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Clarification about Oklevueha Native American Church and Native American Church (NAC)

by | Feb 15, 2024

Statement of Clarification and Announcement:

We would like to provide a clarification statement regarding Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) and Native American Church (NAC). Although both organizations have similar origins and foundations, it is important to note that they are two separate and distinct churches with their unique visions and missions. We would like to express our collective dedication to standing in solidarity and working towards the protection of the rights and privileges granted to all individuals under U.S. law.

Native American Church (NAC), founded by James Warren ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney, has been established as a parallel but separate institution to Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC), representing a significant historical connection. His vision is to unite the indigenous of the world and share their message internationally. However, it’s important to clarify that NAC is still in the developmental phase, and the specifics of its vision and mission will be shared firmly established.

It is crucial to note that NAC mentioned here should not be confused with the greater national Native American Church. NAC, in this context, is a separate and distinct church with its own identity and aspirations.

We want to emphasize that Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) and Native American Church (NAC) operate independently, each with its own values, goals, and mission. Therefore, membership in one church does not mean membership in the other. They are two separate and distinct churches.

Linda Mooney, Co-founder, President, and Elder Matriarch of Oklevueha Native American Church continues to preside over ONAC – Oklevueha Native American Church and is supported by the Council of Advisors and Council of Matriarchs. Oklevueha will continue forward with its mission and vision, to bring the sacred ceremonies of the indigenous peoples to those who seek this way of connection and healing.

James Mooney, Co-founder of ONAC, retired from active leadership in Oklevueha Native American Church several years ago. However, he currently serves as the presiding elder for NAC, fulfilling his vision and mission to unite indigenous communities worldwide and work together to ensure that every tribe and individual can fully exercise their rights under U.S. law.

The following statement is meant to provide a clear understanding of the individual characteristics and paths of Oklevueha Native American Church and Native American Church. Both churches are independent institutions, working in solidarity. As we progress in our spiritual journeys, let us value the diversity of our community and acknowledge the unique contributions of each church toward our shared spiritual growth.