CORBIN HARNEY MARCH 24, 1920 - JULY 10, 2007

 
Spiritual Leader and Anti-Nuclear Activist Passes On

July 10, 2007 (TurtleIsland). Corbin Harney, spiritual leader of the Western Shoshone Nation, crossed over on July 10 in a house on a sacred mountain near Santa Rosa, CA (Turtle Island). He had dedicated his life to fighting nuclear testing and dumping.

That battle claimed his life through cancer.

Before he passed, he said to remember: �We are one people. We cannot separate ourselves now. There are many good things to be done for our people and for the world. It is important to let things be good. And it is important to teach the younger generation so that things are not lost."

Over his lifetime, Corbin traveled around the world as a speaker, healer and spiritual leader with a profound spiritual and environmental message for all. He received numerous national and international awards and spoke before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1994, Corbin established the Shundahai Network to work with people and organizations to respond to spiritual and environmental concerns on nuclear issues. He also established Poo Ha Bah, a native healing center located in Tecopa Springs, California. He will be missed but always honored for his work and dedication to traditional ways.

Corbin passed peacefully at the end. He was only worried that he still had more to do. When he finally let go and went with the dog soldiers, Red Wolf Pope, grandson of Rolling Thunder, was present and sang him the Tosawi death song to call the dog soldiers to come take him home. Golden eagles continued to circle the house hours after his crossing.

Services and visitation are planned for July 14, 15 and 16. For more information visit the Shundahai Network.

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