During this 60-minute conversation, Oglala Sioux ceremonial leader Ed McGaa (Mother Earth Spirituality, Nature's Way) talks with New Dimensions host Michael Toms about his experiences and understanding of the Sun Dance, sweat lodge, and vision quest. He conveys the importance of Native Americans telling their own stories in their own words, including the history of missionary interference in the tradition. But he also affirms the value of other people incorporating Native American rituals into their own spiritual practices. ""We do not own the four directions," he says. "If the dominant society does not learn our value system, all of us indigenous people are going to perish with them. There is no second planet."
There Is No Second Planet
There Is No Second Planet is a 60-minute conversation with this Oglala Sioux ceremonial about Native American spiritual practices.