Mitakuye Oyasin translates to "All My Relations" and is commonly pronounced: me-talk-oo-yeh Oi-yah-seen. All beings on Mother Earth possess a life force - be it a plant, a tree, a crystal, a bug, a river or a coyote...and all life is interconnected. We are all related.
We have powerful spiritual ceremonies and gatherings that bring all our relatives together to pray, honor, heal, sing, dance and celebrate our lives.
Sweat lodge - Inipi
We never sell ceremony. The sweat lodge inipi ceremony is free and open to our spiritual community.
We offer 2 sponsored Sweat Lodges/ Inipi Ceremonies per month and 2 open Lodges/ Inipi- every Saturday or Sunday.
Please send a request on our Contact page to request a sponsored Sweat lodge ceremony.
We provide information about location and directions for every sweat lodge individually- the lodge locations change depending on weather, fire regulations/bans, time of year, and availability.
Sweat Lodge Ceremony Protocol
• Please bring a meal or food to share to help serve 10 - 15 people. Fresh Fruit, Soups, or any potluck food is fine. There are no refrigerators on site but we do have coolers for keeping food cold.
• We do not provide childcare/daycare services-please ensure your children are supervised while you are in ceremony.
• The Sweat Lodge is hot and it can be difficult for children to participate. Children under 10 years of age are not advised and must be supervised during the ceremony.
• Do not eat at least 2 hours prior to entering the Lodge.
• We request each person provide some form of donation to cover the expenses of the lodge including: wood, travel expenses, lodge supplies, port-a-potty sanitation and daily expenses. Donations come in the form of a cash donation of $20- $50/ a bundle of wood/ blankets/ serving Eco-friendly paper plates, bowls, etc.
• Individual prayer requests may be made- prayer ties might be required to help address specific prayers.
• Women on their time of the month may not participate in sweat lodge. We respectfully request anyone on their time of the month to stay home and away from the ceremonial grounds. Please join us at the sweat lodge once your time of the month is fully completed.
• Clothing - Men: loose shorts, towel, t-shirt, and a change of clothing for after the ceremony. Women: ribbon dresses or long skirts, t-shirt, towel, and a change of clothing for after the ceremony.
Vision Quest Camp 2020
2020 Camp dates will be posted by January 2020.
In preperation of next years camp please contact us for details.
Please come with respect, an open mind and willingness to help and be a part of the community. If you would like to help, donate anything or sponsor a meal, please contact. Info below.
We will need:
The Vision Quest Camp provides people a way to fulfill a commitment they have made to their purpose with opportunities to experience traditional and cultural activities, identify healthy and sustainable food and life choices, and understand how environmental and conservation sciences are reflected in our Native cultural knowledge and in our traditional uses of environmental resources. We also prioritize explorations of camper's personal interests, educational goals, and tribal identity. By providing these opportunities, we aim to build appreciation and understanding of traditional life-ways and environmental stewardship, but to also build their self-esteem, leadership and consensus skills, educational interests, and health and wellness.
Some of the activities of the Camp will include: (1) identifying plants and herbs used by Native peoples, preparing traditional foods, and making traditional medicines like teas and poultices; (2) experiencing Native physical fitness activities like hiking and tracking animals; (3) exploring artist expression, like painting, beading, regalia design, traditional and contemporary Native music, storytelling and poetry; (4) building educational goals and other educational activities.
Food offered at the Camp will be all-natural, healthy and nutritious with emphasis on traditional Native foods. Campers will be encouraged to participate in traditional food preparation as part of their camp experience. Campers will also be able to take the results of many activities home with them, for example; jewelry, bead-work, canned food, artwork, documentaries/interviews, journals, etc. There is no fee to attend the Camp. This is a learning experience, come with an open mind and open heart. You must be willing to work hard.
We look forward to Summer Camp 2020!!
For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Good Feather 720-276-7558
The Camp will be held at Gold Hill, just north of Nederland, CO. Please call for directions. It is an overnight Camp. No Drugs or Alcohol, please come with respect.
Disclaimer: The Lakota Way Healing Center does not pay for travel to and from the Camp. The Lakota Way healing center is not responsible for any injury, loss of property or damages and/or for lack of hydration, weather, and/or other natural conditions. Attendees hereby assume all the risks of participating in this event. All attendees certify that they are physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in this event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.
5th Annual Healing Hoop Pow-Wow
pow wow - Northglenn, co
5th Annual Healing Hoop Pow Wow in Northglenn, CO.
September 14th & 15th 2019.
This is a Free Event.
In the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American Culture, presented FREE to the public by the Lakota Way Healing Center.
This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest dancing, singing, food, arts & crafts.The Pow-Wow is a community gathering that brings people together in celebration of life through dancing, singing and sharing traditional foods and crafts.
This is a drug and alcohol free event for the whole family that promotes sobriety through our cultural ways.
All are welcome to attend.
sun dance - Ft. Laramie, WY
The purpose of the Sun Dance is to reconnect with the earth and the spirits. Calls for a renewal of life and a prayer for life.
A Prayer for Inter-generational Healing Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Treaty.
Philámayayapi - Thank You to all those who made 2015 - 2019. The past five years have been a strong prayer!
See you in the Summer of 2020.
To All My Relations - Mitakuye Oyasin.