Weyakpa Najin Win – Woman Stands Shining – Pat McCabe is a Diné/Navajo medicine woman, international speaker, teacher and ceremonial leader. Her parents were part of the government forced boarding school program resulting in an upbringing of strict western academia. She rediscovered and reclaimed her indigenous identity as a young adult, largely with the support and guidance of elders in the Lakota tradition, and has gone on to be one of the most well respected indigenous leaders in North America. Pat’s keen understanding of the western intellectual way combined with her full embodiment of the indigenous worldview make her a treasured resource for our time.
Pat is an active participant in Indigenous Peoples gatherings worldwide including Chile, Belgium, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Bali. She has worked with the International Center for Cultural Studies in India and with Sarvodaya with Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne in Sri Lanka, as well as with organizations and gatherings in the US. She has been a cultural consultant to the Pachamama Alliance, presented at the 2013 and 2014 National Bioneers Conference, and presents on “The Feminine Design and Sustainability” in the US and internationally.