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Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« on: January 07, 2019, 02:16:12 am »
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I started to play chess with this man and he mentioned a reservation, Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation, located down in the Sonora desert in the Tucson area  where I met my Teacher, Man of Knowledge/Medicine man/Shaman/Sorcerer/Crazy Indian. I had no choice but to spend the next four years with him.

https://medicinewheelllc.org/blazing-white-wolf

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Man of Knowledge
Blackfeet Elder
Sweat Lodge (Pour-er)
Empath
Hypnotherapist
Numerologist
And Called Many Things:
(Medicine man/Sorcerer/Shaman/Holy Man BUT Just a Man)

https://medicinewheelllc.org/about-us

On his Facebook page:

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I am just an old hippy Indian. I have a Fundraiser for our community Sweat Lodge for blankets, canvas tarps, furniture pads (they work real well and can get for $5 a piece but need like 35 plus 3 of the largest canvas tarps made and they are like $200 plus 4 smaller tarps and they are $75 each), and money for everything including supplies. I am shocked that after sending out 3300 "asks" not a dime collected and no promises of sending blankets ect I am shamed of the human race. I give my phone number, address (you can check who owns home it is public record) yet this important cause is treated as if a scam I don't get it. hell buy yourself something from my online store (all products and services are authentic Native handmade) with exception of the oils and I WILL DONATE 10% of all sales

https://www.facebook.com/michael.mettert.5

Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/donate/1941176089524001/

Medicine Wheel LLC (Idaho) info via https://sosbiz.idaho.gov/search/business

Filing Type   Limited Liability Company (D)
Status   Active-Existing
Formed In   IDAHO
Term of Duration   Perpetual
Principal Address   2311 N KENMERE DR
MERIDIAN, ID 83646
Mailing Address   2311 N KENMERE DR
MERIDIAN, ID 83646-1675
Initial Filing Date   11/03/2018
AR Due Date   11/30/2019
Registered Agent   Noncommercial
0154749
Michael S Mettert
2311 N KENMERE DR
MERIDIAN, ID  83646

Offline Piff

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 02:18:25 am »
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PRIVATE SWEATS:

Four and under people $275 (50% in advance and balance upon arrival)

Four to eight people $475. (50% in advance and balance upon arrival)

This will be a 4 to 6 hour event. It will be an authentic "old ways" Sweat. We will start with the gathering of firewood, "cleanse", starting and maintaining fire up til lava rocks (Grandfathers) are glowing red. The ceremonial "cleansing" and preparation to enter the sacred Lodge. There will be 4 rounds with teaching of the walk around the Medicine Wheel. Afterwards we will have communion with a good ole BBQ and/or Indian tacos.

NAMING CEREMONY: $575 (50% in advance and balance upon arrival)

This is a sacred ritual that will last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours PLUS I would need certain information from the one being named no later then 4 weeks in advance. This being a sacred ritual of having one's native name bestowed upon them from the Great Spirit. Family and friends of up to 20 are allowed to attend.

This will include food and drinks for up to 8 people anything more then 8 food and beverages (alcohol of any type prohibited) will be supplied by the participants party.

https://medicinewheelllc.org/ceremonies

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 02:47:23 am »
Michael Scott Mettert, born in 1961.

He dyes his hair, it is actually grayer than seen in this Facebook photo.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/medicine-wheel

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I was fortunate to come across Michael Two-Feathers in 1998. He is the leader of the northwest Sun dancers and performed regular Sweats in a town Orville, Ca. I got to learn from one of the best sitting in his lodge at least once a month up until 2005.

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In 2009 I move to Twin falls Id and again on a two times a month drove up to Boise, Idaho where I continued my training with Hawk, a Lakota Elder, who got "sweating" allowed as a spiritual rite crucial to our heritage into the Idaho state prison system.

 I moved up to Meridian, Id in 2011 and continue to live there. As a Blackfeet Elder I have been performing a variety of Ceremonies of various types for a number of years now.

https://medicinewheelllc.org/ceremonies#37e88779-f64a-4e94-b82b-be4249eb5b97

Mike O'brien / Michael Two Feathers http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=3133.0

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 12:48:35 pm »
In case this goes away I'll quote it. He got only 8% of what he asked for:

Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/donate/1941176089524001/

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This fundraiser has ended
Thanks to everyone who donated!
Michael Mettert's photo.


