• 00:01

    Powhatan Cherokee Herbalist Ila Hatter: The Lady Of The Forest

    in Religion

    Ila (pronouced Eye'-lah) Hatter (website) (blog) is a descendant of Pocahontas whose mother was a Cherokee woman named Amopotuskee and whose father was Wahunsunacock a/k/a "King Powhatan."


    In this program, a lot about Snowbird (Eastern) Cherokee culture is discussed.


    Ila Hatter’s mission is to tune people in to the many ways they can make Mother Nature’s pantry and medicine cabinet their own. Hatter does not forage the woods in the hope of making a profit. “In my case, I’m not gathering things to sell but instead am using them for education – teaching people what these plants are, how to identify them, what the traditional uses are, what the potential market might be for them. I combine my knowledge of the flora with folklore, telling interesting stories that go with the botany of what I do.”


    Ila, known as THE LADY OF THE FOREST, is an interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, and gourmet cook with more than 25 years experience teaching the cultural heritage of native plants. She is a staff instructor for the Univ. of Tenn.’s Smoky Mtn Field School, guest instructor for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), The Mountain Retreat Center (Highlands, NC), Snowbird Mtn Lodge (Robbinsville, NC), Charter Board Member of the Yellow Creek Botanical Institute; and Storyteller for Elderhostels in 3 states. She has been featured in major newspapers, magazines, and TV shows. Her distinctive skills were even sought out by CBS for the TV series “Christy”. 

  • 01:59

    Cherokee Storyteller and Author Willy Whitefeather: Part Two: Cherokee Star Wars

    in Religion

    ?I called Willy back and we continue for another two hours!


    Willy Whitefeather is 79 years old, and knows many of the old Cherokee stories.


    Willy says, "The reason I wrote the survival book was to save a kid's life. Because I know of 28 kids that went out into the desert and mountains and never came back. This book is now into it's 7th printing. From my Cherokee hertitage I use old Cherokee ways in hopes to save a kids life. I was made honorary Chief of the Black Creek band of Cherokees."

  • 01:59

    Dr. Clifford N. "The Strange Man" Alford: Cherokee

    in Religion

    Prerecorded April 3, 2004


    Dr. Clifford N. Alford began his training at five years old, when his Grandmother, a Texas Cherokee Medicine Woman recognized his interest in herbs and the ways of Mother Earth. She taught him an average of two to three months per year for the next fourteen years.


    Naturopathic and Shamanic Services, Inc. was founded by Dr. Sir Clifford N. Alford, Th.D, DD, MH, S/RMT, in May of 1995 in Tahlequah, OK for the purpose of protecting and reviving indigenous matriarchal shamanic traditions of the Cherokee Tribe and other similar traditions worldwide. This ministry had operated in Tahlequah and the surrounding areas, and in Texas, Louisiana, Michigan and New Mexico since 1993. His name was changed to Prajna Shiva Kalidasa by his Tibetan and Javanese teachers. 


    Prajna Shiva Kalidasa was born as Clifford Nelson Alford, and was apprenticed in Cherokee Medicine from the age of five by his maternal grandmother for fourteen years. His great grandmother assisted in that process for three years until her death. Prajna then apprenticed with others in the Asaga Medicine Society for another eleven years, which resulted in his being declared to be an Adawehas (Cherokee Spiritual Leader and Sexual Healer), and has pursued every opportunity to study and train with other Shamans in shamanic, sexual healing and empowerment methods from all over the world. His name in the Asaga was Stone Heart until his main teacher died when he received a new name of Henowetak which translates as "The Strange Man". 


     

  • 01:52

    Part One - Cherokee Storyteller and Author Willy Whitefeather

    in Religion

    Part One... Willy joined about 30 minutes into the show and was disconnected by Skype a few minutes before the stream stopped, so I will be calling him tomorow morning and recording another hour.


    Willy Whitefeather is 79 years old, and knows many of the old Cherokee stories.


