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Native American Church of North America officers are, from left: Sheila White Eagle, Secretary; James Tso, Treasurer; Sandor Iron Rope, President (who signed this letter); Leo Dayish, Vice-President; and Sarah Fanman, Editor In Chief.

National Council Does Not Condone Faux Native American Churches or Marijuana Use

Native American Churches
2/18/16

There is a growing trend in the United States, of organizations adopting the name “Native American Church” as a means of trying to obtain the protection of federal law, which was established by the government to recognize and protect the legitimate indigenous religions that have prospered on the North American continent since long before European settlers arrived.

In the case of the Peyote Religion, archaeological and ethnographic evidence demonstrates its presence in North America for more than 10,000 years. However, organizations and individuals claiming protection under the umbrella of these organizations want to capitalize on this ancient practice despite having no connection to it whatsoever.

Some of these illegitimate organizations, comprised of non-Native people, are now claiming that marijuana, ayahuasca and other substances are part of Native American Church theology and practice. Nothing could be further from the truth. We, the National Council of Native American Churches are now stepping forward to advise the public that we do not condone the activities of these illegitimate organizations.

The National Council of Native American Churches consists of legitimate, indigenous member organizations that include the Native American Church of North America, the Azzee’ Bee Nahaga of Diné Nation, the Native American Church of the State of Oklahoma, the Native American Church of the State of South Dakota, and invited Leaders of the Consejo Regional Wixarika of Mexico. We member organizations of the National Council speak for all of our chapters and the individual members of the chapters on this matter of national importance.

Federal laws protecting legitimate, indigenous Native American Churches have a long and purposeful history. Back in our history, there was a time when our spiritual beliefs were outlawed. People were jailed, put in insane asylums and killed for participating in the Sun Dance and other ceremonies. This, too, includes taking peyote as our sacrament. Federal laws enacted first in the late 1970s were intended to protect our right to practice our religion. We oppose the attempts of non-Natives to come in and misuse government protection of traditional Native American religion to conduct illegal activity that has nothing to do with our traditional ways.

We do not recognize, condone, or allow the use of marijuana, or any other substance other than peyote, in any of our religious services. To the contrary, the only plant that serves as a sacrament is peyote, and without peyote, our ceremonies cannot take place. We reject and condemn any claim by these illegitimate organizations that marijuana or any other plant serves or has ever served as a sacrament in addition to peyote in indigenous Native American Church ceremonies.

To the extent that the claims of any of these organizations rest on allegations or inferences of an affiliation with traditional Native American Church organizations or with any legitimate chapter of the Native American Church, such claims should be rejected. The mere use of the term Native American Church does not entitle any of these illicit organizations to any legal protection under federal law.

We know who we are, and we know where we come from. We know the atrocities visited upon us. We reject the attempts to grasp onto our indigenous ways and deceive the public by claiming them as their own for their own personal enjoyment or for profit.

The National Council of Native American Churches wrote this letter on February 13. It was signed by Sandor Iron Rope, President
Native American Church of North America; Steven Benally, President
Azzee’ Bee Nahagha of Dine Nation; Charles Haag, President
Native American Church of the State of Oklahoma; Albert Red Bear, Jr., President
Native American Church of the State of South Dakota Native; and Santos De La Cruz Carrillo, Consejo Regional Wixarika Mexico.

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As much as I feel making a plant "illegal" is the type of idiocy only White Man could come up with, I don't condone using the Native American religion as an excuse to "get high." This is cultural appropriation of the worst type; using someone else's religion to catch a buzz! The only thing similar would be converting to Catholicism (I still don't know who Cathol is) to get drunk on sacramental wine.

Dhamma Huasca
Dhamma Huasca
Submitted by Dhamma Huasca on
Thank you for this article. There is a group in WA called AyahuascaHealings which is claiming to be NAC yet has no connection with its lineages, protocols or elders. They are asking for $1500 for a very short retreat to use Ayahuasca. They are using their false association with NAC to claim to be legal. Many of us in the Ayahuasca community are upset with them and calling them out on their illegitimate claims. We stand with participants in the Native American Church community in calling on them and similar groups to stop their false and damaging assertions.