Community Sweat Lodge
Fundraiser for Michael Mettert

$48 USD of $600 USD raised
Fundraiser has ended

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I am hoping that I can get some kind and generous people to assist me here in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Id) in procuring/donating some blankets and canvas tarps (all types and usage) for our community sweat lodge. It has come to a point that our Sweat Lodge needs to replace its blankets and canvas tarps so we can continue our community sweats (all are invited and I'll post dates when up and running again). They have all, minus a few, have rotted and tore. They are used not only to cover the lodge but for people to sit on. Thank you all in advance Message me or feel free to call (208) 713-5175 and I'll will pick them up or I tell you where to send Medicine Wheel L.L.C. 2311 N. Kenmere Dr Meridian, Id 83646
Michael Mettert • 30 December 2018

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 01:12:01 pm »
In connection with https://medicinewheelllc.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/michael.mettert.5 there is also a Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MedicineWheelLLC/

Seems to be mostly about selling herbs, oils, minerals, gemstones, stones, paintings and "Handmade Wired Stone Pendants", also called "Tree of Life Healing Stone Pendants", plus "One Of a Kind Navajo Alabaster Sculptures".

Then there is this closed Facebook group with 46 members:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2275730382707892/
(Medicine Wheel LLC Group) (Created: about a month ago by Medicine Wheel LLC)

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 10:25:09 pm »
https://njhiltongroup.com/idaho-real-estate-partners/

That number is also attached to one Dave Green, a contractor.

Plus, he sells DoTerra (overpriced essential oils they push as a cure for EVERYTHING!).

And anything else to make a buck.  His Facebook page is getting lots of Native love.  I told him we're coming for him like arrows for Custer.  Sadly, there are actual Natives praising him!

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 10:45:01 pm »
"Medicine Wheel LLC Marceline, I appreciate your time to stop by and comment. I would like to bring to your attention of who I am since the comment of "cultural appropriation" is being "branded" upon me. I thought I would respond and clarify some things. 1) I am a 57 year old Blackfoot Elder. 2) My online store sells only those things that are of a natural, nature based, healing preventive way of life plus being beauty into one's life through authentic handmade Native American artworks. 3) I offer a community Sweat Lodge on my property for any and all to be a part of the old ways of our people and I am the one that leads ceremony and pours water 4) Other then the essential oil products everything is handmade by indigenous people.5) I not only perform and serve my community at no cost (of course I would) I open my "doors" to everyone including the Lakota brother and sisters that come directly out of the local prison. 6) I have been trained for over 27 years by various Elders and taught the traditional old ways. I would like to know what would give you the idea that I am a person that is using my heritage for nothing more then profit?"

Can he prove either he, or the "artists" are Native American?????

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 01:33:03 am »
In connection with https://medicinewheelllc.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/michael.mettert.5 there is also a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MedicineWheelLLC/

All three links are dead now. Seems Mr. Mettert is closing down his business?

I made a PDF yesterday of the reviews on that Facebook page. There were lots of references to this NAFPS forum thread. I planned to quote some of those reviews (with names of posters withheld). However, I was not able to post those comments. Even though I removed all formatting I was told:

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 01:54:35 am »
Seems Mr. Mettert is closing down his business?

What's left is his online store: https://medicinewheel.store/

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Your Home for Total Wellness of Body, Mind, and Spirit

Mission Statement

The mission of Medicine Wheel LLC is to educate people about holistic healing, honoring traditional practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit. ...

While also enriching lives by bringing cultural art works handcrafted by traditional Native American artists.

Same goes for that as for the now defunct Facebook group about which I wrote:

Seems to be mostly about selling herbs, oils, minerals, gemstones, stones, paintings and "Handmade Wired Stone Pendants", also called "Tree of Life Healing Stone Pendants", plus "One Of a Kind Navajo Alabaster Sculptures".

