Sunday, 10 March 2013

2013 Northern Lights Casino Traditional Feast and Round Dance

Kathy and I would like to thank Richard Ahenakew and Sherry Arsenault for the gracious invitation to participate and learn about First Nations traditions and culture. It was a time of friendships and hospitality enjoyed by ourselves along with Councillor Cody and City Police Services Chief Troy Cooper. I am sure we would all like to thank the elders for their patience in guiding us through the spiritual traditions that provides offering of food that we learned is an important spiritual practice that is intended to look after relatives that have gone before us.

We observed and participated in special pipe ceremonies and prayers that were conducted with this offering of food. We learned that First Nation's law that prayers at feast are only given for good fortune, well being and happiness. The feast was followed by a Round Dance.

Thanks again everyone for sharing your friendship, prayers, laughs and dances.

Check out the history at the link below:
http://www.sicc.sk.ca/round-dance.html


Attached find a YouTube video from 2012.




If you are interested in learning more check this book out at the John M. Cuelenaere Library:

"Cultural Teachings

First Nations Protocols and Methodologies"
 
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  • Sylvia McAdam
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre Staff (Contribution by)


  • link to review in Saskatoon Star Phoenix

    By the way have you checked out online ebooks 
    at  John M. Cuelenaere Library . 

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    Absolutely free.


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