Here at Sacred Stone Camp we welcome media personnel but ask that you adhere to a few simple guidelines. This will help you make the most of your time here while navigating cultural and personal restrictions.
**ALL MEDIA MUST CHECK IN WITH SECURITY UPON ENTRANCE TO CAMP AND MAY NOT WANDER CAMP WITHOUT AN ESCORT.
- Watch for smudging - this is usually cedar or sage burning with lots of smoke in an abalone shell. This is a good indicator of ceremony. No filming ceremony. If one is caught filming ceremony, it's asked that the footage is deleted on the spot. There are very few things asked in the camp, this is the strongest rule.
- If you want to interview folks, please introduce yourself with your first and last name, followed by where you're from and what outlet you're with wherever possible.
- There are a few areas that are not open to press. Some of them are clearly marked. Others are not. Do not film: the sweat lodge or the neighboring camps, the big council lodge, children without permission, or again, ceremony. Be delicate filming the banks of the river because there is a lot of prayer happening there and though it may not appear to some as prayer as some types are less "formal", it is prayer none the less and should be treated as such.
- Anyone in camp has the right to ask at any time to stop filming and if they feel someone are being disrespectful and security has to be notified, depending on the circumstances, folks have been asked to leave in the past and that right is reserved in the future. We try to give media the benefit of the doubt and work together if there is a cultural sensitivity based mishap.
For all other media questions or concerns please contact SacredStoneMedia@gmail.com