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If you are attending a sweat at American Lake, please bring appropriate sweat lodge attire; For MEN; Shorts and Tee shirt along with a towel, and for WOMEN; a non-revealing dress or gym style sweat pants and a non-revealing top along with a towel. Water is provided on site but you are welcome to bring something additional for yourself.

If you are attending a Talking Circle at American Lake, both Men and Women are welcome and normal street attire is appropriate. Also, we often have a small potluck after the Talking Circle so feel free to bring a small contribution of food or drink.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we have a Female Native Veteran Council member, who is on the Elder Path, who will be able to support our Night Lodge for our mixed Sweat lodge Ceremony. As a volunteer group we are limited and only as capable as we are manned by volunteers. We will do our best to support the needs of our female Veterans. Any female Veteran requests will be forwarded to our Female Native Veteran Council member for personal reply. Take Care Mike L >>>—> Ceremonial Elder.

Below is a Schedule of Sweat Lodge times, Talking Circle times, and Veteran Events with members of the Veteran’s Sweat Lodge Elder Council in attendance. NOTE: Please check this schedule often for updates.

October 2019 Schedule: 

Oct. 1st – Tuesday (Open Sweat/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Oct. 9th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Oct. 15th – Tuesday – (NIGHT Sweat, Open/Mixed-Men & Women) – Open to all Veterans and VA staff, not gender specific – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds  1:00pm to 10:30pm

Oct. 23rd – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Oct. 24th – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm

November 2019 Schedule: 

Nov. 5th – Tuesday (Open Sweat/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Nov. 13th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Nov. 19th – Tuesday – (NIGHT Sweat, Open/Mixed-Men & Women) – Open to all Veterans and VA staff, not gender specific – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds  1:00pm to 10:30pm

Nov. 27th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Nov. 28th – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm

December 2019 Schedule: 

Dec. 3rd – Tuesday (Open Sweat/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Dec. 11th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Dec. 17th – Tuesday – (NIGHT Sweat, Open/Mixed-Men & Women) – Open to all Veterans and VA staff, not gender specific – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds  1:00pm to 10:30pm

Dec. 25th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Dec. 26th – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm

>>>>VIEW PDF of DIRECTIONS to VA Sweatlodge at American Lake Hospital – Lakewood Washington..VA-Sweatlodge-map

To Contact Us:

Mike L>>>—> Point of contact Male/Female
Ceremonial Elder (Blackfeet)
253-312-5431
mch3645@aol.com

Marty Martinez – Men’s Lodge Contact
Elder Council / Point of Contact
360-943-5087
greenbeanie1@hotmail.com

NOTE: We are pleased with the growing interest and participation. As we grow we will be revising our schedule. Please check schedule often for updates.

Thank you, Native Veteran’s Council

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