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Frauds / Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC
« Last post by revcheno on February 12, 2020, 03:00:47 pm »
Hello Everyone --

I'm a Unitarian minister serving in Lexington, KY and the organization "Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC" wants to use our property. I stumbled across this forum and this post in particular ( It raised some red flags obviously. I don't want us to be the church that rents out to an organization that is appropriating Hopi rituals. Some initial digging around has made me aware that ripping off indigenous rituals is a profitable business for many...I guess I was naive.

I've reached out to the Hopi tribe and am waiting for their input as well. Any other people/groups you'd recommend reaching out to? Plus, I figured instead of necro-ing the old post, I'd ask if anyone had new information on this?

With gratitude.
Frauds / Re: Krystalline Kraus attacks Dave Courchene
« Last post by NAFPS Housekeeping on February 09, 2020, 01:53:57 am »
Here she is with Montesano and Courchene, three months before she came here and pretended not to know them.

Also included is a photo she posted of herself making the catlinite pipe along with an excerpt from her 2006 blog where she self-identifies as "white trash," and an additional blog post where she uses her email, publicly. These were all public posts. She chose to post this stuff about herself on the Internet.

No one has to "accuse" her of anything. She did it to herself.

Reposting images that aren't loading on that post.
UPDATE on Bruchac/Bowman "Abenaki" Narrative and research: Joseph Bruchac is still claiming his grandfather Jesse Elmer Bowman (1886-1970) was an Abenaki, as allegedly so was Jesse Bowman's father Louis (1844-1918). Working with some descendants of the brother of Jesse E. Bowman, John Jack Bowman (1893-1973) we are now awaiting Big Y-700 testing through FTDNA. Clearly the direct male "Bowman" great-grandfather Louis and all of his direct-male line descendants carry the Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b-KMS67, which comes from Europe (YFull has Vaudry from Lamberville, France ... and another Y match in Italy).

And a new discovery genealogically speaking has happened.
Baptism No. 314

Dated June 11, 1845 per the Notre Dame du Rosaire Catholic Parish, in Granby, Quebec, Canada.
In English translation from the French script, this record reads:

June 11th, eighteen hundred and forty five, we the priest undersigned have baptized Louis, born July 20th, eighteen hundred and forty four, at Ely, of unknown parents. Godparents: Louis Sénécal and Josephte Vincent, who could not sign.

Per the Bowman Bible the Bowman direct male Y-DNA tester has in his possession, indeed Louis (1844-1918) knew when he was born, in either East Farnham Twp., where his mother Marie Elisabeth Sénécal dite Laframboise was apparently, for a time, living with George Raymond, from at least ca. 1850 (or near there), where they baptized their two daughters.

Clearly, his baptismal shows his Godparents, and it is through these two people, this couple, that through genealogical mapping, that we can ascertain WHO Marie Elisabeth Sénécal dit (Sophie) Laframboise’ parentage was. It was Louis Sénécal dit Laframboise born in 1788 and died in 1855 (per the Notre Dame de Granby Parish records) and his first wife, Marie Elisabeth (nee: Benoit dit Livernois). She died before January 1822, when her husband remarried to Marie Josephte Jarret dite Vincent.

So, the narrative storytelling about her (Sophie) being an Abenaki or even an Indian (by Marge Bruchac's "historical re-imaginings" about Sophie Senecal) is based on merely Marge's own imagination. NOT on facts or reality. The same goes for Louis (1844-1918) and his alleged "Abenaki" ethnicity. Yet more research is happening to discern his paternal ancestry. We're getting closer to the answers. We are testing to the level of Y-700 at FTDNA at present, and waiting for the results, and evaluation/analyzing at YFull in the coming months.
Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by Sparks on February 04, 2020, 02:50:38 pm »
And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads. […]

I just started a new thread:
[Michael Higgins (Michael Edward Higgins) — Rainbow Thunderbird]
Research Needed / Michael Higgins (Michael Edward Higgins) — Rainbow Thunderbird
« Last post by Sparks on February 04, 2020, 02:47:58 pm »
And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.[…]


Michael was born with an unusual gift, he is able to take in the illness of another person into his body, and after a numberof days, expel it. He uses no medicines or any hands on healing methods. He does a prayer ceremony during which he takes the energy of the sickness into his body and which renders him unwell, and is thus able to expel it after 9 – 28 days depending on the degree and seriousness of the illness.

