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Founders, Directors and Officers

Patricio O. Dominguez - Founder - Director - President

Patricio was born in the summer of 1949 in a small traditional community and was cultured by the contact of not only his parents and Grandparents that lived in the community but he was fortunate enough to have a Great grandmothers influence until he was 13. His Great grandmothers specialty was herbs and his grandmother healed by the power of touch now called massage.
 
At the age of five Patricio was presented in a public ceremony to the medicine men to be blessed as a man of spiritual knowledge. In the summer of his life he married a nice Navajo Lady in the Native Tradition. They have two children and one Grandson. Patricio now lives in Albuquerque and is on the Board of Directors of two other non-profit corporations and on the advisory committee of the International Indigenous Coalition. He now dances with the tribe at four major feasts per year.

Tribe: Piro Manso Tiwa,  Education: Traditional and University of New Mexico

Emigdio Ballon - Director - Secretary

Emigdio Ballon, is a member of the Quechua Indian culture and was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He earned his Bachelors degree in agriculture at Major Bolivian University of Saint Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia and his Masters degree in plant genetics in Colombia. He studied for his Doctorate at Colorado State University. As a plant geneticist he has specialized in research on quinoa and amaranth grains and has published many articles about them in both South and North America.

Emigdio has served as an organic certification inspector in the United States and has made many presentations at major conferences on agriculture. He has studied principles of bio-dynamic farming at the Josephine Porter Institute of Applied Bio-Dynamics and continues to study and make presentations at various seminars.

In his little free time, Emigdio pursues research into germination techniques for a wide variety of crops, including traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs and herbs indigenous to Northern New Mexico. His other interests include seed saving and sharing, bio-dynamic and organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices. He is also involved with Native American organizations which stress the importance of seed saving and promote the revival and continuation of traditional crops, both nutritional and medicinal. He employs traditional Quechua techniques and rituals which he learned at his grandfather’s side as a boy in Bolivia.

Verónica Iglesias - Director - Treasurer

Veronica was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Mesoamerican Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). She grew up in a family that always honor the Earth, the plants and all the living beings. She was iniciated like sahumandora (bearer of the Sacred Sahumerio) when she was 8 years old. She studied about medicinal plants and she has taken courses in crystal therapy and healing with gems. She also was iniciated in the sacred knowledge of Mesoamerican shamanism and she became Portadora de la Palabra, bearer of the Sacred Word. She is currently researching Mexican gem stones and their therapeutic uses, specially obsidian, jade, turquoise, and others used since ancient times.
 

Research Areas:

·                     Pre-Hispanic medicine.

·                     Feminine Shamanism in Mesoamérica.

·                     The figure of the “nagual” as the alter ego of human beings.

·                     Use of medicinal plants.

·                     Use of gems for meditation.

·                     Feminine rites of passage.

·                     Phases of the moon and their influences in life.

·                    The recovery of the traditional Mexican temazcal (steam bath)

Flordemayo - Founder - Retired
Flordemayo is a  "Curandera Espiritu" (healer by divine spirit). Born in a small town in the big highlands of Central America. She grew up in a family of traditional healers, learning the art of “Curanderismo” in the traditional way: taught from mother to daughter, generation to generation. She worked from age four as her mother’s apprentice. She works with the sacred breath, laying on of hands, and application of herbs. She works directly with clients or just as effectively with absent or distant healing Flordemayo has had the gift of being able to see Work with the effects of physical, emotional and spiritual imbalance in the energy system.

Flordemayo has worked with alternative western healers, Native American and Mayan healers. She recieved her mayan priest training from Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj a respected spiritual leader, and head of the Quiche Maya Council of Elders. Flordemayo is now recognized as a “priestess” by the Maya. She is a founding member and President of  the Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge.
Flordemayo has been a featured speaker on Curanderismo at many conferences on traditional medicine; both within the United States and internationally in addition to alternative healing practitioners, medical doctors, nurses and medical institutions have recognize her knowledge and natural healing skills. Flordemayo is a frequent presenter at international conferences such, as the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Bioneers and recipient of the Martin de la Cruz Award for Alternative Healing, a prestigious honor given by the International Congress of Traditional Medicine.
Since 1999 Flordemayo has been a part of the Wisdom of the Grandmother’s Foundation. Currently Flordemayo is a member of the Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Flordemayo and the grandmothers have traveled around the world uniting people in a circle of prayer.
Now with "The Path"

Cloud Eagle - Founder - Deceased
Ernest Eugene Mirabal Soe Huwa Ohuwa Tsay Cloud Eagle 1960-2011 Nambe Pueblo Tribe. He received an Associates of  fine arts from the Institute of American Indian arts having studied painting, sculpture and jewelry making. A lifetime member of Nambe Pueblo, he was dedicated to his people and his beliefs; by being a spiritual leader very involved in his traditions. Resume includes: Artist: Traditional Musician/Song/Dance Director/Founder. Cloud Eagle Multi-media Studios Gallery. Lecturer, Philosopher, Writer, Poet, Spiritual and Public Speaker. Sculpture of stone, wood, ceramic, metal etc. Painter in acrylics, oils, watercolors, etc. Graphic designer and architectural drawings AFA. 2 & 3 Dimensional Arts teacher/Program Coordinator.  Teacher and Educator: Teacher and Program Coordinator Vo-Ed teaching sculpture in stone and clay painting classes for various youth groups JTPA Job Training Apprenticeship Program Art a Cultural Youth Exchange Program.
Indigenous Arts and Philosophy. Pictographs and Petroglyphs of the Indigenous Peoples.
       

 

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