Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Government - Now Hiring Medicine Man

I ran across this link today.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons in Minnesota is looking to hire a Native American Medicine Man. Srsly.

It gets better.  Ever see the Simpsons Movie?  The old native (Inuit?) woman in the tent with Homer?  They must think that was a documentary. 
"The contractor will conduct Native American ceremonies and provide instruction to inmates in the Native American Faith.

General Topics for Contractors - Native American
1. Red Road
2. All My Relation
3. Medicine Wheel
4. The Sacred Pipe
5. Sweat Lodge
6. Elders
7. Circle of Life
8. Traditions/Rituals
9. Prayers
10. Ceremonies" 
...a list that goes to 38 lines...
First off,  the Native American Faith?  Isn't there a bunch of them?  I've certainly read that beliefs varied, with major tribes having quite different belief systems. 

Sorry, but this just goes into my too bizarre for words file. 

This just in:  When the job link started going around, they changed it.  Now, instead of looking for a Medicine Man, they're looking for a Spiritual Guide. Guess "Medicine Man" didn't pass the legal team. You can see on the left that this was changed 3 times from 4:25 to 4:54.

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