    Willy says, "The reason I wrote the survival book was to save a kid's life. Because I know of 28 kids that went out into the desert and mountains and never came back. This book is now into it's 7th printing. From my Cherokee hertitage I use old Cherokee ways in hopes to save a kids life. I was made honorary Chief of the Black Creek band of Cherokees."

  • 01:46

    RED HAT SPEAKS: VOICE OF THE FLYING EAGLE: Cherokee Spirituality - Dottie Daigle

    in Religion

    Prerecorded...


    Red Hat Speaks: Voice of the Flying Eagle is THE most authoritative book yet on Cherokee spirituality... from Dottie D'aigle "The Lady in White," Adopted by Wolf Clan Cherokees of The Southwest Council of The Cherokee Nation at Tahequah, OK, a Constitutional Satellite Community of The Cherokee Nation based in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

    An interview of Dottie Daigle concerning What It Means to be a Cherokee! which concerns 5 to 7 million Cherokee descendants.


    For more information about Cherokee Elder John Red Hat Duke, see http://KeetoowahSociety.org 

  • 01:53

    Cherokee Storyteller and Author Willy Whitefeather of WillyWhitefeather.com

    in Religion

    Part One... Willy joined about 30 minutes into the show and was disconnected by Skype a few minutes before the stream stopped, so I will be calling him tomorow morning and recording another hour.


    Willy Whitefeather is 79 years old, and knows many of the old Cherokee stories.


    Willy says, "The reason I wrote the survival book was to save a kid's life. Because I know of 28 kids that went out into the desert and mountains and never came back. This book is now into it's 7th printing. From my Cherokee hertitage I use old Cherokee ways in hopes to save a kids life. I was made honorary Chief of the Black Creek band of Cherokees."

  • 01:51

    Part Two: Cherokee Storyteller and Author Willy Whitefeather

    in Religion

    I called Willy back and we continue for another two hours!


    Willy Whitefeather is 79 years old, and knows many of the old Cherokee stories.


    Willy says, "The reason I wrote the survival book was to save a kid's life. Because I know of 28 kids that went out into the desert and mountains and never came back. This book is now into it's 7th printing. From my Cherokee hertitage I use old Cherokee ways in hopes to save a kids life. I was made honorary Chief of the Black Creek band of Cherokees."

  • 01:25

    1951 Sawtooth Wilderness Cherokee Massacre Survivor - Grandmother Earth Thunder

    in Religion

    Prerecorded...


    Website
    Newspaper Bio 


    I offer to teach peoples of what wild-nature taught me and my families. I now live in urban Idaho and the Wilderness of Northern California. We have manifested ways to integrate these Wild Wisdoms into doable daily - worthiness, wellness, purpose, relationship, abundance, prosperity, service and seeking.


    From birth to age 11 we lived so mountain-remote I did not know there were other humans living on our big planet.


    EarthThunder’s shared perhaps the most remarkable story I have ever heard. She was born around 1947 in Idaho, where she lives today. Both of her parents were indentured servants who were prohibited to have children. I know that this is hard to believe still possible in 1946. When EarthThunder was born her parents were murdered and she was given to her grandparents and extended family to raise. She spent the first 10 years of her life in the wild not knowing that there were other human beings in the world other than her family. She never saw a highway, a car, other people, airplanes, or electrical lines. Summers were spent in the mountains of Idaho at 8,500 feet above sea level and winters were spent in caves with food and animal hides to get them through the bitter cold, When EarthThunder was 10 her entire family was murdered in front of her, then thrown into a mass grave. Those unimaginably horrifying images still haunt her. 

