Attacks on the Native American Church and the Settler-Colonial Nature of the War on Drugs

By Noelle Iati Modern Peyotism, a religious tradition incorporated in the United States mainly under the name of the Native American Church (and also the smaller and slightly different Peyote Way Church of God), emerged in the mid-19th century in Oklahoma Territory. It involves an overnight, community-based ceremony in which the peyote cactus, considered a gift from God or a sacrament, is eaten by believers. … Continue reading Attacks on the Native American Church and the Settler-Colonial Nature of the War on Drugs