Sun dancer

  • Fort Berthold, North Dakota—Fire Tender 8 years  Mandan/Hidatsa Sundance conducted by Mandan-Hidatsa Elder
  • Southern Alberta, Canada—Sun Dancer 8 years  Piegan and Sarsi reservations conducted by Lakota/Dakota Elder

Pipe carrier

  • 20 years, first pipe given by Onondaga/Oneida Elder

Sweat lodge

  • 30 years—first taught by Potawatomi Elder
  • Given permission to conduct ceremony by Potawatomi and Lakota/Dakota Elders
  • Given permission to conduct Blackfoot healing ceremony by  Piegan Elder

Vision Quests 

  • At  Orient, Washington and Pine Ridge, South Dakota


  • Lakota/ Dakota Elder
  • Piegan Elder
  • Two Mandan-Hidatsa Elders
  • Celtic Ceremonialist, Herbalist, Author
  • Potawatomi Elder
  • Lutheran Minister 

Major projects inspired through Ceremony and Dreaming

  • Large residential structure based on Medicine Wheel and its teachings—suitable for group home for children and Elder housing.  Design to be freely given for any group to build.
  • ONE HUNDRED SOULS—a project to help people with terminal illness live more fully
  • Healing altar
“He is the traditional Lakota definition of a ‘real man’—compassionate, loving, strong hearted, peaceful, generous, and helpful.” ~ Alberta
“Lawrence helps each of us meet our responsibility to bring our world together by changing our attitudes and view of the world.” ~ Neftali
“Lawrence discerns or draws out what is needed…and helps it manifest.” ~ Loren
“You changed my perspective of the world around me by teaching me to be more perceptive of the natural world” ~ Sam