INIPI MEDICINE TRIBE

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INIPI MEDICINE TRIBE

The Inipi Medicine Tribe is a collective of seekers and guides that have come together to hold a sacred space for our collective red road journey.

We create local meet-ups and events that inspire and equip us to expand our perspectives, live in the universal flow,
deepen our relationships, and experience more wonder, awe, and creativity. 

DEFINITIONS

The terms we utilize in our tribe are commonplace amongst more indigenous cultures. However, we also want to ensure that anyone that wants to join the tribe fully understands the concepts. Here are some simple definitions we've put together to help you understand the full essence and vision of Inipi Medicine Tribe. 

INIPI

Inipi is a Lakota Sioux term meaning “to live again”. The inipi ceremony is a purification rite to help the vision quest seeker enter into a state of humility, to purify the body, to fully integrate, to undergo a spiritual rebirth and come into planetary alignment.

MEDICINE

In the American Indian culture, the term “medicine” refers to plants, community, art, music, teachers, nature, practices, and other ways that bring you closer to alignment with humanity, nature, and spirit.

TRIBE

A tribe is a group of people that resonate together, sharing a common vision. The members of a tribe commit to challenging, inspiring, and helping to raise your vibration. A tribe comes together to hold a sacred space for one another on their “red road journey”.

RED ROAD JOURNEY

The Lakota believe there are two primary paths in life; a red road and a black road. The black road is wide and easy to travel. It is full of ego, emptiness, imbalance and the mundane. 
 
The red road is narrow, and often tumultuous and painful for a sustained season. But it offers the opportunity to evolve and transcend, to bond with other humans and connect deeply with nature.

BLACK ELK WISDOM

"Hear me, four quarters of the world--a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
 
Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather, all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. With tenderness have these come up out of the ground. Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms, that they may face the wind and walk the good road to the day of quiet. This is my prayer; hear me now!”

The “red road” is effectively the American Indian term for “The Hero’s Journey”, becoming conscious, self actualization, enlightenment, or any other path that helps bring a human into further alignment with humanity, nature, and Spirit. 

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TRIBAL COMMITMENTS

Educating and inspiring one another
Living consciously and harmoniously
Honoring nature through our lifestyles
Conducting ceremonies to honor our tribe
Accountability, grace, and unconditional love
Honoring our ancestors and the wisdom tradition
Fostering creativity, imagination, wonder, and awe
Holding a sacred space for healing and transformation
Resistance to government and social systems that divide us

HOW IT WORKS

Here is a brief breakdown of how it works and what to expect. As we grow, we'll incorporate more tools and systems that allow for us to scale. For now, it's a basic setup that allows for lots of growth, refining, and constant evolution.

WHAT WE DO

There is a core group of Inipi Medicine Tribe founding members that are constantly working to generate and curate curriculums, teachings, trainings, concerts, ceremonies and other elements that can be utilized by our extended collective of tribes. 
 
We act as a hub for all the tribes to get education and inspiration that will aid us in our collective red road journey. We work together to engage in peaceful protests, non-violent resistance, community development, cultural events, and other related social activities. 

MEMBERS

Each tribe consists of 10 - 20 members (including partners), generally with four members acting as tribe leaders. The tribe leaders are responsible for organizing events and communications for their particular tribe, as well as contributing to the knowledge base and network of the greater Inipi Medicine Tribe collective. 
 
If you want to start and help lead a tribe, or join a tribe in your area, just get in touch with us and we’ll help with placement, organization, and ongoing resources. 

LOGISTICS

Once you’re in a tribe, we organize all the events through Eventbright to make sure everything goes smoothly. Some events are free, some are paid (to cover costs). This is a non-profit venture and all proceeds go towards furthering the efforts of the collective. 
 
Like most things worth engaging in life, our tribes tend to come together pretty organically. If you are interested in leading or joining a tribe, please contact us using the form below. 

GROWTH PLANS

We are exploring the concept of doing an online meetup in addition to the local meetups and events. This would allow all the members of all the tribes across the globe to come together on a call and get inspiration, education, and other resources that would help them expand and deepen their medicine tribe experience. 

The experience would be similar to a group coaching or mastermind group, but for the purpose of furthering our independent and collective red road journeys. 

EVENT & MEET-UP EXAMPLES

We recognize that this whole medicine tribe idea is sort of a new thing. So here are some examples of meet-ups and events that we’re carrying out as we launch this concept.

MEDICINE GATHERING

This is a simple potluck style gathering in an outdoor space such as a beach, forest, desert, lake, or other natural settings. These are often family style events where everyone can feel free to bring the kids. 
 
We suggest that you organize the meal around an Introduction Speech, Eating Time, Q&A, General Discussion and Future Plans. The meet-ups can include entertainment or games and usually lasts 2 - 3 hours. 
 
This is a very simple event, largely designed to foster deeper connection, accountability, and inspiration. 

CREATIVITY, AWE, & WONDER

We recognize the importance of creativity, awe, and wonder in our red road journey. This is how we taste the magnificence of our universe. 
 
We love to conduct concerts, art exhibits, plays, ceremonies and other events that bring the awe. We believe in “sucking the marrow out of life”. And that means we like to go to the edges and explore the unknown. 
 
If you’ve got that Jason Silva or Nahko Bear spirit and want to inspire the tribe, let us know! 

RAISE THE COMMUNITY

Our tribe exists to deepen our community experience. Many of our tribe members are dedicated to fostering peace,  reconciliation, organic development, higher education, and other types of positive community engagement. 
 
Members often gather to help build something, create an art instillation, fix a problem, or otherwise invest in the vitality of their community. 
 
If you have a community event you’d like to conduct, please let us know! 

ANCESTRAL ALIGNMENT

We are always excited to amplify the wisdom of our ancestors through cultural events, ceremonies, and other celebrations. Our collective provides ancestral teachings and other ideas for promoting indigenous ways and wisdom. 
 
Sometimes an elder is brought in to teach a group, or an indigenous dance or concert is conducted. There are lots of ways to honor our ancestors by learning their ways and wisdom. If you have idea for an Ancestral Alignment event, please let us know! 

There are so many ways to conduct a beautiful Inipi Medicine Tribe event or meet-up. These are just a few examples to let you know what we’re in to. If you have an idea, just let us know!

JOIN THE TRIBE

If you’re interested in joining the Inipi Medicine Tribe collective, please use the form below to contact us. Once we’ve heard from you, we’ll talk about the next steps in getting you plugged in. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Tell us a little bit about who you are, what you value, and how you live. We want to get to know you!
  • Tell us a little bit about why you feel that Inipi Medicine Tribe is right for you. What do you hope to get out of this relationship?
  • Let us know what you're looking to get into. Are you looking to join an existing tribe, create a new one, lead one?
  • Where are you located? Tell us the area so we know if there is already a tribe in your area.
  • Do you have an idea for us? Hit us up! Just explain a little about what you have in mind.

THANKS!

Thanks so much for your interest in the tribe! We'll get back to you shortly with next steps. Hoka hey!