You are made from the very substance of God. Nothing you do can separate you from the creator. As your birthright, All the answers rest within yourself. No matter what spiritual path you follow, you should always be suspicious of exorbitant fees and prices for something that has no shape or form or substance. If you are paying for an experience, be sure that the fee that you pay is only covering the expenses.
All too often people who are placed in positions of power are psychopaths, google that! Just because someone is Native American does not mean that they have the qualifications necessary to lead you on the spiritual path. Ultimately, this is something only you can do. You are solely responsible for your spiritual clarity. Connect within yourself. No one is able to do this for you!
If someone is assisting you on your spiritual path, be sure this is the only role that they play in your unfoldment. If you are foolish enough to give someone exorbitant amounts of money for guidance then you are only deluding yourself. Every fiber of your being connects to the source of all that is. This is the divine mystery of Native American spirituality and all spiritual paths.
Most people on the spiritual path seem to be completely distracted from actually connecting to source. Many many years may go by and the only thing you may achieve is a self dialogue about how spiritual you think you are. Telling yourself each day that you are such and such or so and so when it is just a lie. It does not matter how sacred you think your feathers are, it is what you do with them that matters. It is better to rely on what is within you, without culture and without your internal dialogue. The spirit is beyond all this, and yet it is right in front of you all along.
most spiritual or religious activities are ways for you to sacrifice yourself for a greater good. They are not ways to get closer to God or to achieve spirituality, these things you already possess. A ceremony should be a celebration of the divinity we already have. Look at all the people who have been sacrificing themselves for lifetimes and have little spiritual integrity to show for it. The number of rituals and rights you have undergone does not determine how spiritual you are. Make your spirituality count and make your sacrifices count by living a simple life, in humility, honesty and compassion.
There is a lot of ego in religion. To be spiritual you need to go no further than looking within yourself and by enjoying the simple gifts that life has provided you. You do not need to pray in order to be spiritual, prayer is a form of communication. If you need a friend to lead and guide you, understand that this person is no more spiritual than you are. Such a person is only a tour guide, and can never be anything more than that. Remember your Divinity and your birthright as part of the creation.
We have lived on this earth for millions of years. Our connection is timeless, beyond cultural forms, race, gender and ideas of any kind. Regardless of the spiritual path you have chosen, your connectedness is inevitable, it is your awareness of this that is significant. Connect by yourself now rather than wait for someone to do it for you. You may be waiting for a long time for nothing, only to realize it was there all along. It is impossible for someone to make you spiritual and it is impossible to buy a connection. All of this, our lives and everything else has been given to you freely. Only your perspective can make any difference in any of it at all.