Participating  eldests  2019

(who gave the permission to be named in public)

Tunka´shila Oyaté-tha-Tacansina


Tunka´shila Oyaté-tha-Tacansina spent many years with his Grandfather Tunka´shila, the Eldest of the Numakaki Mandan tribe, on Turtle Island / Canada. Oyaté-tha-Tacansina works in the tradition of his ancestors and the Natives of America in North-, Middle- and South America and in Europe for many years. By order of the ancestors he expands Native American wisdom to Europe. He is a medicine man and a Wicasa Wacan who founded Changlesa Takata (Circle of the future).


Since 2017 he got the task from the elders to start these gatherings for Mother Earth.

Ilarion Merculieff



Ilarion was born and raised on St. Paul Island in the middle of the Bering Sea. He is a member of the tribe Unangan (Unungan), Aleut, who got a traditional education.


The care for his people and for mother earth is his biggest concern. He is engaged in climate protection activities. He currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska. His third book „Wisdom Keeper: One Man´s Journey to Honor the Untold Story of the Unangan People“ was published in 2016.

Ida Ayu Purnamawati



Ida Ayu Purnamawati or Dayu, is from an ancient family of hindu priests and healers in Klungkung, the smallest regency on Bali, Indonesia.


Dayu teaches Yoga and meditation in her spiritual center Patai Mas in the north of Bali.

Mario Salomon Caceres Vara

Cusco - Peru


Mario is a Hanpec Runa Medicine Man, Cougar Shamane and Eldest.

He is a direct descendant of Paullo Inca, son of Wayna Capac, former sovereign of the Kingdom of "Pìru".  He is the bearer of original medicine who encountered his initiation at the Holy Mountain of Salkantay, Cusco. By several teachers, he was educated in many parts of the traditional, country-specific Art of Healing and Teaching. He completed a training as a tourist guide in order to officially work and teach at the famous holy places to the people, and established a Healing Center (Casa Real del Sol).

Elisabeth Petrussen Rosing



Elisabeth is a representative of the eldest of Greenland and drum dancer.

She plays the traditional drum in deep connection with her roots and her ancestors. In the 80s she came in touch with the drum for the first time.

She started painting drums, making drum sculptures and finally build her own drums. She learned how to play and dance with the drum. Now she passes on her skills to children.

Dr. August Thalhamer

Linz, Austria


August is a r.cath. Theologian and works as psychologist, psychotherapist and urban shaman.

For several years he has been researching commonalities and differences between Christian, psychotherapy and Sha­manic healing methods and their explanations. Some of hispublications on this subject can be found on:

Peta'po B. Nicolas

Berlin, Germany


Peta´ po is Eldest and Medicine Woman of the Canglesa Takata tribe

Peta´ po grew up with the manifold deprivations of a child of the war generation. She mastered all the challenges in her life and now is an enrichment to the Canglesa Takata tribe thanks to her experience and her peaceful, balancing energy. She is a proxy for Oyaté-tha-Tacan'sina and she represents the Eldest of the ancestors of the tribe. Through her, their wisdom flows into the tribe. 



Giuliana - Treviso 



Giuliana is the oldest in the Italian snake clan of the tribe Canglesa Takata

Giuliana was born and raised in a small community in Italy during wartime. She lived in a simple family in contact with nature and the animal kingdom, which she has since loved and respected.

About a year ago, she joined the tribe of Canglesa Takata to continue her development and bring her life experience as a teacher to the younger generations.


Koskanuba – Helmer Twoyoungmen 

Morley/Alberta - Canada


Helmer is the Eldest of the people (tribe) of Stoney, actor and teacher

Koskanuba has encountered - like many of his brothers and sisters - the uncomely dealing with Native Americans, especially with children. This sustainably impacted him, but also guided him through hard times in his adult life. He processed his trauma by truly forgiving. We find Helmer as a cheerful man, his sayings are almost legendary. Especially when it´s getting serious, you can count on him and his remarks that will brighten the situation up. He is campaigning for the preservation of the language and culture of his people (tribe) (Nakota), by teaching them. He is a professional actor.

Maria Steenholdt



Maria works for the spiritual world, is a freelance artist and translator.

She was born in North Greenland with Native American genes and has visionary and spiritual visions.

Mary works for peace, light, harmony and love for the living. She feels how mother earth is suffering.

She regards herself as an eager apprentice on Mother Earth.

Victor Hugo Paz Alvarez (Hermano Ichu)



Ichu (Plant that never dies) was born in Chaupe (Perù). He spent the entire youth in the Andes feeling inside the ancient path of native American culture in order to reach the spiritual teachings of Mother Earth and Father Sky living with the elders "Amauta ". After graduating in economy, this deep experiences and thoughts guided him to carry on this kind of awareness among people all around the world. 

Despite having the title Ambassador of Universal Peace, he considers himself as "a little man in the service of the Great Spirit ". As well, he received the award of Pride of Perù bestowed by the Minister for foreign affairs. In Chaupe he created a Spiritual Native School, where he organizes seminars always connected with the ancient wisdom. He takes part in Amauta elders Councils of the Andes.

Marina Schoetschel (represents Bair Schambalowitsch)



Her basis is the Mongolian shamanism in Siberia, which is rooted in her family for over 1000 years (member of the Shaman Association Tengeri). Through shamanic practices and rituals, she helps to find out and clarify what are disabling causes in life. Main topics are soul retrieval, closing the door of loss, shamanic energetic cleanings with bell and drum etc.

Other focal points are geomancy and Feng Shui consultations (training and authorization by Feng Shui grandmaster Dr. Jes T.Y. Lim)

Isabella and Matthias Walter



At age 22, Matthias met his native american teacher. After learning from him for 11 years, Matthias was invited to the sun dance ritual. There he got the vision of a peace movement - the Peace Tree Foundation. Isabella accompanied Matthias to the sun dance in 2009 and recognized that the Peace Tree Foundation is their joint task. Through her many travels and work with difficult children, her desire is to bring peace to the children.

The vision of the Peace Tree Foundation is to plant peace trees around the world in order to connect with the entire creation; to bring back to nature, the trees, the animals and the people and to contribute to peace. 


We will also welcome elders and wisdom keepers from Bolivia, Japan, Germany and of the Kogi people.

More information will follow ...