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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.
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 and Veteran Events with members of the Veteran’s Sweat Lodge Elder Council in attendance. NOTE: Please check this schedule often for updates.
***As of MARCH 7th, 2017 – Lodges have resumed. See below
NOVEMBER 2017 Schedule:
NOV 7th – Tuesday (Open Sweat/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds – 9:00am to 4:30pm
NOV 21st – 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 30th – Thursday (VA Sweat Lodge Elders council meeting – Closed Meeting Bldg #81) 11:30am – 1:30pm
DECEMBER 2017 Schedule:
DEC 5th – Tuesday (Open Sweat/Mixed-Men & Women) – VA American Lake Ceremonial grounds – 9:00am to 4:30pm
DEC 19st – 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 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)
Marty Martinez – Men’s Lodge Contact
Elder Council / Point of Contact
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