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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.

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TRIBE COMMITMENTS

Educating and inspiring one another
Living consciously and harmoniously
Loving our planet 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

* Each member is committed to these fundamental tenets of the tribe.

HOW IT WORKS

Here's an outline of how the Medicine Tribe platform works, and what to expect.

WHAT WE DO

We're a collective of heart-open seekers that have come togegether to support each other on our collective Red Road journey. We create and curate curriculums, teachings, trainings, concerts, ceremonies and other experiences that can be utilized by our extended collective. 
 
As small, local tribes come together across the globe, we act as a central hub for all the tribes to discuss, contemplate, and receive support and resources that will bolster their journey. 
 
We work together to engage in peaceful protests, non-violent resistance, community development, cultural events, music and art events, and other related social activities. 

MEMBERS

Individuals come together to create their own local tribe. Each tribe consists of no less than 10, and no greater than 20 members (including partners). Generally, four members will act as tribe leaders.
 
Tribe leaders are responsible for organizing events and communications for their local tribe, as well as contributing to the knowledge base and network of the greater Inipi Medicine Tribe collective. 
 
Each tribe is completely unique. Some are for families only, some for singles, some are mixed, and so on. Then all tribes receive the same education, resources, and curriculums to implement into their unique tribe. 

LOGISTICS

Once you’re in a tribe, we organize all the events through Eventbright to make sure everything goes smoothly and efficiently.
 
Tribes create their own local Gatherings, which are always free for all members. They can also create Community Events for the local community, hosted by the tribe. Some of these events have a small cost in order to cover the operations costs for the events. 
 
The founding members of Inipi Medicine Tribe conduct Monthly Online Video Calls for the collective to participate and contribute. These calls help to ensure the integrity of the tribes and to inspire and challenge us all. 

GATHERINGS & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Here are some examples of Gatherings and Community Events that you can use as inspiration or as a template. 

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. That may also include building tipis or a sweat lodge for healing centers. 
 
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 Medicine Tribe Gathering or Community Event. These are just a few examples to let you know what we’re in to. If you have an idea, just let us know!

CONCEPTS & WAYS

We want to ensure that everyone understands the more indigenous terminology and concepts we discuss in the tribe.
Here are some simple explanations to help you understand the full essence and vision of Inipi Medicine Tribe. 

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”.

THE RED ROAD

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 an American Indian concept that represents the deliberate path of someone seeking consciousness, self-actualization, enlightenment, or any other path that helps bring a human into further alignment with humanity, nature, and Spirit. It's similar in nature to Campbell's concept of the "hero's journey".

JOIN THE TRIBE

If you’re interested in joining the Medicine Tribe collective, please fill out the form below. 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!