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WHO WE ARE: 

Welcome to the Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge web page.
 
Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge offers rituals, ceremony, gatherings, educational workshops, seminars and training that speak with traditional and distinctive Blackfoot Indian voices. We offer experiences reflective of traditional American Indian ways of addressing your life and your community's needs.
 
You are welcome to share in our gatherings. Check us out and join us when we gather in your area. you will find us good people doing things in a good way.
 
 
 
BUILDING THE CHICAGO
PURIFICATION LODGE 
 



A PRAYER

Spirits of the East, we call you here,
we want you here,
we need you here.

Come to us in the color yellow, the rising sun,
Spring- the bursting forth, the place of the warrior,
where birth, childhood and
new beginnings reside

The place of all birds and the power of Sky
where Golden Eagle carries our prayers to Creator..

Spirits of the East, we call you here,
we want you here,
we need you here,
be with us here.




Bear Spirit Medicine Lodge
held ceremony
is always free as the wind is free.


 

We do not sell or rent our members' or site visitors' personal information and have no intention of doing so in the future.
 

The articles and quotes in this web site are

for informational purposes only.



















HONORING THE SACRED IN ALL


elder chuck skelton

HEALING
 "Embracing the mystery of love
in its broadest sense
is the beginning of healing.
Love throws you into the fierce liberation
of accepting all of life as your companion
and all things as your ever present, living support.
 
By risking an open heart
and trusting that pain is growth,
 there is no battle in life that can not be overcome
and overwhelmed with the deep joy of life lived. 
Look to that which is heart felt, no matter the cost,
and the reward will lead to a peaceful spirit
and to relationships that are rich
in texture and depth.
 A life of joy is found in living each moment
in good relationship." 
 ~ Chuck Skelton





"Last fall (2014) the chiefs of the four tribes of the Blackfoot assembled to take a stand to protect Badger Two Rivers the last of the Blackfoot sacred places highly important to the Blackfoot elders and the people. Directed to the United States government the Badger Two Medicine Proclamation is a proclamation of strength and inner-tribal support. Within this very strong statement to the US Government  the chiefs of the four Blackfoot tribes (I US tribe and 3 Canadian tribes) of the Blackfoot Confederacy declared:

The Blackfeet Tribe joins the members of the Blackfoot Confederacy to proclaim that it will not consent and will not approve any energy development within the Badger Two Medicine and vigorously oppose any proposals for such development."




We are a teaching lodge.

WINTER HOME

Winter is the time of rest, renewal and preparation. For thousands of years the Blackfoot followed Buffalo herds from late spring to early fall. Buffalo brought the Blackfoot all they would need; food, furs and leather, bone tools and healing medicines. It was in Winter that the Blackfoot established Winter camps and began a restful renewal process for themselves and a preparation process of creating the weapons and tools needed for the vigorous late Spring, Summer and Autumn times of pursuing Buffalo.

Think about entering 2015 as a time for you to slow down and rest. Leave frigidly outside of your home and heart and hunker around the glowing fire of warm family and friendships. Renew yourself. Take time in the coming Winter months to prepare for what is coming. Know that you are not alone. Your brother, Buffalo, walks beside you and will sustain you throughout the year.

Reach out and find him.

He is yours.









Pipe Prayer in the park

 
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if you have questions about us or our offerings.
 
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