Friday, May 15, 2009

Nemenhah Band in news ?

In news this time is a small pseudo-religious group known as the Nemenhah Band.The Nemenhah band is a religious group based in Missouri. They have become popular after news of a boy with cancer refusing chemotherapy have come to the light. A judge has ruled that the boy goes under this therapy.The Nemenhah band use only natural methods for healing, methods employed by American Indians. Here is what they say about themselves:

“The Nemenhah Band and Native American Traditional Organization (Oklevueha Native American Church of Sanpete) was established as an Indigenous Group and People by Self Determination through the original writing and ratification of the Band Constitution in 2003 by the General Council of Nemenhah Mothers. Phillip ‘Cloudpiler’ Landis, NAP, ND, was elected to the position of Principle Medicine Chief and has been re-elected every year since then by the unanimous vote of the yearly Great Council of the Nemenhah. At the same time, the Band was established as an Independent Branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church of Utah, and later of the Oklevueha/Sioux Nation Allied Native American Church, under the direction of Chief Richard ‘He Who Has The Foundation’ Swallow, Head of the Eagle Clan of the Lakota and the Rosebud Native American Church.”

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