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JOIN OUR TIYOSPAYE IN PRAYER AND GRATITUDE FOR UNCI MAKA/INA MAKA
*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU RSVP* ABOUT OUR INIPI This will be a Health and Help Lodge, and I'll do the initial preparation of the Inyans Saturday (when it's warmer), and I'll be out at the Lodge to finish the Stones/Fire preparation around 8:30am Sun and then light the Peta around 9:15-30. We'll load the Chanuppa(s) around 11:30, and we'll crawl in to Pray around noon (all times are Indian Time/Later O'clock). You are welcome to come out at any time to help with the preparations of the Inyans, tie your Prayer/Tobacco Ties (if you do so), or to just sit around the Fire and drink wakalopi. If you have never tied Prayer Ties before but would like to, I have everything that you'll need and will show you how. Jolene, our Head Fireman, had no Saturdays or Sundays available for Inipi in Sept,so if you've now tied your Prayer Ties at least three times (which means that you're tying 21 Red Ties) for Chanku Luta Inipi, or if you've tied Prayer Ties/Robes for other Inipi's, and would like the honor of tying the 7 Robes +/or the 100 Red Ties for this Inipi, please let me know, and it's always appreciated when members ask to contribute in this way. We'll also need a Fireman or two, so we'll figure that out once we know who will be here. It is traditional to make a Tobacco offering to both the Inipi Leader as well as the Fireman, but with Tobacco as expensive as it is these days, that is up to you. If you expect to be attending our Inipi often, the least expensive way to make an offering is to buy a big pouch of pipe tobacco and offer a "baggy" of it, and that pouch will last you a long time. It is certainly appreciated when people offer a pouch of Organic Natural American Spirit, but a single pouch of that costs a lot more than a big pouch of pipe tobacco, which will last many months. Some people also have an issue with supporting big tobacco, and I certainly understand that, so again, it's up to you. If you'd like to make an offering of Sage, Sweet Grass, Flat Leaf Cedar, Osha, or even firewood in lieu of Tobacco, that is also greatly appreciated. We will have a meal afterwards, so please bring food/drink to share. I do send out a follow up email with any pertinent info and updates on this Lodge a few days before, so please make sure to RSVP if you know that you're attending so that you'll get the updates. If you have RSVP'd that you're attending but your plans change, please let me know so that we don't wait for you to arrive before loading the Pipe(s). If you carry a Chanuppa and are comfortable with loading it when I load the Pipe that I carry, that would be appreciated, as the more Chanuppas we smoke, the better our Prayers are carried to Spirit. If you have any questions or concerns. please let me know and I'll get back to you ASAP. Email is best, as there's no cell service up here, or just ask me when you 're here. PROPER ATTIRE FOR BEFORE/DURING/AFTER THE LODGE Women should wear 100% cotton sweatpants and a t-shirt, or a sundress, in the Lodge, with their shoulders and legs covered; men should wear 100% cotton shorts or sweats, with no metal rivets, zippers, etc. It's always a good idea to have 2 towels; 1 for inside the Lodge, 1 to dry off afterwards, but I have plenty of extra towels should you need one. It can get chilly/cold/really cold/freezing cold up here, so wear appropriate clothing for the weather before/after Inipi. IMPORTANT TO KNOW! THE LEAVES SHOULD BE AT THEIR PEAK COLOR! Please read (and ask any invited guests to also read) the post "Hau Mitakolas and Welcome New Members" that you'll find on the Message Boards. In it you'll find what I call Inipi protocol/etiquette, and I ask all who attend to do their best to abide by these traditional protocols. If you're not sure of anything, please ask and I'll do my best to explain what we do and why. Wicozani waste' and toksa akhe! Mitakuye Oyasin Dennis The October Lodge will be on Sun 10/21, and I'll announce it in early Oct.

The Lodge and tipi in Indian Creek

1230 Pathfinder Rd. · Florissant, CO

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My Prayer is that by opening our Stone Peoples Lodge to the wider community, we can help to bring some Healing to Unci Maka and All My Relations. There is NEVER a cost to join us in prayer, as we cannot sell something that Spirit brought to the Lakota Oyate to be shared with all the People of all the Nations, but we do ask that you be familiar with and abide by Inipi protocol/etiquette. We have a meal afterwards, so please bring food/drink (no alcohol) to share. We only have Open Ceremonies, so all are welcome, as long as they come with an open heart and with good intentions and Prayers. Please click on "More" in the line directly below the picture of our Hochoka/Altar, then click on "Message boards" in the pop up menu for more information on Inipi protocol/etiquette and some other pertinent info, which you will find in the post "Hau Mitakolas and Welcome New Members". If you have any questions or concerns after doing so, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer any questions and assuage any concerns. Wopila/Pilamaya for visiting our group page, and we hope that you will join us in Prayer soon.

Mitakuye Oyasin All My Relations/We Are All Related

Changleshka Wakhan Apichiyapi ekta Chankpe Opi Heal the Sacred Hoop at Wounded Knee

Uncle Dennis

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