INTER-TRIBAL SUNDANCES & SWEAT LODGES
(The Lakota and their extended pan-Indian families)
“When the Lakota share their spiritual ways, Indians will get their Treaties honored.” -Lakota Prophecy
“Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have and working together. If we don’t the whole world will die. First the planet and next the people.” -Frank Fools Crow (Oglala Lakota)
Note: Sundances & Sweat Lodges are private gatherings with strict traditional protocol. Only attend if invited, and you can leave your recording devices (cellphones) behind since filming is not encouraged and usually not allowed. Also… never pay money for ceremony!
In 1978, Indians walked from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. via “The Longest Walk”. The outcome of this walk was the Native American “Freedom of Religion Act”. During this walk, Indians were taught spiritual wisdom. Their spiritual leaders got together and worked out ceremonies which did not conflict with any one Indian Nation’s spiritual beliefs. This commonality is the foundation for modern Pan-Indianism.