what does it mean to be sacred to Native Americans

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what does it mean to be sacred to Native Americans?

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Good question and I am happy to answer however, please allow for me to give my little speech first?

Because your city/state is over in the south west and my people are over on the north east questions and their answers may or may not differ between tribes, that said one must believe Sacred is pretty universal?

Just in case, my words to you would have to be,

Sacred- a strong belief in a Supreme Being (in my case Kiehtan the Creator of all creation), so strong that you must place this being above all else long before you act or speak, making sure that your words and/or actions please you Supreme Being before you displease others?

A constant prayer (a conversation) with your Supreme Being daily well help you in your walk through life.

OK,

now that I have you totally confused, let’s see some of our examples?

Sacred Naming ceremony, Sacred Crossing ceremony, Sacred, Burial ceremony, Sacred Marriage ceremony, Sacred Adoption ceremony and so on, each and every one of our ceremonies in our culture is a ceremony passed down from generation to generation and as always, started and completed with prayer and then blessing to and then from Kiehtan the Creator of all creation, without this blessing the ceremony is null and void!

 

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Native pipe wedding ceremony.

A question from today.

Native pipe wedding ceremony.

Or

Is a native pipe used at a wedding
ceremony?

My answer to this question is a follow up
from,

https://sachemspeaks.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=407&action=edit

Is a Friendship pipe used at a Wedding
ceremony?

Yes!

A Friendship pipe can, but does not need
to be used however, if the setting is for friendship, love, respect and or for
family like a wedding, funeral, birth and so on, one should think about
inviting your creator to all gatherings including powwows and paw-paus.

Passing around a friendship pipe is just
that, making and keeping friends.

Remember, one should never be forced to
smoke.

A little love tap on the pipe with your
left hand will draw respect and love from your creator and everyone involved
because of you knowledge of our traditions.

Do you offer tobacco at a native American wedding?

Do you offer tobacco at a native American wedding?

Yes!

A good Traditional Spiritual leader uses a lot of tobacco (Kinnick,
Kinnick) and charges you nothing for the service, so yes a good traditional
spiritual leader is always in need of the herbs (Kinnick~ Kinnick).

One should also remember that a tobacco gift given the correct way is a
prayer for a blessing to the person receiving your gift, so you can gift this
herb anytime that you feel the need to.

Because a traditional native American is always giving out this herb,
receiving this herb is a blessing to the pocket book.

Our gift given tobacco is Kinnick~ Kinnick!

Native American Traditional Gift Giving?

Gift giving the American native way.

Unfortunately for me, many of the blog questions have been coming from Canada so, please be mindful of the fact that even though it is true that many of my people traveled, not knowing what a boarded was, this blog answers questions from the knowledge of my elders now ancestors.

There are many ways for you to ask your question.

Question of the day.

Does one have to give a gift at a traditional native wedding?

NO!

Every gift on Mother Earth is given by Creator freely, therefore, every gift must be given freely, no matter what the ceremony.

That said, Creator never said that you cannot give a gift your way.

Most Spiritual leaders frown on money gifts as an after though, Kinnick~ Kinnick (Herbs) would be the preferred way to gift.

You may gift or not gift whatever you wish to gift, your gift is the correct gift to give.

Eastern Woodland American Native Wedding Ceremony.

Traditional Native American wedding ceremony.

The Eastern Woodland American Native Wedding Ceremony, this must be said because this is only speaking about our people.

There are still over 500 tribes in Indian Country and there are about 500 ways they may have to their native weddings, been to many of them.

Our wedding ceremony, a Traditional Wedding, should be something like many of the others however, it is not like the Funeral ceremony, because the public may enjoy the complete ceremony with the permission of the couple.

The beginning and ending prayer, like most sacred prayers should never be recorded, this is the leader and the couples request for marriage to Creator and thanks to Creator after the ceremony.

The prayer can be filmed just not the words. Only the Spiritual leader and the couple need the Creators blessing at the beginning, everyone will be blessed by Creator at the end of the ceremony.

If you are being groomed for our ceremony please understand, this can take from a few days to at least a month.

By studying correctly you will knowing that you will be blessed, remember, only Creator can bless!

Someone, in the favor with the couple, should gift a blanket, this person must also attend at least some of the pre ceremony.

Everyone gifting at the time of and with the permission of the Spiritual leader and the couple should attend at least some of the pre ceremony.

Sometimes the families and/or friends wish to gift a Turtle Rattle, Regalia, Headpiece, Sage, Sweet grass, and/or Tobacco for the ceremony.

As with the funeral ceremony, both families can asked to help with the meal after.

Anyone asked to, can join in the meal and whatever plans after the wedding.