Natem frequently conducts traditional SHUAR healing circles that last all night and are quite powerful. If you are interested in organizing or attending one, please email for more information.

He is also available for speaking with students of all ages regarding a wide variety of topics such as: traditional healing, SHUAR mythology, plants and animals of the rainforest, the effects of pesticides and other chemicals on all living things, and much more.

2018 ~

June 20 to 23: Uwi Namper Fesitval, Ecuador

2017 ~

November 18th: Sacred Ceremony, Seattle Area, Washington

September 9th: Sacred Ceremony, San Rafael, California

September 6th: Full Moon Ceremony, Center for Sacred Studies, Guerneville, California

September 2-4: Presenter at the International Conference on Indigenous and Ancestral Wisdom, Healing and Transformation, San Rafael, California

August 19th: Sacred Ceremony, Seattle Area, Washington

May 10: Conducted Traditional Healing class, Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 8th & 9th, Sacred Ceremony, Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 5th: Sacred Ceremony, Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 8th: Sacred Ceremony, Rio Nido, California

April 7th: Guest Speaker, Center for Sacred Studies, Guerneville, California

2014 ~

February 14 – 25: Sacred Ceremonies, Northern California

Sacred Ceremonies, Montana

2013 ~

November – December: Sacred Ceremonies, Western Washington

September 27 – October 14: Sacred Ceremonies, Northern California

July and August, 2013: Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Natem Anank and Raul will be working with volunteers from Europe to build a school for Shuar children. It’s not too late to help make a difference!

June 27-30: Sacred Ceremonies, New Mexico

April 26-29: Sacred Ceremonies, New Mexico

April 12-25: Sacred Ceremonies, Northern California

2012 ~

December 17 – 24: Guatemala
Spiritual Pilgrimage and Ceremonies
We will be celebrating this historic planetary alignment prophesied by the Maya as an epic time for peoples of all colors, religions and spiritual backgrounds to unite.

Aug 09-13: Deer Mountain, CA
7th Annual Wisdom Keeper & Youth Council
Tinamit Junan Uleu – Earth Peoples United sponsored wisdom keepers and youth to come together in council, exchanging essential insights, ceremonial practices, prophesies and stories to empower the next seven generations.

May 29 – June 12: Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

April 28: Sacred Ceremony, Washington State
Please email for more information.
There will be no North American ceremonies from May 15th to August 1st.

April 20-21: Portland Community College, Oregon
Earth Day Conference
Natem Anank will be conducting a workshop on Saturday, April 21st
“The key to the future is in the past” at 10:30 am.

~ 2011 ~

November-December: Sacred Ceremonies, Washington State

October 7-23: Sacred Ceremonies, Northern California

September 14-20: Sacred Ceremonies, Montana

August 26-31: Sacred Ceremonies, Rhode Island

June 8-25: Sacred Ceremonies, Northern California

May 25 – 31: 10th Annual IFIP Conference, Oneida Nation, NY
Indigenous Peoples and Philanthropy:
Strengthening Alliances for the Next Seven Generations

May 4 – 9: International Conference, Morelos, Mexico
Encuentro Continental de Culturas Autoctonas

Encuentro Continental de Culturas Autoctonas

Natem Anank in Mexico

February 10 – March 26: Travels in the Ecuadorian Amazon

2010 ~

November 7 – 22: Hawai’i Gathering

June 11-13: Herb Workshop, Hyampom, CA

May 29: Monroe Pow Wow, Monroe High School, WA
Come and find Anank and Catherine selling traditional Shuar jewelry at this family-oriented Pow Wow in Monroe.

May 15-17: IFIP Conference, Tofino, British Columbia
Once again Anank was invited to speak at the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Annual Conference. This year’s focus was “Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Finding Common Ground for Education, Environment and Human Rights Advocacy”.

