First and foremost, we are servants of YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel.
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The RiverWinds- The fire of revival has erupted in Native America as this powerful end times move of YHWH among the First Nations unfolds in our generation. This was prophesied by Dr. Billy Graham and The RiverWinds have led and been involved with several of the First Nations gatherings of spirit filled believers that have been spear heading this incredible move of the Holy Spirit among the First Nations that is now being brought to the nations.
Our Ministry Experience
The RiverWind's have been ordained ministers with Indigenous Messengers International since 2007 and both come from families of ordained ministers. Joseph’s father was a pastor for about 30 years, working with several denominations. Laralyn was reared in a missionary family after her parents became ordained ministers when she was a teenager. She lived overseas in the Marshall Islands, teaching at a Christian elementary school.
Dr. Suuquiina & Quamanic - Elders & Spiritual Leaders
From surviving maritime accidents and avoiding multiple kidnapping attempts to being the escaped target of a serial killer, she has gleaned a healthy dose of life experience in what she calls her “adventures”. They are accountable to their First Nations spiritual elders Dr. Suuquiina & Quaminiq who ordained them on this sacred path of teaching biblical roots, restoration, reconciliation and love for Israel and her people.
Our Kingdom Culture
Joseph "AmaHura" RiverWind is the acting Principal Chief of the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation. Dr. Laralyn RiverWind has bloodlines from the Creek, Cherokee, Irish and Scottish tribes and embraces her cultural heritages as a way of life. She is the Tekina (Tribal Spokesperson) for the Northern Arawak Tribal Nation. Joseph has Sephardic (Spanish) Jewish heritage through both sides of his family and Laralyn shares the same heritage through her mothers lineage. Most important, we are all Tribe of Judah with a Kingdom Culture awaiting the return of The Great Chief CornerStone Yeshua.
Our Worldly Experience
Chief RiverWind is a spokesperson for his tribe. For the past seventeen years he (joined by Laralyn over a decade ago) has tirelessly educated the public concerning Native issues, history, culture and the arts to all age groups, from kindergarten children to military generals. He is a honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran. The RiverWinds are gifted motivational speakers. They have spoken and sung at events such as the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, State of Tennessee Trail of Tears Resolution, ANNA CALL and countless other spiritual, entrepreneurial, military, and tribal occasions. For more information, please view their LinkedIn profiles.
Chief RiverWind’s LinkedIn Profile
Dr. RiverWind’s LinkedIn Profile
Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Mercer University where he graduated with honors and a Master’s in Biblical Studies. He is currently pursuing a lifelong dream by working towards a Doctorate in Biblical Archaeology after being inspired on their last trip to Israel. Dr. Laralyn RiverWind is a naturopath and master herbalist. She graduated from Trinity School of Natural Health in 2015. Prior to that, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Valdosta State University where she graduated summa cum laude.
Other Interesting Things
Laralyn is the former Vice-President of the Board of Directors of North Carolina Natural Products Association and has spoken on multiple entrepreneurial panels including the 2012 GREAT Leadership Retreat Panel where she represented a growth company. She is the subject of a biographical chapter in the book A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit (Native American Women Entrepreneurs Edition) by Jeretta Nord, winner of the Best of 2010 Small Business Book Awards. Joseph is a published author of the book That’s What the Old Ones Say and Laralyn contributed.
On a Musical Note
The RiverWinds enjoy worshiping their Heavenly Father in spirit led song. He plays the guitar and bagpipes. She tinkers on the Celtic harp. They both play the Native American flute and hand drum. He is an online instructor of the Native American flute. Together they founded the band The Blessed Blend in which they were lead vocalists. They have released three CD’s, all produced by Laralyn. They are Native American Music Award recipients. Their last release “Tribal Thunder,” won the national award for Best Rock Recording of 2011 from the Native American Music Awards, although their sound has somewhat mellowed and become more overtly spiritual, focusing now primarily on praise and worship music. Joseph was named Musician of the Year by the Taino Awards 2013. The new name FireKeepers is what their next release of First Nations/Hebraic Praise & Worship will be named under. Click below to here our new project release "Every Tribe" written by Joshua Aaron Manarchuck and Chief Joseph RiverWind. Vocals by Laralyn RiverWind, Native American Flute Joseph RiverWind, First Nations Abba Drum Joseph RiverWind, Jeremy Hurt & Darren Butler.