Oujé-Bougoumou tears down a local sweat lodge to satisfy the community’s Christians
By Amy German
Mianscum said he had built the sweat lodge in the backyard of his friend, Lana Wapachee, on October 5 because he felt there was a need for a source for traditional healing within Oujé.
– hereby declares that the sweat lodge along with any form of Native Spirituality Practices such as Powwows, Rain Dances et etcetera do not conform with the traditional practices and teachings of our Elders.
The resolution also stated that the community was founded under the Christian faith and values of the community’s Elders and past leadership and that the community will continue to uphold its faith in guidance with God.
For more on the subject, see Catholics to Ban Indian Practices? and Landover Satirizes "Injun Sin."