Chief Sonne Reyna, Yaqui Nation
Chief of Sun Dance Society
Many of the world’s indigenous peoples believe we are on the cusp of great change. Some prophecies speak of end-times, others of a great awakening. Chief Sonne Reyna joins Andie to explore Native Prophecy 2012 and Beyond.
Chief Reyna is a global advisor to tribal circles, educational institutions, corporations and inter-faith groups. He is a hereditary eagle nawal of the Yaqui Nation of North America and is a Sun Dance Society Peace Chief. He travels the world sharing ancestral songs and healing ceremonies with all peoples. Chief Reyna is a gifted writer, film maker, lecturer and singer.
Together, he and the international recording artist Steven Halpern created a CD of ancestral songs titled Healing Songs of Earth and Sky. As best-selling author, he participated in the 1999 “Wiping Away Tears Healing Ceremony” at The Hague Appeal for Peace in The Netherlands and later in Geneva, Switzerland.
He and his wife co-founded Earth’s Children Cultural Organization, sponsoring cultural exchange projects between American Indian children and children from other cultures. He and Dr. Linda Noack are co- founders of Tsuname of Love for Children, a non-profit organization to create awareness and resources which provide food and homes for hungry and homeless children and families. Chief Reyna graduated from the University of Texas in theology and communication arts and is a Vietnam War veteran.