Lee Moore is my mentor, the Army Ranger Scout during the Viet Nam war, who has been my guide and teacher throughout this mission. I call him 'Grandfather' as it is the grand parents who raise the children up in native society. He taught me Native American healing ways and kept my canoe upright as I navigated the rapids in the river and avoided crashing into big boulders.
He served honorably as a Platoon Sergeant, E-5, U.S. Army Infantry (Viet Nam) Long-Range Recon 1967 – 1969 MOS: 11C, 11F He was awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, Two Purple
Hearts; the Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry
Cross, Vietnam Service medal with 4 service
stars, and various Presidential/Unit citations
and badges. He was offered a Battlefield
Commission after the Battle of Nui Ba Din
Ranger Station 10/1968.
While in southeast Asia, he was one of the
88 Native Americans selected to work with
Ranger units as scouts.
Honorably discharged 1966 - 1973, he brought
PTSD home with him and cleared it on the sacred mountain-Manataka in the healing ways of his people as he had been trained to do. He also carried Agent Orange back with him, an industrial toxin for which tribal medicine has no cure.
Jonv, 'Standing Bear', is a Kituwah Elder, a spiritual healer trained by Frank Fools Crow (Lakota) among other spiritual elders. Although in Kituwah society, the Bear Clan disappeared centuries ago. Its powerful healing traditions have been handed down. For the past 51years he has been a Bear Dancer trained by Grandpa Raymond Stone, Sr. (Paiute). Bear Medicine is strong for healing the wounds of the physical body as well as the mind and spirit. It has a parallel in both Chinese and African ancestral medicine.
Through the Native American Indian Council he is a trusted guardian of the sacred grounds at Manataka in the Hot Springs reservation. In 2012 he sponsored an international spiritual gathering on Manataka to celebrate the turning of the Mayan calendar. As a respected elder he works with the local VA to help improve veterans care.
He is a true warrior and protector of the peoples of this earth. We are truly blessed for his healing presence!