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Here are the top ten articles for the Native American Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Making a Dance Shawl
The energy and joy of dancing in the Circle can’t be adequately described, only experienced. For women and girls, dance shawls are proper attire. As simple or as elaborate as one may desire, the possibilities are endless, but the basics of making one are easy.

2. Sacred Tobacco
Native Americans have always used Sacred Tobacco for prayers and giving thanks. We believe that our prayers are carried to the Creator in the smoke of Sacred Tobacco. Modern society has corrupted the sacred purpose of Tobacco. Let us look at how we should be using this sacred plant.

3. Stone People – The Ancient Ones
One of the main components used in building a Medicine Wheel are Stone People. If you have never worked with their energies before, here are a few tips to help you get started.

4. DreamCatchers
DreamCatchers bring us many teachings, from Spider Woman to the Sacred Circle; all are incorporated within its Web. Let us look at the different parts that make up the DreamCatcher, to better understand the various teachings it offers to us all, and the help they can bring to our dreams.

5. The Little People of the Cherokee
Have you ever experienced a legend? There are so many things we consider to be just stories told by the Elders. But when there is interaction with the Little People, we are forced to re-consider.

6. Diabetes – Healing From Within
The wisdom of our ancestors tells us that the keys to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity are found any time we remember we have a constant connection to spirit.

7. All Life Is Sacred; Treat All Beings With Respect
The place to start with this Native Wisdom is with the self. Love for self is the key and the foundation for all other love that comes after. Beliefs have the power to set the course of action for our souls. Do you see yourself as sacred and treat yourself with respect?

8. Mother-In-Law Taboo
For many, marriage is the key to happiness, long life, and health. In traditional times of the past, many Native American tribes practiced a way of family life that was meant to preserve this sacred institution.

9. Spirit of a Child
Little hearts, be healed, your innocence restored. Our sacred young ones continue to be born into extreme social disadvantage. Negative patterns, set centuries ago, are evident still today. But hope shines and healing can be found as we rediscover and appreciate the spirit of a child.

10. Be Brave, Be Smart, Be Kind!
In Traditional Native America, our children are treasured as sacred beings. In ancient times it was our beloved Elders who nurtured and taught our littlest ones. Our children grew into balanced individuals in accordance with the laws and ways of nature and the Creator.



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