April 22-24: Northern California Earth Day Lectures
April 24: Covelo, CA
April 23: Ukiah High School, Ukiah, CA
April 22: Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
April 22: Grace Hudson Elementary School, Ukiah CA

January 18 – March 3: Ecuador and Peru

Ninas Shuar con papaya

2009 ~

October 24: Guest Speaker, San Rafael, California
Viviendo Verde Ya (Living Green Now)

The mission of this event at the Pickleweed Center is to raise consciousness regarding sustainability to the Latino and Indigenous communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anank will be one of the distinguished panelists and will be discussing the impact of global warming on the Amazonian Rainforest and the communities he represents.

October 16: Featured Speaker, Sedona, Arizona
Ringing Rocks Foundation

Anank Nunink Nunkai is the featured speaker at this free event. All are welcome but seating is limited so reservations are required. Ringing Rocks will begin accepting reservations two weeks in advance, call 928.282.1298.

October 11: Featured Speaker, Prescott, Arizona
Spirit Keeper’s Circle,
Center for Spiritual Living
Peace, Love, Understanding and Respect — Tools for a Happy Life
Living in the Amazon Rainforest your life may be in danger at any given moment and yet the Shuar are always happy and completely relaxed. How do they do it? Anank Nunink Nunkai will share the wisdom of his ancestors and how he continues to learn from them every day. You will learn how to apply this knowledge towards increased happiness and reduced stress. We will conclude this event with a guided meditation. One of a kind handmade Shuar jewelry will also be available for purchase.

October 10: Featured Speaker, Prescott, Arizona
The Chakaruna’s Offering,
Smoki Museum
The Legend of Nunkui
Anank will discuss how the Goddess Nunkui (Mother Earth) came to the Shuar thousands of years ago and taught them how to survive in the jungle and coexist with nature in a sustainable way. These lessons are as relevant now as they have always been. more info…

September 11: Gold Bar, WA
Traditional Shuar Tsaank Meditation
Come join us at our beautiful forest home, one hour east of Seattle, 7pm. All are welcome! Learn more about exactly what a Tsaank meditation is. Please email for directions. Makete!

April: Guest Speaker, Santa Fe, New Mexico
7th Annual IFIP Conference
Fostering Local to Global Partnerships: Setting the Agenda for the Future of Indigenous Philanthropy. Anank was invited to speak on a panel at the IFIP conference highlighting three current issues: Climate Change & Water Issues, Indigenous Rights, Sovereignty & Self Determination and Strengthening Indigenous Philanthropy. Learn more…

2008 ~

November: Guest Speaker, San Francisco, California
The Global Summit Symposium
Our friend Melanie St. James from Empowerment Works has invited Anank to speak about the challenges facing the Shuar of the Ecuadorian Amazon. TGS is dedicated to addressing root causes of humanity’s most critical challenges applying social innovations and communication tools that will enable collective action and public participation. Learn more…

October: Native Gathering, Hawai’i
Rites of Passage for an Awakening World
Global Passageways invited Anank to participate in a five day leadership retreat and learning forum exploring the role of rites of passage, initiation, youth development, mentoring, eldering, and inter-generational cultural renewal.

September 26: Featured Speaker, Sedona, Arizona
Ringing Rocks Foundation
What an amazing weekend Anank & Catherine had with all of the lovely folks at Ringing Rocks Foundation in Sedona. The audience was mesmerized as Anank Nunink Nunkai spoke with great conviction about ancient Shuar traditions.

August 8: Guest Speaker, Snohomish, Washington
Peace Village
At the fourth and final day of this extraordinary day camp where children learn about the benefits and strengths of diversity, inclusivity, civic engagement, compassionate communication, media literacy and connecting with nature, Anank and other tribal elders shared stories, songs and dance. Learn more…

June: Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
Americans visit Shuar villages
A group of Americans traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon and shared in the ancient knowledge of the Shuar. They visited exotic places that most tourists would never see. For the Shuar, their jungle home is a paradise where they live among the sacred places of their ancestors.

May: International Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
Medicina Tradicional y Shamanismo Conferencia
At this large international conference, Anank gave a presentation about Shuar Uwishin healing traditions that his people have practiced for thousands of years. Anank follows the path of these traditions and is dedicated to preserving the Shuar culture. Watch a short video of Anank’s presentation (en español)

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