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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush. “As the smoke goes up, the Creator’s blessings go down,” Peters says. A dozen people sitting in a circle listen as he prays. […]

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