Empowering Indigenous communities to reconnect with, regenerate, and conserve their sacred Peyote medicine
Peyote is an ancestral Medicine, a revered plant utilized in ritual and Indigenous identity for thousands of years, and came to the northern tribes at a time of peak colonial devastation, providing healing and cultural resiliency. Peyote has been an integral part of Native American survival.
Decline in Peyote populations has been reported since the late 19th century and have continued to worsen in recent decades.
How can we recreate a direct connection to our medicine? How can we ensure utilization of a medicine way of life for many generations to come?
The Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (IPCI) was created in 2017 out of an understanding that spiritual reconnection and the therapeutic engagement in ceremony and culture is essential to restoring Indigenous community health.