Wisdom Keepers

Grand Chief Woableza

Grand Chief Woableza

Grand Chief Woableza (Wo-a-blay-za) is a Holyman and Wisdom Keeper of indigenous peoples.  A Lakota/Dakota elder, whose spiritual name “Woableza” identifies him as “One who seeks the Knowledge of Life” or “One looking for Understanding.”   He has traveled across the Americas for over 30 years gathering stories, songs and dances from the elders of many tribes.  Now, he shares that wisdom with people across the continent and around the world.

Woableza is a great grandson of the famed Dakotah Sioux "Chief Ti Wakan" (Sacred Lodge) who was instrumental in restoring peace between the Dakota and the United States Army during the great Indian wars. He is a follower of the teachings of the famous Lakota Holyman, Chief Tatanka Iyotake (Sitting Bull).


Woableza is a Peace Teacher. He teaches about peace found within and peace among people and nations. He teaches about finding peace with Mother Earth and all creation.


Woableza also founded the Indian News Network and Cheyenne River Public Television.  He has produced and appeared in various television and film specials.  And has worked with a numerous Native American organizations concerned with health, spirituality and the environment.   


He is an Elder with the Spirit Walkers of Turtle Island. And he was a member of the National Congress of American Indians, National Museum of American Indian and the Native American Producers Association.


Woableza proudly comes from Buffalo Nation.


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