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This profile was last updated on 4/7/10  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Klamuth/Modac Nation
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with VERNON ..., 7 April 2010 [cached]
VERNON FOSTER- is a member of the Klamuth/Modac Nation, and active member of the American Indian Movement which promotes Native human rights, he has been a strong advocate and activist of Indian country for over thirty years. Vernon is recognized as a national spokesman on behalf of his community, a motivational speaker, spiritual advisor, healer, counselor and teacher regarding Native American issues, solutions, and perspectives. He has been the founder of many charitable organizations: Buffalo Heart Project; Red Road Journeys. Vernon sits on many national boards.
Vernon Foster is available for Private Healing Sessions on Monday, April 12th, 10-5pm. By appointment only.
Vernon Foster, a member of ..., 22 Oct 2009 [cached]
Vernon Foster, a member of the American Indian Movement, said sweat lodge rituals usually involved small groups of hunters or warriors.
"Going into the lodge allowed us not only to be intuitive thinkers but to make contact with the intuitive world, to communicate with unseen things," he said.
Pulse of the Twin Cities - Locally Grown Alternative Newspaper, 30 Sept 2005 [cached]
Vernon Foster, southwest director of the American Indian Movement, noted that the Federal Protective Service is a government subcontractor, just following orders.
News, 9 June 2000 [cached]
Vernon Foster, regional director of the American Indian Movement in Mesa, was served with a restraining order and scheduled to appear in tribal court.
The tradition is thousands of years ..., 22 Oct 2009 [cached]
The tradition is thousands of years old, with the earliest sweat lodges used by small groups of native people before embarking on a hunt or going to war, said Vernon Foster, an Arizona representative of the American Indian Movement.
"It was a very private ceremony that took place, and usually it was one of our monks, and maybe four or five of the warriors," he said.
"Going into the lodge allowed us not only to be intuitive thinkers but to make contact with the intuitive world, to communicate with unseen things."
Lodges are typically constructed with willow saplings and use lava stones heated in a fire.
The ceremony might be conducted by several leaders, with the largest structures providing room for 12 to 15 people, Foster said. The traditional sweat lodge is supposed to be round and emulate "Mother Earth," Foster said. "It's not supposed to look like a stadium," he added, in a reference to the size of structure used in the fatal event.
Foster said ceremonies were typically designed to last 60 to 90 minutes.
"It's not something that was prolonged," he said.
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