Author Topic: Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women  (Read 2494 times)

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"Notes from Indian Country
Beware of fake medicine men and women
By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them)
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians. They did so out of their sense of generosity and sharing.
However, that generosity has been badly abused by non-Indians over the past 50 years and spiritual leaders from all over the Northern Plains met on the Cheyenne River Reservation in Central South Dakota several years ago to discuss ways and means of protecting these most sacred ceremonies."
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