About Our Teachers

don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo

don Oscar-Miro Quesada Solevo
Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, visionary founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Alliance.

Originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism, and Co-author (with Bonnie Glass-Coffin, PhD.) of "Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life".

An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher, healer and earth honoring ritualist, don Oscar is also  OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, UN Invited Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Member of the Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee convened by Barbara Marx Hubbard.

He has been guiding ethnospiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. He is a popular faculty member at educational centers in the USA and abroad, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions as a means of restoring sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. A seasoned navigator of non-ordinary states of consciousness, don Oscar is well prepared to help people from all walks of life access realms of Being where multidimensional powers and forces are available for healing self, others, and our beloved Mother Earth as a whole. His work and shamanic training programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.

"When we surrender the need to figure it all out, and cultivate the ability to let it all in, then our earth walk becomes a sacred dance of healing service on the planet. More than the world needs saving, it needs loving." don Oscar Miro-Quesada

“By doing one learns; with study one refines; through dreaming one creates; in loving one fulfills—such is the secret art for tending to the perennial garden of our soul.”  don Oscar Miro-Quesada
                              Visit THOTH Website  www.heartofthehealer.org

Chief John Rice - Bear Clan

Chief John Rice

John Rice, Zahgausgai/Mukwa Dodem
is an Ojibwa/Anishinabeninni and a
Degree Member of the Three Fires 
Midewiwin Society from Wasauksing
Nation near Parry Sound, Ontario.
He attended Parry Sound High School,
Carleton University (Linguistics) and

Lauentian University (Native Studies.)

John’s Midewiwin Education began in
1982 and is ongoing. He has made it a life

passion to study the “MIikaans”, a Teaching
which is about the whole development of the

human before, during and after life.

John has been involved in his community’s economic and social development there since 1978.  He has been Executive Director of  the community’s Development Corporation, Band Planner, Economic Development Officer, Treaty Researcher -Negotiator, Director of Education and Chief of his community. 

He is an artisan; singing/dancing, making big drums, hand Drums, rattles, 
traditional men's dance outfits (bead and leather work) and a teacher of culture,language, and spiritual practices.

John generously shares his knowledge throughout the region. His past work
experience includes work as the Elder/Healer at the Mental Health Centre in
Penetanguishene and Fenbrook Medium Institution near Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. He is a part time lecturer at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. 
John travels internationally and is a well respected teacher and elder in the Anishinabe Nation.

Chief John will be bringing three young men singers/drummers with him - theRed Turtle Singers, and his family's Medicine Drum - Muskwa Mishikehn.
Muskwa Mishikehn
Chief John Rice - Bear Clan

Deina Bomberry - Eagle Clan
Deina Bomberry-Eagle Clan

Deina Bomberry, is a First Degree Midewiwin.
Her dedication to continuing the traditions is apparent through her and John's joint ceremonial work, as well as through her service as a first and second-grade teacher in their community's school.  A warm, nurturing human being, knowledgeable in the Women's Teachings of this tradition.

She is also a gifted Jingle Dress dancer, story-teller and drummer, and will gift us with her dancing and Water Ceremony and healing medicine ways.

Deina will attend and bring three young women singers/dancers from her women's singing group -
Manidoons - Little Spirit Singers.

 Our Community is honored to be sponsoring these Wisdom Keepers in 2014 to share their extraordinary gifts with all of you, and grow your knowledge and experience of what it can feel like to be part of "a Village", connected through our hearts!

Editors Note
: The 
Midewiwin Society, is an ancient healing society currently centered in the Great Lake Basin. As with many indigenous cultures, their healing knowledge i.e. "Medicine", is passed forward through the sound of the drum, the song, and the dance.  We are honored to host our Relatives on the banks of the Sky Blue Waters of the Great Lake Huron, MI.

And Historically: Midewiwin, sometimes is referred to as the ‘Grand Medicine Society’, is the original spiritual way, and Keepers of the Sacred Knowledge, through songs and ceremonies for the Anishinabe people.