The Healing Hoop Council
Meet the people that make our vision possible.
Doug good feather
Doug, Wiyáka Wasté of Standing Rock Indian Reservation (home to Sitting Bull) is a Lakota speaker, Spiritual man, Iraq War Veteran (2 tours), Stage and Screen Actor, International Cultural Ambassador, Grammy Award Winning Lakota Singer, Pow Wow Fancy Dancer, Father, Psychology and Counseling degree ('15), recovering alcoholic 20 years and a Sun Dancer.
Read more about Doug and L.W.H.C. in Indian Country Today News Good Feather Practices "Good Medicine"
Read full article - Indian Country Today. Good Feather is the spiritual teacher of the Lakota Way Healing Center based in Colorado. And, the spiritual leader of Spirit Horse Nation, which is a community of like-minded organizations, tribes and people from every background and school of thought working to elevate the consciousness of Mother Earth. Doug Good Feather was shown a life-altering spiritual vision where Wakȟáŋ Tȟáŋka/Creator instructed him to share Native Ways and Medicine with all of humanity in a good way. Today Doug Good Feather's vision has become a world-wide movement of Spiritual Healing through Native Ways.
Kevin Locke (Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning "The First to Arise") is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin is Lakota and Anishinaabe. While his instructions were received from his immediate family and community, from extended family in every part of the world, Kevin has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each can draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.
Kevin’s goal is to empower today’s youth in culture and “raise awareness of the oneness we share as human beings.” His belief in the unity of humankind is expressed dramatically in the traditional Hoop Dance which illustrates “the roles and responsibilities that all human beings have within the hoops (circles) of life. “Through my music and dance, I want to create a positive awareness of the Oneness of humanity.”
Since 1982, Kevin has recorded twelve albums of music and stories, most recently: The First Flute, Open Circle, Keepers of the Dream, and Dream Catcher.
Dr. Patty Luckenbach
Dr. Patty is a hunka (adopted family member) of the Lakota-Sioux Rosebud Nation. Being adopted into a Native American tribe is an enormous honor and is done only when a person shows they can be trusted and have gained respect. Her work with the tribal nations includes serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lakota Healing Way Center, a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with trauma, addictions, homelessness, illness, and PTSD to re-balance themselves through indigenous Native American spirituality.
Dr. Patty Luckenbach is an Associate Minister at Mile High Church, one of the largest single location congregations in the country. The church and Dr. Patty’s work there emphasizes inter-faith engagement, environmental stewardship, and nonviolence and human dignity for all. She is also a certified practitioner and instructor of existential metapsychiatry, having served as a Research Associate at the former New York Institute of Metapsychiatry under the guidance and instruction of the renowned Dr. Thomas Hora, M.D. Furthermore, she has received extensive training from Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss & Life Transition.
Dr. Carol Plain, ND
Chief financial officer
Carol Plain, MBA, N.D., CTN (Certified Traditional Naturopath), is a Traditional Healing Consultant of Alternative and Complementary Healthcare and a Nutritionist. Helping people live healthier lives with guidance on healthy living, spiritual health and wellness and how to change eating habits to heal the body with food as medicine.
Carol Plain has worked in the field of Traditional Healing and Natural Health for over 30 years, is also the founder and Executive Director of Earth Song Garden, a fully holistic health apothecary and garden and Author of Earth Song Cookbook, a guide to healthy eating. Additionally, she has more than 20 years of financial and management experience with an MBA from Wayne State University. Ms. Plain is the president and owner of Earth Song Garden and oversees the financial, accounting and administrative affairs of The Lakota Way Healing Center as CFO.