Shamanic Wisdom Summit
Program & Replays
Summit Opening Ceremony
Grandmother Flordemayo and Hereditary Chief Phil Lane will provide us with a special opening ceremony for the summit, blessing this sacred gathering with beautiful, powerful prayers of protection and thanks.
A member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development.
For more than 50 years, Brother Phil, as he prefers to be called, has worked with Indigenous peoples from North, Central and South America, Micronesia, South East Asia, India, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an associate professor at the faculty of education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
With elders from across North America, Phil co-founded the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) in 1982. FWII became an independent institute in 1995. Phil is chairperson of the Four Directions International and First Nations Solar, Indigenous-owned companies that serve as Four World’s economic development arm.
With Phil’s guidance and applied experience, FWII has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and organizational development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of human and community development.
Raised by her mother, who was a midwife, Grandmother Flordemayo grew up in the highlands of Central America in a family of Mayan healers. She travels the globe to share healing and foster a more spiritual understanding among humanity.
She founded The Path Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of heirloom and heritage seeds. Grandmother Flordemayo is a founding member of the Church of the Spiritual Path, the Confederation of Indigenous Elders of America, the Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge, and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She's a regular contributor to courses and talks for The Shift Network.