About Oklevueha Native American Church

Oklevueha Native American Church Leaders James ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney and John ‘He Who Has the Foundation’ Swallow


Who We Are…

…is not as important as what we are doing and why we are doing it. There has been a concerted effort over the last two centuries to destroy the Indigenous American Native Religious Culture. It is sad enough that the lifestyle of living in harmony with Mother Earth and Father Sky by living a nomadic existence in order to not destroy the plants and animals, but harvest them with respect and moderation has been taken away. The blessings of the Indigenous American Native Religious healing traditions have been suppressed and taken to the verge of extinction. This Religious tradition uses plants and herbs along with ceremonies to heal body, mind and spirit and assist with the transitions of life that we all experience as opposed to most chemicals that create dependency, and technical approaches that invade and disrespect our very being.

In essence, all of us involved in this effort have spent our lives learning, teaching, assisting and sacrificing in order to preserve and share these healing traditions. Some of us have done so consciously, but many have been prepared by a higher power through the things we have experienced to see and understand the wisdom and blessings of the Indigenous American Native Religious Culture and what the whole world can receive from it if they only will.

Our world is facing extreme challenges. The culture of excess, extortion and willingness to destroy that which is eternal for that which is temporary is leading us down a path of destruction, not only of our economy and ecology but our spiritual nature and growth. There is another way – a truer way – a way of harmony, peace and building rather than destruction or management of damage.

All societies live with dichotomy and this struggle – whether to embrace light or darkness. The Indigenous American  Native Religious cultures have always been diverse and there have been many tribes. While it is true that many of them at times chose war and violence, most lived peacefully unless threatened or put under extreme stress by incursions from outside their tribe. Over millennia, tribes from all over this hemisphere have learned and passed down ways of healing and empowering, understanding and living harmoniously and productively with themselves, others and nature. Our world needs the wisdom they have gained. Many Indigenous peoples do not want to share what they have learned because of the atrocities they have suffered at the hands of “civilized” people who have invaded, co-opted and destroyed the lands that sustained them. This is understandable. Here you will find those who wish to share and protect those understandings and natural medicines that can bless not only all the people of the world, but the world itself. We bring these things and offer them as a gift to all races and cultures in the hope that they can assist in healing our world and all our relations.

Our Indigenous American Native Religious Heritage:

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