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***If you're using the phone app, you'll only see a small portion of our site, so here's how to get access to the "Message boards" to access the posts 'Hau Mitakolas and Welcome New Members' and the 'Alternate Directions', as well as most or all of the other pages, using a smart phone: Log in to meetup.com (the mobile website, NOT the app) Visit our group Under the title and location info, swipe left Tap on 'More' tab (or 'Events' if you want info on this Inipi) Select 'Message boards' in pop up menu Click on the message that you'd like to read*** This will be a Health and Help Lodge, and we only have Open Ceremonies, so all are welcome to join us. If you're new to Inipi or to Chanku Luta Inipi, please read the post 'Hau Mitakolas and Welcome New Members' that is on the 'Message boards' before attending (as well as asking any invited guests to do so as well), in which you'll find what I refer to as Inipi protocol/etiquette (all Inipi are Sweat Lodges, not all sweat lodges are Inipi) as well as a lot of other pertinent info. If you had any questions or concerns before reading this, most should be answered, but if not, let me know and I'll get back to you ASAP. I'll be out at the Lodge to finish the preparation of the Inyans around 8:00am, light the Fire around 9:00, we'll load the Chanuppa(s) around 11:30, and crawl in to Pray around noon (all times are Indian Time/Later O'clock). You're welcome to come out at any time to help with the preparations +/or the lighting of the Fire, tie your Prayer Ties (I will show you how and have everything that you'll need if you want to tie Prayer Ties but have never done this before, and if you've already tied your Ties once or more, please bring Red 100% cotton cloth, string, and Tobacco for your 14 or 21 Ties), or just sit around the Fire and drink Pejuta Sapa. If you would like the Honor of tying the 100 Red Ties (or 14 each of the 7 colors, starting with Blue, then Green, Purple/Lavender, Black, Red, Yellow, White, then 1 Purple/Lavender and finishing with 1 Red) +/or the 7 Robes, please let me know. I do send a follow up email the Friday prior to Inipi to all who have RSVP'd 'YES', and also post it on the Message Boards, so please RSVP if you know that you're coming, and if you RSVP after Friday morning on 8/23, check the 'Message boards' for any updates. Hope to see you all here, and wicozani waste' till then. ***If you've RSVP'd that you're attending but your plans change, please let me know so that we don't wait for you before loading the Chanuppa(s).*** Mitakuye Oyasin Uncle Dennis Home[masked] Cell[masked] [masked] No cell service out here, and my cordless phone has no reception at the Lodge, but either email me or leave a message if you need to speak with me, and I'll get back to you ASAP.