Gene Thin Elk, a University of South Dakota instructor, uses principles expressed in the sacred pipe spirituality in his Red Road substance abuse treatment program.
says those principles are available to anybody without compromising the sacred ceremonies.
"What we're trying to get at is that whatever you found in the native way of life, you can find in your own culture," he
"Once you find that, you can come to the table with something, as opposed to taking."
is undeterred by Looking Horse's attempt to limit non-Indian participation in ceremonies.