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Yellow Bird: Sacred ceremonies are not a business
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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2003

"Spiritual leaders are concerned about the quality of the sacred ceremonies. Some non-Indians, they say, after attending a sacred ceremony, went on to conduct their own ceremonies, mostly in English. Sometimes the non-Indians even created their own version of a sacred ceremony based more on showmanship than authenticity. Some Indians and non-Indians are accused of charging money for ceremonies. Native ceremonies are not a business, but a way of life."

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COLUMNIST DORREEN YELLOW BIRD: Indians debate the presence of outsiders at ceremonies (The Grand Forks Herald 4/15)

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