sacred ceremonies

Native American Cannunpa (Sacred Pipe) Ceremony  Facilitated by Nicole Perez

                   Ceremony Dates For 2019                                                           Location             

                 Sun, 12/22/19     6:30 - 8:30pm                                        Tribe, A Healing Arts Community

                                                                                                    1819 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657


The Cannunpa Ceremony is an ancient, powerful Native American sacred pipe ceremony that is used to carry the prayers of the people to the Creator or Great Spirit.  The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting the physical and spiritual worlds – it is a link between the earth and the sky.  Ceremony participants gather together in sacred circle to pray for themselves, their loved ones, for the collective and for the planet.  In the ceremony the pipe and the sacred tobacco are the living prayers of the people in physical form.  There is currently a great deal of suffering and large scale tragedy happening at a global level, and there is a great need for collective unity and collective prayer at this time.  The Earth, the people, the plants, the animals, the waters, and All Our Relations need our prayers and our love at this time.  The Cannunpa is the greatest gift that the Ancient Ones bestowed upon the people to help them on their path.  It is an incredible blessing and a great honor to gather together to pray in this very sacred way. 

There is never a charge to participate in sacred ceremony, but donations are collected to benefit different social justice causes. Donations for this ceremony will be used to benefit the incredible work of Kunsikeya Tamakoce. For additional information on Kunsikeya Tamakoce, please visit:  This ceremony is open to anyone who has a need for sacred prayer and healing in their life.  For the ceremony, please bring a drum and/or a rattle if you have one. If you not have a rattle, one will be provided for you. There will be a blessing altar set up for ceremony. You are welcome to bring any small items that you would like to place on the altar to be blessed by the Spirits during ceremony. You are also welcome to bring pictures of friends, loved ones, companion animals etc. that you would like to place on the altar to receive healing during the ceremony.  If you do not have a picture, slips of paper will be provided for you so you can write their names down and place them on the altar.  Cannunpa ceremonies are a time for very sacred and powerful prayers.  I invite you to begin to think about the prayers that you have in your heart for yourself, for others, for the collective and the planet.


Please know that the Cannunpa Ceremony involves the use of tobacco smoke, as well as the burning of sacred herbs such as sage, sweetgrass, and cedar. It is not a mandatory part of the ceremony to smoke the sacred pipe, but I am mindful of letting participants know that there will be a small amount of smoke from the sacred tobacco and herbs present in the room.


RSVP is required in advance for participation in ceremonies. Space is limited for these sacred gatherings, and we will need to be able to prepare our circle for the appropriate number of participants. As a matter of honoring and respecting these ceremonies, I ask that you please arrive on time for ceremony, and that you please honor your RSVP. If you have RSVP’d and need to cancel, please notify me as soon as possible so that we may plan accordingly. Contact Nicole to confirm your attendance at: 773-366-2001 or


From my heart to your heart, I look forward to sharing this blessed, beautiful and sacred time in circle with you.


Aho Mitakuye Oyasin