Rev Brandon Baker
Rev Brandon Baker
Submitted by Rev Brandon Baker on
You are factual incorrect and bigoted, many Native American tribes (mostly the ones not pillaged by white settlers used many herbs like cannabis, hemp, jimson weed as well as psychedelic mushrooms and many others). Also you should note the same blasphemy you all spew is the same hatred and closed mindedness the Pope and murdering native christians preach. You should also know this mostly whiteman was a part of the NAC and hand picked many buttons from the great mescalito that the NAC from mirando city area uses and consumes... PS You are also legally incorrect!...And in fact an MULTIPLE exceptions have been made to the Schedule I ban for religious uses. THE LONGEST For the past 35 years, there has been a regulatory exemption for use of peyote—a Schedule I substance—by the Native American Church. See 21 CFR §1307.31 (2005). In 1994, Congress extended that exemption to all members of every recognized Indian Tribe. See 42 U. S. C. §1996a(b)(1). Everything the Government says about ‪#‎CANNABIS‬—that, as a Schedule I substance, Congress has determined that it “has a high potential for abuse,” “has no currently accepted medical use,” and has “a lack of accepted safety for use . . .under medical supervision,” 21 U. S. C. §812(b)(1)—applies in equal measure to the mescaline in peyote... YET both the Executive and Congress itself have decreed an exception from the Controlled Substances Act for for schedule I Native American religious use of peyote. IF such use is permitted in the face of the congressional findings in §812(b)(1) for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans practicing their faith, it is difficult to see how those same findings alone can preclude any consideration of a similar exception for a few hundred or so American members...... who want to practice theirs. See Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah, 508 U. S. 520, 547 (1993). REMEMBER strict scrutiny “at least requires a case-by-case determination of the question, sensitive to the facts of each particular claim”). Outside the Free Exercise area as well, the Court has noted that “[c]ontext matters” in applying the compelling interest test, Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U. S. 306, 327 (2003), and has emphasized that “strict scrutiny does take ‘relevant differences’ into account—indeed, that is its fundamental purpose,” Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña, 515 U. S. 200, 228 (1995).

