About Hummingbird...

   The writings of Steven Eli Esquibel (Hummingbird) represent the traditional American Indian path of spirituality, a path he has continually pursued as both his vocation and avocation in life.

   Born in San Diego County, California, Steven received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of San Diego California in 1973 and a Master of Arts degree in Human Behavior from the United States International University of San Diego in 1976. He continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, where he pursued a Ph.D. in Community Development.  His driving force in pursuing these degrees was to acquire the knowledge necessary to implement programs designed to improve the quality of life for American Indian people. Until 1982 these endeavors were primarily centered around professional positions he acquired as a result of his educational accomplishments.

   However, in 1981 Hummingbird was thrust full force into traditional American Indian activities. As a result of his extensive involvement and success in this area Steven was soon appointed Speaker for the American Indian Elders Society of Southern California, a group of traditional Indian leaders that represented the many reservations of Southern California. The responsibility of the Elder’s Society was to keep traditional beliefs alive within American Indian communities and to protect sacred sites utilized by those communities.  At the age of thirty-two Hummingbird became the youngest person known in tribal history to hold such a position.

   Since that time, Hummingbird has dedicated his life to the path of traditional understanding and knowledge, and now utilizes his academic background to further that path. More about Hummingbird...