Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf

Native American Elder

Spiritual Warrior Woman

Healer, Teacher, Visionary


To contact Oh Shinnah, or to arrange for a workshop, please email: moonfire@optonline.net

Podcast Interview with Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf

Born in the Land of Many Snows, in the Moon of Frozen Waters, in the Cycle of Strange Storms, Oh Shinnah brings to the world a unique blend of many ancient traditions with modern knowledge.

Oh Shinnah’s teachers have been Elders of both North and South America. From her father’s people she inherits the traditions of the Tineh (the Shishindi, meaning People of the Forest, commonly known as Apache) From her mother’s people she inherits the traditions of the Mohawk and the Scots. From her great-grandmother she inherits traditions which may be older then time. Oh Shinnah is an elder of much Wisdom, and a warrior for the People of the Earth Mother, who is guaranteed to change your life.

She holds a BA in Music Theory and an MA in Voice from Denver University, a BA in Clinical Psychology and an MA and Phd in Experimental Psychology from the University of Chicago. She has worked under Dr. Carl Meninger at the Stone-Brandel Foundation and with Elmer Greene helped develop Experimental Psychology and the University of Psychology Lab School. She also has an MA in Divinity and is a Certified Minister with the Interfaith School of Divinity in New York City.

In the late 1970’s she was given permission and accepted a charge in life to speak and sing on behalf of the Earth from her elders, along with Sun Bear, and to bring information on the issues of the earth and its ecology to all people. In addition, Oh Shinnah is an accomplished performer. As a singer and composer she was given the honor of being titled “A Folk Singer’s Folk Singer” by musicians and peers like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie , son of Woody Guthrie. She has performed in numerous clubs, with choirs and with improvisational groups at the time of the development of this technique in Chicago. These include Second City, Cellar Bohiem and the Committee Theater in San Francisco. The first of two awards she received from The Chicago Critics Poetry Awards was presented to her by poet and icon, Robert Frost. Oh Shinnah was the first women to ever receive an award from this esteemed group.

Oh Shinnah has also been greatly appreciated for her many achievements as an activist. She has been a delegate to the U.N. Conferences on Human Environment, Spirituality , the Decolonization of Indigenous People, and the World Conference of Spiritual Leaders. At the invitation of Jihan Sadat, she was a guest instructor for nursing professionals in Egypt. The name, Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, appears on the Wall of Tolerance in Birmingham, Alabama, near the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the 1970’s she received The Nurses in Transition Humanitarian Award, The Helen Caldecott Humanitarian Award for Women in 2000 and in 2005 she was the recipient of The Noetic Science Institute’s Temple Award for Creative Altruism. She founded Four Directions, Inc., and has spoken out about the plight of Native Americans especially the forgotten elders. Currently, Oh Shinnah is the Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Grandfather Coyote, a non-profit and tax exempt organization. Through the Center she is able to teach health professionals from many disciplines and to help the forgotten Native American elder.

Despite her many accomplishments, Oh Shinnah prefers to be known as a “confrontation to fixed reality”. Her workshops challenge the participants to grow and expand beyond their “knowings” and to see the world in a different way – a way that is not static but dynamic, a way that allows for personal growth.

Read more about Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf in:

· Profiles in Wisdom by Steven McFadden

· On Women Turning 60 by Katherine Roundtree

· Five Great Healers speak Here by Theosophical Society Press

Hopi Prophecies DVD

Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf and Grandfather David Monongye Offer a rare and exclusive interview on Hopi prophecy, Earth changes and more.

With a current update by Oh Shinnah.

For more information and to find out ways that you can help, visit: www.blackmesatrust.org

Oh Shinnah Live in Concert Roots, Memories, Future

Vocal magic and healing sounds of OhShinnah Fast Wolf

Over 1 and 1/2 hours of live concert material, including Oh Shinnah’s original guitar music, song and commentary on a two CD set.

Recorded live in June 1985

by Reviewer
Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, now 72, is a Warrior Woman who long ago accepted the charge to speak and sing on behalf of the Earth. With Deep Arrow Woman and Bright Owl, who have apprenticed with her for over twenty years, she guides the Journey of the Waters each year, and leads the ceremonies. When she was young, Oh Shinnah endured all the physical, mental, and spiritual training undertaken by the men of the Chiricahua Band of her Shishindi Nation (Apache). She bears also Mohawk and Scottish heritage, and she has studied with some of the best known Native elders, and taught with many of them.Now in the Grandmother phase of her life, Oh Shinnah is a poet, songwriter, singer, activist, ceremonial leader. She holds two degrees in music, two in psychology, and a Ph.D. She is a two-time winner of the Chicago Critics Poetry Award, winner of the Helen Caldicott Humanitarian Award for Women and many other prestigious honors.