The purpose of this web site is to:
1) advocate for the development of ceremonies for veterans.
2) to provide links to veterans resources.
3) to offer special consideration to Native American veterans.
We hope that both religious and lay organizations will heed this call and encourage you to comment freely on Facebook>>
This site has been developed by Lawrence W. Gross, Ph.D., San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies in the Department of Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, with the support of his Department.
No taxpayer money has been, is, or will be used to pay for this site. No University of Redlands money has been, is, or will be used to pay for this site. No donations will be accepted to support this site. Any such donations will be returned. Dr. Gross is committed to paying for the operation of this web site on his own and with his own money. The University of Redlands is allowing Dr. Gross to use work time and University computer resources to work on this site. This web site is not hosted on any University of Redlands server.
No ads will appear on this site. No user information will be collected. No user information will be sold or otherwise distributed to any third party.
This site is a Call To Action. The Facebook pages provide an opportunity for individuals to participate in discussions. We invite individuals and groups to look to the example of American Indians and develop ceremonies based on their own traditions. These would include ceremonies for sending soldiers to war, reintegrating them back into society, honoring their contributions to our freedom, and making use of their experiences by placing them in leadership positions within their groups.
The Department of Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
This web site is supported by the Department of Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Redlands located in Redlands, CA.