Welcome to Oklevueha
Native American Church
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE
Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) welcomes people of all races, nationalities, religions, and lifestyles without prejudice. We believe ancient ways must be preserved, honored, and understood. In our fast changing world spirituality is often overlooked, or masked behind so much dogma and doctrine, that spiritual connection can be compromised.
Oklevueha is here to bring our brothers and sisters together in sacred circles where we can heal and empower ourselves physically, spiritually, and emotionally through Creator’s bounty, and to deepen our connection to Mother Earth, she who is our Mother and our Temple, and who has so abundantly blessed and provided for us.
Creator has blessed us with the four elements to remind us we are always connected to nature. He gave us the Sacred Pipe, the Sacred Inipi, and the Sacred Tipi. He also taught us sacred ceremonies, some involving natural plant medicines to inspire and empower us, and others to teach us how to rely wholly on prayer. We consider these sacred ceremonies to be worship, and sacred medicines to be sacrament, and should be honored, respected, and understood in a good way.
Oklevueha honors the sacred indigenous ceremonies from all cultures. We recognize the sacred sacraments from North and South America, as well as other indigenous peoples.
The practicing of Indigenous American spirituality empowers and strengthens those who participate as they create balance and remove toxic thoughts, actions, and substances from their lives. The ceremonies, sacred sacraments, and medicines we work with are powerful and assist people to overcome dependencies, self-defeating behaviors, and can assist the physical body to gain strength and healing for many physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual ailments.
Oklevueha’s Guiding Principles
Code of Conduct
As members of Oklevueha, we hold ourselves to a very high standard of conduct. We believe and encourage the practice of Gratitude, Humility, Faith, Respect, Honor, Charity and Forgiveness.
Code of Ethics
Oklevueha Native American Church considers itself a protector of sacred medicines, and therefore requests that all members and medicine people ONLY sit with sacred medicines for prayer, healing, and medicinal purposes.
Oklevueha Native American Church members are legally allowed to possess a certain amount of sacrament. Not all sacraments or medicines have the same limits. Please familiarize yourself with these policies.
Medicine People all over Oklevueha provide deep integrative healing through sacred counseling ceremonies, often involving the Sacred Chanupa (Casuse) or Sacred Pipe. To find a Medicine Person near you, please contact [email protected]
Membership for All
In order to have legal protection, founded upon your First Amendment right to the freedom of religion, you must become a member of Oklevueha NAC and be in full compliance to our Codes of Conduct and Ethis. You may apply for membership in the portal.
ONAC and the Legal Quest for Our
1st Amendment Rights
The long history of denying the basic civil rights to the Indigenous of the Americas has been a crisis for centuries. Extermination orders, small pox filled blankets, and government sanctioned massacres that are still not being acknowledged is only part of the history.
Since the arrival of colonizing white men, the Indigenous Americans have had to hold their sacred ceremonies in secret. To be caught sitting in ceremony meant death.
Not many years ago, the founders of Oklevueha Native American Church found themselves in a legal battle to protect the right for all people, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, etc to participate in sacred ceremonies.
The story of James and Linda Mooney, co-founders of Oklevueha Native American Church and how they successfully won the right to serve sacred medicines and hold ceremonies for all humans, is long and complicated. However, because of their sacrifices, all are invited to come to Oklevueha in a good way.
We present this legal information for our members, attorneys, and law enforcement personnel.
Oklevueha and Mother Earth
Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) welcomes people of all races, nationalities, religions, and lifestyles without prejudice. We believe ancient ways must be preserved, honored, and understood. Divisiveness among nations and people is moving us further into a world without a spiritual center, and a world without a spiritual center leads to destruction.
We must gather ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally to heal ourselves, and heal our Mother Earth; she who is our Mother and our Temple, and who has so abundantly blessed and provided for us.
Oklevueha Native American Church considers itself a protector of the earth, and all her sacred medicines.