Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC)

NAME; The name of this organization, shall be the Native American Indigenous Church INC (NAIC)

STATEMENT OF FAITH; Native American Indigenous Church INC (NAIC) an Inter-Tribal, Discipline and Convocation of the Medicine Men and Medicine Women of the Native American Indigenous Church INC (NAIC) (An Integrated Auxiliary of the Priory of Saving Grace #110 of the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (SMOCH/ SMOKH)).

Declaration of Good Conscience and Practice, Constitution, and Establishment of NAIC.

Being a restoration of the Pre-Colonial and Pre-Conquest Nomadic Indigenous People which inhabited parts of Central America, North and South America, the Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, China, Filipinnes, Thailand, Burma, India and Tibet anciently, and which left evidence of its periodic occupation of these Traditional Territories in writings and records left and religiously guarded in order that they might be brought into the light in a day of futurity so that the ancient, sacred ways of Native, Natural and Traditional healing and sacred practices might be restored, beginning in this State of Utah, in the United States of America, and spreading there from, to as far as the wind may carry the message, and for as long as the trees grow and the rivers flow.

 

Preamble

We, believe in the Creator (Great Spirit) and that the Creator made all men and women who have lived, do now live, and who will yet live, as free and equal beings. We recognize the inherent, ancestral, sovereign rights granted to all people by the Creator, human conscience, international law, and legal constructs of reciprocity, mutuality, and comity, which cannot be diminished or extinguished. We believe that we derive from and that we may become like the Native and Traditional Indigenous people who lived in this land anciently and that, through their literal descendants, we claim the right to form a Indigenous Traditional Organization based upon their teachings which have been passed down to us through the traditions, customs, ceremonies, records which have been guarded through the ages by their Descendants, our family and our ancestors whether by blood or by adoption (Hunka), we acknowledge the sacred texts of all indigenous traditional religions and religious traditions regarding the principles of sacred expression, the role of nature, the role of two leggeds and natural medicine. We affirm and support traditional Biblical and Christian principles, spiritually based health care and our mission is to restore divine wisdom and the knowledge of all nature to health care and life. We affirm to do this through traditional ceremony, sacraments and scripturally (Bible/ Cross Way), spiritually valid science based on natural law to assess, improve and restore good physical, mental and spiritual health. The focus of NAIC is not on disease and treatment of disease, but on analyzing the genesis of poor health, hygiene and utilizing the natural law, inclusive of physical, mental and spiritual insights for health from sacred text and scripture to bring about healing. While respecting and utilizing scripturally valid science, NAIC has its basis in the Creators law, the natural law, and not in science.

Accordingly, we believe that we are all relations one to another and we are children of the same Creator. As we are children of the same creator regardless of blood quotient we affirm the right to make our circles and families larger by way of sacred adoption. We affirm the UNITED NATIONS Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (U.N. Sub-commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 1994/45, August 26, 1994. U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1995/2, E/CN.4/sub.2/1994/56, at 105 (1994), which finally culminated in the Unanimous Ratification of the Members States and has become part of International Rights Law. Fundamental to our traditions is the truth that, as children of the Creator, we are entitled to the freedoms of thought, religion, education, assembly, opinion, speech, movement, our sacred rights of worship and methods of healing, our traditional lifestyle and security within our historical territories, insofar as that freedom does not prevent others from likewise enjoying the same freedoms. We believe that men and women have been endowed with intelligence enough to govern themselves in such a manner as to guarantee to themselves these freedoms, to establish just and right ways to deal with each other, to maintain a tranquil and secure domestic life, provide for defense of these rights when needed, and to insure for ourselves and our posterity the blessings that our culture, traditions, and teachings bring.

Accordingly, we exercise the Right of Self-Determination, which has been guaranteed by International and Domestic Law, to form the Native American Indigenous Church INC (NAIC) Indigenous Traditional Organization, comprised of individuals whose lineage may or may not descend from many Federally and Crown Recognized Tribes and Bands, Non-recognized Tribes and Bands, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan, as well as any other other Indigenous Peoples worldwide, and also from those individuals whom the NAIC shall fit to admit by the exercise of our Religion and the administration of our Cultural Traditions and Institutions, whom we recognize as our people, founded upon the Customs, Traditions, Principles, Religion, Governance, and Belief Systems cited herein, and we ordain and establish this Constitution for the Native American Indigenous Church INC (NAIC) Indigenous Traditional Organization as an Indigenous Group under UNDRIP.

NAIC ARTICLES OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE MEMBERSHIP