I'm fascinated by ancient Native practices being conducted by the natives in this generation, thus the concept of the ancient and the new. I was honored to be invited to a sweat lodge ceremony in Cass Lake Minn. a couple of winters ago. This was Tony (Magiikwane) with the drum before we went into the sweat lodge. The temperature was 11 below zero outside. The ground in the lodge was frozen solid, but the air temperature was fiery and stifling. I'll never forget that experience and I'm grateful for having the opportunity.