Author Topic: Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC, Jeremie Leckron aka Grandmother Medicine Song falsely claiming to be Hop  (Read 9872 times)

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Sheila Seppi, follower of Charlene Hicks-Venard "Wolf Moondance"(http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=3586.0) also cites:

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one of my teachers and Hopi Elder, Jeremie Leckron, who learned them from her teacher Snow Deer

https://www.facebook.com/spiritwaywellness/posts/275106742538045

Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" has removed her real name from her current web site:
http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/ ... but it is available for now in Google cache form:

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Grandmother Medicine Song, also know as Jeremie Leckron, has a Ph. D. in Psychology from the University of California Berkley, Post Doctorate work in Religion from the California Institute for Integral Studies and an Ordination of Divinity from the Unity School of Christianity. For many years, Dr. Leckron had an active practice as a Jungian analyst. She also served as a apprentice to Gertrude Teusch (1980-1994) in the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6yTim0rRQTcJ:hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-ab

One of her companies is Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC

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Grandmother spent her summers on the Mesas of Arizona with her Hopi Grandmother where she learned and lived the mysteries and ways of the people.
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Her family lineage is that of the Hopi Bear Clan.

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Grandmother Medicine Song served as long-term apprentice to several American Indian Elders and teachers, specifically,

    Chief Dan Evehema (Hopi)
    Sun Bear (Chippewa)
    Fire Dog (Navajo)
    Grandfather Rolling Thunder (Shoshone/Cherokee)
    Grandmother Snowdeer (Olgala Sioux)
    Grandmother Moon Shadow (Zuni)
    Her Grandmother Violet Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi, Third Mesa)
    Her Great Aunt Tishoma Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi)
    Her Uncle Tom Banyanca (Hopi, Second Mesa)

http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/

She recently registered Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC in Kentucky, is active, and is working to disappear info about herself. I'll help research more on her but wanted to make sure to get the ball rolling.

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« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 02:00:50 am by educatedindian »

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 08:46:32 pm »
She was born in 1945. Other names include Jeremie Lynne Jackson and Jerri Lynne Harris

Leckron is her most recent married name. Her husband Davis Chal Leckron, he died in 2009. In his obit she is listed as Jerri Harris, so I assume Harris is her birth surname.

As Jeremie Leckron she has the Kentucky nonprofit Sanctuary Community Fellowship & Spiritual Retreat, INC. Her husband Davis Leckron was involved in this also. She is president and ministerial director.

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HEALING BLANKET WORKSHOP
Presented by
Jeremie Leckron, Spiritual Teacher

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This workshop is being taught by recognized elder and teacher of the pueblo nations, Jeremie Leckron, along with the help of her wonderful apprentices. Jeremie teaches American Indian Wisdom in the old way, through stories, ceremony and by example. She shares her memories and wisdom with ten ongoing teaching circles in Lancaster, Kentucky where she is the Spiritual Director of Sanctuary, Inc. (Spiritual Retreat and Teaching Center).

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COST AND PAYMENT: The total cost of the one-day workshop is $150.00 per person.

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Deposits and full payments should be sent to Sheila Seppi

https://allevents.in/leadville/healing-blanket-workshop/297710113728365



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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 10:22:04 pm »

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Grandmother Medicine Song served as long-term apprentice to several American Indian Elders and teachers, specifically,

    Chief Dan Evehema (Hopi)
    Sun Bear (Chippewa)
    Fire Dog (Navajo)
    Grandfather Rolling Thunder (Shoshone/Cherokee)
    Grandmother Snowdeer (Olgala Sioux)
    Grandmother Moon Shadow (Zuni)
    Her Grandmother Violet Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi, Third Mesa)
    Her Great Aunt Tishoma Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi)
    Her Uncle Tom Banyanca (Hopi, Second Mesa)

Longtime members already know that some of her teachers are frauds. But for others viewing this thread:

Sun Bear AKA Vincent Laduke, Anishnaabe who did a fake version of Lakota beliefs, set up the Bear Tribe cult of white hippies.

Rolling Thunder was actually John Pope, retired white railroad worker claiming to be "Chickamauga" a common claim of people with distant or invented claims of being Cherokee. He married a Shoshone woman, was not one himself. Led white hippies in a commune based in an old brothel, fooling the likes of the Grateful Dead.

