Lakota Response to COVID-19 Includes Four Days of Prayer and Ceremony

25 March 2020, 6:54 PM
Lakota Response to COVID-19 Includes Four Days of Prayer and Ceremony

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The Indigenous North American Lakota community responded to the global threat of COVID-19 with four days of prayer and ceremony. On Saturday, March 21, a sacred fire was built at the powwow grounds in Eagle Butte. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the Sacred Pipe and a longtime URI member and friend, performed the opening prayer while the sacred fire was lit.

Read more about the ceremony, where participants practiced social distancing through four days of prayer, sacred fire, and community offerings.