Joy Graves
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Submitted by Joy Graves on
Ok, first off, I think it's time your "reporters" got a few things straight. First off, Every single human being born upon this particular land IS by definition a Native Born American. I am really Sick and tired of your reporters insinuating that we are "Wannabe" anything other than that which we are, and like it or not we ARE native born and therefore Entitled to the same Legal Protections as is Anyone else in this here land, especially that which is designed to protect and preserve OUR rights liberties and freedoms as being native BORN "American" Peoples. Second, who in the HELL gives ANY of you to determine what is "legitimate" and what is not, Especially in regards to a persons Spiritual Faith or that which they believe? I say this to Everyone, I don't CARE what your "Race" may be no more than I care of your skin color, your hair or eye color or any damned thing Else - IF your BORN HERE, your a Native whom has the legal right to believe what you Choose and NOT be infringed upon by Anyone, and that ladies and gentlemen Include the government of Any level of capacity (city county state federal etc.)... it's written in various "law texts" and I Highly recommend your reporters if not then your Fact checkers actually do their job and check their facts before you keep publishing this horseshit which is Bordering Criminal on your part... now let's move on to your issue of our sacraments. Sacrament means sacred. Again I suggest people talk with their ELDERS, especially those whom are "tribal" and ask Them what Native born American traditions Are in regards to that which is sacred, because I Assure you the correct answer is going to always be "All the earth is sacred". All things Of the earth ARE sacred and are our Birth Rite inheritance - why, because we were equally BORN upon this land... period, that's the fact and it would be nice to actually see you reflect it. Do you or the "Tribes" Question that cannabis is an earth based PLANT? Do you Question this plant has Medicinal value and benefit? If so, check your Facts because you will find your Wrong if you do... cannabis was not "Man made" nor did humans determine nor have say over that which was put upon this earth and or whether or not it would continue to grow, including and in spite of this "War" on mother earth and mother nature and all her living inhabitance at the hand of those the "Tribes" seem to be standing with AGAINST these the most simple and basic of facts. Moving forward through your Drivel, you point out that "once upon a time" "your people" (which I Question your terms Meaning there) were punished for excercising your spiritual and cultural rights to practition your belief system... is that Not what your now attempting to do Here with us? Do you Think that it having happened to "your people" that you were the First it Happened to, or even the Last? I will take this a level Deeper in intelligent factual basis here just ever-so-briefly... those who stand against our rights here are standing with the oppressor who victimized ALL of our relatives and with your Ignorant help will try and continue that pattern - Additionally, by the "tribes" standing against us, you are dishonoring the ways, beliefs and the teachings of your Ancestors... it's that plain and simple. Furthermore, it's really rather Chicken-Shit of you TO take such a stand, those of you who Are, just in case you don't realize the truth and facts as well as the history. And a concluding Factual statement I will point out at this time in regards to it is the fact that throughout the history of ALL cultures upon this globe - people have and still continue to Be judged and condemned for exercising their rights to freely choose and exercise their "religions" - it is essential for the "divide and conquer" approach on the oppressors part To ensure control and the ability of dictation... DUH folks check the History. Now, as nice as it is that you continue to turn to NACNA as your justifiable source to continue to witch-hunt my church, the bottom line according to LAW is that it's Moot - anything NACNA has to say about us is moot, why, because NACNA has absolutely NO Authority regarding our church, period, never have and that is why they have long resented and even as you see now Hated on us. NACNA Was the initiating foundationing of the Native American Church yes, but like it or not, we Are a VALID branch of NAC whether NACNA says so or agrees to so or not - we have the blessings of elders who've now crossed over (deceased) but their authority via their blessing to and upon us are legitimate and will FOREVER remain so. It doesn't MATTER what NACNA do, use, judge nor believe in regards to our church nor how we operate it, and especially so in regards to attempting to dictate and declare what is or is not a sacred object Period. So What if NACNA says they don't "Condone" something our church has the legal right to use - they have no authority over us, nor do they or any have any right to continue to SMEAR us because your exercising your right of religious practice Differently than us, or the next Tribe... show me the History where one tribe would govern another's spiritual practices or beliefs, I'd Love to see it. That would be Infringement, and has never been a part of the first peoples lifestyle living upon this land - before nor after the "Europeans" came here. In fact it's quite the contrary as they were Welcoming and Accepting of peoples differences... after-all isn't that how we ended up with more mongrel native born American bloodlines than having any others here to date? I Really wish people would use their heads for something besides growing hair upon to shelter them from the rain and sun rays! Now, you state, and I quote " Federal laws enacted first in the late 1970s were intended to protect our right to practice our religion. " Whom would you be referring to as "Our" because you see, back in these times things were cut and dry, black and white - there were those BORN here upon this land, and those landing here by boat having been born of Other lands. Today, it is not so cut and dry here upon these lands - hell people think there's a difference between an "Indian" and a "Mexican" but they And their rights are both equal according to Great Creator as he had us all born upon this very same land buck naked and broke, and we will all die Wherever we may die with the title of Native born American because we were born upon the Americas continents. Hence the teachings for Thousands of Years here - we are One tribe, one people. Perhaps you missed the teachings from the elders as well as the memo. Now, you say that the "Entitlement" to use "Native American Church" does not protect we the people born upon this land under federal law - really, are you SURE of that, because we beg to differ, as have the courts since the 1990's thank you very much. It's nice that you know who you Are, might I ask as to what it is that you declare yourself as being? An "Indian" perhaps? So, your from India or are of descendants from there? Ignorance is bliss isn't it~ your magazine here seems very Comfortable with reveling in it, why I don't know as it truly brings more Shame upon the tribes and the elders and ancestors more than it does any form of Good nor bring honor to