Oklevueha NAC (ONAC) welcomes people of all races, nationalities, religions and lifestyles without prejudice. Our movement is growing substantially because many are gaining to a greater understanding of how important it is to preserve many of the ancient ways, even as we use technology to make our lives easier. Progress without a spiritual center just leads to destroying ourselves physically, spiritually and emotionally as well as destroying our Mother Earth that has so abundantly blessed & provided for us.
Because of this, we find that more Spiritual/Branch Leaders and Medicine People are needed to bless our ever-growing membership and provide them with guidance & counsel.
Natural Plant Medicines such as Peyote, Cedar, San Pedro, Sage, Cannabis, Tobacco, Ayahuasca, Psilocybin and many others are given by the Creator to bless and empower our lives, when used under the direction of knowledgeable, inspired and responsible Medicine People, Spiritual and Branch Leaders.
In relationship to these sacraments (called Medicines by Native Americans) we ask all members of ONAC to only work with any of those Medicines (considered by government authorities to be controlled substances), after proper consultation, and in most cases, only in the presence and under the guidance of appropriate Spiritual Leaders or Medicine People. Only ONAC Medicine People (and members under the direction of Medicine People) are allowed to possess, use and transport the Sacred Medicines (otherwise controlled by the government). Legal access to these Medicines for our members is a mandatory part of our spiritual journey. Legal requirements and concerns can be viewed here.
Spiritual leaders (Medicine People) seek guidance from the Great Spirit in deciding when and how to administer these sacraments. Members are asked to follow the direction given by their leaders in these matters as appropriate. Intention and mindfulness are key to the use of plant medicines and all ceremonial activities.
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If you are a member who has felt the call to bless others, and want to learn more about these ways or are interested in becoming a Spiritual Leader or Medicine Person with ONAC, Please take some time to look at our Sacred Wisdom Circle Teachings for Branch/Spiritual Leaders and those seeking certification as Medicine People.
First Year of Sacred Wisdom Circles Held – With Many More to Come.
*Please note that many events fill up early and that Vision Quest registration requires completing the Vision Quest prep guide, so please sign up early to get started on your preparation for Vision Quest at the end of June, first week of July in 2018.
Here is our current event schedule for 2018:
- Feb. 16th-19th, 2018 Healing Grandmother & Grandfather Ceremonies in Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas, NV
- March Healing Grandfather Ceremonies TBD
- Spring Circle May 27th-June 3rd, 2018 in Nephi, Utah
- Vision Quest June 30th-July 6th, 2018 in Nephi, Utah
- Summer Circle July 22nd-July 29th, 2018 in Nephi, Utah
- Fall circle Aug. 26th-Sept. 2nd, 2018 in Nephi, Utah
- Winter Circle Nov. 4th-11th, 2018 in Lenoir City, TN
Haŋbléčheyapi kiŋ hená aŋpétu átaya tákuni yúte sni mní esá yatké sni čhéyapi ečé ečhúŋpi skhé.“Those who seek a vision stand all day without food, and they don’t even drink water, all they do is wail”.
- Teachings of Vision Quest
- Inipi (Sweat Lodge Ceremony) before and after Quest
- Firewalk (optional)
- Plant Medicine (optional)
- Vision translation by Elder after Quest and again after one week
Mother Earth Needs You!
Many of the pages on this site are open to the public and you are welcome to browse and enjoy them. Some of the content is only available to registered members of Oklevueha Native American Church. For example, if you are a member, you can visit this page about upcoming ceremonies. If you desire to be blessed by having access to Native American Ceremonies and Sacraments (including but not limited to Peyote, San Pedro, Ayahuasca, Psilocybe Mushrooms and Cannabis) without legal interference, you will want to consider joining Oklevueha NAC and connecting with our medicine people.
Indigenous American Native spirituality has been practiced in North and South America since before recorded history.
The fundamental premise of all indigenous spirituality is to honor and respect Grandmother Earth (Matriarchal), Grandfather Sky (Patriarchal) and all of their descendants.
Gratitude. Humility. Faith. Respect. Honor. Charity. Forgiveness.
The practicing of Indigenous American Native Religious spirituality empowers and strengthens those who participate as they create balance and remove toxic thoughts, actions and substances from their lives. The ceremonies, sacraments and medicines we work with are powerful and assist people to overcome dependencies, self-defeating behaviours and can assist the physical body to gain strength in healing many physical ailments.
Legally, the protections provided by the US Constitution and numerous court decisions apply to all registered members of Oklevueha Native American Church (or ONAC) regardless of race or national origin. Many Federal laws have been passed that protect and maintain access to Indigenous sacred ceremonial grounds, ceremonies and sacraments. These protections apply both on and off Federally Recognized Indian Reservations. Historically, the utilization of Grandmother Earth’s minerals and plants to commune with the spirit world through their ancient ceremonies is what enabled American Natives to survive the most heinous assaults known to the human condition. Join us as we seek to protect and sustain the culture, heritage and beauty of those who have lived here for centuries.