Remedy Rolls – a Human Art
The idea for Remedy Rolls came to me one day when I was asked by a young man at ceremony if I could share some Kinnikinnick with him and his friends. I didn’t think much of it until I caught several of the boys multiple times rolling the Kinnikinnick with Cannabis and noticed a recurring pattern. I said “To heck with that, I can do it better than these knuckle-heads”, I stopped giving it away and I figured I could support the Ceremonial endeavors with the brand. It’s working. The boys didn’t know I’ve been working with these plants for a couple of few decades perfecting the art of blending smoke for flavor and for medicinal benefits. The combined flavors and medicinal properties are pure magic.
Remedy Rolls has continued to evolve since then but I say thank you, Wopila to all the boys and others I busted spiking my blends. At the end of the day, we are allowing tradition to evolve through vision and the need to meet people where they are at in this current day. Thank you to all who inspired us to do this work.
David “Goodknife” Warren
Fire Chief SDN, Veteran Sundancer, Pipe carrier, Peyotist, Lead Ceremonialist of Assembly of the Divine Healing Sacrament ONAC (Oklevueha Native American Church) and Activist.
David has close to 3 decades of Ceremony, on and off the reservation. Apprenticeship with traditional elders, combined learning and teachings that include understandings derived from both, western therapeutic models as well as indigenous spiritual practices, including use of traditional Plant Medicine.
“David’s ability to translate the ancient wisdom and ceremonies of the Lakota people into the modern western world is a gift that few people possess.”
~Steve Moore MFT
“The most striking attributes are his humility, dedication, sincerity and ability to motivate others to seek a higher consciousness”.
~Sharon Manuelito, LMSW, Dine’
Reverend Cari ‘Pheta Uha Mani’ (who carries the fire) Warren H.H.P.,H.T.P.,
Born Mystic. Ceremonialist of Assembly of the Divine Healing Sacrament ONAC has been a Minister with Universal Life Church since 1993, walked the ‘Red Road” for over 25 years, is honored to be a Sundancer & Pipe carrier, and also has followed the Celtic faiths for longer than both. She brings together her and indigenous native Celtic an American traditions of her lineage and teachings to share with community, through prayer and ceremony.
Read more at cariesthefire.com