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Wanted – Native American Medicine Man

We spend more time than we would probably like on FedBizOpps, but we didn’t catch this one ourselves. One of our readers with lots of time on his hands sent us this one. While to many, it will be a simple curiosity, ultimately, it goes to show the lengths that the US Government will go to to do the right thing and provide religious accommodation.

Federal Bureau of Prisons, FPC Duluth, Duluth, MN, is seeking a Native American Medicine Man to visit the facility four times a year and “conduct Native American ceremonies and provide instruction to inmates in the Native American Faith.

General Topics for Contractors – Native American
1. Red Road
2. All My Relation
3. Medicine Wheel
4. The Sacred Pipe
5. Sweat Lodge
6. Elders
7. Circle of Life
8. Traditions/Rituals
9. Prayers
10. Ceremonies
11. Fasting
12. Smudging
13. The Drum
14. Grandfather/Grandmother
15. Dances
16. The Medicine Pouch
17. Offerings
18. Decision-making
19. Ritual Objects
20. Eagle
21. Eagle Feathers
22. Nature Lessons
23. Family Relations
24. Parenting
25. Learning
26. Healthy Relationships
27. Culture
28. Healing Traditions
29. Herbal Medicines
30. Understanding Self
31. Respect
32. Traditional Games
33. Traditional Foods
34. Seasons
35. Healing Self
36. A Grateful Heart
37. Cleansing Ceremonies
38. What is the role of faith and Community Re-entry?

The contractor will provide 4 sessions per year. The sessions will either be on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pipe ceremony) or on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (sweat ceremony).”

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