This is one of those things I’m totally split on. I understand the need to be protected, but doesn’t being a minister allow one the exact same rights? It should. So I would think you wouldn’t need to spend $200.00 to be a “certified medicine man or woman”. Are people buying protection or title? What the hell is certified medicine person? There is no such thing anywhere except here in good old United States of Klansmen. Again, I see the need for protection, and get it, but isn’t it a shame cosmic twinkies are more protected by buying a $200.00 certification, then birth right natives are.
My dad is 100% Indian. His dad is 100% Mexico Yaqui Apache and his mom is 100% Mayan. My mom has Aztec and Mayan Scottish and Basque.
In superficial numbers, this makes me somewhere between 50-75% mixed blood second rate citizen.
I’m not enrolled because I’m considered Mexican not native according to Amerikkkan laws.
I don’t want or need the title “certified medicine man”, but isn’t it shitty, I have to buy this title to be looked at as blood native by the “enemy” of the original people.
Isn’t it shitty an occupier can become a certified Native American Medicine person, and I can’t be my natural born self without a certification? Sure I could go ahead and buy a Cherokee enrollment card and Native American church card, but why? Am I not a natural born earthling, indigenous to not just this planet, but also to this land right here called Turtle Island.
This shit pisses me off because it perpetuates the borders myth and it perpetuates white entitlement over the “LESSOR COLOR (sic) RACE!
WHY BEING A MEMBER OF OKLEVUEHA NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH WILL BENEFIT YOU
It Provides You A Means To Receive Your Constitutional Rights In
Attending Earth Based Indigenous American Native Spiritually Empowering and Healing Ceremonies – especially Native American Church indigenous ceremonies that involve sacraments (peyote, cannabis, ayahuasca, etc) that are otherwise illegal for Non-Members to partake and or be in possession of.
Attending and/or utilizing Earth Based Indigenous American Native Spiritually Empowering and Healing Ceremonies such as; Blessing Way, Sacred Breath, Holy Anointing by the Laying on of Hands, Marriage Blanket etc., that may or may not use Oklevueha Native American Church Sacraments in their Ceremonies.
Educating court appointed attorneys on how the Law “Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000“ will assist him or her to successfully represent you against any and all misguided Federal and/or State judicial prosecutions.
It Provides Connections With –
Federally recognized Native American Churches that are legally authorized to practice Earth Based Indigenous American Native Spiritually Empowering and Healing Ceremonies on or off Indian Reservations and in the United States Navy.
ONAC Medicine People (Curandera, Clergy, Doctor, Elder, Mara’akame, Reverend, Roadman, Sacred Prayer Pipe Carrier, Water Pourer and etc.) that will assist you in enhancing your spiritual callings.
Other ONAC medicine people that may give you insights in ways to serve your community by implementing any one of ONAC Habilitative Programs.
WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER OF OKLEVUEHA NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY
The Oklevueha Native American Church is a spiritual approach to empowering and healing life rather than a doctrinal hierarchy organization. As such it occupies a unique place among American religious practices. Membership in ONAC does not require that you leave your current church – indeed it actually encourages you to become more committed and involved in the beliefs, customs and covenants that you have already made in your life as long as those things are based in truth and respect. ONAC honors the Great Spirit of traditional Native American practice and Mother Earth and we believe that they have taught our ancestors natural and respectful ways of healing and blessing the human soul, human body and all our relationships.
The difference is that ONAC has been recognized as having special consideration and opportunity to bless its members through native ceremonies and “sacraments” that have been passed down since before recorded history. These ceremonies and sacraments are protected by numerous laws in the United States and many other countries. Indeed, the first “right” specified in the Bill of Rights is the right to free exercise of religion without government interference. Native American Church – Higher Court Ruling including the US Supreme Court have verified and solidified the Native American Church’s right to conduct these ceremonies and use plants and herbs not available to the general public for healing and empowerment. These natural substances (such as peyote, cannabis and ayahuasca), when combined with direction and ceremony from a qualified “medicine” man or woman have a powerful transformative effect for good. Many people have been healed from chemical dependencies, abusive or addictive tendencies and even physical ailments. Programs using these ceremonies in Prisons have contributed to massively reduced recidivism (return to illegal activities and incarceration). Many others have been able to overcome long-term SDBs (Self Defeating Behaviors) and have been able to reconcile with family members and church fellowships regardless of denomination. Participants have returned to productive and positive lifestyles and have often reported strengthened marriages, recommitment to spiritual values and a closer relationship with the Great Spirit and with their original church family.
