Discovering the Lakota Naming Ceremony: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Connection

by Rev. Dr. Samora Smith
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Little did I know that my first task as Associate Director of The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies would be the catalyst for a profound voyage of self-discovery and a deep understanding of my soul’s purpose. Amidst the pandemic’s uncertainty, I had the privilege of meeting Hehakapa “Delwin Fiddler” Mahto, a remarkable Lakota Ceremonialist and Performer. My initial approach was to invite him to teach our seminary’s class on Native American Spirituality, but little did I anticipate that our encounter would lead to a profound soul connection and a much greater purpose.

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