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In 1999 while serving as a Gatekeeper for Grand Chief Lynda Prince and the 120 Drums. Suuqiina was privileged to travel to Israel and stand before the Knesset and Avram Berg with other Native American Chief's and leaders. He also helped to lead in meetings across Israel while he was traveling there.
Making the 120 Drums
in Chino, California:
Seiko Mitchell, Jonathan Maracle,
Barry Maracle, Suuqiina, Andrew Maracle
back row: Grand Chief Lynda Prince,
Shinwak, Susie, Fern Noble
Through this Israel connection he met and married Qaumaniq and joined her as the North American Representative to a messianic ministry in Tel Aviv Israel, a position in which she had already been serving at the time of their marriage.
Before the complications of Qaumaniq's disability, they travelled thousands of miles across Canada and the U.S., ministering together in churches, home groups, Messianic synagogues, Native Gatherings, and Schools, bringing the Good News of the Gospel of Messiah.
Over the years that followed, they began to slowly incorporate the honoring of the Sabbath (Shabbat) and keeping and honoring The Feasts of the Lord (Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. Alongside these adaptations Suuqiina began to passionately pursue the Hebraic mindset and meanings of the scriptures as revealed through extensive study of the roots of Hebrew words and the Paleo-Hebraic language. His studies have brought new revelation and passion about his relationship with Yahweh through Yeshua (Jesus).
In addition to his teaching on Hebraic roots of the faith, Suuqiina participates as a featured artist at The Alaska Federation of Natives annual conference. He has also been a featured artist in Denali Alaska State Park, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, The Peabody Museum in Massacheutis, The Nashville Arts League Gallery, Ptarmigan Gallery and The Anchorage Spirit Gallery. He is a member of The Native American Indian Arts and Crafts Association, The Silver Hands-Made in Alaska Artist Association, The Oil Painters of America, and The Portrait Society.