The earth and myself are of one mind. The measure of the land and the measure of our bodies are the same.

- Hinmaton Yalatkit (Joseph) Nez Perce

It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. . . Children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving. . . The Indians in their simplicity literally give away all that they have to relatives, to guests of other tribes or clans, but above all to the poor and the aged, from whom they can hope for no return.

- Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa)

Purposes and Membership

Purpose Statement

To promote and encourage harmonious relationship with Creator and Creation.

To serve as a bridge for colonized persons to re-enter and participate in indigenous Native American Indian community, culture and/or spirituality.

To promote healing/balancing of persons, peoples, cultures and land.

To promote and encourage reconciliation within and between persons, peoples, the Earth and all Creation and Creator.

To promote Native American Indian cultural awareness and appreciation in both Native and Non-Native peoples through sharing of Native American Indian history, contemporary issues, arts, traditions and personal stories.

To promote, encourage and provide opportunities for active decolonization and indigenous cultural revitalization and restoration.

To act as a network of indigenous spiritual groups.


Membership in Mid American Indian Fellowships is open to those who desire to connect to, re-establish, increase their knowledge concerning and/or align their lives more directly to Native American Indian cultures and traditions. Membership in Mid American Indian Fellowships is actualized or brought into being in and through participation. Members participate; those who participate are members.