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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2009, 05:17:13 am »
Just thought I'd post a little good news.


http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2009/11/07/20091107forcedchemo-ON.html




Minnesota teen who fled chemo is now cancer-free


Nov. 7, 2009 02:58 PM
Associated Press


MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota teen who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy has finished his cancer treatment.

Daniel Hauser of Sleepy Eye underwent his final radiation session Friday, and his family says the 13-year-old is cancer-free.

Daniel gained national attention when he stopped treatment after one session in February and fled, citing his religious beliefs. After he returned, he underwent court-ordered chemo to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma, then started radiation therapy.

Family spokesman Dan Zwakman tells KSTP-TV everything is going as planned. A call to the family's home from The Associated Press rang unanswered Saturday.

A Brown County judge has asked for reports from Brown County Family Services and Daniel's doctor. If everything looks good, the case will likely be closed.
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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2009, 03:42:18 pm »
That's excellent.  My best hope is that through all this, his mother had an epiphany of common sense.  Here's to a long healthy and productive life Daniel!

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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2010, 08:12:56 pm »
Very disturbing news that happened back in October but hasn't gotten much attention. I just got contacted by a reporter in Springfield. One of Nemenah's "healers" had claimed to be a midwife. She's been charged with manslaughter for causing the death of a baby.

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http://www.cafemom.com/group/416/forums/read/12454054/Midwife_charged_with_Involuntary_manslaughter

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A midwife from Schell City is charged with causing the death of a newborn baby nearly a year ago.  Greene County prosecutors believe Elaine Diamond should have sent the baby's mother to a hospital sooner than two days after labor started.

Diamond is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter or, in the alternative, first-degree child endangerment.  For a conviction, both charges carry a possible prison sentence as long as seven years.  By charging "in the alternative," prosecutors give a judge or a jury a choice, based on how the facts of the case emerge.

The manslaughter charge says "the defendant recklessly caused the death" of the baby by failing to seek adequate medical intervention" when the "birth became prolonged and/or complicated."  The child endangerment charge says "the defendant knowingly acted in a manner that created a substantial risk to the life (of the baby) by failing to seek adequate medical intervention."

The probable cause statement used as the basis of the charge says the baby, identified in court papers as both R.D. and R.G., was born on Oct. 26, 2009, after 48 hours of labor at a home in Springfield.  The mother's water broke on Oct. 24 and Diamond, the mother's midwife, and Diamond's daughter attended to her before Diamond decided that she needed to go to a hospital three hours after the baby's head crowned.  The birth went no further at the family's home, despite the mother "actively pushing" for those three hours.

The baby's head finally emerged as the father drove the mother to the hospital.  A doctor said the baby was blue when it was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, "a common condition that is easily corrected at hospitals."

R.D. died at the hospital about four days later after his parents chose to take him off a ventilator that was keeping him alive.  A doctor told an investigator that the baby likely would have been born safely by cesarean section if the mother had come to the hospital soon after her water broke.

According to the PC statement, another doctor who was present at the birth, Dr. David Redfern, said Diamond likely should have allowed the mother to push for no more than two hours before seeking medical help.  Redfern, who talked to Diamond at the hospital, said the midwife told him that she knew the baby's heart rate was slowing down, which the doctor said is "a clear sign that the baby needs to go to the hospital."

In the probable cause statement, a detective wrote that Redfern questioned whether Diamond is properly certified as a midwife.  He also said Redfern believed Diamond improperly tried to help the mother by giving her vitamin supplements and herbal remedies during the birth.

"I asked him why he thought (the mother) was not able to deliver R.D. at home and Dr. Redfern stated he thought it was the inexperience and panic of the midwife.  He said this because, after talking to Dr. Mullins, the ER doctor that delivered R.D. in the parking lot, that Dr. Mullins stated he was able to deliver the baby very easily with gentle downward traction.

"Dr. Redfern stated during the interview that, in his opinion, Elaine Diamond was negligent in her care of (the mother and baby).  Diamond told Redfern that she was not collaborating with a physician, but did have a 'friendly' doctor that she could contact.  He said that certified nurse midwifes (CNM) would have access to lab work and ultrasounds.  CNMs work closely with doctors and don't perform home births.

"Dr. Redfern then showed me the paperwork I had previously seen showing that Elaine Diamond had been banned from praticing midwifery in the State of Colorado."
Diamond wrote the detective a letter two weeks after the baby died.

