Gift giving the American native way.
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Question of the day.
Does one have to give a gift at a traditional native wedding?
Every gift on Mother Earth is given by Creator freely, therefore, every gift must be given freely, no matter what the ceremony.
That said, Creator never said that you cannot give a gift your way.
Most Spiritual leaders frown on money gifts as an after though, Kinnick~ Kinnick (Herbs) would be the preferred way to gift.
You may gift or not gift whatever you wish to gift, your gift is the correct gift to give.
Please remember, there is nothing sacred about any chemical, they are all poison so, what you would be saying if gifting tobacco to this person is, I poison you!
My ancestors were simple common sense people.
Their tobacco was grown without chemicals, they did not need them!
Today our elders know that cigarettes cause cancer, even if they smoke, someone that they know and love has died a horrible death from this cancer.
Please do not insult us by an offering of a cancer causing cigarette.
Will you please use Kinnick~ Kinnick (herbs)?