The specific purpose of this corporation is to Study, Protect, Develop, and Teach the Religious and Social Customs of the Native Orthodox Community and the Native Indigenous People of the World under guidance of traditional Native Religious Leaders from the World’s Rim.
The Native Orthodox communities began in the 1800s at Fort Ross, California with Russians and Inuit, Aleuts, Kashaya, Pomo, Coast Miwok, and Hawaiians, Kanakas and natives from New Helvetia, Sutter’s Fort.
The secondary purpose of the Native Orthodox Church is to confirm license and commission to consecrate and ordain ministers and religious counselors of the “Native Orthodox Church,” a corporation sole and to administer and manage affairs, property and temporalities of the “Native Orthodox Church” and its Charter Member organizations.
The first council ring of Native Orthodox Church was formed by Alaskan, California Natives, and Hawaiian members of the California and Alaska National Guard in Fort Ord, California on Thanksgiving Day in 1960 for fellowship and personal healing. Then built around camp fire and council fire ceremonies and “The Gospel of the Redman”, compiled by Ernes Thompson Seton, as taught by Mary Stone McClendon aka “Ataloa” (meaning Little Song in the Chichasaw language).
Following the lighting of the Council fire, the Calumet was lighted as a symbol of peace and brotherhood. Just as the ancients who sat around the first fire since time immemorial; men and women have thus sat about the fire singing, dancing, telling stories, playing games – even performing religious rites. For the council ring and The Calumet has always been consecrated to the brotherhood of the man and the mystery of the creator.
In 1965 at Fort Ross, California under the guidance of Sun Bear and the traditional native religious leaders from the world’s rim, the church became a Native Revitalization movement working with the Native Orthodox and New Age communities for planetary healing, “Ecopsyhology” with Earth Healing, Meta physicians for planetary healing, spiritual guidance, and world renewal.
We have adopted the calumet to represent the work of the Native Orthodox Church and the catlinite pipe and Kinnikinnick to represent and bless the work of the members in the Native Orthodox Church of America.
The Native Orthodox Church of America is a Charter membership organization. Its purpose is to Study, Protect, Develop, and Teach the Religious and Social Customs of the Native Indigenous People of America under the guidance of the traditional Native Religious Leaders from the World’s Rim.