Regina is a from Holy Cross, Alaska, an Athabaskan village located on the Yukon river. She grew up in rural Alaska where her mother, Marie Demientieff, worked as both a traditional counselor and substance abuse counselor. In the spring of 2007, Regina traveled to Peru where she was introduced to the world of shamanic healing. Inspired by her experience, she moved to Peru in 2009 where she spent three years training with indigenous curanderos in the Amazon rainforest.
Regina has a deep reverence and respect for the Shipibo-Conibo tribe and resonates strongly with their healing practices. She has organized and facilitated many healing retreats in Peru and is passionate about sharing the wonders of entheogenic plant medicine with the world.
Regina works as an indigenous rights advocate and political organizer in Alaska. She has a BA in psychology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in political psychology at Arizona State University.
Dr. Beatriz Caiuby Labate (Bia Labate) is a queer Brazilian anthropologist based in San Francisco. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her main areas of interest are the study of plant medicines, drug policy, shamanism, ritual, religion, and social justice. She is Executive Director of the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines and serves as Public Education and Culture Specialist at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She is also Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Additionally, she is Advisor for the Veteran Mental Health Leadership Coalition and the Soltara Healing Center. Dr. Labate is a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) in Brazil and editor of its site. She is author, co-author, and co-editor of twenty-eight books, three special-edition journals, and several peer-reviewed articles (https://bialabate.net).
Larry Norris, PhD is the cofounder of Decriminalize Nature, which began in Oakland, CA in 2019 and has sprouted across the US. He is also the co-founder of Entheogenic Research Integration and Education (ERIE), a nonprofit organization which offers education and integration support for those interested in entheogens. His doctoral research focuses on ayahuasca experiences and integration, as well as expanding integration concepts beyond the psychotherapeutic paradigm.
He believes it is an unalienable right to have one’s own relationship with Nature, and encourages empowering grassroots communities to build local and culturally relevant support structures related to entheogens.
The Alaska Entheogenic Awareness Council and Alaska Entheogenic Awareness Council, LLC, does not endorse or promote any illegal usage of psychedelic substances. Our programs are solely designed for educational and harm reduction purposes. It is essential to be aware that certain psychedelic substances may still be classified as illegal in many jurisdictions, including under federal law in the United States. Our program and the content on our website should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment.
Alaska Entheogenic Awareness Council 2022