Meet The Elders
Dancing Two Eagle Spirit
Also known as Sandra Laframboise, is an Algonquin/Cree-Métis person. Her father is Algonquin and her mother is Cree/French/Irish. Sandra is a young Two Spirit Spiritual leader who has been actively practicing in the Vancouver area for 17 years. Her ceremonial rites were received from Frank Supernault, a Cree Elder from Alberta, through the Pot Latch ceremonies. Sandra's broad experiences had brought her to lead ceremonies throughout North America and Continental Europe, most recently, leading a pipe ceremony within the circle at Stonehenge and lectures at Queens University of Belfast. Sandra believes in the regeneration of spirit through dance, and as such, has participated in the Sundance and also the Shoshone Naraya Dance. In her other life as a community health development Sandra has been an advocate since 1972 for the LGBT community. She has numerous published articles on transgendered issues and effecting changes through public policy committees in Canada.
Three Medicine Horse
Also known as Lloyd Pritchard, is a two-spirited person who is an adopted Métis and has been a Pipe Carrier since 1999. He has led Sweat Lodge Ceremonies regularly. In 2001 Lloyd started to dance the Naraya and continues this annually.
Red Thunder Eagle
Red Thunder Eagle, or Shkupkujigwe', is a Two-Spirit Potawatomi (niizh manidoowag or m'netokwe) who discovered the teachings of the drum and his elders (mishomis) many years after beginning to walk the Good Red Road. Working as a teacher and storyteller since 1998, he has sat at the side of many different elders from many mixed traditions. It is in this braided river of traditions that he has become a pipe carrier and lodge keeper for Two Spirt friends and allies 90 minutes north of Edmonton (in the Athabasca area).
Dancing Red Cedar Man
Dancing Red Cedar Man, also known as Michael Anhorn, is a two-spirit person who was adopted into Sandra Laframboise's Metis family in 2005. Michael's path to spiritual leadership started in 1993 when he started exploring a call to ministry in the United Church of Canada. After studying theology for 2 years, Michael decided his calling was better suited to ministry outside the church. In 1999, Michael crawled into his first sweat lodge. He emerged on a path that lead him to being a fire keeper, a pipe carrier, a dancer at the Naraya and since 2005, a lodge keeper. Michael believes in the importance of walking in balance of humility and strength of character. He now pours lodges on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.