Yona FrenchHawk is a full-blooded Cherokee Wisdom Keeper and Ceremonialist. He was born and raised on the Qualla Indian Boundary in the Great Smoky Mountains in Cherokee, NC. This area is also known as the Eastern Band of Cherokees.
Yona grew up learning the songs and stories of his people. There are less than 300 Full-Blooded Cherokee that remain out of a documented 50,000 enrolled members in the federally recognized Eastern Band of North Carolina and Western Band of Oklahoma.
To keep his traditions alive, Yona is honored to bridge the ancient past to the ancient future which is in constant need of support.
Yona is a well respected ceremonial and community leader and shares the meaning of traditional ceremonies as a way of life as it was shared with him by his Grandfather.
Yona shares in the vision of how the Mens Warrior society was formed to support and honor the Sacred Feminine. The Cherokee Prophecy, alive in today’s Seventh Generation, speaks of bringing that medicine back into balance. We are all one indigenous tribe of the Turtle Island.
Peace, Love, and Unity, are the essences of spirit that will nurture the healing of the future. The rainbow that illuminates our destination as a Spirit Nation.
Yona offers his BirdClan gift of song and storytelling plus ceremony of the Eastern Cherokees. This time honored, ancient knowledge bridges the new age thinking to the ancient past and traditions. The time of suffering and sacrifice is over because our ancestors prayed for a better and more prosperous life. It is time for us to receive the gifts that so many have given. We can honor their voices and visions by accepting and sharing the abundance life has to offer.
Yona also offers individual sessions to assist in being present in one’s current journey while simultaneously connecting with ancestral healing. Helping to connect with their roots to truly live an organic green way of life. And embrace the legacy of connecting cultures by understanding what fruit to bear according to our roots.