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Deep Roots
A Note on Authenticity & Cultural Appropriation

We face a rampant, worldwide cultural theft of indigenous traditions by people who co-opt these traditions as their own. As you discover in Deanna's story you'll see that shamans and spiritual leaders from both Nahua and Huichol traditions have recognized her as having a calling to do this work. It wasn't something she decided would be "neat" to do.  As Deanna says specifically of her Huichol calling, “My life was invaded by the Huichol gods and Huichol leaders determined that we are part of a greater prophecy.”


The annihilation of ancient indigenous traditions throughout the world threatens every human being's existence. Unbroken lineages hold the key to restoring balance.


Spiritual leaders and healers of certain traditions recognize Deanna to have a calling and they have welcomed and apprenticed her to help keep the traditional ways alive through the healing ceremonies and rituals she offers today.


Through the work of many, we may save ourselves from our own destruction.

 ❝ My teachers were First Nation's People. I was born and raised among the Confederated Salish Flathead and Kootenai people. I grew up as a wild child, in a wild land with Big Medicine white buffalo.  I still live with wild land and my medicine hails from these lands, grounded in the ancestral traditions of the Americas. ❞

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