Dan Evahema was an extremely elderly Hopi man used and misrepresented by exploiters.

Banyacya (correct spelling) has also been misused by exploiters, but was strongly against precisely what Leckron and others do. Isn't it bizarre she can't spell her alleged relative and teacher's name?

The Hopi ancestry claims are unclear and need more looking at. But what she teaches obviously is a mangling of claims about unrelated traditions. Very little of what she claims is Hopi or Native actually is. Moved to Frauds.

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 11:21:26 pm »
Organization Number   1023013
    Name   Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC
    Profit or Non-Profit   P - Profit
    Company Type   KLC - Kentucky Limited Liability Company
    Status   A - Active
    Standing   G - Good
    State   KY
    Country   USA
    File Date   6/5/2018 1:31:05 PM
    Organization Date   6/5/2018
    Last Annual Report   N/A
    Principal Office   301 Hurst Dr
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
    Managed By   Members
    Registered Agent   Jeremie L Leckron
301 Hurst Dr
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

   Organizer   Jeremie L Leckron
    Organizer   Barbara Lee Black
    Registered Agent   Jeremie L Leckron

https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/(S(an450xxyfulql5aodmmrvn5u))/default.aspx?path=ftsearch&id=1023013&ct=06&cs=99999

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 11:49:57 pm »
In a Danville Kentucky 2002 newspaper article about a drum making workshop taught to a the cast of a Daniel Boone themed play - Jeremie Jackson Leckron is "an American Indian traditions instructor who leads those sincerely interested through the ancient ceremony of drumming."

She is described as "a descendant from the Hopi or Southwestern Pueblo Indians of Arizona." Also said to be "well versed in the traditions of many American Indians, including those of the Shawnee".

At least one of her prior students is still allied with her, they bought real estate together recently.

In a Louisville Kentucky 2002 article she is Jeremie Jackson, described as an environmentalist, one of five women depicted in a musical called "Women of the Earth".

When Davis C Leckron incorporated Sanctuary Community Fellowship and Spiritual Retreat Inc. in 2003, she was a member as Jeremie L Jackson. Eventually she became Jeremie Leckron. She is now President of Sanctuary, but it's status is listed as bad.

Her current Hopi Wisdom Teachings, LLC is for profit.

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 11:58:53 pm »
I listened to her "Wisdom Circles" audio here http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/2018/06/14/round-words/

Summary: use round words not cactus words, use good medicine voice, watch what you say, spirits are always listening, ears are not mouths, blame and judgement is bad.

She is introduced as "recognized Hopi elder and teacher".

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 01:46:24 am »
Mention by a student Leigh Gaitskill :

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n 1990 she went through the Nine Gates Mystery School (www.ninegates.org) program, then went on to study Huna, completed the Fisher Hoffman process, explored Buddhist practices and sat vipassana, and worked with Hopi elder Jeremie Jackson for two years.

https://wellnesswithkate.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/guest-blogger-leigh-gaitskill/

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Re: Jeremie Leckron aka "Grandmother Medicine Song" "Hopi Elder"
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 02:07:50 am »
Artist Karen Totten:

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...inspired by teachings I was privileged to partake of by a Hopi grandmother (her name is Jeremie and she lives in Kentucky, having been asked to go there by her elders to set up teaching circles in what they believe was a previous migration area - the nearby Serpent Mound is an ancient marker of that migration).

http://www.starryroadstudio.com/blog/my-creative-process

Artist Debra Hille:
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Currently apprenticed to Hopi Elder Jeremie

https://www.debrahille.com/about

Nichole:

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Now is the time to break those karmic contracts we did not sign up for. The ways we act, the limiting beliefs, the self-loathing, the inability to Slow down and walk in beauty, as my old teacher Grandmother Jeremie would say.

https://nurturingspirit.org/

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Back in 2010 in an Asheville NC New Age directory:

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Past Life Therapy    Manifested Wellness    Jeremie Jackson    669-9366

https://web.archive.org/web/20101118102046/http://www.newfrontier.com:80/aha/Paranormal.htm

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Jeremie both identifies herself as Hopi, but she also talks about learning things "from" Hopi.

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Grandmother spent her summers on the Mesas of Arizona with her Hopi Grandmother where she learned and lived the mysteries and ways of the people.

