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Aniwa Gathering 2023

June 8-11 in Big Bear, CA

The Aniwa Gathering is honored to bring 40 Indigenous elders from around the world to the sacred mountains of Big Bear, California. Join us June 8th to 11th for a 4-day ceremony where the elements of nature and the spirits of the ancestors come alive, providing a powerful container for personal and collective growth.

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Shipibo - Peru

Maestra Inez Laura, & Lila

Maestra Inez is one of the last Shipibo with her level of knowledge, now in her 70s, she has been working as a Master Shaman for over 50 years, along with her two daughters Laura and Lila.

Paq'o Andino, Inka - Peru

Túpaq Ttito Kuntur

Túpaq descends from the pre-Inka and Inka ancestors. He’s an Altomisayoq - a bridge between the celestial, the elementals, and the terrestrial realms. He was taught by his Inka elders and the Apus (spirits) of the High Holy Mountains of the Andes. Túpaq is a spiritual teacher and counselor, keeper of cosmic wisdom of the Paq’os and the Inkas. He is a maestro of the new MUSUQ, Tawantinsuyo of the Inkas.

Hopi, Havasupai, Tewa - USA

Mona Polacca

Mona is a Hopi Native American spiritual elder from Arizona. She has worked to further social justice for indigenous people from an early age. She is an author in the field of social sciences, has held posts of responsibility as Treasurer for her tribe, served on several committees for Indigenous Peoples within the United Nations, and is widely known for her "leadership in the Native American revitalization movement. In recent years, Mona has gained international recognition for her work as one of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - a group of spiritual elders, medicine women, and wisdom keepers founded in 2004.

Maori - New Zealand

Louis (Matua) Te Kouorehua Kereopa

Matua is a Maori Elder (kaumatua) He is a natural counsellor and mentor. He works with various levels of spiritual and emotional guidance and healing. Matua is also a musician and teaches his own form of open eyes prayer meditation, called "Te Rakau Rangimarie” or way of the peace stick. Moving through the 7 elements/guardians of Nature, honouring the Creator and Mother Earth. Matua’s forehead markings represent his spiritual connection with Sky Father, the nose markings represent the Breath of Life, the lips, mouth and chin represent Sacred Jaw of Truth, both sides of his face represent his work of service to God, Ancestors and Family. He received these markings from the elders of his tribe, a blessing attained or his service of Love as a Master Carver and a Matua Puna... Living Spring.

Yoeme - USA

LánéSaán Moonwalker

LánéSaán Moonwalker has been an oracle, healer, spiritual teacher, and environmental guardian for more than 45 years. Láné began her training in the healing arts at the age of 12 from members of her family who were highly skilled curanderas (traditional healers who combine Native and Catholic spiritual beliefs and practices). From her mother, she learned to work with creative expression as a doorway to spirit. Láné is an accomplished artist, a weaver and painter, as well as a dancer and singer, and holds a degree in humanities and the visual arts from the University of Colorado. She has been a licensed minister for more than 32 years, and is a Canon in the Brigade of Light. Láné has studied with many spiritual teachers, including artist, writer, and visionary Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), Eric Tao and Marian Starnes. In 1987, she met her main teacher Tu Moonwalker, an Apache, the great great granddaughter of Cochise. Tu was the holder of this unbroken Moonwalker lineage and Láné is an acknowledged part of that it, in addition to being from an unbroken lineage herself through her Yaqui grandmother. Together Tu and Láné founded the Philosophy of Universal Beingness within the Whole. The foundation of this system is about working with nature in a sacred way.

What members are saying

Johanna S.


“If Aniwa would manage to gather all the people in the world to receive these great gifts, the world will be a different place. Mother Earth would be in a better place. We would all use so much more love and kindness.”

Jessie D.


"I'm in awe of how even just the words from our indigenous elders and the music of their communities have completely cracked my heart wide open- even through the screen. Every word spoken is said with such spirit, with such force, I'm hanging on every single word for the medicine I know it's offering me. Thank you Aniwa for supporting such sacred teachings and blessings to be broadcast far and wide, the domino effect of healing that has started because of this will ripple throughout so many communities and lives from here on out.”

Andrew S.


“Aniwa has tapped into the true transformative power of the online world. We are all interconnected in spirit and by Mother Earth and also by the internet. I’m so happy to use my time online to further my spiritual studies and stay connected with my community.”

