Establishment of the Legal entity of
Native American Indigenous Spiritual Beliefs
The Native American Church (NAC), representing the Native American Indigenous Spirituality, was incorporated in 1918. Smithsonian Institute Ethnologist James Mooney (James Warren ‘Flaming Eagle’ Mooney’s great-grandfather), authored the by-laws and incorporated the first Native American Church.
The Native American Church is different from any other church on this earth. The NAC was created to protect the indigenous spirituality under U.S. Law, bringing it under the umbrella protection of the First Amendment.
Incorporation of the Rosebud Native American Church and the Establishment of Oklevueha Native American Church
The Rosebud Native American Church was incorporated in July 26, 1927. https://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/
The Lakota Sioux and Seminole Religious Cultures merged their two Indigenous Native American Religious Cultures representing earth based healing and empowering spiritual traditions, on December 17, 2007. The original agreement named this merging of Native American spiritual traditions, Oklevueha Lakota Sioux Native American Church, predominately known as Oklevueha Native American Church. You can read more about this here.
Oklevueha Earthwalks Native American Church of Utah Inc.
State of Utah Division of Corporations Certificate of Existence for Oklevueha Earthwalks
Registration Number: xxxxxx-0140
Registered Date: April 11, 1997
UT Employee ID Number: xxxxxx-813
State of Utah Religious/Charitable Sales Tax Exemption Number: xxx06
Blessing of Leslie Fool Bull President of the Rosebud Reservation Native American Church of South Dakota: March 20, 1998
Confirmation and Sustaining Blessing by Richard ‘He Who Has The Foundation’ Swallow, President of the Rosebud Reservation Native American Church of South Dakota: August 19, 2007
Oklevueha Lakota Sioux Nation Native American Church (Oklevueha Native American Church or ONAC) Articles: December 7, 2007
United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals,
State of Utah and United States Supreme Courts
United States v. Robert Boyll, 10th. Circuit Court of Appeals, this ruling ended nearly a hundred year conspiracy to deny the Native American Church of its civil liberties by stating very clearly one need not be a member a Federally Recognized Tribe or of a Native American Descent to be a member of a Native American Church, May 10, 1990.
State of Utah v. Mooney’s and Oklevueha Earthwalks Native American Church of Utah Inc., established very clearly that Oklevueha Native American Church is a bona fide Native American Church, June 2, 2004.
Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General, Petitioners v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal (Oklevueha Native American Church of New Mexico.) This ruling stated very clearly that the sacred usage of Peyote, Ayahuasca, and all earth grown cacti, plants, mushrooms and etc. are protected under the laws of the United States, November 1, 2005.
Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 – The law that protects Native American Churches of their civil liberties and re-established the Government Compelling Interest Standards for all religions, September 22, 2000