Watching the PBS show "We Shall Remain" I got to wondering if there are any practitioners of the Native American "old ways" among the generation that exists side by side with their elders and the rest of contemporary American society. That's how I found out about Harley SwiftDeer Reagan.
Harley SwiftDeer Reagan is the founder of the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society which adheres to the teachings of a group of Native American philosophers known collectively as the "Twisted Hairs." The Twisted Hairs are Medicine Men (and Women) from many tribes who weave metaphorical "braids of truth."
Since 1992, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan has been seated as a Twisted Hairs Elder on the Tribal Council, adopting the name Thunder Strikes, and his aim is to weave a new tale with the skill, and dignity, of old.