Ikce Wicasa Tiospaye
a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
This inipi functions in a traditional way, which means that if
there is need on a day or at a time other than what is
scheduled, send a note to the email below and it will happen.
This is not limited to tiospaye members; our willingness to
pray for the health and well-being of others is available to
anyone who asks in a respectful way.
Fire Lit/Go In
Ceremony begins when the fire
is lit. Typically, we are able
to go into the inipi about
two hours after.
These are SCHEDULED inipi. There
will be others, which will be posted as
they become known. We time
regular inipi to the closest
weekend day to new and full moon.
The inipi and area up to the deer skull, including wood storage
and the table under the awning, is our responsibility and
should be kept impeccably clean and well organized as it is
We are guests in JD and Tea’s home, so please be mindful of
stowing your stuff and, of course, it’s our obligation to keep the
areas we use super-clean. When in the lodge area, from the
fire pit back, please maintain it as peaceful and prayerful. No
smoking, no food, water okay.
NOTE: for the summer months we’ll cut back on the number
of stones for lodge. Typically, this is about 16 instead of 28.
12p.m., when ready
The fire will be lit on the morning of the 31st
and kept alive throughout the entire series of
If you have experience running a fire, or not,
but would like to help, please send me a note
so I can schedule. Let me know what time you
would be available to run or watch the fire.
Once the fire is lit and under way, it’s fairly
easy to just make sure there is wood on it and
some kind of flame.
We need people willing to watch the fire
between lodges when we let it recede a tad and
then to know when/how to stoke it back in
time for the next lodge. We can teach you if
you need. Experienced people will always be
We also need people comfortable with bringing
the stones into the lodge. If you are such a
person, please send me a note
December 31 to January 1
New Year Lodges
midnight “crossover” 11pm, 12/31
sunrise before sunlight 1/1
We are still working out who will pour
and when, but there will be four water
pourers to help you in your ceremony.
Plan to stay with us for the entire time,
whether you go in all lodges or not.
Actually, most people do only one or
two. But there is space to tent camp
and the bathroom off the lanai is
available. Bring food for wopela, or
snax, or maybe breakfast -- or all of