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Archive No. 1 / Re: NO LONGER A MATTER OF CONCERN Harry Snowboy
« Last post by Sparks on January 25, 2022, 01:20:10 am »
Harry Snowboy is mentioned as "Harry Snowboy Sioux/Cree Bundle Keeper" in this thread:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5570.0

[Traditional Elders' Statement on Social Media and Sacred Ceremonies]
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Non-Frauds / Re: Traditional Elders' Statement on Social Media and Sacred Ceremonies
« Last post by Sparks on January 25, 2022, 01:14:31 am »
Harry Snowboy, Bundle Keeper

To the right of his name, in the same handwriting: "Sioux/Cree".

There is a topic about him in the forum, recently updated:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4609.0  [Harry Snowboy]
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Archive No. 1 / Re: Harry Snowboy
« Last post by educatedindian on January 24, 2022, 02:58:17 pm »
I received this account. What does everyone think? Should this be moved to Archives?

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I am reading an old post from 2015 re:Harry Snowboy that is concerning me.
The information I am reading is inacurrate that Harry does not call himself a shaman for one. 

I have worked with this person since 2005. My entire family has worked with Harry Snowboy and I do not trust just anyone with my children.

What I am in fact witnessing when I read this post is “Lateral Violence”. There is a magnitude of this happening in our communities as you must already be aware of. No longer is just the colonization happening from “settler individuals” however our own people oppressing each other.  There’s a lot of jealousy and micro aggressions happening over social media.

Harry Snowboy has support from his community. I’ve personally fasted “vision quest” in his community of Quebec twice. I’ve been a Sundancer in his Family’s Sundance since it started in 2013. I’ve danced my 4 years and to this day I’ve been one of the female helpers. My Son has also danced with Harry’s Sundance.

I feel like when I first read this post: that the person is trying to dis-credit Harry from the get-go. What I’ve been taught is yes you check the background on the medicine people you approach you ask for their references who they’re teachers are, where did they learn these ceremonies. Harry will tell you honestly.

I work at the federal prison the only federal prison in Ontario with Elder Services and Corrections Service Canada. I am on the Elder’s Council to interview potential candidates. We as a council have to discern who is credible who is “walking their talk”, check their references so I understand the legitimacy and authenticity that we need to know as a community.

If you have any questions or concerns for me please contact me.
I’m asking if you can remove this post as it disheartens me to read. I know it’s a false accusation being made about an authentic person who is genuine.

If you need any more info please let me know. 
Miigwech - Anushiik - Thank you,
Laini Lascelles
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Member Introductions / Re: DanielUnruh(Jarriel)
« Last post by Sparks on January 24, 2022, 12:01:19 am »
(Hello) wanting to learn more about the Jarriel family if anyone has any information

This thread was started by Jeff Jarriel and there is genealogy research about his Jarriel ancestry in it:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4953.0 [Hello from Ta'Na'Si]
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Member Introductions / DanielUnruh(Jarriel)
« Last post by DanielUnruh(Jarriel) on January 23, 2022, 08:17:00 pm »
Newcomer here, osiyo! (Hello) wanting to learn more about the Jarriel family if anyone has any information
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I got a ridiculous threatening letter by Fed Ex as well. 
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Research Needed / Re: Rain Bear Stands Last, MMIW Filmmaker
« Last post by educatedindian on January 22, 2022, 02:54:15 pm »
He has a business leading tours of Reservations and, if I'm reading this right, sacred sites, to anyone with the money to pay. The wording is careful, but it's clearly spiritual tourism and pay to pray is heavily implied.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/go-native-america-billings

https://www.gonativeamerica.com/


At "Our Ethics." Bolding is mine.

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Perpetual questions: Can I go in a sweat lodge, can I participate in a Sundance? Can I do a vision quest? And ironically folks often cite the desire to adhere to tradition and etiquette which leads them on their own personal Red Road.

Go Native America is not part of the tribal warrior societies that have the burden of ‘policing’ these kinds of ceremonial abrogation, and the arduous responsibility of stopping bogus ceremonies is not ours to shoulder. However in support of the wishes of Elders and ceremonial people across the continent, let’s be clear that no-one on an Go Native America journey will ever participate in ceremony of any kind as part of their tour with us.
 
Think of it like this: Meaningful, traditional and powerful ceremonies were given by the Creator to particular Peoples, and are their responsibility to conduct.

Ceremonies take time, understanding and long-term preparation. 

They are NEVER a vacation activity.

Anyone who is telling you otherwise is not being fair to you, or to the indigenous people to whom the right and responsibility to fulfill those ceremonies was given.
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Research Needed / Re: Gowa Peshewa - Doc Macaki Peshewa relative?
« Last post by Bahesmama on January 21, 2022, 09:05:31 pm »
Wow! Thanks! How do they get themselves featured so quickly? And how could a Navajo journalist not ask the right questions?
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Research Needed / Re: Rain Bear Stands Last, MMIW Filmmaker
« Last post by Bahesmama on January 21, 2022, 09:04:07 pm »
A Google search shows nothing of him under that name before 2014. In 2015 he appears as a co-founder of "Guardians of Our Ancestral Legacy" (GOAL).
https://wyofile.com/tribal-alliance-fights-to-maintain-yellowstone-grizzly-protections/

The webpage for goaltribal.org appears to empty throughout its existence, since 2014.

Yes, we found that his real name is Serle Lovell Chapman, an Englishman from Yorkshire. Also, his Romani claims appear suspect. We did his family tree and had a Romani researcher look at it and no dice.
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Research Needed / Re: Rain Bear Stands Last, MMIW Filmmaker
« Last post by Defend the Sacred on January 20, 2022, 08:27:15 pm »
He has a business leading tours of Reservations and, if I'm reading this right, sacred sites, to anyone with the money to pay. The wording is careful, but it's clearly spiritual tourism and pay to pray is heavily implied.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/go-native-america-billings

https://www.gonativeamerica.com/

"What we do

We take you traveling like an insider with Native American guides, visiting the areas where tribal cultures were formed and history was made. You'll learn by experience - meeting Native people, hearing their stories as handed down through generations and witnessing true tribal lifeways.
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How we do it

By curating special journeys based on connections . . .

meet Medicine people, powwow dancers, storykeepers, culture-holders tribal historians and dreamers.  We offer you the chance to immerse yourself in the indigenous philosophy embodied by "Mitakuye Oyasin" - All My Relations.

?Where you will go

You will visit reservations, cultural sites, historic hotspots and original homelands that are now designated as National Parks. It's a unique chance to visit places that hold tribal stories - the secrets that most tourists miss.

Why it works

. . . because we create the connections you can’t make for yourself.

People travel with us because they want to go places they can’t access alone, meet people they would never otherwise meet, and get an insider’s understanding of cultural, historic or spiritual matters that's off limits to the average tourist."
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