them. NACNA, you are Welcome to "reject", disagree with, oppose or anything else you like, it's among the birth rights your entitled to as having been born here on OUR land, but, it don't make it fact nor law set in stone, and the fact that you encourage and enable your oppressors to DISREGARD our rights explains much as to why after 500 years YOU remain in your stagnant positions as far as this land and government are concerned. Surely you can see my bitterness toward your Racist IGNORANCE, and now I will explain to you WHY it's starting to show... A person does NOT have to be born on a reservation to be a native born American, hell not even Animals are to be declared indigenous to this land, such as the elephants, giraffes nor the hippos to be acknowledged as native to Africa. If you think so then you are wrong and NOT Honoring the ways and expectations of Great Creator nor his creation and "bigger picture". You further Dishonor the teachings of the first peoples elders and ancestors by choosing to ignorantly do so. One came forward and stated that the "color" noted on a person's birth certificate had some sort of merit to determine whose native born and who isn't - Absolutely Ludacris. There are colored skinned people born in England, there are caucasion skinned people born in Africa, and there are various skin colors born everywhere else upon the globe, especially those with mixed bloodline on your precious reservations, so Explain how skin color has any provable determination for whose born here and whose not? You see, we too know very well who we are - we are the mixed blood human beings born upon this here land called America... North America in my case but too, we defend South Americans and all other lands of peoples declared among the America. We are the ones deprived most of all from the wisdom ways teachings and expectations of us born on Turtle Island... because we weren't born upon the Reservation... because we weren't born a certain Skin Color... because we were not born into the 1%. We are the ones who remain Unclaimed by the "tribes" of this land and now oppressed because we weren't born into OWNERSHIP and issued a federal "tribe card" - listen to the Ignorance of your ways and then ask an elder how come your ignorance Dishonors All of our relations including especially your own and also Disappoints Great Creator as you do it. We are also the ones deemed just American born Enough for the masses of the other lands to HATE us and to not want us wondering around Their countries, including those which the "Europeans" came here from! They call us (sarcastically I might add) "the Damned Americans" and are even told to go "home to the USA where you belong" - are you starting to experience a little Enlightenment perhaps in regards to this? I hope so. "For 500 Years" you have been oppressed, and still to date you willingly choose to remain that way hiding behind the term "soveregn" as an EXCUSE to remain oppressed and victimized out of FEAR you will be victimized by the oppressor as were your ancestors, and too many others have and will continue to be - YOU can pat yourselves and NACNA on the back for being part of that shame, we choose to not be... you see WE choose to be who We Are, and that is native born American's. Let's just Say that the tribes got up off their asses and actually made effort to right the wrongs done to the ancient peoples of this land, to reclaim their lands that was Stolen from them... and let's just Say that they actually WON, and every inch of this land was returned To the tribal bloodline descendants... Where would that put Us? Let's go the step farther and say that the government said they were gonna deport all the non natives back to where they "belong"... WE could Not be deported as we are already here where we belong, where Creator put us whatever color or bloodline we have. I was born in California, so where would you "deport" me to if I am sitting upon the land I was born that you call the state of California??? Again I say DUH. Like it or not, we Are legitimate as well as bona-fide as such by Multiple "laws" on various levels including state supreme courts and too federal. Like it or not, WE were Born here too, we were just born more "Free" than the "indian" because we weren't born in their Prison Camps, aka "Reservations". Many not appreciate my candidness on this, but bottom line is it's truth and fact PERIOD, none of us had say, now should any try to have say over Creators Creation and decision. Meanwhile, you continue to call yourselves something that your not, look at the name of this very publication and That should show clear. Bottom line is you've turned into a sellout to ALL the people of this land Including the "tribal" peoples, period un-candy-coated FACT. We KNOW who we are but you seem Confused as to who You are as well as what Creator decided your Place. Bottom line is we're here, we're more "legally" protected and credentialed than any other except for perhaps NACNA... but unlike NACNA, we actually take our honor very seriously, and too, we alone have the BALLS to take this stand defending all of our rights liberties and freedoms to this land. An example of that can quickly be found and seen still to date as the oppressor victimizes us all daily by infringing their dictations among us all, tribes included... the difference is that we choose to not tolerate nor stand for it anymore, unlike NACNA who encourage the tribes to remain victims, sitting scared upon their rez living hand to mouth as we the poor white trash of America - BUT - we ARE American even still aren't we now~ Look to the wisdom and teaching of the tribal elders, THAT is what we are out here doing as well as encouraging others here to do as well. We continue to defend the whole, including the tribes and NACNA while you sit in fear and dishonor to the ways of "your people" - congratulations. Thankfully we do it anyway despite your hatefulness, you can thank us later when ALL the people born of this land have their rights restored and honored... Including YOURS~ In conclusion, Our elder is a direct bloodline connection to the Original founding of NAC, now called NACNA, and He was sought out and blessed to lead this the most important of tasks as far as tribal enders were concerned... and too, he was a NACNA Board member prior to having received this blessing before you in our church. It's Natural for Jealousy, resentment and even out-right Hate, but it's unbecoming as well as disappointing to Great Creator as well as your ancestors if you choose to behave in such ways, especially comprehending the words "One Tribe" as long taught by the ancestors here thousands of years ago until 500 years ago when our oppressor Conquered the "American Indian" peoples and herded you into those barbed wire fences named reservations and have treated you as Cattle every since. Only difference is, cattle Occasionally run the fence and Don't look back, unlike the tribes from then thru to date... sad as it is to have to point out that 1+1=2 Factual reality. The reflection of this magazine is RACIAL as well as based upon farce and drama as if it's a Wannabe Enquirer~ In the words of Snoop Dogg "You don't have ta LIE ta kick it" guys, but, you Will have to face the harsh reality of truth and facts at one point... we will be here, awaiting the APOLOGY you Owe us.

