Spirituality

National Council does not condone faux Native American Churches or marijuana use

“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 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.”

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.

Original Article (Indian Country Today Media Network):
National Council does not Condone Faux Native American Churches or Marijuana Use
Artwork Fair Use: Michael Benutzer

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