"The letter contained a copy of the front and back of a business card.  The card was issued by the Nemenhah Band and Native American Traditional Organization (Oklevucha Native American Church of Sanpete) and it certified Elaine Diamond as a Medicine Woman/Traditional Spiritual Leader.  This was effective as of 2009 and was issued by Cloudpiler, the Elected Principle Medicine Chief," the detective wrote.

"I later looked up the internet address nemenhah.org and noticed that the address was a P.O. box in Stockton, MO, which is where Diamond's P.O. Box is located."

The detective later got information from Colorado that Diamond had "engaged in a midwife birth of a child without being licensed by the State of Colorado or by the American College of Midwifes.  During this child birth, a complication ensued when the placenta could not be properly delivered.  Diamond then administered three doses of pitocin to try and stop the bleeding.  When this did not work emergency personnel were called and the mother was transported to the hospital and given two pints of blood.  Diamond and her co-worker fled the scene prior to EMS being able to interview them."

The detective, Cpl. Eric Reece, says a medical examiner concludes R.D. died from "anoxia (absence of oxygen) following a difficult delivery."  The medical examiner found no other "abnormality, perinatal infection, or other problem to explain the difficult delivery."

A judge issued a warrant for Diamond on Friday and set her bond at $25,000.  A condition of her bond will be that she not practice midwifery, not practice medicine, and not be present at the birth of any child, or prenatal or postpartum care."

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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2010, 02:44:59 pm »
Longer version of the story with more information.

I've also seen the probable cause statement by police. Diamond apparently stayed behind to clean up the scene while the couple went to the hospital. So evidence was lost.
Diamond also made some other obvious mistakes like not checking for Group B Strep and thinking you could treat that with Vitamin C and Echinacea. She also gave the woman demartini blue and kohash.

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Springfield News-Leader (Missouri)

October 9, 2010 Saturday

Midwife facing criminal charges after baby's death

BYLINE: By, Kathryn Wall

SECTION: MAIN; Pg. A1

LENGTH: 806 words


News-Leader

A Schell City woman who called herself a midwife faces criminal charges after a child died of what medical professionals called preventable causes.

Authorities allege Elaine Marie Diamond, 52, allowed a woman to spend almost three days in labor before taking the mother to the hospital. The baby died days later because of complications from the birth.

Diamond has been charged with involuntary manslaughter with the alternative of child endangerment.


According to court documents, the mother text messaged Diamond Oct. 26, 2009, when her water broke. The documents then describe Diamond "eventually" showing up at the house around 2 p.m.

The mother spent the next two days in a birthing pool in her living room in labor.

By Oct. 26 the baby had crowned, but after three hours of actively pushing, the baby had still not been born, the mother told authorities.

By this time, both the mother and father were asking if they should go to the hospital, but Diamond allegedly said she had things under control.

Minutes later, Diamond told the couple to go to the hospital.

The baby was born in the couple's car in the St. John's Hospital parking lot.

"(The mother) said that when he was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he was blue," the probable cause statement said.

The baby was put on a ventilator and suffered some brain damage. The parents later decided to take him off life support four days later.

Several red flags

Two doctors were interviewed in the time after the baby was admitted to the hospital.

The first doctor, a pediatrician, said the baby's wrapped umbilical cord was an easily corrected problem that could have been taken care of at the hospital.

"Dr. Stevens also stated that (the mother) should not have been allowed to labor at home as long as Diamond let her," the probable cause statement said.

Springfield police also interviewed Dr. David Redfern, who delivered the mother's placenta and was present when she came to the hospital.

"Dr. Redfern began the interview by stating that there were several events in (the mother's) childbirth that were of concern," the probable cause statement said. "The first was that she had a ruptured membrane for over 48 hours. Dr. Redfern stated that this was always a red flag."

He said the second concern was the umbilical cord situation, although he said it's not uncommon for an umbilical cord to get wrapped around a child's neck during birth.

"Dr. Redfern stated that, in his opinion, the prolonged labor was high risk and should not have been dealt with outside of the hospital," the statement said.

Not a certified midwife

Redfern said he had a conversation with Diamond at the hospital, where she told him she was a certified practicing midwife. Authorities say she's not.

Debbie Pulley, director of public education and advocacy for the North American Registry of Midwives, said her organization has not certified Diamond as a midwife.