Because of massive evidence showing the positive effects of these sacraments and ceremonies, public opinion has been shifting in favor of doing away with legal penalties for use of these non-addictive natural plants and herbs, especially in healing, pain management and ceremony. Until these things are actually legalized on the state and federal level, however, the only way to safely take advantage of the help and blessings available from these God-given plants without fear of arrest is through Native American religious practices which are protected from government interference or punishment.
Those who choose to join the ‘Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC)’, are essentially standing up for their Constitutional Rights to participate in and to hold indigenous, earth-based, empowering, healing ceremonies and the cultivation and transportion of ONAC and/or its Independent Branches Sacraments.
You may join this movement by simply acquiring an 1) Oklevueha Native American Church Membership Card, 2) Oklevueha NAC Membership, Federal Recognized Tribal and/or ONAC Independent Branch, Card 3) Oklevueha Native American Church Military Service/Veteran Card. These cards will be issued in accordance with ONAC policies and bylaws including the commitment of the applicant to abide by the ONAC Code of Ethics.
Legal precedence dictates that the Oklevueha Native American Church has the same full Constitutional Rights and Protections as any other legally registered Church in the United States of America. These constitutional rights have been in place since September 17, 1787. An “Oklevueha Native American Church Membership Card” serves to protect the sacred use and transportation of ONAC sacraments, which the federal government and a majority of state governments still declare are illegal under any other situation. Many of them are still unaware of the unique constitutional rights of Oklevueha Native American Church. With this in mind, three United States Higher Courts’ unanimous rulings, United States v. Robert Boyll, May 10, 1990, Federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, State of Utah v. Oklevueha Native American Church, State of Utah Supreme Court – Unanimous Ruling, June 22, 2004, State of Utah Supreme Court and the UDV v. United States, United States Supreme Court Unanimous Ruling express very clearly and concisely that: Any and all government agencies of the United States have no legal authority to influence any church with its ideology (by-laws) or limit participation by any ONAC member in a church’s religious practices based on race (American Native) or political affiliation (Federally Recognized Tribes)
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, clearly and concisely states that all United States Judicial officials as a matter of law are obligated to honor Oklevueha Native American Church members access to American Native Indigenous Sacred Ceremonial Grounds and/or the use or transportation of ONAC Sacraments (plants, cactus, herbs, mushrooms and etc). State and Federal government officials are required to protect these constitutional rights of the Oklevueha Native American Church and its members.
These unanimous higher federal and state court rulings and law establishes an abundantly clear understanding that all members of a Native American Church have the constitutional rights to worship with any and all earth-based Sacraments ‘especially Peyote’. With this understanding, should an ONAC Member be stopped on the highway by any Law Enforcement Officer while possessing a Native American Church Sacrament, he or she are encouraged to submit their ONAC Membership Card with their driver’s license.
THE MOMENT AN OFFICER OF THE LAW IS MADE AWARE THAT A PERSON IS AN ONAC MEMBER IN AN INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURE AND VERIFIES THAT PERSON’S IDENTITY, SUCH OFFICER OF THE LAW IS ‘PUT ON NOTICE’ THAT THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY VIOLATION OF YOUR CIVIL LIBERTIES UNDER THE FOLLOWING LAWS;
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law – This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S. This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race. Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs. Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to one year, or both, and if bodily injury results or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined or imprisoned up to ten years or both, and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
An Oklevueha Native American Church Membership Card is documented evidence that ONAC Membership Card holder has a proven sincerity standard (level) that qualifies he or she for all exceptions to the controlled substance laws of the United States, providing they are not in violation of any aspect of Oklevueha Native American Church – Code of Ethics.