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 06:58:50 pm »
… there is also a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MedicineWheelLLC/
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I made a PDF yesterday of the reviews on that Facebook page. There were lots of references to this NAFPS forum thread. I planned to quote some of those reviews (with names of posters withheld). However, I was not able to post those comments.

I split the quotes in two parts. Then they come through, and here comes part 1:

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— This person has absolutely no connection to the Blackfeet people. Charging people and holding fake ceremonies is disgusting. You have no rights to conduct ceremonies. Shame on you!

— He is a fraud!!!!!! Taking advantage of people who know NOTHING of native culture is vile. He can't prove his heritage and has no idea what he's doing and the consequences of doing these false ceremonies. DO NOT PAY FOR ANY OF HIS SERVICES!!!

— This is a fraud person! He is not Blackfeet & should not be profiting off our our Native culture & sacred ceremonies!! Real Natives do not charge for ceremonies!!

— this guy is impersonating a tribal Elder is running a business under false pretenses I would not recommend this for anybody safety special children should not sweat this is totally wrong . people do your research before you and give your time to somebody like this

— FRAUD. You NEVER EVER charge for a ceremony. claiming to be a blackfeet elder is disgusting. how do you get away w this? DISGUSTING.

— Absolutely not recommend this PLASTIC SHAMAN/PLASTIC MEDICINE MAN!!!! As a true medicine for the people one does not charge!!! He is not a true Blackfeet man and he is giving my people a bad name! That is why I am outting him..shame on you!!!

— This man is NOT a Blackfeet Elder! He is charging hundreds of dollars for a Blackfeet naming ceremony. That’s not how naming works! That’s not how sweat works! He is a total FRAUD and is using my tribe to do it! He is a white man using our culture to make money. I am just sick over this

— It's very offensive for this guy to impersonate an tribal elder to try to sell his products. This is a scam.

— He is not a Blackfeet Elder and his teachings are not correct for our tribe.

— another case of cultural appropriation. make believe ndns they just dont understand that are things that true traditionalists never do

— I find it very offensive for this guy to inpersonate an elder....as a blackfeet we dont charge money for our ceremonies,we dont just let anybody in,women are not to sweat as we have our moon to cleanse us monthly....we dont have BBQs..,.A Sweat is not for profit...

— Let’s put him along with all this information on new age frauds and plastic shamans. That’s where he belongs so ppl can see it and be aware of this fake

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Re: Michael Mettert /"Blazing White Wolf" / Medicine Wheel LLC
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 07:09:09 pm »
Part 2 of quotes from reviews of the defunct FB page https://www.facebook.com/MedicineWheelLLC/:

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— PHONY AS HELL!!!!!! NOT an elder, stealing our ways, and selling ceremony! Dave is a FAKE!!!!!!!

— Just like they stole our land, they’re trying to steal our culture too.

— Now tell them your a fraud...

— This is a fraudulent business

— And he's been reported to the feds!

— He can remove comments all he wants...we take screen shots.

— Fraud alert! This man is not a Blackfeet elder nor has any ties to them.

— This person is a FRAUD! He is using our Native American culture for his own gain. He is not a Blackfoot Elder let alone a Elder from any tribe. Just a wanna be trying to make a buck!

— There is a side for frauds it’s called 
New age frauds and plastic shamans 
He should be put on their lists for frauds

— … thank you...he is definitely the highest ?negative grade of plastic!!!!

— Fraud!!! This is not a member of the Blackfeet nation. We use Sweats as spiritual cleanses an for prayer. Money is never exchanged.. WOW You should be ashamed of yourself!

— another white guy claiming to be native. another fake medicine man.

— white guy committing fraud..you can't prove your BLACKFEET can you? lets see it..better yet lets hear your oral history of your lineage..

— cultural appropriation at it's highest

— What a fake and a ripoff. Just say your a Cherokee or your from the Slapahoe Nation.

— new age frauds and plastic shamans

— Stop representing yourself as an Elder. Yuck.

— Bad luck to anyone interested

— And such reviews kept coming. No wonder Mr. Mettert chose to take down that Facebook page.