Trib Talk 3/4/14: Sweat lodges at the VA

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By Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan Smith and The Salt Lake Tribune. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Sweat lodges will continue at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. Last month, there was some dispute on how frequently the traditional American Indian ceremonies would be allowed at the facility and who would lead them after a sweat lodge leader abruptly left his VA post. Veterans Cory Navarro and Cal Bench along with Tribune justice reporter Nate Carlisle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the controversy and why many veterans adopt the sweat lodge ritual.

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