Joy Graves
Joy Graves
Submitted by Joy Graves on
It is interesting to me that my previous post has yet to be reflected here. Perhaps it is because your magazine does not like printing actual facts. Now, I think we need to get some things straight. First, I am Joy Graves, sachem of Oklevueha Native American Church of Kautantowit's Mecautea, and also president of ONAC Wahupta Oyate, just so we are clear as to who is speaking in response to your drivel here. Now, I would Really Appreciate your first explaining how it is and by whose authority that you so boldly declare what is "legitimate" vs what is Not in regards to what is a religion? You seem to insenuate month after month as if your some sort of judge and that your decisions somehow actually become Fact. Perhaps you should Re-read the texts of the laws regarding religious freedom. Second, people who are members of a church capitalize only on spiritual connection in our churches, which is kind of the point of a church isn't it? Yes indeed there is 10,000 years of peyote history in regards to spirituality here in this land. The same can be said in regards to cannabis, with the tuscorrora as well as the paiute tribe here as sure as many others here in north america, perhaps your unaware of that. There is also that if not longer history in other lands on the earth as well, spiritually as well as medicinally. It is Nice that you choose to include The National Council of Native American Churches into your article, if only it wasn't a feeble attempt on your part to justify your bordering Criminal attacks upon my church. Surely you understand their OPINION is Moot, right? Surely they have assured you they have No Association to us? I think that if you re-read the religious rights in law governing this land, you'll quickly realize that the Opinions of any in regards to our faith and spiritual practices and belief's do not Matter. Because they choose to remain in Fear of defending the earth and all Creator's creation, including specifically in this article "marijuana" and They choose not to honor or use it doesen't mean shit period, I cannot put it anymore direct or blunt to you than that. Do they Disagree it is an earth based Plant? Do they Disagree that cannabis has Medicinal Value? Do they Disagree with all the historic practice of cannabis in Various religions going all the way back to the Roman and Egyptians? Whether they like it, agree with it, accept it or not, cannabis is and will forever remain a very sacred earth-based healing medicine. They can Choose to not "recognize" and not "condone" whatever they wish in Their organization, this however is ours and we are Not subjected to the ignorant positions of them. Ignorance, as bliss may be, it's really rather SAD of they to be manipulated into your judgmental hatred... because you are aiding in their Dishonor toward Creator as well as to their relations and ancestors, the tribes were taught better than that If they Listen to their elders and too their prophets. It's intriguing how you complain at all the suffering and abuse endured by "your people" over the right to practice and believe the ways of Our ancestors, and yet choose to behave the same ways toward us that you were treated, that you would rather dishonor your peoples teachings than to defend Creators creations as all of us are expected to do as the people Born upon this land, but I suppose it's your choice and theirs. Now here is the kick in the ass when it comes to your article: "The mere use of the term Native American Church does not entitle any of these illicit organizations to any legal protection under federal law." Let's Really look at this statement shall we, but before I correct your ignorance to this, let me also quote your statement: "We know who we are, and we know where we come from." before I do, so to kill two birds with one stone and hopefully put an end to your ignorance once and for all. We too know Well who we are, and contrary to what you continue to spew, we know where we came from too, it's on our birth certificates, our state issued identification cards, our passports and too, even our social security numbers Confirm it... it's called America, perhaps you've heard of the land? We are Native Born Americans. We might not be born on an "indian Reservation" into a position of owned property, we might not have red skin pigmentation unless we're burned by the sun, or have brown eyes and black hair, but, we are born here and have equal right of say on this land as you... more actually because we are born "Free". Let's just Suppose the government said they're going to deport people back to their countries... where would We be sent?! Need I say DUH here or are you actually being enlightened to truth and facts yet? For the tribes, and these folks standing against us in these shit-filled so called "articles" of yours really shows pure ignorance on your parts, and to try and get our rights