Native vision-holder Ohki Siminé Forest
- Nov. 14, 2013 -
A vision-holder of Mohawk descent living in Chiapas, Mexico since 1985, where she collaborates with indigenous Maya for social justice, Ohki was trained and initiated by Maya, Mongolian, and Canadian shamans. She has taught Medicine Wheel and Spiritual Warrior ways for 30 years. Ohki is author of Dreaming the Council Ways: True Native Teachings from the Red Lodge
, and a contributor to Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future
. In Chiapas, she founded a grassroots social justice NGO governed according to ancient Council Ways which served the indigenous Maya in their resistance to extermination, and that gave rise to the US non-profit organization, Red Wind Councils. Ohki has been a celebrated presenter at the Esalen Institute, Bioneers conferences, Vedanta Centres, churches, colleges, universities, the Tesuque Pueblo Indigenous Seed Sovereignty conferences, and the SEED Graduate Institute 2012 conference: Wisdom from the Origins with the 13 Grandmothers. Her humility, wisdom, and profound knowledge of Earth ways have brought inspiration and direction to thousands.
Ohki will offer transformational teaching seminars from an indigenous perspective on spiritual warriorship, Council Ways, apprenticeship trainings, drum circles, private sessions for Power Animal readings and Limpia cleansing, Sweat Lodge and Fire Dance ceremonies, and exquisite fair trade Maya crafts at each of the following locations in 2014:
Santa Fe, NM / April 21 - May 13, at the Red Wind Center of Santa Fe
Southwestern College, Santa Fe / May 2 - 4, CEU and academic credits available
Littleton, MA in the Boston area / May 14 - 27 at Red Wind Medicine Circles
People of all backgrounds are invited to join Ohki in allying with native vision to revitalize and stabilize our lives and world.
Program information available in February 2014 at www.ohkisimineforest.com
"Real consciousness is an inner pressure that keeps you from living in self-satisfaction. It holds your heart down to Earth, so you do not forget, so you can listen to the great vastness of Earth with your amazed soul." - Ohki Simine Forest