About Me: "Wakiya" (Thunder)
I am a Tribal, Musician, Writer, Artist. I try to walk the path and have studied the tradition of the "Wisdom keepers" like Lame Deer, Fools Crow, Black Elk, and Rolling Thunder from the tribes of this region, and Lao Tzu, Buddha, Bodhidharma, Yeshua, and other enlightened ones from the many various tribes of the earth. I understand the worlds religions and belief systems, and realize the division this can cause by the lack of understanding the "real message" from the Masters. My intention, and life's prayer is to try to live in harmony with Grandmother Earth, Grandfather sky, (Nature) and "the spirit that moves in all things," and help in any way I can to build a bridge between all men and tribes so they can walk their path in a manner that will benefit themselves, the Earth and others. I open up, and ask Great Spirit, The creator, The Tao, The Universe, to work and direct healing and positive energy through me by different means, like the Flute, drums, Words, Prayer, and Touch. I try to be loving and accept others from the heart, and practice forgiveness. I honor all people, the winged one's, and four legged ones considering us all equal, not one being above another. I honor the bountiful Harvest from Mother earth in the form of plant life, water, air and herbs which sustain our oneness with her. I pray all tribes should re-unite as one, so we may protect the planet and live in harmony. Within you, without you.
( all my relations)
Derrick Suwaima Davis / Hoop Dancer
Check this out!
It brings back memories of my early days in Arizona, and frequent visits to the grand canyon to watch the Hoop Dancing ceremonies.
This awesome video was not produced by me, but is from my saved facebook videos.
Derrick Suwaima Davis
Artistic Director, Talent Coordinator,
Choreographer & Performer, Lecturer
Derrick Suwaima Davis is a Native Arizonan, from the Hopi and Choctaw Nations. Suwaima, who began participating in Pow Wows at the age of 3, is a Four Time World Champion Hoop Dancer and Champion Fancy Dancer.
In addition to dancing competitively, Suwaima also has many other interests. He serves as the choreographer for, and performs in, the annual Native Song & Dance production at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Suwaima also functions as Artistic Director for the Native Trails Tour and Scottsdale Festivals.
For 7 years, he was a member of the pop/rock group “Clan/destine”. Furthermore, Suwaima has worked with The Phoenix Symphony and Canyon Records. In 2002, he was Head Man Dancer at the Inaugural Pow Wow at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in Washington, DC.