4/8/11

Tobacco (Herbs) as a Traditional Native American Gift.

Because tobacco seems to be one of the most asked question I will write about this today.
Please understand that when talking about Traditional Tobacco Gift,
 I write only as a traditionalist, so tobacco is Kinnick - Kinnick  (Herbs), tobacco no one would ever enjoy smoking.
A tobacco plant is an organic herb and always included into Kinnick - Kinnick before any type of chemical is used on it before or after picking.
Please also remember, there is nothing sacred about any chemical, they are all poison so, what you would be saying if gifting just a cigarettes as tobacco to this person is, have some poison!
This tobacco that is used in our pipe ceremonies and as a gift is called Kinnick - Kinnick.
At no time will a Traditional Native American encourage smoking non native tobacco, poisoned by chemicals, we use organic herbs only!
This herb can be found almost anywhere around your area for free.
If it is native to your area, natives in your area used it as their tobacco, Kinnick - Kinnick.
Sacred Kinnick - Kinnick should never be sold so make sure that no one tells you that it has been blessed and then tries to sell it to you, they are just trying to get more money out of you!
On Friday  February 4, 2011 on this blog I wrote "Tobacco should only be used as a gift"
Eastern Woodland American Native Tobacco as a gift offering to Creator in prayer.
How and when to present a gift of tobacco to a Traditional American native? Any and every time that one wishes to speak with an elder and/or honor an elder it should be by American native tobacco (Kinnick - Kinnick) gift.
How much is enough tobacco to present as a gift?
How much is not as important as how one gives the gift. First make sure that the tobacco is Eastern Woodland herb, Kinnick - Kinnick, and then remind the receiver that this gift came from Mother Earth.
Because it did come from Mother Earth it would be nice if it were wrapped in red, why red? Red represents women or Mother Earth.
What is American Native Kicnick - Kicnick?
Kinnick - Kinnick is herbs collected from Mother Earth with prayer of thanks to Creator and Mother Earth! 
Do not believe an outsider from another tribe telling you that we all must use their tobacco, their way, this is the way of our people. AHO.
One does not almost hand our tobacco to an elder, because we are standing for an answer from an elder, that tobacco now belongs to that elder.

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