NCPC realizes that we have a responsibility to find ways to support our most cherished resource the Native American traditionalists and their way of life.
Fast Forward to the present…
As “modern” people in a consumer society we have learned that money buys us goods and services on demand; but from the contemporary native viewpoint, money still does not have this “power”. Gifting is not in exchange for services received. On the highest level gifting is simply the outward expression of gratitude and honor towards individuals, communities, and sacred places.
There is an important lesson here for all of us in that Native American people are demonstrating a way to be in the world: gifting with an open heart as a reciprocal relation with the people, tribes, and communities. What is given is often returned many times over in seen and unseen ways.
As a believer in the healing power of Ceremony for all the people, the NCPC realizes that we have a responsibility to find ways to support our most cherished resource— the Native American traditionalists and their way of life. But as is the traditional way, the NCPC does not condone or practice paying individuals for Ceremony.
Instead, the NCPC believes in creatively supporting many Projects with travel funds, lodging, food, and assisting these good works that follow the traditional ways.
Can you help? We encourage you to help us is our mission of supporting the ongoing and future Projects that support the Native American Peoples of the Intermountain, Great Basin Plateau region. Please visit our Donate page for more information.