The registry's requirements to be certified as a midwife include helping at at least 20 births, being the primary delivery person at at least 20 births, doing at least 75 prenatal exams, examining at least 20 newborns, doing 40 postpartum exams and taking an 8-hour written exam.

But Pulley said Diamond can still call herself a midwife even if she isn't certified by any organization.

"If she calls herself a midwife, she is a midwife," Pulley said.

Documents she provided as part of the investigation describe her as a medicine woman.

It's unclear whether her medicine woman/traditional spiritual leader card certification -- issued by Chief Cloudpiler of the Nemenhah Band and Native American Traditional Organization -- qualifies under Missouri's law involving midwives.

In 2007, a provision in a Missouri health insurance required some type of medical background before being able to perform a birth. The provision was struck down in 2008 as unconstitutional.

The current law requires a "ministerial or tocological certification."

"Inexperience, panic"

Police asked Redfern why he thought Diamond couldn't deliver the baby.

"Dr. Redfern stated he thought it was the inexperience and panic of the midwife," the report said. "He said this because after talking to Dr. Mullins, the ER doctor that delivered (the baby) in the parking lot, that Dr. Mullins stated he was able to deliver the baby very easily with gentle downward traction."

Not the first difficulty

Court documents show that Diamond has had previous complaints about her midwife practices.

Prosecutors allege another incident earlier this year also endangered a mother and child.
Details about that incident weren't available Friday.

Diamond is barred from practicing midwifery in Colorado after an incident where a woman almost bled to death. In Colorado, a midwife has to be licensed with the state, which Diamond wasn't.

Reporter Sarah Okeson contributed to this report.

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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2012, 04:58:37 pm »
Those so called "elders" are quite a bunch....

 His Excellency Charles McWilliams-Apparently his title came from the Pope. He runs a health center in the Caribbean island of St Kitts.
http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/jun1308/news8a.htm

So why is one of the "Pope's knights" from St Kitts part of an alleged Native band in Utah?


McWilliams emailed us and denies he has any involvement at all with Nemenhah.

Since Nemenah and Landis claim as "elders" a man who passed away many years ago, it's entirely possible he could be lying about McWilliams and possibly some or all of the other "elders."

Landis is a convicted serial con man after all.

I also urged McWilliams to contact Nemenhah and get his name removed from their site.

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Re: Official Nemenhah Online College of Healing
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2012, 01:31:29 pm »
Landis simultaneously claimed Nemenhah doesn't have McWilliams on their site, and also removed his name on lawyer's advice.

Here's the emails between us, first McWilliams, then Landis, then me.

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I request and demand you remove my name from your website: Charles McWilliams

I have nothing to do with your organization.

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Hello Charles,
 
The website you cite is not owned by Nemenha.  It is a website entirely dedicated to the destruction of the Nemenhah through false representation and claims.  We have no control over what they put on their site.  I suggest you contact them with your demand. 

As for the Nemenhah Website, all reference to you was removed many years ago, as per your request, and the suggestion of Counsel.
 
In future, it might be wisest for one in so august a position as you enjoy to exercise some due diligence of wild and unverified claims, such as the one your moderator has made.  It might color your good name and reputation.
 
Walk Sacred,
Cloudpiler

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Mr. Landis, who calls himself Cloupiler, is either lying or forgetful. They do have you listed on their site.
http://www.nemenhah.org/images/pdf/ezines/Ezine_Aug_Sept_07.pdf
 
They reprinted an article of yours, but altered the ending to make it appear you endorse them or were joining them.
 
Mr. Landis is a convicted con artist in the US, with multiple convictions on several states.

He is best known for his "band" making a "medicine man" out of a 13 year old boy and then urging him to refuse cancer treatment. After a public outcry, the "band" reluctantly allowed treatment.
 
Landis poses as Blackfoot Indian but the Blackfoot tribe has publicly denounced him as a liar.

And he is being melodramatic. We put out warnings on imposters who pose as Native medicine people. Landis is only one of hundreds.
 
Landis's long criminal record and other sordid dealings are in the thread on him.
 
Good luck in getting your name and article removed. I'd be quite amused to see the results once you forward this message to the old con artist and see him try to defend his criminal record, falsehoods, and almost killing a young child.
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Re: Phil Landis & Nemenhah Band, an Oklehueva or ONAC chapter
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2014, 02:25:25 pm »
James Mooney publicly defended Nemenhah and Landis at this site below. In fact Mooney seems to indicate he knew Landis was a convicted serial con man.

