Dennis Meehan, Eagle Soaring, was born in Wisconsin in 1937 and always had a connection with the Native American cultures. He is one-eight Oglala Sioux. His Great Grandmother was the daughter of Chief Red Cloud. 

He began his work as a wildlife artist in San Diego, CA where he was a director and founder of the Art Institute of San Diego.

His work as a Medicine Wheel artist began in 1989 when the minister of his church, Dr. Sharon Stroud, asked him to create a power shield for one of the members making his transition to the Spirit World. The shield was used as a centerpiece for the memorial service. Later, two people attending the service commissioned him to create a personalized medicine shield for them.

Sun Bear, a famous Chippewa earth prophet, author and lecturer, was a tremendous influence on Eagle Soaring. In 1991 he was invited by Sun Bear to study with him and join him on the speaking circuit to talk about the Medicine Wheel. This alliance was never formed because Sun Bear made his transition to Spirit on June 19, 1992.

Eagle Soaring promised Sun Bear prior to his departure that he would dedicate the rest of his life to carrying the message given to him by Sun Bear.  His lectures and speaking engagements throughout the country, in conjunction with his art shows, encourage people to step forward to use the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel; the sacred hoop called Mitakuye Oyasin which means, "All My Relations."

His teachings help humans to understand that there is no separation between mankind, the animal kingdom, the plants and the rocks. He states, "All things on earth have a common bond. When the earth mother speaks to you or the animals come to you, this is a message from the Great Spirit. Learn this simple wisdom and you can break down the barriers that keep you stuck."

Eagle Soaring's list of accomplishments over his lifetime is an absolute marvel.  He always says, "I have done none of it. Spirit has used me as a vehicle. The work I do is the rent I pay for the space I occupy on this planet."

Eagle Soaring received a letter from the United Nations Development Programme Division of Public Affairs inviting him to offer a one hour lecture/workshop to SEAT (United Nations Society for Enlightenment and Transformation) on Thursday, April 17, 1997. The letter stated: "We are very interested in your work and understanding of world unity, and the way in which an understanding of the natural world and its rhythms and messages can assist this. We look forward to your visit."

Eagle Soaring's speech at the United Nations was so well received that he was asked to submit a summary of this vital message which is to be published in the United Nations quarterly newsletter.

Long may his voice/message be heard as he continues to honor his promise to Sun Bear!

Aho Mitakue Oyasin

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