New Haven Native American Church
We are a legally established independent Native American Church that desires to protect and restore to the world our religious and personal freedoms as a Native American Religious Culture. (Click here for more on our legal rights.) For thousands of years, native plants such as peyote, ayahuasca, and others have been used in some Native American Ceremonies. Many of these plants are now deemed to be illegal by federal and state governments except for Church Ceremonial use.
New laws are now "creeping" into our legal system to also classify other natural substances, like essential oils and healing plants, to be illegal when used for healing purposes. Because these new laws were "sneaked" into our legal system, many people do not realize they are committing a felony every time they use them.
For example, even a full blooded tribal card carrying Native American
massage therapist is at risk of being sent to federal prison if they use
therapeutic essential oils on any client off their reservation.
So once again we see another step in control and loss of our God given freedoms. Many Natural Healers and individuals ask, “What can we do?”
The answer is simple. Join the New Haven Native American Religious Movement and take a stand to protect our Healing Practices, Health Care Choices, Traditions, Ceremonies, and Religious Freedom! We desire all peoples around the world to be fully protected under the law in their religious worship and natural healing practices by being adopted into the Native American Church. Visit the "Adoption" tab at the top of this webpage to learn more.
It is perfectly acceptable to have the beliefs of another organized religion and still be a member of our Church. The Native American Church does not dictate any official religious dogma over their Healers, other than the simple truths found in our Constitution and the Ethical Code of Conduct. We allow individuals to exercise the freedom the Creator has given them to follow their unique Spiritual Path. All members follow the dictates of their own hearts and choose their own form of worship. Our God given freedoms allows members to pick from different cultures around the world what bona fide Traditional Ceremonies they would like to experience.