Manataka American Indian Council

Proudly Presents







Our Winds Native American Ministry (USA) was founded in August of 1994, originally known as Gadohi Usquanigodi NASC, in Taos, New Mexico. Our ministry is based on the Cherokee egalitarian theology of inclusion, meaning all people are valued and welcome, and founded on the traditional principles and teachings of American Indian spiritual beliefs, practices, and culture as well as the Native American Christian context.

Founded by Grandfather Bill Running Wolf, M.Div, MSW and with the help and support of Grandfather Rolling Thunder, we continue to practice the spirit of Gadugi (community) through the sharing of regular Asi (Sweat Lodge Ceremony), Ganvnowa Ceremony (Prayer Circles), Utselaska (Crying for a Vision), Medicine Wheel Teachings, Cedar Blessing Ceremony and other forms of regular worship. Through this we assist community members in growing and evolving their relationship with our Creator and all others as human beings and spiritual beings in a good and healthy way.


As members of Four Winds Native American Ministry we believe in the one true God, Yohewah, our Creator in whom we live and move and have our being and in no other way. We believe in our Creator's chosen son and our brother, Tsi Tsa, who became the Christ embodied and who gave of himself that we may live. We further believe in and honor the extended family of Yohewah which includes Selu, the Corn Mother and sister of Tsi Tsa, who also gave of herself that we may live. Our belief's are founded on our core values of honoring the sacredness of God and of all life and of being of good service to our Creator and all of creation. At the table of our Creator we come together in the spirit of Gadugi, community, recognizing that all are welcome and that we are responsible for helping to improve the quality of life for all our sisters and brothers.