August 24th 2015 the Snake Clan is an Offical Clan under the Free Cherokee
Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff (She Walks Among Stars) is the current operational chief, the founder, Shaman of the Snake Clan. Bridgette’s personal journey and her life time work in the field of shamanism. She is a Snake Medicine woman carrier bringing her gifts, insights, healing, teachings to the Snake Clan creating a foundation of Medicine for all living beings. With the guidance, help and support of Chief Charles Lightwalker of the Wolf Clan of the Pacific Northwest Bridgette has been able to bring this medicine she carries full circle into the Clan. As the Clan gains new members we can elect the specific people for the positions of leadership in the Clan. Currently Bridgette is forced to wear many hats as she guides this clan and brings one new members and the vision of ceremonial land for the Snake Clan in Montana comes full circle.
Mato Wopiye (Medicine Bear) and Bridgette have been working together since the summer of 2009. When the vision of the Snake Clan came into being Bridgette asked Bear if he would come on board to be the Clans Ceremonial Leader and Care Take of the Clans Lodge. Both Bridgette and Bear are still being asked by Spirit to hold space in Nevada, she in Reno and He in Las Vegas. There is funding in the works to buy Ceremonial land in Western Montana which will be the long term home of the Snake Clan and the Lodge that Bear has built for all people which he calls the Rainbow Peoples Medicine Lodge http://www.rpmlmedicinelodge.org/ , Bear will be offering ceremony for those that come to the lodge, medicine wheel, vision quests and hands on healing work. Please visit his site for more information about him and his lodge work.
A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent lineage. Clan members may be organized around a founding member or ancestor. Kinship-based bonds may be symbolical, whereby the clan shares a “stipulated” common ancestor that is a symbol of the clan’s unity. When this “ancestor” is non-human, it is referred to as a totem, which is frequently an animal. Clans can be most easily described as tribes or sub-groups of tribes. The word clan is derived from ‘clann’ meaning ‘family’ in the Irish, Scottish, Gaelic languages. The word was taken into English about 1425 as a label for the tribal nature of Irish and Scottish Gaelic society. Clans in “family” indigenous societies are likely to be exogamous, meaning that their members cannot marry one another. Clans preceded more centralized forms of community organization and government; they are located in every country. Members may identify with a coat of arms or other symbol to show they are an independent clan.
Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff (She Walks Among Stars) has been a life time student & practitioner of Shamanism. She has many indigenous teachers including those in her family line. She is the founder and Shaman of the Snake Clan. She works in 64 dimensions and specializes in her own formats, structures, practices in Shamanism utilizing Fire & Snake Medicine and Transmutation. Her Shamanism work also involves energy grid adjustments, altars, medicine bundles, coaching, screening, event looping, generating power, recapitulation, prayer, spiritual commitment ceremonies, plugging & unplugging sessions. For over 25 years she has taught & facilitated “Energetic & Structural Medicine” for humans and our 4 legged friends. In 2006 Bridgette began consulting for Corporate & Political geared business with a focus on creating “ECO-nomical Cooperation’s”. She works with CEO’s and their companies to bring about a greener and spiritual balanced world. She is a sustainable, Biodynamic farmer currently building “urban farms” individual family food production and for at risk communities. Bridgette’s educates on our “spiritual” return back to Earth. She brings insights on how to work with the medicine of earth in systems of recovery and restoration for the health of our bodies, soil, water, air, plants life and animals. She founded the Urban Farm Project in 2010 after finishing her education at Steiner College; Bridgette is still connecting the dots on how full biodynamic farms can support inner city urban farms in their area with preparations and study. Urban Farm Project consults, does project development, builds and teaches on “soil health” for conservation and understanding of health of all living beings through nutritionally dense food coming from “healthy soil” and Bridgette brings Indigenous ceremony, prayer and shamanic medicine to accompany the scientific end of food production. Her long term project is to develop a Biodynamic farm in Montana to rehabilitate veterans into sustainable farmers and create a Biodynamic chapter of North Western Montana. Bridgette offers workshops, webinars and classes, she speaks and lectures at events, consult and counseling, does hands on building and development, ceremonies and hands on healing in person or long distance http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/?page_id=20 ~ She also hand makes shamanic medicine products for bring about balance and healing http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/?page_id=22
You can support the visions and long term work of the Snake Clan by donation on the first page of our website http://ministryofconsciousnessnevada.org/
Medicine Bear Whitebow~ Mato Wopye (Medicine Bear) Is the Offical Snake Clan Ceremonial Leader and Lodge care taker. Uniting Bear’s visions, his lodge, visions and dreams with that of the Snake Clan. Bear is a retired veteran; He Earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/Device, and was awarded the Purple Heart in 2004 after serving in the Army and being injured in combat. For many years he was a member of Heart Medicine Lodge as well as other Lodges throughout the southern California basin. He comes from Gabrilino / Tungva /Apache/Cherokee/Yaqui heritage. His teachings are varied from the Lakota Peoples, Mescalaro Apache, Cherokee, Yaqui, Arapaho, Kiowa. He is a traditional Pipe Carrier for the people and a ceremonial dancer, ordained minister, public speaker, has been featured in local newspapers and this last year had his personal story added to a book “Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts”. As well he is the carrier of the Inipi ceremony, Medicine Wheel, Vision Quest, Water Dedication, Puberty, Making of Relatives ceremonies and many more. His healing teachings are passed down from generation to generation from a long line of Healer’s/Medicine People, he practices crystal healings, pranic healing, and traditional teachings of the medicine peoples. His journey began at age 6, through the instructions of his first teacher Standing Eagle a holy man from the Arapaho peoples. He has spent time over the last 36 years with teachers from the Lakota Nation, Apache, Blackfoot, and Cherokee to name but a few. To support Bear please see his website http://www.rpmlmedicinelodge.org/
This was possible under the watchful eye, support and guidance of Chief Charles Lightwalker regional Chief of the West Coast of the Free Cherokee and the Current Chief of the Wolf Clan of the Pacific Northwest. In great respect and Honor my brother and friend, Thank You Charles for holding this vision and the work we are all doing together to guide humans into self healing and thus the healing of our Earth Mother!
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