Gene, “One Crazy Raven” is an influential storyteller, speaker, mentor, performer and counselor of the spirit. Gene is of the Takdeintaan clan, the Raven, Freshwater Sockeye clan from Hoonah, AK. He is the Child of the Wooshkeetaan, the Eagle, Shark clan from Juneau, AK. He is of the wolf clan from his Cherokee heritage and his last name Tagaban comes from his Filipino heritage. Gene is a teller of stories that teach, entertain and heal. He has been a featured teller at storytelling festivals nationally and internationally sharing traditional Native stories as well as stories from his personal experience, family and historical events. Gene was honored to perform with the Dalai Lama at the “Seeds of Compassion” gathering in Seattle, WA. and the Nature Conservancy's 50th anniversary with Jane Goodall. Gene is a board member of the Native Wellness Institute and Seattle's Native youth theater company "Red Eagle Soaring." He is a trainer of COMPASS, a men's mentorship program with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Gene works with the Nisqually tribe as a Adult Case Care Worker and in Community Outreach. He is also a specialty instructor and honorary uncle with the Wilderness Awareness School. Gene's passion is teaching and working with the people performing, presenting, and facilitating workshops on prevention, empowerment, leadership, relationship, communication, self-awareness, spirit, honor and healing.
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