Native American ceremony and healing

The Lakota term for sweat lodge is
Inipi which means ‘to live again’. Inipi is a purification rite and is necessary in order to help the vision quest seeker enter into a state of humility and to undergo a kind of spiritual rebirth.The sweat lodge is central to Inipi. Prayers offered there draw on all the powers of the universe – Earth, Water, Fire and Air. In the old days, Inipi was done before any major undertaking to purify the body and gain strength and power.

Learn more at the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center