Gary Adler FourStar is currently the CEO of the Many Horses Foundation, an organization dedicated to the elders, the children, the earth, wild horses and earth cultures and teachings.Gary is an enrolled member of the Costanoan-Rumsen Carmel Tribe (Ohlone), and the son of Jerome FourStar, an Assiniboine Elder from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.
has been fortunate to have lived, studied and worked with many Elders of several nations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as with his father, Jerome.
is recognized as a ceremonial leader, spiritual advisor, healer and teacher throughout the country.Gary
conducts seminars and experiential workshops on creating balance and relationships through the Earth People's perspective. He
is a Lodge Keeper, Sun Dancer and Pipe Holder.He
has brought back the Animal Spirit Dance to the Southeast and western United States.He
is part of, and actively participates in the Native American Elders and Youth Council of North America
helped organize and participated in leading the SOS (Save Our Sovereignty) walk in California in 1998 with Spiritual Leader Robertjohn Knapp.He
has lectured throughout the U.S. including the Universities of Santa Barbara
, UCLA, University of LaVerne, Georgia Southern University
and at USC
has been designated as Treaties Chief by the United Tribal Alliance
, as a spiritual advisor to Native Americans in State Prisons in Tennessee, Georgia, California and Alabama by the XAT medicine society.He has worked with the California Native American Spiritual Commission, bringing ceremony and counseling to Native American prisoners in State and Federal correctional facilities and with the California Youth Authority.Formerly, he was Project Director and co-creator of the International Wilderness Leadership Foundation's TOUCH THE EARTH program, co-founded the Flowering Tree Foundation, and was Executive Director of the International Society for the Protection of Wild Mustangs and Burros.