Shayne Case

Shayne Case (she/they) was born in Germany to a German-American mother and a Miniconjou Lakota father, and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She spent her childhood between the forests of Germany and the prairies of South Dakota, learning directly from the plants and elders. Shayne has undergraduate degrees in education, child study, and English literature from Smith College. She has done graduate work in spirituality and consciousness studies, professional counseling with a focus in somatics, applied theology, and divinity studies. Shayne is a writer and a medicine person who has worked in her private practice for over 20 years. Additionally, she founded Under the Eagle’s Wing Mentorship Program (which guides emergent healers) and the Tokeyamaniwin Project (which works directly with Indigenous youth and traditional plant medicine.)

Photo: Kim Thompson