of religion infringed upon because you fail to live as the tribal ancestors and "Respect" really is sad because surely you understand people have been being tortured, persecuted and even Murdered for Thousands of Years for their religious and or spiritual beliefs and practices. Interesting to see that despite your playing the victim card for your peoples sufferings and yet wish the same on others really shows that you Are in fact also traveling the Black Road... sad. Now, we might not be "American" Enough for the tribes, but I Promise you Creator as well as the government and masses of human beings upon the world sure as hell do, and are Not willing to claim us either - we are used to it. What we're Not used to is our own people turning on us or treating Anyone as "Less" - it's dishonorable and surely not something taught by the elders, in fact they taught the contrary for Thousands of years... after-all, isn't that why "Indians" continue to suffer on reservations, treated as less and also living hand to mouth thanks to the same oppressor who victimized All of our ancestor relations? Such Ignorance is to blame for our being disconnected from our cultural inheritance upon our land. Up until now it was solely at the hand of the oppressors, but now thanks to articles like this, the dishonor also lays now on tribal heads and hands as well - because you choose to turn from the instructions of your ancestors, you ignore the teachings of White Buffalo and your elders like Crazyhorse and Chief Seattle and all others who had Hoped to teach you Better. This is the times of the 7th sacred fire. Like it or not, we are the builders of Rainbow Bridge and with or without groups of racist Haters like you will not prevent us from fulfilling the prophecy of Our people, which is to join our One Tribe to the feet of the tribal elders of Our land who hold the sacred wisdom instructed to keep it until our mission is done. Tribes have had 500 Years to stand up and restore their rightful position upon the land... you choose to remain idle, justifying your Laziness by claiming "Sovereignty", but that's ok, Creator KNEW you would which is why he long ago began speaking about us here as the Warrior tribe of this land that Will set shit straight once and for all and bring us to the global hoop with some Honor. You can recruit all those willing to Dishonor the ways of the tribes, but ultimately it will only prove why it's us needing to fulfill and accomplish Creators wishes, expectations and instructions, which lucky for you will include protecting and preserving your rights too, but you should explain to them that they're siding with the oppressors that tortured your people too~ Whatever you choose is your choice, and unlike you, we Honor that, you see we Honor Everyone's individual rights liberties and freedoms, whether we Agree with them or not... That people, is the LAW of this land - our land, that ALL of us were born upon by the decision of Great Creator. Now, you have a Problem with his Decision, by all means, take it up with Creator - you have a Problem with cannabis, again take it up with Creator as HE created and then put it here. Meanwhile, we will be standing our ground, preserving All of our rights, and healing the sick, building the bridge and uniting the people of the land to the foot of the wise elders. You can Thank us Later, but to continue to hate and mislead people from the honor of their elders is just Sad of a company like you to knowingly do while projecting yourselves as a friend and or representative of the people of this land. Disrespect seems to be your goal though, to be another National Enquirer printing nothing more than bullshit and false facts... calling cannabis Racially slanderous words like Marijuana, and too, calling the tribes "Indian" when there's absolutely no connection to India in the bloodlines of the tribal peoples. Your racist, and you do no service for ANY of the people born native to this land, and I thought Someone should tell you so. P.S., nice picture of the ones so proud to dishonor the ways and teachings of their ancestors~ you should be so Proud feeding the fuel firing All of our oppressor, way to protect the earth and HONOR your relations and Creator

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It does not require many words to speak the truth. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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Here in SW Missouri we have a NAC using Marijuana, Ayahuasca and Peyote. They have ties to James "Flaming Eagle" Mooney and Phil "Cloudplier" Landis of the Okleuvha NAC. On April 8-10th, the New Haven NAC/ Sacred Way Lodge will be hosting Shamanic Boom and according to Be Free Healing, "Bring only legal & beneficial sacraments." I have found an Anthropologist, Bia Labate who has condemned this group for their Ayahuasca misuse.
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