ONAC’s Mission and Responsibility
- OUR MISSION is to enlighten, encourage, and empower the spirituality and somatic benefits of the sacred, earth-based healing traditions and ceremonies of those indigenous to North and South America for the benefit of all indigenous to our Mother Earth.
- OUR VISION is for all to understand and benefit from the amazing and natural power of Mother Earth and Father Sky, ensuring sustainability for future generations by educating, celebrating and responsibly practicing ancient healing traditions of the human race.
- ONAC Mother Church’s primary sacrament and medicine is Peyote, although we also recognize Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, San Pedro, and other sacred plant medicines.
- ONAC does NOT believe in mixing medicines in ceremony [in fact, we require 4 sunsets between sitting with Master Medicines] but does have a deep and genuine respect for the medicinal bounty that Mother Earth provides for her children and embraces all earth-based medicines in our doctrine, regardless of other NAC religious practices
- Since its inception, Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC), has come under the scrutiny of the federal and local government officials and authorities, other Native American Churches, Native tribal councils as well as our members. The authenticity and standing of ONAC as a valid Native American Church have been verified by several court decisions over the years.
We remind all people of the basic statements of mission, vision, and purpose above. Despite what seems to be popular opinion, ONAC is a meagerly resourced church, currently receiving little to no monetary contributions from any branch. Despite ONAC’s limited finances, ONAC has on numerous occasions provided considerably large amounts (given the financial standing of the church) of monetary support for the protection of the constitutional rights of our members.
Our commitment in this effort is to:
- Provide guidance and support in the protection of the integrity, intent and sovereign rights of the Mother Church, its branches, and its cultivation centers.
- Establish, monitor, and ensure compliance with ONAC operational policies and procedures (including training, communications and continuous improvement.)
- Seek to foster and nurture every opportunity to unite Native American churches and people in the stand for the freedom to practice and share in the healing powers of earth-based- medicine (sacraments) and empower all that subscribe to and believe in Native American traditions.
- Encourage and empower the ONAC community of branch and cultivation center leadership teams
- Develop curriculum and establish programs for the training and official recognition of medicine men and women
- Continue to maintain accurate member records
- Manage ONAC website and social media content
- Develop, manage and maintain the centralized operations systems (i.e. ONAC member apps, database, etc.)
In closing, given the current political state of the world, ONAC is a firm believer in embracing the responsibility and uniting with all that share the same goal of being effective stewards in the protection of Mother Earth, honoring her, our hearths, and our homes. If we want to heal the world, we must heal nations. To heal nations, we must heal communities. To heal communities, we must heal individuals and families. That is the work we are engaged in. Anyone who puts personal power or profit ahead of that intention is not well-suited to be part of our work.