  • 00:15

    Cherokee Joseph "Fire Eagle" Clements, ONAC Minister of Peace​

    in Religion

    I am Joseph Fire Eagle Clements. I am enrolled in the Cherokee Nation of Sequoyah. I am Ordained Minister of Peace via ONAC of Indiana Apache and Cherokee nations. Let's get on to the present situation within the tribes of the Native Americans. It saddens me today to see the members of the Cherokee Nation at such odds with others who are not ''full blooded tsalagi'', and who are not members of the ''Oklahoma Cherokee'', are not ''members of the Cherokee Family. This saddens me indeed. When have we as the true occupants of this land, the Native American Red Man, descended from Adam the original. Everyone who studies Hebrew language knows that ''Adam'' is a Hebrew word meaning, ''Ruddy'' or Red Man!! Get it? The very first occupants of the turtle island were the red man. We were created in the image of the One True God, Yohewah. And he made our skin RED, the color of earth. We are the keepers of Mother Earth together, no one man can do this daunting task, it is too hard for one alone. we must all pick up our hoes and get rid of the weeds from among the wheat. The tares among us, this is what I would like to address. A man is not a Cherokee who is a Cherokee on his skin. A man who is a Cherokee is a Cherokee in his HEART. Let us return to the original path, and let us concentrate on the Original Task...to go in and possess the land, and occupy till I come. We must work together to bring back the traditional native American ways to the hearts of our people. The elders must be restored to their teaching the young men, and the mothers of our tribes to the teaching of the young women. If we do not turn back to the ''love thy neighbor as thyself'', and the ''put something back when you take something away.'' Do not cut a tree down in this life unless you are willing to plant another in its place. 

  • 02:00

    The Ancient Cherokee Church of The One God YO HEE WAAH​

    in Religion

    Ancient Cherokee Church of The One God YO HEE WAAH?


    Explore The Ancient Cherokee Church of the One God YO HEE WAAH Native American Church website at http://TheAncientCherokeeChurchOfTheOneGodYoHeWaah.org/


    I WILL TELL YOU A TRUE THING!


    Since 1 B.C., there has not been a Christian who does not tell of “Jesus” by using that very same name. Since 500 A.D., there has not been a Muslim who does not tell of Mohammed by using that very same name. In 1750, the Cherokees knew Jesus and God by five commonly accepted Old Testament names, yet knew nothing of the New Testament name “Jesus”. Where and how did the Cherokees obtain such ancient knowledge? When asked, upon first contact with Europeans, they replied “directly from God”.


    Go Hee Dah
    (A Long Time Ago)


    “We Cherokee knew long before the Good Apostle John that what ever is true is from Unayklanahi, the one creator of all things, God.” “You need not bow to other human permission to believe in anything you believe to be true; as a Cherokee it is your responsibility to do so without fear, for this is the most traditional way of the Cherokee.”


    The one God of the Cherokee was not the vengeful god of a small tribe of war loving people. The one God in whom the Cherokee believe is benevolent and has no specific chosen people.


     

  • 02:00

    Bryant Draper MD, Southeastern Kentucky Appalachian Cherokee Descendant

    in Religion

    ?BRYANT DRAPER M.D. M.R.O., Tribe of Judah and Cherokee Descendant, is an amazing person.


    A gifted seer and healer, he was reared in Southeastern Kentucky amongst traditional Appalachian hill folk. In his youth, he spent a lot of time in caves with his prospecting grandpa, and discovered Hebrew, Ogham and Celtic cave writings. 


    He eventually put himself through medical school, beginning in the Caribbean and eventually at Yale University School of medicine.  He will be discussing Low Dose Naltrexone at length.


    He has many years of work in multiple medical fields from general practice to critical care medicine.


    Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Therapy, Hormone Clinics, Pain Clinics, Urgent Care, Critical Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Acute and Chronic Care, Tropical Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Trauma, Bioterrorism, Neural Plasticity Research, Neuronal Ischemia/Chemical Neuronal Injury and Regeneration, Vagus Nerve Mediated LES Pressures Secondary to Neuronal Blunt Trauma, Naltrexone Policy and Procedure, Naltrexone Mechanisms, Gene Mapping, Neuroimmunobiology, Cellular Mediated Transport Systems, Bioengineering, DME, Respiratory Therapy Policy and Procedure, Medical Business Start Up.

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