CORBIN HARNEY 1920-2007
Corbin Harney was a spiritual leader of the Western Shoshone Nation. He intended his teachings for all people and taught that we are all one: one water, one air, one mother Earth. Therefore, we must work together to create peace, harmony and balance for all creation (“Shundahai”).
Corbin always said that, “we all need the same things. Regardless of the color of our skin, we all bleed the same, so we are all equal and must find our voice to care for our mommy (the Earth).
He founded Poo-Ha-Bah, a Native American healing center in Tecopa, CA, outside of Death Valley. Poo-Ha-Bah means “doctor water” in Shoshone. Corbin taught the Nature Ways, demonstrating the importance of water as a doctor and living creature that we must care for and respect.
Lexi Ward, one Nature Way Healing's founders, was blessed to live with her family at Poo-Ha-Bah and work directly with Corbin and the waters. It is her honor and personal mission to pass along his teachings, for he truly wanted these ways to be shared with all people. Although his body passed in 2007, his spirit it still very dedicated to the love and protection of this planet.
Corbin is the author of two books, The Way It Is: One Water, One Air, One Mother Earth, published by Dolphin Publishing and The Nature Way, published by Nevada University.
Everyone who knew would say that Corbin was a very wise and kind man. He spoke the truth under all circumstances and protected nature.
He was widely known around the world as an avid anti-nuclear activist. He spoke at universities across the country and before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in Washington, DC about the dangers of nuclear waste and how it effects the planet physically and spiritually. He spent many years working directly at a Nevada test site on his tribal sacred lands, used as nuclear test grounds by the U.S. government since the early 1940s. He vehemently opposed the U.S. government’s detonation of more nuclear bombs on Shoshone lands than anywhere else in the world.
Corbin was a true leader, healer and humanitarian. Lexi is honored and blessed to continue his work and spread the nature ways for the benefit of all creation.
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