Who We Are
Poo-Ha-Bah is Newe (Shoshone) words meaning Doctor Water. Poo-Ha-Bah is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization located at exceptionally healing hot springs in Tecopa, California. It was founded in 1998 by Newe Spiritual Leader Corbin Harney (1920-2007), and is now under the leadership of Darlene Graham, and an all woman Native Board of Directors with many years of collective business experience. We welcome inquiries from individuals and small groups.Darlene Graham is the Spiritual Leader at Poo-Ha-Bah. She is a Newe person from the Duckwater Tribe, and worked and learned with Corbin Harney and other elders, participating in and leading traditional ceremonies for many years. She helps organize spiritual gatherings and teaches language and traditional skills to young and old. Darlene is honored to have this opportunity to help others and to carry forward the Poo-Ha-Bah vision. You may contact Darlene Graham directly at cell (775) 761-3928 or by email.
Chet Stevens is a Newe Spiritual person from the Elko Tribe. He worked closely with Corbin Harney for many years, learning much about traditional practices, ceremonies and healing from him, as well as from other teachers of the Shoshone and Sioux traditions.
Along with Darlene Graham and other spiritual people, Chet assists with logistics, Sunrise Ceremonies and other aspects of annual Shoshone spiritual gatherings. He leads mixed ceremonies and sweat lodges at Poo-Ha-Bah by special request, focusing especially on men's and youth groups, and individual healing requests. He also provides monthly Sweatlodge ceremonies at his home in Elko NV (1st Saturday) and other Newe communities.
From Mr. Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone:
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