I am a peaceful person and I try to avoid conflict with others when I can. However my name has been smeared on this website. First of all, I’d like to counter all the lies and deception about Larry Figard (Red Eagle). I am Larry Figard (Red Eagle) and I am here to defend my name, my reputation, and my character. OK where do I start? First of all, I have never claimed to be a Native American Spiritual Leader. This can be verified by many people that know me personally. (Friends, Family, Customers, etc,). However, I AM a carded Native American and an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe from the Pine Ridge South Dakota Indian Reservation.
Next, Lance Jamison (AKA Yaya), has NEVER been, nor is currently, part owner of the Red Eagle Native American Arts and Crafts Store in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lance Jamison is someone that did come around to my store and lied and deceived me into believing he was Native American and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. ( He deceived many people by the way, not just me ) I found out later that everything he said was all a lie, and I also I found out that Mr. Jamison is a sexual offender. I might add that I found this out after the Boy Scout event that was supposed to take place.
Lance Jamison was then banned from my store, by myself, and by the landlord of the property. Lance Jamison has not had any contact with me since this past summer, and I do not appreciate being associated with him. He was also banned from stepping foot anywhere near my booth in the Wagon Wheel Flea Market. Also, your friend, “Elizabeth Sturino??? failed to tell you or you failed to mention that she was the girlfriend of Lance Jamison for many months, and Lance even lived for a time with her at her home in Palm Harbor. And that is how Elizabeth began coming to my store; through her boyfriend Lance Jamison.
Debbie St Saveur is the deceased mother of my son, Larry Jr. Figard! Get your story straight. My mother’s name is Jennifer Eleanor Red Eagle. 1914-1997 Manderson, South Dakota. ( She was an enrolled member of the Pine Ridge, South Dakota Indian Reservation, as I am.
The “Cease and Desist" was NOT a bogus letter. It was notarized. Anyone can write one. Read under “Cease and Desist??? letters below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cease_and_desist
Elizabeth says she spent months redesigning my website. This is a lie. She did change some things on my website such as pictures and layouts, but most of what she did, I did not approve of. She and her daughter were compensated for the little bit of time they spent with the website. Elizabeth is very pushy and she did many things in my store (such as rearranging merchandise, repricing items higher, moving tables around, etc) like it was her own store. I never asked her to do a thing for me. She got in the way at my store more then anything else. She would come to my store almost everyday with Lance and sometimes her daughter. The only reason I did not tell her to leave is because I was too polite at the time. She also failed to mention that she had her herbs in my store on display for months. (And they took up a good portion of the center of my store tables). If anything, she owes me money for rent space!
As far as INATS goes (the International New Age Trade Show) , I reluctantly agreed to go with her and the other con artist, Lance Jamison to try and promote my store and get contracts ( which never happened). However, Elizabeth said that if no money was made or if no contracts were taken, then she would eat the cost. ( that was her own words). The contract that she mentions did not go through. The prospective buyers were asking for too cheap of a price that I could afford to do. She can confirm that with them if she wishes.
Everything said about Lance Jamison is true however. Just as Lance took advantage of many others, he took advantage of me. And I never ever claimed to be a Medicine Man. But I am Indian, I am Lakota, and I am proud of it. I Larry Figard NEVER called her a bi**^. That is a flat out lie!
As far as Crazy Crow goes. I am in the retail business, and I, as other retailers do, order material from many different wholesale dealers and distributors throughout the Untied States. I rarely use Crazy Crow. The overwhelming majority of everything I have in my store IS Authentic Hand Made by Native American Artist. And I do abide by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.http://www.doi.gov/iacb/act.html
Also, in addition to myself, I carry Handmade Authentic Native American Arts and Crafts Work from a number of members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes throughout the United States including enrolled tribal members from, the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation, The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Winnabago Tribe of Nebraska, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amongst others. Anyone in doubt is free to come to my store and see and examine our certificates of authenticity. http://redeagle.us/
I work hard at my store! I work everyday of the year except a few holidays. Five days a week at my regular store, and Saturday and Sunday at the Flea Market. I don’t think Elizabeth Sturino knows what hard work is! She seems to try and stick her nose into a lot of business in the area and she acts as some kind of a middle person to make money.
Just to make one dream catcher from scratch is a project in itself. ( As anyone knows who has made one by hand! You have the rings, suede, sinew, beads, and feathers. And it could take many hours to make just one large dream catcher by hand. And YES, these like almost everything in my store are HANDMADE!. What she said about ordering form Crazy Crow and throwing a few feathers on is a complete flat out lie!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation
The reason I DO NOT want to do business with her is because in my opinion, she is a CON ARTIST, and a Street HUSTLER. She wanted to be the Middle person when I was doing 100 percent of the work. It is absurd to sell Handmade items at wholesale prices. There is no money to be made like that. Also, Elizabeth wanted me to sell her my Arts and Crafts work directly to her below the already low wholesale prices. And that was Elizabeth’s great plan to make everyone rich from it. Elizabeth, while hanging around my store (uninvited) would just do things on her own without my consent, and never mentioned anything about money.