Much of the article is worth reposting because it points out Landis is basically doing a fraudulent knockoff of Mormon beliefs.

So is one of the comments, where a man lost his mother to Landis's and ONAC's phony treatments.

First is Mooney's defense of Landis, then the relevant portion of the article, then the comment by a man whose mother was killed by Landis's urging her to avoid medical care.

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James WFE Mooney   Sep 8,2010 10:20 am     

When Oklevueha NAC authorized Phil ‘Cloudpilier’ Landis Independent Branch of Oklevueha NAC, we were familiar of Mr. Landis personal history and of his heritage. We found him to be very astute in his knowledge of the plant kingdom and a distant descendent of Chief Joseph. However, this knowledge was not the deciding factor of Phil receiving a Independent Branch of Oklevueha NAC, the spirit to strengthen by protecting Mr. Landis already blossoming gifts was the major motivation. He has brought nothing but honor and respect of service to Oklevueha NAC and his heritage.

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....The Nemenhah’s websites claim, however, that the people known as the Nemenhah came to North America from the Middle East before the Christian era, and settled in the Four Corners area. Records (the Mentinah Archives) of their history and beliefs were preserved there, and only were recently (2004) translated into English. If this history sounds awfully like what is in the Book of Mormon, then it may interest you to know that the Nemenhah supposedly joined Hagoth, a figure in the BoM, when he left his homeland.

The LDS church, however, does not recognize the Mentinah Archives as authentic. The irony there is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

For suggested initial and monthly “donations,” you too can become a member of the Nemenhah, can buy their tribal medicinals, and can even sell them to your friends and family by joining the Nemenhah MLM.

Being afforded “spiritual adoption” means protection under federal law, the Nemenhah website says. “As a Nemenhah Medicine Man or Woman you will be able to practice your Healing Ministry under the full weight and protection of the Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act 1993 (NAFERA) and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act 1993 (RFRA).”

There is no archeological or historical evidence of a people named the Nemenhah living in the Four Corners, however. (There is also no similar evidence corroborating the Book of Mormon, but that’s another story.) The US Bureau of Indian Affairs and Native American organizations do not recognize the Nemenhah as a valid tribe or nation, either.

Contrary to Native American practice, the Nemenhah’s online healing academy charges money (aka donations) for training to be a medicine man or woman. The Hausers, including Daniel, are medicine men, according to news reports.

You cannot become a member of a recognized Native American nation, tribe or people by paying money. To gain membership, your ancestors had to have been Native Americans, and you have to prove it. Saying your great-grandfather was Cherokee, for example, does not mean you are a Cherokee.

For that matter, paying money to a church for training or religious education is pretty atypical, unless the church happens to be the Church of Scientology.

The presumed head of the organization, known formally as the Nemenhah Band and Native American Traditional Organization (Oklevueha Native American Church of Sanpete), is Phillip R. Landis, who goes by the pseudo-Native name of “Cloudpiler.” Landis is a naturopath by profession.

Landis, coincidentally, wrote the foreword to the “translation” of the Mentinah Archives and published the English translation. The original texts are supposedly locked away in a safe location, while five unnamed translators voluntarily work on the translation.

Someone on a Mormon forum site challenged the authenticity of the Mentinah Archives. Landis, under the unlikely name of Ea-lea Powitz Peopeo, responded with a lengthy diatribe providing arcane details about the Nemenhah and the archives, all couched in language to appeal to a Mormon readership.

"Those who want a better idea of what the Lord is doing to bring forth these translations can go back and study how the Lord did it with Joseph Smith. It is very similar. The heavens are opened. The original writers and God are very much involved in helping the translators. This should not be a surprise to anyone, yet it is a great stumbling block for many because of the condition the prophets and Christ said the Church and the world would be in in our day. For example, there are those who simply do not believe that God will allow anyone to be a translator unless he is one of the General Authorities of the Church. They don’t recognize that Joseph Smith was a translator before he was called to be the head of the Church. The fact is, God can call anyone He wants to be a translator, even an ignorant farm boy."

More of his rationalizations can be found here: http://blog.nemenhah.org/ The organization and financial structure of the Nemenhah and its MLM seem pretty sketchy to me, but I am not a lawyer.

