Traditional Navajo Artist
Born in Tuba City, AZ and raised at White Mesa, Patrick Scott is of the Bitterwater Clan. Raised very traditionally, Patrick did not speak any English until he was introduced to the boarding school system at age seven. His creations can be found in permanent collections of major museums as well as galleries and private collections that span the globe. His ceremonial prayer fans, gourd rattles, staff sets and drumsticks are valued by the Native American community for use in their own tribal ceremonies, healing rituals and other religious purposes.
Juan Rafael Arteaga Salazar
Spiritual name Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl-
Juan Rafael Arteaga Salazar has been a Conchero Dancer (Traditional Aztec Dance) since 1989 and member of the Council of Elders of Tenochtitlan (2004) whose mission is to restore and preserve the ancient Aztec knowledge. He was responsible for lighting the sacred fire in Tenochtitlan in 2004, and in Tlatelolco in 2005.
He was a collaborator for the spiritual unification between México and Spain (1991), and he promoted the gathering between groups that have kept the ancient knowledge between Mexico and Spain.
His paternal ancestors are the Basque people, and his maternal ancestors are the Aztec and Purepechas indigenous people from Mexico.
Sweet Medicine Nation-
Delegate for the Indigenous Congress of the Americas
Sweet Medicine Nation is a gifted healer, artist, educator, singer, author and storyteller who shares her lessons with passion, kindness, eloquence, wisdom, and humor, awakening us to the sacred realities present everywhere. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide on cultural anthropology and comparative religions symbology. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Four Winds Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and sustainability of Native Ways within our world family. Of Chickasaw/Choctaw descent, Sweet Medicine is honored as a Delegate for the Indigenous Congress of the Americas.
Whitewolf is a spiritual healer, singing doctor and herb gatherer, and practices polarity therapy and therapeutic massage in cooperation with medical professionals and American Indian tribal health programs. He has worked throughout California and traveled abroad to England, Ireland and Wales to teach Polarity healing. Whitewolf co-taught Spiritual Healing with the Rev. Marion Butler of Ystradgynlais, Wales. Through long association with various Native American Medicine people, Whitewolf is a Ritual Elder with great knowledge and understanding in the ways of the sweat lodge ceremony. Whitewolf resides near Clearlake, California.
Tahnahga Myers Mohawk & Adopted Anishinabe Medicine Woman
Tahnahga Myers is a Taino, Mohawk woman who was adopted into the Anishinabe way by a medicine woman of the Midwest. For 23 years, Tahnahga was an apprentice with this teacher Grandmother Keewaydinoquay, an Anishinaabeg Elder of the Crane Clan and a scholar, ethno-botanist, herbalist, medicine woman, teacher, and author. Tahnahga also earned a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis on chemical dependency and traditional healing methods for Native people. Tahnahga's work comes from her deep sense of her identity as a Native woman. She uses her ancestral teachings to work for peace, comfort, growth, and healing.
Others that will be joining us include:
Washoe Wisdom Keeper - Renee Smokey