Shantteh P.


"How do you explain taking away a lifetime's worth of priceless knowledge from an experience that lasts a handful of days? It’s truly a gift to be given such powerful information that not only helps us open our own hearts, minds, and souls but also shows us how to spread that love and wisdom to those around us- and beyond. Aniwa brings together some of the humblest, wisest, and most powerful leaders one might ever witness to do just that- to teach us how to brighten our lights in order for us to collectively increase the vibration of this planet. I am forever humbled and grateful to be able to learn so much from these beautiful souls and I am looking forward to witnessing the growth that Aniwa contributes to this world."

Janina S.


"Words can’t express my gratitude for Aniwa. I have been to the last two Aniwa gatherings. To receive the love and wisdom of all these elders from all over the world is wonderful. Aniwa to me was such a magical, heart-opening event. A beautiful opportunity to deepen the connection with amazing elders, to see their connection with nature, their kindness, their love, to learn about their traditions, to pray together, to receive deep healing, and to meet many lovely people and make new friends. It was a life-changing experience that opened my eyes to many things, which I knew deep inside but had forgotten. Especially sharing this with my mother was beautiful. I can't wait to join the next gathering!"

Brandon O.


"In a world so disconnected from spirit, Aniwa is the catalyst that bridges indigenous wisdom and the modern world. From their gatherings to online events, Aniwa facilitates a space in which we can learn more about ourselves and under the guidance of the elders, find healing, transformation, and a deeper relationship with nature around us."



"The teachings and offerings from Indigenous Leaders and People thanks to Aniwa’s effort is a great gift. Feeling the wisdom, the open hearts, and generosity during the digital gatherings has expanded my perspective on what is possible, how to live with more alignment and trust in the power of intentional living and prayer. Each gathering offers an opportunity to go deeper, learn more, and gain insights into inner transformation. It is special to learn from such rich cultures and traditions about healing, empowerment, and living with integrity and heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you. "

Lucinda W.


“No words can really convey the connection and depth of what I have felt over the weekend…I am so full of gratitude! I was moved, in so many ways, and felt part of a community so quickly, wonderful!”

Matthew D.


The work and mission of Aniwa has been a source of so much love and healing in my life. There are no words to express how their work as bridges for indigenous wisdom has blessed my life, my family, and countless others I have witnessed miracles. The platform and support they offer to the indigenous is crucial at this time, as we are facing many obstacles in movement towards a unified humanity. Thank you So much for this channel of Spirit that is so needed to create balance on this Great Mother Earth. Viva Aniwa!!! 💜🔥💜

newest digital offering

Elder Readings

Now available: Sacred Tobacco Consultations & Healing with Nana Amalia

Aniwa is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have private readings and healing sessions with some of the most gifted elders, the ones who carry wisdom from unbroken lineages, kept secret for thousands of years.


We are so excited to share our new Aniwa Gathering merchandise with you. 

Choose from a variety of epic clothing and accessories available for adults and children. We're proud to share that our items are eco-friendly.



Experience the culture and traditions of over 20 different tribes from around the world.

Listen to the wisdom of some of the most respected indigenous elders.

Learn how to merge ancient philosophies and tribal concepts with Western society in order to thrive in unity and harmony with the Earth and all our relative.


By sharing traditional knowledge, the spiritual leaders will take us on a journey of deep communion with nature, interacting with the elements, exploring our inner landscape as well as creating strong lasting bonds with the community around us, remembering the ways of our ancestors and connecting back to our roots.


Participate in sacred ceremonies and rituals which use ancient technology to open our channels of communication to the spiritual world as well open our hearts to connect to our true essence, in order to heal our body, mind and spirit.


Find deep healing and transformation, guided by masters from unbroken lineages of traditional doctors who work with the spirits of plants and Mother Nature. Private healings with the elders will be available for booking.


Allow your full self-expression to be manifested through movement and sound from the four corners of the world.


Learn knowledge which has been kept for thousands of years.

Engage in discussions on spirituality, mindfulness, sustainability.


Find the most exquisite treasures and handcrafts at our indigenous market


A community of people returning to the Earth.

Thrive in unity and harmony with the Earth.

Learn how to merge ancient philosophies and tribal concepts with Western society: how to connect with the power of elements, the memory of the trees, the wisdom of the stars, the teachings of the heart.

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