Sacred Way Sanctuary is a research, education, and preservation facility that is home to a foundation herd of between 80 and 90 Indigenous Native American horses.
The origin of these horses can be traced to Native Peoples across North America.
Our Mission is to educate the world regarding the true history of the horse in the Americas and its relationship with the Indigenous Peoples. This historical reconstruction has been compiled by combining Traditional Knowledge from a number of Native Nations with cutting edge academic research.
We advocate for the preservation of the very rare Indigenous horse of the Americas, and facilitate its return to our Native communities.
Our Governing Council of Traditional Native Elders and Scholars from the United States and Canada ensure the information we present, our Interpretive Center, and horse husbandry techniques are all culturally, historically, and spiritually accurate and in line with traditional protocols.
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MEET OUR TEAM
is the faith-keeper and holder of the Afraid of Bear/ American Horse Sundance Pipe. Fluent in Lakota, she serves as a Cultural Specialist for her people...
received her doctorate in Indigenous Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her research focused on the historical, cultural...
Beatle Soop is of the Blackfoot (Nitsitapi) Peoples, born in Alberta, Canada. He was raised by his grandmother, who was a fluent Siksiká speaker...