NAIC Legal Compliance

Legal precedence dictates that the Native American Indigenous Church has full Constitutional Rights and Protections as have other registered Churches, expressing religious beliefs and practices in the United States of America, receiving theirs since September 17, 1787.

1) Native American Indigenous Church INC a Florida State Chartered Not-for Profit Corp: Certificate of Existence

2) Native American Indigenous Church Governmental Certifications

3) An IRS 508(c)(1)(a) Compliant, Tax Exempt, Religious/ Church Organization according to IRS Code

Exemption/ Exceptions: Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status: “Automatic Exemption for Churches Churches that meet the requirements of IRC section 501(c)(3) are automatically considered tax exempt and are not required to apply for and obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.” Copied verbatim from IRS 501c(3) Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations. (Page 3, Second Paragraph)

4)  AIRFA (American Indian Religious Freedoms Act)

5)  Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000: RLUIPA

6) 42 USC Chapter 21- Religious Freedom Restoration Act

7) The Boyll Decision

8) PROVIDERS DECLARATION OF NINTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

9) NAIC ARTICLES OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE MEMBERSHIP

10) NAIC Authorized Participant Membership Approval and Agreement

11) NAIC Parent Church Priory of Saving Grace

12) Priory of Saving Grace integrated Auxiliary of Diocese Sacred Medical Order of the Church of Hope

13) Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope Diocese of Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East Chaldean-Syrian Rite in The America’s

14) UDV V. United States & Supreme Court: Gonzales vs. O Centro Espirita Beneficente União do Vegetal

15) Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem: NAIC: Recognized Native American division: The Grand Priory of the United States of America

16) Constitutional and Religious Law in the Supreme Court (Comprehensive listing with references)

17) State Medical, Massage, Yoga Ministry Exemptions for Indigenous (Aboriginal), Native, Eccliastical/ Religious/ Church Practitioners

 

State of Florida DOE Authorization

Native American Indigenous Church: College of Natural Medicine operates under authorization, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs.

Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education Authorization

 ANCB (American Naturopathic Certification Board)  Approved Education Provider: Letter of Authorization

INTERNATIONAL TREATY AND DECLARATIONS:

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Native American Indigenous Church (NAIC) is United Nations (DESA) Registered Indigenous Peoples Organization.

Establishing religious freedom and access to traditional medicine as human rights.

1)  Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2) UNITED NATIONS Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

3)  Declaration of Alma Ata

World Health Organization (WHO): Information and Fact Sheets regarding Indigenous and Traditional Medicine

1) WHO Traditional Medicine in Asia & WHO Media Center Traditional Medicine Fact Sheet N°134

2) WHO The Right To Health: Fact sheet N°323

3) WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 (PDF)

4) World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance: WHO/SDE/HDE/HHR/01.2 • Original: English • Distribution: General World Health Organization Health and freedom from discrimination (PDF)

5) Indigenous Thailand Traditional Medicine

5) Sacraments which may be subject to federal and or State oversight: Although we believe in the rights of Native Americans/ Native American Church to us sacraments which are at this time federally regulated such as Peyote, these sacraments are still in controversy and subject to erratic policy, interpretation and enforcement. Therefore, until the matter is settled and all of our members able to be in compliance with both traditional rules and modern interpretation of the relevant statute, we, NAIC, Independent and free church organization and our auxiliaries, do not procure, possess, use or distribute any federally regulated substances of any kind whosoever, unless located in a state where the right has been clearly and legally established. Nor do we use any controlled substances in any of our NAIC ceremony, practice or medicine. We reserve the right to freely use as appropriate any and all traditional medicines which we are rightfully and legally entitled to make use of in the exercise of our Traditional, Indigenous and Native American Religion.  There are literally 10’s of thousands of sacred herbs and substances which are not controversial nor subject to any governmental authority that we can safely and wisely use.