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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.

DECEMBER 2018 Schedule: 

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

DEC 12th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

DEC 18th – 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 26th – Wednesday (TALKING CIRCLE/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Chapel – 5:00pm to 8:30pm

DEC 27th – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm

JANUARY 2019 Schedule: 

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

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

JAN 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

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

JAN 31st – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm

FEBRUARY 2019 Schedule: 

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

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

FEB 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

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

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

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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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