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TRIBAL LAW EXEMPTS PEYOTE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH MEMBERS

 

February 22, 2019



Our medicine people fought hard to guarantee our freedom to attend our sacred Native American Church (NAC) ceremonies and use peyote as a sacrament. There are many Lakota Dakota-Nakota people, as well as citizens of several other federally recognized tribes, who attend NAC ceremonies where peyote is ingested. Our right to harvest, possess and pray with the sacred medicine known as peyote is protected by tribal, state and federal laws.

Last week, a rumor was started by some unscrupulous individual regarding criminal law surrounding the use of peyote. There are several families on Rosebud who attend NAC ceremony on a regular basis. The gossip prompted a phone call from NAC officials to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Attorney General’s office.

https://www.lakotacountrytimes.com/articles/tribal-law-exempts-peyote-for-native-american-church-members/

 

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