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Offline Ganieda

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Jon Stevens aka John Walksalone
« on: May 19, 2006, 12:49:34 pm »
Who is drummaker2000 ?

I received the following announcement in one of my groups....

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SHARED VISIONS 2000 Invites you to a Native American Drummaking Weekend in a 25 acre woodland.

Lenwade, Norfolk

June 10 /11 June 24 / 25

for full details contact sharedvisions2000@hotmail.com or

07910244462


is he legit?

The only references I could find to "Shared Visions", mentioning anything about workshops, were cached pages....the site seems to be missing. ? The cached pages mention the name D.Stevens

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:VrNTIIalLUYJ:sharedvisions2000.co.uk/drumbookfrm.htm+%22SHARED+VISIONS%22+drum&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=2


http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:JFqFU4j3RKsJ:sharedvisions2000.co.uk/home.html+%22SHARED+VISIONS%22+drum&hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=1
*May the Sun warm your Heart, The Moon light your Path and Sacred Mother Earth embrace and protect you always.*

Offline Barnaby_McEwan

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Re: Who is drummaker2000 ?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006, 04:08:35 pm »
No, of course he's not a legitimate Indian spiritual leader, if that's what you mean: nobody who does that sort of thing is. His name's Jon or John Stevens: he's a British guy cashing in on having once met a couple of Navajos while on a trip to America to find himself among the Indians. He is a disciple of the late fraud Kenneth Meadows and his still-living wife Beryl.

He claims to have 'a great love for the peoples, their crafts and their culture', but will sell you a 'vision quest' or a 'medicine bag'.

Stevens seems to think himself knowledgable about 'the Indian and their culture'. See also his encyclopaedic pages on 'legends' and 'history'.
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Offline debbieredbear

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Re: Who is drummaker2000 ?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006, 04:08:42 pm »
Oh yuck. He has an association with Ken Meadows. I have a friend who "studied" with Meadows. She said he was not a nice man. He is arrogant and abusive.

Offline Barnaby_McEwan

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Re: Who is drummaker2000 ?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2006, 04:28:24 pm »
Not any more, he's not! But now we have to deal with all the mini-Meadows he produced.

Offline Ganieda

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Re: Who is drummaker2000 ?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 12:48:03 am »
So, then, is anyone doing anything about these planned
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Native American Drummaking Weekend
? ??
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Offline Barnaby_McEwan

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Re: Who is drummaker2000 ?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 08:50:22 am »
I don't know. Why not see if there's one nearer to you than England and leaflet it?

Offline mysticknt

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Jon Walksalone
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 10:34:26 am »
admits he not native but he makin loadsa money out of native crafts wonder if he givin any back
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Re: Jon Walksalone
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 12:22:44 am »
Doubt it.  Very much, and I have never heard of any Plains Indian Arts Foundation. Just another jump on the band wagon rip off merchant. I will contact him and see what he has to say
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Offline educatedindian

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Re: Jon Walksalone
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2008, 03:04:05 am »
He mentions working with and being a follower of Kenneth Meadows. Meadows was an exploiter, a British man selling knockoffs of Lakota ceremony.