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Recognized Hopi Elder, storyteller and teacher of the Pueblo Indian Nations – Hopi, Zuni and Navajo.

http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/

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The Hopi Tribe reserves the right to:
1)Prevent publication of intellectual resources which is unauthorized, sensitive, misrepresentatives or stereotypical of the Hopi people or harms the health, safety, or welfare of the Hopi people

http://www8.nau.edu/hcpo-p/ResProto.pdf

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Through the decades the intellectual property rights of Hopi have been violated for the benefit of many other, non-Hopi people that has proven to be detrimental.

http://www8.nau.edu/hcpo-p/intellectPropRights.html

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Her family lineage is that of the Hopi Bear Clan.

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Her Grandmother Violet Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi, Third Mesa)
Her Great Aunt Tishoma Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi)

http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/

I'm an outsider, so keep that in mind. But one theory on how she came up with this is that she grabbed an incorrect version of the surname of a prominent Hopi jeweler / artisan family, added a first name, and put the Hopi word for bear (according to this and other sources https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hoonawu ) in the middle.

She easily could have come across books and articles on Charles Loloma (Charles Loloma – Hopi Modernist https://www.ganoksin.com/article/charles-loloma-hopi-modernist/ )

The Loloma family of Arizona can be seen in census. I don't see any Violet or Tishoma there.

Jeremie was born in 1945, her actual grandmother would have been born around 1905 or so.

I've checked records through familysearch.org and also newspapers.com.

I don't see any records of the surname "Lolama" in Arizona.



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Gleaned from Facebook:

2014, Kentucky:

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Grandmother Jeremie's Sacred Hoop Workshop

2015, Kentucky, for a children's camp:

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Special Guest Grandmother Jeremie Leckron, a recognized elder and teacher of the Pueblo Indian Nations – Hopi, Zuni and Navajo, will hold HOPI storytelling circle

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Her family lineage is that of the Hopi Bear Clan.

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Her Grandmother Violet Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi, Third Mesa)
Her Great Aunt Tishoma Hoonawu Lolama (Hopi)

http://hopiwisdomteachings.com/hwt/about-grandmother-medicine-song/


Hoonawu Lolama would be a bastardization (due to the misspelling of Loloma) of "Hello Bear".

There is one Lolama on the Hopi rolls, a little girl named Ramona who was born in 1934. I am assuming Lolama was simply a misspelling on her birth and enrollment records.

Tishoma was a Choctaw man who was involved in a law suit in 1841 regarding land that was entitled to him under the fourteenth article of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.

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There is one Lolama on the Hopi rolls, a little girl named Ramona who was born in 1934. I am assuming Lolama was simply a misspelling on her birth and enrollment records.


In 1940 federal census:

Name    Ramona Loloma
Event Type    Census
Event Date    1940
Event Place    Supervisorial District 2, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Sex    Female
Age    6

Some transcribers of the census listed her first name as "Romona". She was Charles Loloma's sister and was also an artist.


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Grandmother Moon Shadow (Zuni)

This easily could be fully made up. Jeremie would need to give us details on name and credentials - but even then that would not make up for the fact that Jeremie herself is a fraud.

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Grandmother Snowdeer (Olgala Sioux)

There was a man in the 1930s or so, from a tribe other than what she claims here, he was a famous hoop dancer and he used the name "Snow Deer".  He was in several adverts for performances. In the 1940s his actual name was listed in a brief society news bit.

But Jeremie could have just made up that name fully too.


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Gleaned from Facebook:

2014, Kentucky:

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Grandmother Jeremie's Sacred Hoop Workshop

2015, Kentucky, for a children's camp:

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Special Guest Grandmother Jeremie Leckron, a recognized elder and teacher of the Pueblo Indian Nations – Hopi, Zuni and Navajo, will hold HOPI storytelling circle

On top of all these stolen or invented lineages using famous figures and mangled names and translations, there's these obvious mistakes:

Navajo are definitely NOT Pueblo. Entirely separate people, culture, language an entirely different family. Arrived far later to the area and have long historical conflicts with the Hopi.

Maybe only as far away from the Hopi as Kentucky could they get away with such an obvious mistake. In AZ there'd be laughter and disbelief.

Some consider the Zuni to be Puebloan, some don't. Language is a different family from Puebloan ones.