After years of seeing free speech on the internet waning and seeing
growing efforts to criminalize dissent, it's important for everyone to
pay attention to this controversy.
A cultural activist group, New Age Frauds and Plastic Shamans has been
working tirelessly for nearly a decade to warn unsuspecting consumers
of the dangers or becoming involved with those who exploit Native
American Spiritual practices for profit. Over they years, the people
they expose as frauds have been successful in shutting down their
discussion groups and bulletin boards and denying this First Nations'
group their First Amendment Rights. Please pass this information along
to anyone who believes in the right to free speech on the internet:
For Immediate Release:
New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans or NAFPS, located online at www.newagefraud.org,
has been shut down temporarily due to the lies and libel by an English
New Age racist, John Lekay, editor of Heyoka Magazine. Lekay is a
leading promoter of New Age exploitation and colonialism and seeks to
dominate Native spiritual traditions, especially Lakota religion, by
promoting a series of fringe characters, all the while silencing
Mr. Lekay joined the Newagefraud.org forum a few weeks ago and tried
to bully its members into withdrawing our criticism of New Age racism,
exploitation, sexual abuse, and greed and commercialism. When we
refused to back down, Lekay became abusive, arrogant, childish, and
attacked our members, misrepresented the position of Newagfraud.org
and the respected Native elders we support, and used foul and abusive
language with elderly members, even repeatedly comparing Native elders
who oppose the New Age movement to mass murderers.
The moderators banned Lekay for his abusive behavior. He responded by
contacting our host with more misrepresentations and false
accusations, demanding we take off criticism of him or the New Age
exploiters he promoted. When we refused, our host, which has changed
owners, shut us down.
Lekay has also contacted many people by e-mail, trying to obtain their
support, which failed miserably. The only support he found was from a
notorious white supremacist posing as part Comanche, David Yeagley,
and one of his leading supporters, a violent racist named John Martin
who has issued a number of death threats.
Lekay uses his Heyoka Magazine to publish several libelous articles
about Dr Al Carroll, one of the founders of NAFPS, and Annika Banfeld
the director of a Swedish charity for Native children who also helped
produce a film against the exploitation of American Indian
Furthermore, Heyoka Magazine (an on-line project) offers a platform to
quite a number of known frauds and exploiters which get introduced as
"elders" and serious, genuine persons.
Lekay is an ignorant, paranoid, and dangerous man who stated publicly
he believed American Indians still live in tipis. He smears all who
disagree with him as FBI and RMCP agents, or even tools of Bush and
Lekay is spending huge sums of his own money to produce a film
promoting the replacement of Arvol Looking Horse with Suzanne Dupree
AKA "Looking Back Woman", an ex hairdresser who has been off the
reservation for nearly twenty year yet claims to be the "true"
possessor of the Lakota sacred pipe.
Lekay and Dupree have white European New Age supporters presently
spreading libel and lies about Looking Horse and his planned trip to
Europe to speak against New Age exploiters. While falsely accusing
Looking Horse of seeking to sell the sacred pipe to European whites,
some of these same European whites themselves are ceremony sellers and
promoters of New Age frauds like "Rainbow Eagle" and the so called
b) the server hosting Heyoka Magazine to protest the continuing flow
of libelous articles about Dr Al Carroll and other NAFPS members
published at this site, as well as take down all libelous articles
about Mr. Arvol Looking Horse and other actual elders.
c) Speak out against the lies and libel being spread about NAFPS, Dr.
Al Carroll, other individual members of NAFPS, and especially against
Arvol Looking Horse. legitimate hereditary Lakota spiritual leader
Thank you very much for your support.
We at NAFPS have been flooded by emails with kind words and people
wanting to know what they can do. We'll be online again in a few days
and continue to work against fraud and exploitation.
We will NOT be intimidated or silenced, EVER. All Lekay and the
racists and exploiters he works have done is be mildly annoying and
make themselves look pathetic, small minded, and intolerant.
Regards, New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans
AL CARROLL COMMITS LIBEL 12 TIMES. Read it here. This is the real
reason why he was thrown off his hosting company.