Teachings & Traditions: Fasting

Fasting is one of the many ceremonies that has been practiced in First Nations communities for many years. In the past, the Elder of a community would take the young people out to fast in order to help them find their direction in life. Today, as our cultural traditions and ways of healing are being… Continue reading Teachings & Traditions: Fasting

Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: Sweat Lodge

(1) The Sweat Lodge has been called ‘the most powerful structure in the world’. It is a place specifically constructed to conduct ceremony. Sweats vary from purification, and cleansing to healing sweats. It is said that the Sweat Lodge during ceremony responds to what the participants need.  Other types of sweats include clan sweats such… Continue reading Teachings & Traditions Tuesday: Sweat Lodge

Teachings & Traditions: Grandmother Moon

Indigenous People know that everything in Creation has a spirit. The plants, the trees, the wind, the rocks and the mountains all have spirits. The sky world, including the moon and other planets also have spirits. All of these are apart of our First Family, the natural world.  The Moon is called Nookomis Giizis which… Continue reading Teachings & Traditions: Grandmother Moon