Sweat ceremony first at FLC

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Sweat ceremony first at FLC

Native American student group dedicates campus site
Aarick Lameman-Betsuie, a sophomore Native American and Indigenous Studies major, pulls a sacred rock, known as a Grandfather, out of the fire Saturday afternoon before using it in a sweat ceremony at Fort Lewis College.
“They bring the creator into the ceremony to purify,” said Eddie Box Jr., right, of sacred songs, one of which he and his wife, Betty Box, chose to perform at the dedication of the All Peoples Lodge on Saturday morning at Fort Lewis College.

Sweat ceremony first at FLC

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Aarick Lameman-Betsuie, a sophomore Native American and Indigenous Studies major, pulls a sacred rock, known as a Grandfather, out of the fire Saturday afternoon before using it in a sweat ceremony at Fort Lewis College.
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“They bring the creator into the ceremony to purify,” said Eddie Box Jr., right, of sacred songs, one of which he and his wife, Betty Box, chose to perform at the dedication of the All Peoples Lodge on Saturday morning at Fort Lewis College.
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