Native American Spirituality.
“Spirituality is not religion to American Natives.
Religion is not a Native concept, it is a non Native word,
with implications of things that often end badly, like
Holy wars, in the name of individual God’s and so on.
Native people do not ask what religion another Native is,
because they already know the answer.
To Native people, spirituality is about the Creator, period.”
Gifting a spiritual leader.
A spiritual leader is just another worker for Creator, one would gift them as you would any traditional Native person.
The traditional way to give is a gift of tobacco (Kicnic-kicnic), as the request is made to gift that person.
Remember, the left side of a person is the closest to the heart so, when you are sure that that person knows that you are approaching and with the gift in your left hand, reach out to that persons left hand, with your eyes looking at their heart, hand the gift, hand to hand.
A traditional leader uses a lot of this tobacco so, you can be sure that it will be greatly appreciated.