Tim Sikyea is a Native American healer originating from the Dog Rib tribe. He was born in March 1951 in Fort Resolution, and grew up in Yellow Knife, NE Canada. His Native American name is Lonesome Eagle – Wambli Ishinela, given by the people of the Lakota tribe.
He’s had a very colorful life so far, mostly dedicated to raising awareness of people about the importance of Mother Earth for our survival and of the future generations. he’s been running traditional Native American ceremonies since 1976. He has been coming to Slovenia since 1995. He lives in Germany.
Tim says that nature in Slovenia is still very much intact and ”alive”. He dedicated his whole life to traditional ceremonies, enriched with the wisdom of his ancestors. His mission is closely related to Mother Earth giving us everything we need to sustain life on this beautiful blue planet. He’s been running a number of ancient ceremonies, teaching people about long-forgotten values destined to lead us towards harmony with the entire Creation.
The way of the Lonesome eagle
Tim Sikyea was born in March 1951 in Fort Resolution and grew up in Yellow Knife in the north-western part of Canada. His Native American name Wambli Ishinela – Lonesome Eagle has been give to him by the Lakota tribe people.
At the age of 14, he went his own way to explore the world. In the early 70s, he started his own clothes collection and later returned to Yellow Knife as a fashion designer. He’s also worked as a theatre actor, appearing in TV commercials and films, too. In 1971, he was a student at the Sheridan College for Arts & Design in Oakville (Ontario, Canada), where he learned different techniques of processing textiles and designing patterns.
In 1980, Tim left for Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), where he became a famous fashion designer. He had his own company there. His creations have mostly portrayed the latest Native American style. Even today, he still designs and makes clothes and accessories. His most favourite creations are made of cotton, leather, silk, wool and kashmir.
Next to that, Tim likes to create musical instruments, jewelry and stone sculptures, imbued with Native American heritage. His works were on display at the Nurnberg gallery in Germany, opened in 1996. The creations were also on sale.
Since 1976, he’s been running traditional Native American ceremonies, reviving their culture. He’s running purification sweatlodges, traditional naming ceremonies, adoption ceremonies and pipe ceremonies. He’s been participating in the Sundance ceremony in US for more than 25 years. He’s also contributing to reviving the forgotten ceremony of giving thanks to our ancestors.
Today, Tim Sikyea is performing traditional Native American customs and teaching the Native American way of life, also through sharing the wisdom and knowledge of his ancestors. The ceremonies are run in Germany, England, South Africa and Slovenia for people to experience. With time, he started with the Earth Dance ceremony, believed to be his life mission. As part of the spiritual work he’s doing, he travels all over the world. He’s helping people find their joy, appreciate life and be happy through conversations, speeches, interviews and ceremonies.