The Pipe, which you may sometimes hear refered to as a canunpa, a Lakota term pronounced cha-new[hn]-pah, is a sacred tool that is the cornerstone of ceremony. Given to the People so long ago nobody knows for sure, to bear the burden of a pipe for the people is a sobering responsibility. This persentation touches on:
It is enormously important to be truthful with the pipe. When used honestly, it will help you. When used deceptively, it will catch you and set things right, sometimes in a very public way. Virtually all native nations use the pipe; it is the most widely recognized common practice among Native People. And they all have stories that tell of how the pipe came to them.
To help you underdstand how the pipe can help you, there will also be in-depth consideration of;
Saturday November 19