Walking Eagle  Photo © Sky Delight



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A beloved Káruk medicine man - ceremonial leader and nephew of Charlie "Red Hawk" Thom, Jack "Walking Eagle" (Hün-Na-îtch) Thom has led purification sweat lodges and sun dance ceremonies in Siskiyou County, California, for many years. A devoted advocate of healthy, sober living, he supports the spiritual growth and healing of people from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds around the world. 

"Some things you can’t change, but you can change yourself… You can clean yourself up… and once you start doing that, then you’ll be finding out that life is alright… That’s what the young people are looking for. They want something. Every young person ought to be proud of who they are… because they’re somebody. They’re somebody special..."

 - Jack "Walking Eagle" Thom


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