Speaking of the law, Landis several years ago had some legal problems in Montana and Idaho regarding a mushroom-growing business that encouraged farmers to grow reishi mushers and be paid for their harvest. Some farmers allegedly never got paid.

The layers of deceit in this story are almost too many to count. We have a family who have bought into (literally) a supposed Native American church. This church claims to give its members protection under federal Indian Affairs law, but the church and the Nemenhah tribe in fact are not recognized Native American entites.

Meanwhile, the sole reason for the Nemenhah Band’s existence apparently is to peddle a line of “traditional” medicinals, using a dubious MLM scheme, to people like the Hausers, who want alternative ways to stay healthy....

LINKS OF INTEREST:
 Minnesota Public Radio report: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/05/07/parents_refuse_treatment_for_son/
 Indian Country Today report on the Nemenhah:
http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/archive/28147394.html

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galigo   May 15,2009 4:55 pm     

My mother died because she followed his healing advice instead of receiving medical treatment. Here is a copy of an email I sent the chief. cloudpiler@nemenhah.org

Phil Landis (AKA Cloudpiler),

Thanks to all the publicity you’re receiving from this Daniel Hauser case, I finally caught up to you. I’m sure you’ve wanted to know how things ended up with my mother, Richelle, your neighbor at Parks Place, Hideaway Valley, UT.

If your memory needs refreshed, she had uterine cancer, which is 75% to 95% survivable with appropriate (medical) treatment.

However, you advised her to use your alternative healing methods, which she did.

As you were aware, she became sicker and sicker, as she continued to do what you advised her to do. When I came to visit her, you would disappear.

When she became so sick that she needed 24 hour care, my wife and I brought her to our home in Idaho. Here, we cared for her and loved her until she died.

Then, I saw your mugshot on the local TV news, convicted of fraud.

Now, I see you’re using religion to cover your multi-level marketing scam to distribute the same healing methods that lead to my mother’s death.

To top it off, I understand you claim to have discovered and translated some ancient plates which prove you’re the chief of some lost tribe of Native Americans!

Do you have any idea how ridiculous that is? Sadly, there are people who innocently fall for your deceit. Like my mom did.

I wonder how many other people have died because of what you do.

Does it bother you?

Here’s something you should know: My wife and my dad both had cancer at the same time as my mother. Weird, huh. The thing is, my wife and my dad are still here. Cured by surgery. Perfectly healthy now.

I miss my mom, and every time I think of her slow, painful, rotting, stinking death my heart breaks all over again.

You are not only a fraud, chief, you’re a killer.

I’m going to post a copy of this letter to the blogs that come up on the first search page when your name is googled.

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Re: Phil Landis & Nemenhah Band, an Oklehueva or ONAC chapter
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2016, 04:06:40 pm »
galigo   May 15,2009 4:55 pm     

My mother died because she followed his healing advice instead of receiving medical treatment. Here is a copy of an email I sent the chief. cloudpiler@nemenhah.org

Phil Landis (AKA Cloudpiler),

Thanks to all the publicity you’re receiving from this Daniel Hauser case, I finally caught up to you. I’m sure you’ve wanted to know how things ended up with my mother, Richelle, your neighbor at Parks Place, Hideaway Valley, UT.

If your memory needs refreshed, she had uterine cancer, which is 75% to 95% survivable with appropriate (medical) treatment.

However, you advised her to use your alternative healing methods, which she did.

As you were aware, she became sicker and sicker, as she continued to do what you advised her to do. When I came to visit her, you would disappear.

When she became so sick that she needed 24 hour care, my wife and I brought her to our home in Idaho. Here, we cared for her and loved her until she died.

Then, I saw your mugshot on the local TV news, convicted of fraud.

Now, I see you’re using religion to cover your multi-level marketing scam to distribute the same healing methods that lead to my mother’s death.

To top it off, I understand you claim to have discovered and translated some ancient plates which prove you’re the chief of some lost tribe of Native Americans!

Do you have any idea how ridiculous that is? Sadly, there are people who innocently fall for your deceit. Like my mom did.

I wonder how many other people have died because of what you do.

Does it bother you?

Here’s something you should know: My wife and my dad both had cancer at the same time as my mother. Weird, huh. The thing is, my wife and my dad are still here. Cured by surgery. Perfectly healthy now.

I miss my mom, and every time I think of her slow, painful, rotting, stinking death my heart breaks all over again.

You are not only a fraud, chief, you’re a killer.

