.....Within our ceremonies, you will hear the heartbeat of Mother Earth – our drums, rattles, voices singing old traditional songs together....
Through the winter months, we have been meeting up once a month under the full moon led by an elder who leads our ceremonies and shares traditional knowledge with us women. It’s always a welcoming energy as you enter the Turtle Lodge to the sounds of a crackling fire, started with prayer by our fire keeper. Our full moon ceremonies have been very healing as we gather as women, it helps us to keep strong and support each other as mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and friends.
Within our ceremonies, you will hear the heartbeat of Mother Earth – our drums, rattles, voices singing old traditional songs together. You will see copper cups, berries, ribbon skirts, moon water, sacred items, and tobacco ties. It is important that we remember how connected we are to grandmother moon, we go through changes just like each phase of the moon. This a safe place to gather as we honor grandmother moon and ourselves so we can continue to walk with our hearts and spirits leading the way. Before we leave, we all howl at the moon like a wolf pack keeping strong!
Check Wahkohtowin’s facebook page for info on the next full moon ceremony. Our first one was held in a tiipii at Brunswick House First Nation. Since it’s been colder during the winter, we’ve had them at the Turtle Lodge at Chapleau Cree First Nation. We are looking forward to hosting outdoor ceremonies under the stars and grandmother moon’s light this summer. Two-spirited and all women are welcome to join us, let’s continue strengthening and grounding ourselves together through our
beautiful ways of life!
Author: Christina Bekintis - Cultural Revitalization Coordinator