Go Native America guides are respected members of the indigenous community and represent a broad cultural and professional spectrum: from spiritual and ceremonial leaders to traditional chiefs and headsmen, to educators, award-winning and best-selling authors, TV documentarians, world-renowned artists, award-winning journalists, award-winning musicians, and movie advisors.
Each is connected to the "grassroots" Native community,
and many are descendants of legendary men and women
whose names and deeds resonate through history.
Ernie LaPointe - Ernie is the great-grandson of the peerless Lakota statesman, holy man and Sun Dancer, Sitting Bull. One of four great-grandchildren of Sitting Bull, Ernie is THE ONLY great-grandson of Sitting Bull. Ernie has produced a two-part DVD about Sitting Bull and the true family lineage and history of the great man, and his new book arrived in stores this summer; a chronicle of his family's oral history of Sitting Bull, which will include heretofore unpublished testimony from Sitting Bull's daughter, Standing Holy, Ernie's grandmother.
Like his great-grandfather, Ernie is a Sun Dancer.
Arvol Looking Horse - Arvol is the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred Canupa, the Calf Pipe brought to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people by Ptehincala San Win, the White Buffalo Calf Woman. Arvol inspired the movement that became "World Peace and Prayer Day," and he has traveled around the world to communicate the power that is peace and to unite people through prayer and understanding. Arvol set down his thoughts in the book, White Buffalo Teachings.
Douglas Spotted Eagle - A Cheyenne headsman and Bowstrings Military Society chief, Douglas had the honor to be Keeper of the Sacred Bundle, Esevone, known to non-Cheyennes as the Sacred Buffalo Hat. Douglas has completed his commitment in the Sun Dance and could be petitioned as a Sun Dance Priest. A fluent Cheyenne speaker and noted traditional dancer, Douglas has been featured in various books and articles, and is a descendant of Big Man, a brother to Chief Black Kettle. His grandfather, Chief Magpie, was a veteran of the Washita, Rosebud and Little Bighorn battles.
Betty (Sankadota) Washburn - The great-granddaughter of the great Kiowa chief Satanta, Betty is the editor of the Chief Satanta (White Bear) Descendants Newsletter. Betty designed the memorial to Satanta at Fort Sill, and she works closely with Tirwana Spivey at Fort Sill to preserve the history and legacy of Satanta, and to ensure accuracy in the presentation of details of Satanta's life and Kiowa culture.
COUNTLESS INDIVIDUALS OFFER THEIR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ENERGIES
AND TIME TO THE SUCCESS OF THE GO NATIVE AMERICA JOURNEYS,
AND WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL.
Kennard Real Bird - Crow, equestrian coordinator and historian
Lynwood Tall Bull - Northern Cheyenne, historian, educator and ethno-botanist
Leroy Whiteman - Northern Cheyenne, artist, wrangler and historian
Jonathan Beartusk - Northern Cheyenne, artist, Native American flutist
Shawn Real Bird - Crow, equestrian coordinator and historian
Alan Elmore - descendent of Chief Rain in the Face
Harold Salway – Two-time President of the Oglala Lakota Nation
Kevin Red Star - Crow, Master Artist, world renowned for his painting.
Jasmine Pickner – Crow Creek Sioux youth leader and World Champion Hoop Dancer.
Steve Reevis – Blackfeet actor Geronimo, Last of the Dogmen, Dances With Wolves, Steven Spielberg's Into the West etc. and grass dancer.
Lloyd ‘Curly’ Reevis – Blackfeet elder, historian, and championship rodeo rider
Leona Buckman - Arapaho Elder, historian and educator
Margaret Potts – Peigan Blackfoot cultural representative.
Ernie Peters – Shushwap Salish elder, historian and traditional dancer.
Stephen Small Salmon – Pend d’Oreille/Salish elder, traditional dancer and historian.
Leslie Caye – Kootenai historian and cultural representative.
David Dragonfly – Blackfeet artist & singer, featured with High Mountain Singers.
Joanne Crowfoot – Blackfoot cultural representative
Deana Nicholson – Cree artist and cultural representative.
Arigon Starr – Kickapoo/Creek ‘NAMMY’ award-winning recording artist.
Marley Shebala – Navajo/Zuni award-winning journalist
Michael Darrow – Chiricahua Apache/Fort Sill Apache Tribal Historian and documentary participant - How the West Was Lost etc.
Elbys Naiche Huger – Chiricahua/Mescalero Apache elder, cultural representative and documentary participant How the West Was Lost, Geronimo etc
Herb Stevens – San Carlos Apache historian, artist and cultural representative.
Adelle Swift Cassadore – San Carlos Apache historian, artist & cultural representative.
Eddie Bautista – Laguna Pueblo elder and traditional singer/Eagle Dance leader.
Duane Tawahongva – Hopi jeweler and cultural representative.
Lawrence Namoki – Hopi potter and historian.
Gary Tso – Hopi cultural representative.
Josiah Pinkham – Nez Perce ethnographer