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Value Our Traditions/Sacred Tobacco a radio series about reclaiming and honoring traditional American Indian tobacco | Supported by ClearWay Minnesota

Cultural Awakening Around Sacred Practices

Cultural Awakening Around Sacred Practices

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Bill from White Earth talks about the cultural awakening around sacred practices and how schools are promoting using tobacco in a good way, rather than commercial smoking.

Showing Concern for Young

Showing Concern for Young

Jeff talks about the wide diversity of uses for tobacco that he sees in Indian country: from completely ceremonial use to total addicted uses.

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Using Tobacco as an Offering

Using Tobacco as an Offering

Jeffrey shares his relief of using tobacco as an offering in ceremony, rather than being addicted to smoking.

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Vision Leads Behavior

Vision Leads Behavior

Frank shares how ceremony and vision, helped him break the habit of smoking.

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Wanting to Quit

Wanting to Quit

Justice talks about how he keeps trying to quit smoking, and hopes to give it up soon, so he can set a good example for his daughters.

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Replacing Smoking with Exercise

Replacing Smoking with Exercise

Gary shares how he finally quit smoking after becoming an avid runner.

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Losing the Desire to Smoke

Losing the Desire to Smoke

After quitting twenty years ago, Teresa says everyone must find their own way to giving up smoking.

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Receiving Prayers

Receiving Prayers

Lana speaks about the feeling of receiving a prayer when she smokes her traditional tobacco as part of ceremony.

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Making the Transition to the Sacred

Making the Transition to the Sacred

David shares how he gave up commercial tobacco, and now only uses Sacred tobacco.

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Leaving Smoking Behind

Leaving Smoking Behind

Jennifer says as an ex-smoker, she knows she is a puff away from a pack a day.

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Using Ceremonial Pipes

Using Ceremonial Pipes

Jeff talks about being a ceremonial pipe maker and how people use their pipes in their daily lives.

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