Wahkohtowin's cultural revitalization program has ramped up since Sept of 2022 when we were lucky to have Christina Bekintis join our dynamic team. Christina has been leading a traditional drum circle for indigenous and non indigenous ally's out of the Chapleau hub twice a month and its really taking root.
.....We pray, laugh, share teachings, sing, and heal together with these beautiful songs left behind by our ancestors.....
Drumming has always been a huge part of our ancestor’s lives, today we are still keeping our sacred songs alive with drumming socials every 2nd week. We meet at the Chapleau Hub for a smudge, drumming and a sharing circle. We sing traditional, social and healing songs, there’s always songs for children too so it is fitting for all ages. We are finding our sense of community while sharing our gifts together. We pray, laugh, share teachings, sing, and heal together with these beautiful songs left behind by our ancestors. Sharing circles are also a tool that Creator left for us that we are still using today. By sharing in our circles, it helps to find our voices, speak from the heart while having a safe space where we feel heard and learn to listen with our hearts. This is a great place to come if you are in the beginning of your journey with culture, we always have someone there to help you learn how to smudge or sing songs. Whether you know lots of songs, or none at all, it’s a great environment to share a sacred space and continue revitalizing our culture. Let’s continue singing with our hearts and keeping our culture alive!
Author: Christina Bekintis -