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Most Senior White Roots of Peace Council Elder Michael Bastine
Algonquin healer, storyteller, spiritual teacher, and author (with Mason Winfield) of Iroquois Supernatural (Bear & Co./Inner Traditions, 2011), MICHAEL BASTINE has trained within Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Hopi, and Cherokee traditions for 30 years. Among prominent Native Americans who have been his friends and mentors are the Cayuga healer Peter Mitten, the Seneca elder Beeman Logan, the Tuscarora author and healer Ted Williams, and the Cherokee/Shoshone medicine man Rolling Thunder. Today Michael travels all over the U.S. and Canada for lectures at conferences that have included Wisdom Keeper at Council Groves in Kansas; Lily Dale in Cassadaga, NY; the Gathering of Elders in Lincoln, VT; the Condors and Eagles Conference in Asheville, NC; United Nations of America in Canter’s Cave, OH; the Temple of Understanding at the Auburn Seminary in New York, NY; the William Commanda gathering in Maniwaki, Quebec; and the “Spiritual Summit” organized by author Doug Boyd in Toronto, Ontario. A veteran of many media appearances, Michael was a guest in 2012 on the famous paranormal radio program Coast to Coast. A founder of "Touch The Earth" Natural Resource Center of South Wales, NY, and a cofounder of the East Aurora-based research organization Spirit Way Project, Michael also serves as an advisor to The Center for Algonquin Culture and as an advocate for the developmentally disabled. Michael lives in South Wales, NY, with his special-needs daughter, Bailey–from whom he receives uncountable spiritual lessons every day.