I have no idea where she came up with the $15,000! I have a copy of an emil where she says I owe her $4,318.28. Is she just pulling numbers out of the air? Lance Jamison may owe her money, as he does me. But like I said, Lance Jamison has absolutely nothing to do with me or my Red Eagle Store. Elizabeth and her daughter did do a few things on the website. However Elizabeth wanted to be the administrator of the website and handle the accounts on the site. I found some suspicious activity later and I suspected fraud. After that, I banned her as administrator by calling up my webmaster and instructing him to change the password for the website. Elizabeth refused to give me access to the Whole Sale Web Site. That was a red flag right there considering that I AM the owner.
The INATS show cost $1,500 and $114 a day for the three days for the hotel. ( At one point while we were at our booth during the INATS show, Elizabeth disappeared without saying a word ,and was later seen doing physic readings while she was suppose to be helping us at the booth. We made $784 in total, and that was divided between four people. Myself, Lance Jamison, Elizabeth Sturino, and her daughter. It came out to $196 each and that was paid to everyone. I also gave Elizabeth a check for $2,000 which I have a receipt for with my bank records. It might be added that there was no contract for any of what Elizabeth claims.
About the genealogy thing. That was Lance Jamison who insisted on that. I guess he wanted to justify himself. ( Who, like Elizabeth turned out to be Non-Native). Again, anyone that knows me knows that I do not go out into the community claiming to be a Spiritual Leader, Shaman or a Medicine Man. I’m just an average person who is Native American and who owns a Native American store.
The name of this forum is ‘New Age Frauds and Plastic Shaman???. This fits Lance Jamison and Elizabeth Sturino well. Lance is the Plastic Medicine Man, and Elizabeth Sturino is the New Age Fraud.
She claims to be a Wiccan Elder. Read here http://esparanormal.info/elizabethbio.html
“Elizabeth is a Psychic, a Medium, a Mediator, and a Visionary. She was the first, and to date, the only Named Mother of a Traditional British Witchcraft Family in the Americas.
She also claims to be a Psychic, Medium, paranormal investigator and a licenced reverend.
In my opinion, Elizabeth Sturino is a TYPICAL NEW AGE FRAUD that thinks she knows something about Native Americans. She knows NOTHING and is just a Con Artist.
“She is an honorary participant of numerous Wiccan covens though out the United States. Elizabeth has been welcomed and trained in many different traditions and ceremonies with the Native American communities in both the United States and South America??? “Elizabeth is an herbalist, specializing in ceremonial herbs for many different paths. She can create incense, herbal mixtures, and oil blends for personal or group needs and workings.
“Elizabeth has been evaluated in closed university studies for her psychic abilities in the areas of remote viewing and prediction. She was evaluated well above the margin for profound abilities.
“Elizabeth is a licensed Reverend.
“Though she is currently in the process of writing her own book, Elizabeth has been published both nationally and internationally for her different articles and essays???
It does not stop there. Elizabeth also owns a women’s sex shop in St. Petersburg, Florida. What honor is there in that? http://www.mypartyplanner.com/vendors/Pandora's_box_204805.htmlhttp://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Pandoras.Box
Elizabeth Sturino also does a number of workshops she charges money for. http://siddharthasattic.com/workshops.html
Here, Elizabeth is exploiting our Native American Heritage. She went with her boyfriend Lance Jamison looking for ghost at the site of an ancient Native American ( Tocobaga) Indian village.
She states “We walked through the winding paths still with a great feeling of tranquility. As I got closer to the water though, I got another flash of a young Indian man looking out into the water. I couldn’t see what he saw, but I could feel what he felt. http://esparanormal.info/sacredlands/elizabethreport.html
Scroll down to the bottom of the page. http://siddharthasattic.com/meetings.html
Elizabeth may be an associate member of the Nanicoke Tribe based in Delaware. But these membership cards are handed out to non-indians that may help the tribe in some way. Maybe the tribe should be contacted about having Charlatans like Elizabeth Sturino representing them. Elizabeth is flashing around and bragging about her Associate membership card with the Nanicoke Tribe.. http://www.nanticokeindians.org/contact.cfmhttp://www.nanticokeindians.org/
Read these stories. Another Wicann New Age Fraud that thinks she’s knowledgeable of Native American ways.http://siddharthasattic.com/essays.html
In my opinion, this women is a manipulator, a liar, a con artist, and a fraud. And she is just another example of New Age Frauds that take advantage of the good will of Legitimate Native American people!