The requirements for a client is : he/she needs to believe in him as a healer, and they need to fulfill the protocall of giving him tobacco and a gift. (In lieu of a gift a cash donation is acceptable).

Cree Elder and Medicine Man, Mr. Don Cardinal trained Michael Higgins for over six years, in Manitoba Canada. He was taught many methods of spiritual ceremonies as well as being trained in the use of traditional medicines.

He is a sundancer, having completed all four years of dancing near Selkirk, Manitoba. He worked with Mr. Don Cardinal in his sweat lodge for six years, working as a fire Keeper, herbalist and healer.

Michael has also worked numerous Vision Quests (Fasts) located in the sacred petroforms site near Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba.

Mr. Higgins has dedicated his life to the healing of others. He has recently begun specializing in healing cancers due to the widespread and chronic existence of this illness.

Michael has been working as a healer since 2001. He is of Mohawk descent and has been taught extensively in the Spirit Culture of the First Nations (North American Indian Culture).

He has written a book about these teachings as well as techniques for healing. This book will available to the public shortly.

Cash Donations are encouraged to aid Michael in his work.

Michael Higgins is a born gifted healer who has healed over 400 people from various illnesses. He has had great success healing people with cancer.

Michael Higgins is an internationally respected healer having worked in France, Germany and Poland. He has had articles written about him in various international publications, as well as a full page interview in the Warsaw Insider, in August 2013.

You can read and interview from the Warsaw Insider by clicking on the Magazine cover below.

For 'healers' to advertise such cancer claims are illegal where I live, and could ultimately land him in jail. His "First Nations (North American Indian Culture)" claims I leave open for discussion here.
Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by Sparks on February 04, 2020, 01:29:05 pm »
And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.

There is already a thread on Tommy Priester: [Tommy Priester]
Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by educatedindian on February 04, 2020, 01:05:56 pm »
Don Cardinal passed away 12 years ago. It's a tactic frauds often use, claiming to be taught by a deceased elder that can no longer contradict their claim.

She's not the only clear fraud to claim Cardinal taught them. He gave many public speeches on reviving Cree teachings, and that included general herbal knowledge taught at Canadian universities that could be integrated with western medicine.

A similar claim was made by an associate of Cate Crow.

And by these two mix and match for profit type, who likely need their own threads.
Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by Sparks on February 04, 2020, 02:34:22 am »
The photo really made me cringe..


Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by fairbanks on February 04, 2020, 01:53:37 am »
Here is a link to a podcast with her:

Peter's Podcast


The Silence w/Heather Principe

DECEMBER 10TH, 2018 | 56:14 | S2:E70



A conversation with yoga teacher, polarity therapist, and native wisdom holder Heather Principe.


My friend Heather Principe has been described as a journey-woman of the old ways. She studied classical yoga and polarity therapy, which is based on yoga. She was chosen by Cree healer Don Cardinal to learn the tribe’s wisdom and the sweat lodge ceremony — a rare sharing with someone not born in the tribe. She is dedicated to teaching within the paradigm of the Four Directions and the Five Elements, and her work weaves these ancient teachings into a contemporary outlook on science, personal growth and society.

Heather founded The Yoga and Polarity Center in Malverne, New York. She served on the Board of the International Polarity Education Alliance and the International Polarity Board in Switzerland. She has taught at the International Seminary for Interfaith Studies, the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and Sivananda Yoga Ashram. Heather co-authored Ahimsa in Communication with Diana Slattery.
Frauds / Re: Heather Principe
« Last post by fairbanks on February 04, 2020, 01:46:21 am »
I was going through the links you put together Sparks and it looks like on her facebook she has a picture of Don Cardinal. Not sure if she took it or what the deal is... supposedly she was trained by him and given permission to run sweats.
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