Wisdom Keepers

Tat OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez

Tat OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez

OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González was born in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. with his parents when he was 11 years old. He was initiated into Native sacred rites over a thirty period with direct participation, teachings, and guidance from various Native spiritual elders from México, North America, Colombia, Peru, and Guatemala. In 1978, he was adopted by the Mexiko Teotlkalli Kalpull Koatlkalko and the teacher Tlakaelel and given the name OmeAkaEhekatl.

In 1994, he received his sacred bundle and spiritual mission as a Mayan Ajq’ij. In 2005, he was adopted into the T’saahl Clan, the five finned killer whale people of the Eagle Clan of the Haida, and given the name Gaada, meaning supernatural light. He has worked with Native Elders and Youth Councils throughout the Americas supporting the work of international sharing and preservation of sacred wisdom teachings since 1977, promoting increased cooperation and unity between diverse communities throughout the world.

Tat Erick is working to create two models of spiritual land stewardship: one in Guatemala on the shores of Lake Atitlan, and one north of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. Both demonstrate how to live in harmony with and appreciate the natural and spiritual worlds, to restore land and create natural food and medicine gardens, and to be places for indigenous wisdom keepers to come together to share their wisdom and ceremonies. Tat Erick is also the Founder and Spiritual Leader of the nonprofit Tinamit Junan Uleu – Earth Peoples United. His personal healing and ceremonial work can be seen in more depth through www.mayanshamanism.com 



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