmental Justice
Seneca Nation, New York
Fred Kennedy was born of the Beaver Clan on the Cattaragus reservation
in upstate New York. Great Bear (Nugwite) is one of the last traditional
carvers of the snow snake, a message-tipped spear thrown from village
to village. Currently a champion thrower of the snow snake, headsman
of his people, strawberry farmer, woodsman, father of three and grandfather
of three, Fred maintains a traditional lifestyle, including living without
|The Star Nations Are Here to
Healing the Four Races
Cherokee Nation, North Carolina
Troy Lang was born of the Red Paint Clan in Asheville, North Carolina.
His mother was a full-blooded Cherokee, his father a Berber from North
Africa. His indigenous name, Rolling Thunder, foretells the deep voice
with which he speaks and sings. Troy's love of music and his commitment
to activism - as a charter member of the International Treaty Council,
which holds a seat at the United Nations - force him to live in a high-rise
apartment in New York City, a place his Indian mind abhors. Here, in
a small living room packed with video tapes documenting every statement
he will make, we talk of Star Ancestors.
| ET Is Here|
Rituals for Visitation
Tarahumara, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Oscar Rodriguez was born in Mexico City in 1943. He first saw pictures
of flying saucers in American magazines, which he could not read. His
mother was Tarahumara Indian from Chihuahua, his father Castillian Spanish.
At age fourteen Oscar came to the attention of Diego Rivera, who took
him on as a protégé and inducted young Rodriguez into
the muralist painting union. Researching UFO books, Oscar learned some
English. As an artist and cultural historian whose work is held in museums
and private collections around the world, Rodriguez embodies the aesthetic
conscience of the Yucatan, where he believes extraterrestrials appear
now as they did thousands of years ago. A dynamo of energy at age fifty-six,
Oscar was difficult to reach. He is the father of one son..
| The Farther You Go for the
Medicine, the Stronger It Is|
Solar Initiation of Mystery Schools
Maya, Yucatan, Mexico
Hunbatz Men is a Mayan elder, Day Keeper, and caretaker of the ancient
wisdom. For untold generations his family has been the protector of
Mayan traditions, teaching only a select few. Chosen at age one, Hunbatz
began his studies with his uncle, Don Beto. Today at fifty-five, with
five decades of knowledge behind him, Hunbatz has chosen to "open
up" the teachings of the Mayan calendar. As with other keepers
of the secret societies around the world, Hunbatz Men has ruled that
the old taboos no longer apply. Combining generosity with urgency, he
shares the secrets of the spiritual science of the cosmos. Author of
several books and lecturer of vast experience, Hunbatz Men emanates
masculinity, kindness, and a most gentle wisdom.
| It Will Happen in Hopiland|
Sacred Site Empowerment
Paul Werner Duarte
Olmec, Chiapas, Mexico
Paul Duarte's Indian name is Yuk, "Little Deer." He is a German/Mayan
descendant of the Olmec culture from Vera Cruz, Mexico. He was initiated
into Olmec medicine ways at age six by his grandmother, Claudina Duarte,
a full-blooded Olmec seer. Paul is one of the "new elders,"
and everywhere he walks bands of children follow him. Fluent in four
languages - Yucatec Mayan, German, Spanish, and English - Paul studied
anthropology at DePaul University and is currently a federal tour guide
in the ancient lands of Mexico. He has been working with the Hopi since
1993. Paul carries the ancient wisdom and knowledge of the Mayan culture.
|The Paradigm Shift|
We Are All Star Seed
Cecilia Vindiola Dean
Cecilia Dean worked for seven years as a victim-witness advocate for
the Pima County attorney's office, providing crisis response counseling
for victims of violent crime. She received her B.A. at the University
of Arizona and continued her studies doing graduate work at Bernard
Baruch, City University of New York. She is a member of the Mutual UFO
Network (MUFON), a member of the Ancient Astronauts Society, and a member
of the Center for the Study of Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (CSETI).
She is also a founding member and chief executive officer of Stargate
International, a research and educational development organization dedicated
to establishing public forums and training programs and creating classroom
curricula in the area of UFO history and extraterrestrial intelligence.
Cecilia, a powerful, dynamic woman, is of Yaqui descent.
|We Do Not Take Our Bodies with
Developing Psychic Powers
Shona Bear Clark
Creek Nation, Oklahoma
Shona Bear Clark was born of the Wind Clan and raised on the Creek Indian
reservation near Oklahoma City. Tall and light skinned with high cheekbones
and fine features, Shona Bear descends from a proud line of medicine
women. Immersed since childhood in secret knowledge and fluent in the
sign language of the Creek, Shona is a practitioner of ritualistic healing
arts. My cousin on my mother's side, she is the mother of seven, grandmother
of seventeen, and great-grandmother of one. We speak during a cold March
day in Shona's adobe artist's studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
|The Truth Has Always Been Here|
Practice of Traditional Prayer
Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma
Sequoyah Trueblood was born in Stroud, Oklahoma. His father is Choctaw/Cherokee/Chickasaw,
his mother German/English. Sequoyah grew up on a self-sustaining farm,
learning to work the land to survive. He spent many years in residential
boarding school, which let him into the army at the age of seventeen.
As a Green Beret he was part of the Special Forces Operational Detachment
"A Team," and eventually became a major. He fluently speaks
Thai, Korean, and Japanese. In the service he was a code breaker for
military intelligence. In Southeast Asia he was involved with "Master,"
the development of intelligence technology.
Sequoyah is the father of five, grandfather of four, and great-grandfather
of one. He lives on the Kahnawake reservation in Canada with Marilyn
Kane, one of the originators of the Native Women's Association of Canada.
Sequoyah has worked extensively with Indian youth wilderness programs,
the unity regional youth program for substance abuse, and Cherokee Challenge
in North Carolina. He is currently creating permaculture programs in
Kahnawake, Akewasasne, and Cherokee. Sequoyah shares his teaching of
global unity and compassion. His is truly a remarkable being who emanates
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