I’m going to post a copy of this letter to the blogs that come up on the first search page when your name is googled.

This is similar to what happened to a First nations woman on Haida Gwaii whom became involved with Erick Gonzalez.

 She was convinced as others were by Gonzalez to take amanita mushroom as a medicine and peyote. She was  looking for healing. She became devoted to his way , gifting him and following his instructions. He had women like her gather , dry and stock pile amanita for him. He called it " working with the medicines" part of his training to prepare you to be a medicine carrier.

 She even accessed funding for him from her local funders. After 4 years or more she became very ill and reached out to an Haida elder for Haida medicine but the elder said it was too late she was already taking Erick's medicines.

When she was dying ,a woman by her bedside reported that the woman dying announced :

Stop the prayers, stop the fires and stop the medicines

She is referring to the 9 fires training where Erick has his female participants taking these powerful and some highly toxic plants as part of his training.
This woman had  stomach issues in her sickness, she was seeking healing. Why would someone who calls themselves a healer administer a poisionous mushroom to heal internal disease?
When she died she rapidly turned black. This is cyanosis, poisoning.
Her family believes she would have lived longer if she did not get involved with Erick Gonzalez. Other women have suffered too from his ways.
People should know!!!!!!!!!! :-X :-X :-\ :'(

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Re: Phil Landis & Nemenhah Band, an Oklehueva or ONAC chapter
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2016, 04:27:52 pm »
galigo   May 15,2009 4:55 pm     

My mother died because she followed his healing advice instead of receiving medical treatment. Here is a copy of an email I sent the chief. cloudpiler@nemenhah.org

Phil Landis (AKA Cloudpiler),

Thanks to all the publicity you’re receiving from this Daniel Hauser case, I finally caught up to you. I’m sure you’ve wanted to know how things ended up with my mother, Richelle, your neighbor at Parks Place, Hideaway Valley, UT.

If your memory needs refreshed, she had uterine cancer, which is 75% to 95% survivable with appropriate (medical) treatment.

However, you advised her to use your alternative healing methods, which she did.

As you were aware, she became sicker and sicker, as she continued to do what you advised her to do. When I came to visit her, you would disappear.

When she became so sick that she needed 24 hour care, my wife and I brought her to our home in Idaho. Here, we cared for her and loved her until she died.

Then, I saw your mugshot on the local TV news, convicted of fraud.

Now, I see you’re using religion to cover your multi-level marketing scam to distribute the same healing methods that lead to my mother’s death.

To top it off, I understand you claim to have discovered and translated some ancient plates which prove you’re the chief of some lost tribe of Native Americans!

Do you have any idea how ridiculous that is? Sadly, there are people who innocently fall for your deceit. Like my mom did.

I wonder how many other people have died because of what you do.

Does it bother you?

Here’s something you should know: My wife and my dad both had cancer at the same time as my mother. Weird, huh. The thing is, my wife and my dad are still here. Cured by surgery. Perfectly healthy now.

I miss my mom, and every time I think of her slow, painful, rotting, stinking death my heart breaks all over again.

You are not only a fraud, chief, you’re a killer.

I’m going to post a copy of this letter to the blogs that come up on the first search page when your name is googled.

[size=14pt][/size]This is similar to what happened to a First nations woman on Haida Gwaii whom became involved with Erick Gonzalez.

 She was convinced as others were by Gonzalez to take amanita mushroom as a medicine and peyote. She was  looking for healing. She became devoted to his way , gifting him and following his instructions. He had women like her gather , dry and stock pile amanita for him. He called it " working with the medicines" part of his training to prepare you to be a medicine carrier.

 She even accessed funding for him from her local funders. After 4 years or more she became very ill and reached out to an Haida elder for Haida medicine but the elder said it was too late she was already taking Erick's medicines.

When she was dying ,a woman by her bedside reported that the woman dying announced :

Stop the prayers, stop the fires and stop the medicines

She is referring to the 9 fires training where Erick has his female participants taking these powerful and some highly toxic plants as part of his training.
This woman had  stomach issues in her sickness, she was seeking healing. Why would someone who calls themselves a healer administer a poisionous mushroom to heal internal disease?
When she died she rapidly turned black. This is cyanosis, poisoning.
Her family believes she would have lived longer if she did not get involved with Erick Gonzalez. Other women have suffered too from his ways.
People should know!!!!!!!!!! :-X :-X :-\ :'(
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