Welcome Home Veterans, thank you for your service and your interest in this important work.
OUR MISSION is to bring peace and healing to the lives of our MEN and WOMEN who have served and sacrificed for the good of the Nation. It is with respect and humility that we offer the traditional ways of our forefathers towards this purpose.The Sweat Lodge at American Lake Hospital is run and maintained by Native American Veterans.
IT IS THE INTENT OF THE VETERAN’S SWEAT LODGE ELDER COUNCIL TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY AND TRADITIONS OF THE INDIAN PEOPLES. THE VETERAN’S SWEAT LODGE ELDER COUNCIL IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF THE VA HOSPITAL AT AMERICAN LAKE.
…Inside the Sweat it is a mysterious, spiritual place filled with song, drumming, prayer and a deep sense of belonging. It is a place where I can gather with my brothers and sisters and speak from my heart about where I have been and what demons still haunt my dreams. It is a place where old faces and misguided missions can be recalled and ancient pain can be soothed. But more, the Lodge is a place that I can share my strength for others as well. I am there for my healing and to assist others in their’s.