To make a tobacco offering take a pinch of tobacco between your thumb
and forefinger, raise it toward the sky, and turn in a clockwise
circle saying Mitaku Oyasin or All My Relations. Facing the west, raise the first offering straight up
toward the sky and speak to the creator.
Great Grandfather- You who are the great mystery, The Great Spirit,
the Creator of all things, I come to You this day with this offering,
to ask something of you. Then state your purpose and request. After
speaking your prayer, release the tobacco into the air. You can also
do this by burying it in a small hole in the ground or placing it
into a fire.
Take another pinch of tobacco and offer it just below the first one,
and speak to the son.
Grandfather- Son of the Creator, the Master Physician, You who walked
this earth as a man, I come to you this day with this offering to ask
something of you. Then state to him your purpose and request then
release the tobacco to him.
Take another pinch of tobacco and hold it pointed to the west and say:
Grandfather of the west- I come to you with this offering. You with
the gift of strength and courage. You who brings the cleansing rain,
the lifeblood of Grandmother Earth. You who have the power to turn
desert into a garden, or a garden into a desert. Speak your prayer
and release the tobacco in his direction.
Another pinch of tobacco: Hold toward the north:
Grandfather North- Where the coldmaker lives. You who have the gift
of health and endurance. You who blankets GrandMother Earth in the
winter when She sleeps. I call on you with this offering of tobacco.
Then speak your prayer and release the tobacco to the north.
Another pinch of tobacco: Hold it toward the east:
Grandfather of the east- Who sends the sun each day. Who watches over
us and brings us fire to heat our homes and cook our food. You who
have the gift of wisdom and knowledge. I come to you with this
offering. Then continue with your request and release the tobacco to
Another pinch of tobacco: Hold it toward the south:
Grandfather of the south- Who sends the warm winds of spring to awaken
Grandmother from her winters rest. Who had the gift of spirit and
rejuvenation, I offer you this tobacco. Then continue with the
request and release it to the south.
Another pinch of tobacco: Hold it toward the earth:
Grandmother Earth- From where all things come and all things return,
you who provide all for us,our food, clothing,shelter, and medicine,
I offer this tobacco to you.Then make your request and release the
tobacco to her.
When finished turn in a clockwise circle and say Mitaku Oyasin, or
All My Relations