Lakota Calling Song (Four Directions Song) – In Native American tradition, we believe that the Creator is all around us. We sing this song at the beginning of worship and ceremony to invite the Great Spirit to us and ask him to hear our prayers. This song is in sung in the Lakota language, and is known as the Four Directions Song or the Lakota Calling Song.
Pi’la mi’ya ye’lo he (Thank You Song) – Traditionally, the Chanupa was, and is used, in ceremony as a means of communicating with Creator. Simply put, the smoke coming from the mouth of the pipe symbolizes truth being spoken. The plume of smoke rising from the bowl of the pipe carry our prayers to creator. The pipe is loaded, a pinch at a time, with tobacco, or a tobacco mixed with sweet smelling herbs, barks and roots indigenous to a local area.