American Indian Church Sues Feds Over Peyote Use

September 16, 2010

Author: Jennifer Dobner

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: The Associated Press

An American Indian church is suing state and federal police and prosecutors over the right of its members to use peyote in religious ceremonies, even if they aren’t of Indian ancestry.


The lawsuit was filed Monday in Utah’s U.S. District Court on behalf of the Oklevueha Native American Church. It contends that federal laws that protect peyote use by American Indians should apply to anyone who belongs to the church.